Prophets of the rampant 90’s Modern Rock movement SALIVA will be bringing their show to Australian stages for the first time ever. Fans can expect a crushing cross-section of the bands entire catalogue guaranteed to get your blood pumping!
Stargazing Post-Progressive Rockers Anathema return to Australia this December to celebrate the release of their highly anticipated 11th album The Optimist. Following their celebrated stripped down shows of 2015, Anathema are bringing their full electric show to blast the cobwebs out of the rigging.
American alternative rockers FUEL finally return to Australia this December as part of the “The Sunburn 20th Celebration Tour”. And for the first time ever FUEL perform an exclusive show in New Zealand. Renowned for their un-paralleled streak of melodic post-grunge hard rock songs, it is time to re-live their Classic album ‘Sunburn’ which included – “Shimmer”, “Sunburn”, “Jesus Or A Gun”, “Bittersweet”. Plus a special encore of Fuel’s anthems including – “Hemorrhage”, “Bad Day”, “Falls On Me” and More! Get ready to fill up the tank because FUEL is back after 17 long years!
There’s nothing better than seeing your favourite artist live in concert.
Thanks to www.metropolistouring.com Irelands biggest pop export B*WITCHED head down under in February 2017 for a mindblowing reunion tour like no other. Off the back of a Sold Out UK Arena tour that left fans begging for more, the Dublin quartet bring with them a string Australian Top 10 hits including C’est La Vie, Rollercoaster as well as Jessie Hold On, To You I Belong, Blame It On The Weatherman plus More! B*WITCHED have sold 3 million records worldwide
American Progressive Metal Legends, QUEENSRŸCHE return to Australia for their first tour in nearly a decade thanks to Tombowler www.tombowler.com.au + Metropolis Touring www.metropolistouring.com + David Roy Williams
Having sold over 30 million albums around the world over the course of their storied 30-plus-year career, QUEENSRŸCHE e’s triumphant legacy of progressive metal classics is one of the most celebrated in hard rock and heavy metal and the band’s revitalised line up has consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen.
In 1994 a groovy little band outta Portland, Oregon burst into life – they were called THE DANDY WARHOLS. There were a group of friends who ’needed music to drink to’. For the last two decades, THE DANDY WARHOLS have solidified themselves as a veteran rock act that combine a detached garage rock cool with effervescent pop melodies, creating a sound that has been described as Portland’s answer to Brit-Pop.
*** TOUR UPDATE ***
The mighty L7 take on Australia this October, thanks to www.metropolistouring.com and the Melbourne show has SOLD OUT! We are happy to announce the 2nd and Final show has been added –
170 Russell on Wednesday 12th October and it is on sale now.
One of the most anticipated acts that were announced for Soundwave 2016, Venues across Australia are NOW about to get the roof blown off when L7 take to the stage for an ass-kicking live experience this October presented by Metropolis and Select Touring. It’s been a long hiatus, but the female punk heroes are FINALLY BACK, giving Australians a down and dirty intimate club tour.
Having dominated the music scene throughout the 90’s and spearheading a ferocious underground musical movement whilst defying gender expectations for the greater good of kick-ass alternative grungy punk rock, the iconic queens of rock ‘n’ roll L7 are exactly that, and so much more. From 1988 – 1999 they were responsible for some classic rock moments – Shitlist, Pretend We’re Dead, Everglade, Slide, Andres, Fuel My Fire (originally done by our own Cosmic Psychos), Wargasm, Shove, Fast and Frightening to name a few Rolling Stone also featured the band’s Butch Vig produced “Bricks Are Heavy” album in their list of Essential Recordings of the 1990’s.
Being cited as a mammoth influence on many of the Riot Grrrl bands of the same decade, L7 are back to prove what all the fuss is about for the greater good of society. Since re-uniting in 2014, the punk heroes have been tearing stages to shreds ever since, demonstrating exactly why their live performances are as iconic as we say they are and showing the world once again why L7 was one of Kurt Cobain’s favourite bands. Billboard describes their live show as “one of the hardest, rawest rock bands I’ve seen on stage in years”.
Here’s what recent gig reviews have been saying about the punk goddesses.
“Thanks for taking an extended hiatus to remind us all what we’ve been missing.” (Seattle Passive Aggressive)
“Seeing L7 reunited onstage wasn’t a nostalgic pleasure – it felt more like a privilege.“ (Billboard)
“Like a boxer whose single punch is a haymaker. You know it’s coming but it knocks you out every time.” (Chicago Tribune)
It’s going to be sweaty, it’s going to be un-apologetically L7 – oozing the grit and grime from the streets of Los Angeles in a viciously pissed off display of raw energy; but really, would you want it any other way? Prepare your grins now as they play all their Classics, after you see this band you won’t be able to take it off your face for a long time to come!
L7 Australian Tour Dates:
Thursday 6th October 2016 PERTH Metropolis Fremantle
Friday 7th October 2016 ADELAIDE The Gov
Tuesday 11th October 2016 MELBOURNE 170 Russell **SOLD OUT**
Wed 12th October 2016 MELBOURNE 170 Russell **NEW SHOW**
Friday 14th October 2016 BRISBANE Eatons Hill
Saturday 15th October 2016 SYDNEY Metro Theatre
Tickets on Now sale via:
THIS IS SKA! And damned great fun too!
To celebrate 40 years on stages all over the world, BAD MANNERS are embarking on their most extensive run of Australian and New Zealand shows ever thanks to www.metropolistouring.com & www.tombowler.com.au Six Kiwi shows and ten Aussie gigs will give every dancehall fan the night of their life.
Seminal Irish Indie Heroes ASH have announced their return to Australian shores for a Headline Tour this March. On their last visit, the band performed their ground-breaking album “1977” in it’s entirety, which resulted in Sold Out shows and extra shows being added all over the country. Now, with the new album “Kablammo” under their belt, the mighty ASH return stronger than ever!
Lose yourself to the smooth tunes from the eclectic
THIEVERY CORPORATION, making a highly anticipated return to Australia this coming February 2016 – their first in over 4 years with a FULL LIVE BAND.
SEVENDUST’s triumphant return to Australia marks the first shows on Aussie soil in six years and Atlanta’s brutal hard rock kings are back as heavy as ever.
Formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland STIFF LITTLE FINGERS were at the forefront of the punk movement. Contemporaries of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69 and Stranglers, they wrote initially about their own lives growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. In November of ’77, they released “Suspect Device” and “Wasted Life” on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night.
10 years ago, an album named “The Documentary” changed the face of the entire West Coast Hip-Hop/Rap music scene. The man behind the album, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known as THE GAME soon grew to become one of the best rappers in the business. We are delighted to announce THE GAME will tour Australia in February 2016 for a string of headline shows around the country.
Photographer: Peter Coates
Interview by Stuart Blythe
Progressive instrumental rockers Balloons Kill Babies are hitting the stage with Anathema in Brisbane this month (October 29, 2015). We caught up with Christian ‘Twiggy’ Carter, guitarist for Balloons Kill Babies, for a chat.
You’re about to play a one-off acoustic show with Anathema in Brisbane?