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BLISS N ESO – Running On Air National Tour – May/June 2011 [Tour News]

  It’s been speculated about for months, and now its official – Bliss N Eso are taking their explosive live show on the road for their biggest ever Australian tour. After what was without-doubt their biggest 12 months ever, with a #1 ARIA debut, a platinum album, international touring, headlining slots on some of the country’s biggest festivals and main stage Big Day Out performances that blew tens of thousands away.

The trio are renowned for their spectacular audio-visual live experience that has set a new benchmark in the genre, and they promise that this will be their biggest and best tour yet, stepping up their already-extravagant live production in what will be one of the largest scale tours from an Australian act in years.

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The Belligerents Debut EP Release and National Tour – March/April 2011 [Tour News]

Less Arty More Party - The BelligerentsLess Arty More Party
  Explosive Brisbane five-piece The Belligerents are set to take their dance frenzied, disco-pop live show on the road for a national tour in March and April to celebrate the release of their much anticipated debut EP Less Arty More Party.

In 2010, the band infused the hearts and dancing shoes of audiences; supporting acts such as Metronomy (UK), Neon Indian (USA), Breakbot (France), Yacht Club DJs, The Paper Scissors and DZ. They blew the minds of festival revellers holding their own alongside the likes of Little Red, Shout Out Louds (Sweden), Regurgitator, Miami Horror, The Jezabels, Dappled Cities, Urthboy, Parades and the John Steel Singers.

The boys have played countless mind-blowing sets on renowned stages and at house parties – occasionally invoking partial nudity. Also in the midst of this wild year, the band got creatively intimate with Brisbane producer Timeshare at Temple Street studio and recorded a deeply charismatic four track EP. Channelling inspiration from Foals, The Rapture and Talking Heads, The Belligerents have crafted an entrancing musical work of art suitable for any party.
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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2011 Dates & Venue Confirmed!

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS have officially confirmed that this year’s festival will again be held in the wonderful surrounds of Woodfordia, near Woodford, south-east Queensland.

Australia’s number one mid-winter music celebration will be held across three big days from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July. Set those dates aside for more music, arts and culture from around the globe.

SITG would also like to advise that any damage inflicted on the Woodfordia site during January’s devastating floods throughout SE QLD will be well and truly repaired by the time of the festival. “We wouldn’t be announcing Woodfordia as the location for the 2011 Splendour In the Grass festival if we weren’t completely confident that was the case,” said Splendour’s co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.
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Frank Turner (UK) ‘England Keep My Bones‘ Australian Tour – April 2011 [Tour News]

Tour dates & tickets below…
  After a busy few months of writing and recording tracks in a studio in North London, Frank Turner emerges with details of his forthcoming album, plus dates for an Australian solo tour, after a hugely successful run of shows with The Revival Tour early last year.

Folk/punk hero (and NME Award nominee for Best Solo Artist) Frank will release his highly anticipated fourth album ‘England Keep My Bones’ on 6th June 2011 through Xtra Mile Recordings for UK and Ireland and on 7th June 2011 through Epitaph Records for the rest of the world.

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Creamfields Australia 2011 – April/May 2011 [Festival News & Tickets]

  Creamfields Australia 2011 Tickets:

* Apr 22 – Planet Cream ADELAIDE
* Apr 23 – Creamfields PERTH
Buy PERTH Tickets Here
* Apr 25 – Creamfields MELBOURNE
Buy MELBOURNE Tickets Here
* Apr 30 – Creamfields SYDNEY
Buy SYDNEY Tickets Here
* May 1 – Creamfields BRISBANE
Buy BRISBANE Tickets Here

After its launch into Australia last year, Creamfields Australia is back bigger and better for Easter 2011. The Totem Onelove crew (also behind the Stereosonic festival) are committed to bringing you some of the world’s best acts, utilizing some of the best venues in Australia, amazing production and value for money in ticket pricing.

Totem Onelove (Hardware Corp and Onelove Music Group), are pleased to announce the main headliner for Creamfields 2011: Deadmau5 with the full live show (with LED Mau5 head and new production), designed by the people who brought the world Daft Punks’ legendary live show!! Deadmau5 is one of the biggest acts in the world with countless productions, and has been stunning audiences worldwide with this live light & videoshow. This is the first time he has brought his show, LED Mau5head and concert level production to Australia.

