The Restarts are a tight, three piece, multi-genre punk outfit based in East London. Formed in 1995 they play thrashy, anarcho, power chord punk laced with Ska breaks and pogo inducing basslines, earning them a loyal following of punk lovers of all ages. The Restarts have been hammering their way through the squats of Europe and DIY house shows across North America with reckless abandon.
In 2017, one of Australia’s most prolific and iconic bands will celebrate another milestone in a long line of major milestone when ICEHOUSE mark the 40th anniversary of their very first live performance, which was at the Warriewood Surf Life Saving Club, with shows across Australia and New Zealand.
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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.
What do you get when you put five teenage girls together with a crazy Svengali? ….. MAYHEM! The Runaways burst onto the scene in 1975 with a 15 year old Cherie Currie out front screaming the instant classic ‘Cherry Bomb’!
The first wave of British punk was a bust. Sid was dead and the Pistols signed Ronnie Biggs as their new singer, The Clash were adopting rock star poses, the Damned wanted to be goths, and the Buzzcock’s Pete Shelley bought a synthesizer.
Tombowler and Metropolis Touring Proudly Present
Performing their classic albums STATIC AGE and EARTH AD plus other classics.
From hell they came… in April 1977 at the dawn of the punk movement, THE MISFITS were born. They wound up making history and creating a legacy that has truly withstood the test of time. 30 years on THE MISFITS are generating more interest than ever before.
To celebrate this significant tombstone, THE MISFITS are going to fill your Christmas stockings with ghoulish delight because December’s exclusive Australia/ New Zealand tour will feature STATIC AGE and EARTH AD in full.
Bands across the ages have paid tribute to THE MISFITS including Guns ʻn Roses, My Chemical Romance, Prong, NOFX, Cradle Of Filth, Sick of It All and Metallica who covered no less than three MISFITS songs on “Garage Days Revisited”. The iconic “Fiend Skull”, which was once crudely painted on their equipment, leather jackets and everything they could get their hands on, has since become a staple in pop culture, and an instantly recognizable symbol worldwide.
STATIC AGE features the band’s earliest work including all time classics such as ‘Attitude’, ‘We Are 138’ and ‘Last Caress’. Their second album EARTH AD features “Die Die My Darling”, “Green Hell” and “Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight”. But if that’s not enough raw meat to gorge yourself upon, you can bet you’ll be well satisfied with THE MISFITS Christmas cheer of “Astro Zombies”, “Hybrid Moments”, “Where Eagles Dare” and “Skulls”.
“When fans come to a Misfits show, they get a band who gets up there and gives them all they’ve got. We give them the real thing – that’s how we’ve always done it. At a show, everyone’s just part of the band, there’s no them and us – we’re all us.” Jerry Only – THE MISFITS
THE MISFITS have been preserved on determination bound by unequaled loyalty to their fans and the sheer will to survive. The ferocity and melody that has made THE MISFITS omnipresent and immortal sees the band continue to sell out shows and draw thousands of fans night after night around the globe.
So come on out Fiends – All hell will break loose when the kings of horror-rock drag humanity by the throat into a world of darkness filled with ghouls, goblins and creatures of the night. Move over Saint Nick, because when THE MISFITS are in town every day is Halloween!
THE MISFITS Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates December 2015
Thurs 3rd Christchurch – Allen St
Fri 4th Wellington – Bar Bodega
Sat 5th Auckland – The Studio
Wed 9th Brisbane –Triffid
Thurs 10th Adelaide – The Gov
Fri 11th Melbourne – Max Watts
Sat 12th Sydney –Manning Bar
Sun 13th Perth –Rosemount
Tickets on Sale 27th July @ 9:00am via
Known as the Original Voice of SKID ROW, SEBASTIAN BACH is one of the finest front men to come out of the late 80’s / early 90’s with one hell of a voice; he is considered musical royalty and a personification of pure rock and roll at its finest!
For the first time since 2008, Bach will be returning to Australian shores as well as his very first headlining shows ever in New Zealand in September 2015!
Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls this April, Jon Snodgrass (Drag The River) brings his raucous live set to stages nationally, with a sense of humour and ability to instantly engage an audience. For The Love of Punk declared, “his voice has a breathiness that lingers in the background, allowing him to create really tender moments and then surprise you when he really pushes his tone and achieves a mellow yet strong timbre.”
Some great local additions including Lincoln Le Fevre, Isaac Graham, Dan Cribb and Luke Carlino round out the bills. Details below…
‘Old Man’ – Neil Young
:: What is your favourite Album ::
‘God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise’ – Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs.
:: Favourite Quote ::
As I lie here awake I am surrounded by unfamiliarity, yearning for something that I recognise, hoping for even a hint of normality, but knowing my desire will remain unfulfilled, leaving me to ponder the reasons for committing to such an endeavour, questioning the very same beliefs which convinced me not only of the value of being here, but of also merely being. – author withheld.
:: When on tour, you can’t live without ::
:: When you think of Australia, you think ::
Three month road trips!
:: Worst thing to happen to music is ::
People encouraging people who shouldn’t be encouraged..
:: Best thing about the current music industry ::
The Folk Revival!
:: Biggest influence ::
:: Childhood hero ::
:: When you were younger you wanted to be ::
Cricket’s best fielder. (I couldn’t really bowl or bat amazingly well…)
:: Last album bought ::
‘I Want That You Are Always Happy’ – The Middle East.
:: First album you ever bought ::
‘Frogstomp’ – Silverchair
:: First concert you went to ::
Steve Grace – surely one of Australia’s hardest working, most travelled artists.
:: Last concert you went to ::
The Chemist at The Republic Bar in Hobart.
:: Favourite current band ::
Fleet Foxes / The Middle East.
:: Favourite drink ::
:: Favourite book ::
‘A Fortunate Life’ by A.B. Facey.
:: Favourite actor ::
:: Favourite website ::
:: The best boredom buster is ::
Making little videos on my phone for friends –
:: The best film you ever saw was ::
:: Your ultimate snack is ::
Banana Loaf from Vargabar, Newtown, Sydney.
:: The first thing you do when you wake up is ::
Wonder which day it is and what it might bring.
:: Best piece of advice you’ve received ::
Don’t settle for being comfortable.
:: Your biggest aspirations ::
To continue travelling the world playing music for people all along the way.
:: Best gift you’ve ever received? ::
‘The Open Road’ – a little leather bound poetry book published in 1906, a friend found it in a little Christchurch bookshop.
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Riot Entertainment announced the signing of Black Label Society to its roster for Australia and New Zealand. Riot Entertainment Owner/CEO John Howarth stated, “Riot’s and my history with Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society goes way back to the beginning of Black Label Society’s career. We have released every BLS album down here ever since, except for one. Zakk is like family and it’s an honour to work with BLS again. We are really excited about the reports we are receiving and can’t wait to hear the finished product. We are getting ready to fire up the machine and really push the new album over the top here in Australia. Zakk knows we will get down and dirty again to push this album. We are really looking forward to Zakk and the boys touring again here in 2011!”