Another year and another smash hit for Frenchman Martin Solveig, all over the radio and TV with ‘Hello’ Martin will be shooting an exclusive video at Creamfields Australia. Skrillex is one of the hottest producers at the moment, owning 7 out of 10 spots on the Beatport chart in November 2010. Chuckie is one of the most in demand acts in the world with his Dutch House weapons. Simon Patterson one of the new school guys of trance has jumped up in the DJ Mag rankings and blown away crowds at major festivals including Trance Energy around the world. Gabriel and Dresden are one of the most revered acts in the Trance/Progressive world and haven’t toured for many years. Wynter Gordonhas had a massive few months, ‘Dirty Talk’ topping the Aria Charts and will be performing live at Creamfields. Hi Tek Soul is the new project for Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May, the original Detroit Legends together for 3 hours at each show. After sellout club shows across Australia, DJs, remixers and producers the Bingo Playersreturn for Creamfields after a busy end to 2010 and start of 2011. Top 3 Psy Trance act Skazi return to Australia with a new album due in March: ‘Time to feed the animals.’ French Wunderkid Surkin is back in Australia with a new live show. Electronic Duo Dada Life are from Sweden. Check out their latest album ‘Do the Dada.’ Umek is one of the techno massives favourite acts, get set for Umek at all shows. Nadastrom The collective brainchild of Washington, D.C. natives Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom. Emerging duo experiencing significant buzz. i.e. The debut release from Nadastrom sold out on vinyl and became a digital store annual bestseller. One of the buzz acts of 2010 was Round Table Knights, a huge year on dancefloors, charts and touring. At a time when techno is marketed in the same way as a sci-fi blockbuster, it’s possible for every aspiring DJ to have the same playlist as their idol with just a few mouse clicks, the mysterious Sandwell District label is pushing in the opposite direction, putting some distance between the artist and the audience. London based Tim Green is one of those producers who doesn’t turn in a lot of filler tracks. His unique style and flair shine for all to see when the 25 year old puts his music out there. After a decade in the business Bart Claessen knows a thing or two about trance. Over the last eight years he’s been responsible for huge club hits, international chart smashes and sub-genre defining releases. If there is one thing you can’t blame Mumbai Science for it’s a lack of imagination. At only 24, the duo already have a decade worth of creative experimenting behind them.

The countdown is on Australia! Creamfields will return with larger stages and epic production, with the first Cream event stadium show, ‘Planet Cream’, in Adelaide. Brisbane will see a new venue this year, the RNA Showgrounds as we move to a larger capacity with a new site configuration for Melbourne.


Creamfields Australia 2011 National Tour Dates:

Friday Apr 22 Planet Cream (Adelaide) – Adelaide Ent Centre (Indoor Stadium Show)
(2pm – midnight)

Saturday Apr 23 Creamfields (Perth) – Claremont Showgrounds – Buy Tickets Here
(12 noon – 10pm) (Subject to Council Approval)

Monday Apr 25 Creamfields (Melbourne) – Melbourne Showgrounds- Buy Tickets Here
(12 noon- 10pm – Public Holiday Monday/Tuesday)

Saturday Apr 30 Creamfields (Sydney) – Showring & Hordern Pavilion- Buy Tickets Here
(12 noon – 10pm)

Sunday May 1 Creamfields (Brisbane) – RNA Showgrounds – Buy Tickets Here
(12 noon- 10pm – May Day Public Holiday Eve)


Martin Solveig
Simon Patterson
Gabriel & Dresden
Wynter Gordon (PA)
Hi Tek Soul: Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May (25 years of Detroit)
Bingo Players
Dada Life
Round Table Knights
Sandwell District
Tim Green
Bart Classens
Mumbai Science

Appearing at Planet Cream Adelaide (Indoor Stadium Show)
Martin Solveig
Wynter Gordon (PA)
Bingo Players


After nine years, three releases and hundreds of live shows, MM9 have announced that the band is calling it a day. They have cited an inability to “pour 100% of our hearts and souls into the music we’re making” and the fact that “as individuals, we’re heading in different directions,” as the reason for the decision.

MM9 first brought their brand of hard-edged electro-rock to the stages of their hometown of Sydney, and created a groundswell of support that firmly established them as one of Australia’s premier touring acts. Uniquely combining elements of heavy rock & electro, littered with guitar-driven melodies; MM9 became known as a band whose versatility was matched only by the sheer potency of their stage presence.
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Amaya Laucirica – New Single & National Tour – March-May 2011 [Tour News]

  Amaya Laucirica celebrates the release of her latest double a-side single ‘Sleeping In Your Shadow / Anywhere She Went’ with a string of national support shows.

Fresh from recently sharing the stage with Blonde Redhead and Holly Miranda, Amaya will play 16 dates including Sydney, Geelong, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Tasmania and Brisbane when she tours nationally supporting Adalita in March/April/May.

Amaya Laucirica released her well-received second album ‘Early Summer‘ in late 2010. The album was selected as ‘Album of the Week’ on Triple J last November.
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Frenzal Rhomb Australian Tour – April-July 2011 [Tour News and Tickets]

  Frenzal Rhomb will perform shows in swooping bird hotspots over the coming weeks to warn people of the danger of bird attack, and to sell their range of hand made neopolitan ice cream container helmets to concerned and/or injured fans

Top tips for fans who dare to venture between their houses and the shows:

1. Know your local swooping birds
2. Move Quickly
3. Travel in a group
and most importantly
4. Eyes at the back of your head!

Fri 22nd April Barwon Club Geelong
Tickets Available Here
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PROPAGANDHI Return To Tour Australia – May 2011! [Tour News & Tickets]


Secret internal cables released early Monday morning by controversial whistle-blower website Wikileaks, have provoked an unprecedented 694-day debate in Australian Parliament.

The cables suggest, contrary to public pronouncements from the Gillard government, that the unbelievably good looking Canadian hard rock band Propagandhi have no time-line for withdrawal from their extremely unpopular mission in Australia.

Propagandhi have warned against handing over responsibility for security in Australia to any of the completely self-serving total assholes that tend to get involved in federal politics in the first place, insisting the transition must be tailored to the conditions on the ground.
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Parkway Drive “The Mix N’ Mash Tour” May 2011 [Tour News]

Winston McCall   “I think the name of the tour says it all” says Parkway Drive vocalist Winston McCall. “When we first started going to shows we we’re stoked to be able to see a bunch of bands that we liked, but also that may not sound exactly the same. These days it seems every tour has become so stream lined to one particular sound you may as well be watching the same band play four or five times in a row”. “This tour has a bit of everything for anyone who like’s their music a little faster, a little more energetic, something local, something punk, something heavy, something rock, and then us hahaha. It’s everything we love, and we couldn’t be more siked”

You Me At Six frontman Josh Franceschi commented “We’re really happy to announce that we’ll be hitting Australia with our boys in Parkway Drive. The shows are going to be HUUUGGGEEE, so if you like either of our bands head down. Ripper!

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Urban Country Music festival – 29 April – 02 May 2011 [Festival News]

New Concert Series  

Friday Night Urban Blaze Concert – the Urban Blaze, formerly held on Sunday night, has moved to Friday night and will combine with the Burbs n Bush Concert. The format will be the same as Urban Blaze ie gold coin donation, byo alcohol, big bonfires and will still have the fireworks and rocking line up both events are famous for.  We’ve come up with a new name for this site ‘The Paddock’

Saturday Night Concert – the main concert will still happen on Saturday and will feature an international artist and Australian country legends. The concert has been moved from the Showgrounds to the Alexander Barr Sporting Complex (behind the Historical Village)
Saturday – 30 April 2011
•Joe Nichols
•James Reyne
•The McClymonts
•Jonah’s Road
•Luke Dickens
Tickets Available Here – Moshtix

Sunday Night Concert – a new ticketed concert will happen on Sunday night featuring a very exciting line up of main stream artists rather than just traditional country performers. (It’s hard to believe but not everyone likes just country music). This concert will also be held at Alexander Barr Sporting Complex
Sunday – 1 May 2011
•Thirsty Merc
•The Potbelleez
•Amy Meredith
•Sinead Burgess
Tickets Available Here – Moshtix
Continue reading Urban Country Music festival – 29 April – 02 May 2011 [Festival News]

BOB DYLAN touring Australia in April 2011! [Tour News]

Recent acclaim for Bob Dylan:
“A performance filled with gusto, never afraid of restructuring the classics, Dylan succeeded in delivering another stellar live show in his ‘Never Ending Tour’.” – Hot Press live review July 2010

“Dylan’s voice is actually the star.” – New Musical Express (NME)

“The album’s a gas, a riot, a hoot.” (LP Together Through Life) – Uncut Magazine
“His third straight masterwork.” (LP Modern Times) – Rolling Stone – ☆☆☆☆, and ranked #1 album of 2006

Mr Bob Dylan – celebrated poet, artist, singer, writer, actor and radio announcer – will send legions of fans back once more to all those wonderful songs and albums, as he returns after close to four years for a tour taking in Australian capital cities and festival appearances in Byron Bay for Bluesfest and Fremantle for West Coast Blues & Roots.
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SPARKADIA: New Album + 2011 Australian Tour [Tour News]

  Having appropriately vanished following their 2009 Auf Wiedersehen tour, Sparkadia surfaced late this year to delight with the new single and surprise radio hit ‘‘Talking Like I’m Falling Down Stairs’’, and tantalised and teased us with live versions of four other brand new cuts during their run of dates around Australia with Little Red in October 2010.

Having since returned to London to complete the sophomore opus, Alex Burnett and Sparkadia are now excited to announce that the name of the forthcoming album is ‘The Great Impression’ and with it a confirmed release date of March 18th 2011 on Ivy League Records.

In further massive news Sparkadia are set to celebrate the release by way of their biggest Australian tour to date. Spanning four weeks The Great Impression tour is due to visit most major cities. Joining them in the celebration are the extraordinarily talented Operator Please and fellow Ivy League label mates, Melbourne’s Alpine.

The Great Impression Tour
With Guests – Operator Please & Alpine
Tickets on sale Monday December 6th

Thur 24th March The ANU Bar – Canberra
TixVenue: (02) 6125 3660 and www.ticketek.com.au

Fri 25th March The Hi-Fi– Melbourne – ** SOLD OUT **

Sat 26 Mar The Hi-Fi, Melbourne *NEW SHOW*
Buy Tickets Here!

Wed 30th March Wollongong Uni Centre – Wollongong
Buy Tickets Here!

Thur 31st March Bar on the Hill – Newcastle University
Buy Tickets Here!

Fri 1st April Metro Theatre – Sydney – ** SOLD OUT **
Tix Venue (02) 9550 366 www.metrotheatre.com.au

Sat 2 Apr Metro Theatre, Sydney *NEW SHOW*
Tix Venue (02) 9550 366 www.metrotheatre.com.au

Thur 7th April The Coolangatta Hotel -Gold Coast
Buy Tickets Here!

Fri 8th April The Hi-Fi (Brisbane)
Buy Tickets Here!

Fri 15th April HQ Adelaide – Adelaide
Buy Tickets Here!

Sat 16th April Capitol – Perth
Buy Tickets Here!


Sparkadia – Take ‘Postcards’ On The Road Oct-Nov 2008
Amandah Wilkinson of Operator Please tells Tara-Kai Hammond, “It’s good to be home…” in the lead up to the Valley Fiesta 2008

USHER: OMG! sells out his third Melbourne concert and announces fourth and final show – on sale today (3 Dec 2010) @ 10.30am


There’s no stopping Usher (or his fans!) with his third Melbourne Rod Laver Arena OMG! concert selling out in just minutes today.

A fourth concert for Friday 1 April has been added to meet the unflagging demand!

Tickets to the fourth and final concert are on-sale from 10.30am today (Friday 3 December) at Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

If you’ve been struggling to think of the perfect Christmas gift for someone special, then Usher OMG concert tickets are the hottest thing you could put under a Christmas tree this year! Don’t miss out!



Wednesday 23 March – SYDNEY – ACER ARENA – SOLD OUT
Thursday 24 March – SYDNEY – ACER ARENA – SOLD OUT
Thursday 31 March – ROD LAVER ARENA – SOLD OUT
All tickets from Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

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Cyndi Lauper Australian Tour 2011 – March 2011 [Tour News]

Iconic performer Cyndi Lauper is returning to Australia for a number of performances from March 2011.

Cyndi Lauper was the first artist to have five top ten singles from a debut album which included her mega hit Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Cyndi has sold 25 million albums, received 13 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards, two American Music Awards, and 18 MTV Video Music Awards and continues to lead as a singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and activist.
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