Having only recently released her critically acclaimed second album PANACEA, Sahara Beck is showing no signs of slowing down, with her busy touring schedule set to extend into the tail end of 2016. The 20-year-old, 3 x QMA winning singer-songwriter from the Sunshine Coast, has just announced she will be joining Ball Park Music for their massive, 17-date national album tour, which kicks off September 3, alongside Melbourne indie rockers The Creases, PLUS sets locked in for the upcoming Bello Winter Music Festival.
Hot on the heels of his two sold out album launch shows, Guy Pearce will join forces with Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton for an upcoming ‘Broken / Translations’ double headline tour. The run of shows will kick off in Bendigo on Saturday 31 January and will see the travelling troubadours take on the east coast and Adelaide Fringe, finishing off in Guy’s old hometown at Geelong Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 28 February.
It’s an unexpected collaboration, yet it makes so much sense.
Two Aussie legends, each entering their own new career phase, Pearce and Middleton are set to hit the road in early 2015.
Queensland’s premiere 5 piece roots, rock, reggae outfit The Floating Bridges are recently released their explosive new single ‘Eloquence’ (video clip below).
The band – Dale, Cale, Dan, Jimmy and Johnny – took time out to answer a few questions for LifeMusicMedia.com
:: What track changed your life ::
Banapple Gas – Cat Stevens (Dale)
:: What is your favourite Album ::
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (Cale)
Powderfinger – Vulture Street (Dale)
Incubus – Science (Dan)
Nirvana – Nevermind (Jimmy)
Led Zeppelin – II (Johnny)
DARREN MIDDLETON, currently on tour in support of his latest album “Translations”, takes time out for Life Music Media…
:: What track changed your life ::
TNT-ACDC….blew my mind
:: What is your favourite Album ::
Hmm..Ok Computer is pretty flawless
:: Name a band or artist we should checkout ::
Jac Stone or Skipping Girl Vinegar
:: Favourite Quote ::
Carpe Diem (Written in around 28BC….that is amazing…that we still quote it today!)
:: When on tour, you can’t live without ::
|They’ve conquered the Great Wall, gorged themselves on Peking Duck and made tracks through the Forbidden City, now The Vasco Era are back and itching to show you their cultural side on their Back From China tour.
After playing to crowds of over 6,000 at China’s longest-running rock music festival (Midi fest), sharing the bill with the likes of U.S. metal act Soulfly and Chinese premiere league rockers, Tang Dynasty, the local lads showcased their latest release – Lucille –
in a more intimate setting, at D22 bar, Beijing, and Vox bar, Wuhan to rave reviews.
Powderfinger announced their good mates, You Am I, will be joining them at the final Brisbane show alongside Jet at the Riverstage on Saturday 13th November. Tim and the boys have been massive supporters and friends from the very beginning, taking Powderfinger on tour when no one else would. We’re honoured to have them as very special guests at the final ever gig!
Tickets for Sunsets – The Farewell Tour are on sale now in Tamworth, Hobart, Darwin, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Canberra, Albury and Bendigo.
Powderfinger Fan Club pre sale commences for new shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth at 12 noon on Friday, 14 May, 2010 and closes at midnight.
Tickets for the new shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Cairns go on sale at 9.00am on Monday, 17 May, 2010.
|As details were announced today that Melbourne’s own JET will join Brisbane’s Powderfinger on their upcoming national ‘Sunsets – The Farewell Tour’ throughout September and October, the million plus album selling rockers will be in Australia for a promotional tour from Tuesday April 13 to Friday April 16. Earlier this week, Jet’s She’s A Genius hit was announced as one of the nominated APRA ‘Song Of The Year’ Awards along with Empire Of The Sun, The Middle East, Temper Trap and others.|
The 2010 winner will be announced at the APRA Awards on Monday 21st June.
Australia’s biggest band, Powderfinger, announced details of their most extensive Australian tour to date at a press conference today together with the news that they will be disbanding following the tour.
This will be Powderfinger’s first major national tour since the hugely successful Across the Great Divide tour with Silverchair almost 3 years ago.
It was our biggest year to date, cities selling out faster than ever before. Eighteen years since our inception (and, unbelievably, over 100 shows later) 40,000 music fans headed to Perth’s Claremont Showgrounds today, in order to catch the hottest names in music – and bringing the 2010 leg of the BIG DAY OUT to a triumphant close.
Kicking off the 2010 Australian leg, the BIG DAY OUT landed in the Gold Coast today – the BDO making its first stop in what will be a seven-leg series across the nation. A sold out crowd of 55,000 music fans headed to the Gold Coast Parklands to enjoy balmy summer conditions and top-notch performances, with over 65 acts from Australia and across the globe showcasing their talents.
Hailing from Devon in the UK, English trio MUSE proved just why they’re one of the best-loved visitors to our shores, headlining with a killer set that included hits such as “Supermassive Black Hole”, “United States Of Eurasia” and “Resistance”. Fellow Brit LILY ALLEN wowed fans with her spicy set, taking to the Orange Stage in the afternoon donning sunglasses and a sequined leotard. Earlier in the day Passion Pit and Kasabian revved up the crowd, while grime star Dizzee Rascal sent everyone bonkers. Over in the Boiler Room, CALVIN HARRIS, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO and GIRL TALK got punters moving, with GROOVE ARMADA closing the night with a dance-floor frenzy.
Summer has begun, the New Year is just around the corner, and so is the BIG DAY OUT! We’re thrilled to let you in on the final artists who will be touring with the BIG DAY OUT in 2010 plus the local acts taking to the stage in each city.
36 degree heat blistered the red carpet as an entourage of stylish Limousines followed suit to the entrance of the red carpet. The fans eagerly awaited their stars, one hand grasping their digital cameras in anticipation, the other holding a makeshift fan and the odd shout of “Robbie or Keith” could be heard from a distance.
As the stars made their way up the red carpet, photographers, Television production crew and journalists fought their way to the front to capture the moment.
SYDNEY BIG DAY OUT 2010 SOLD OUT!!
Last week we announced the initial line up for Australia’s biggest touring festival, the BIG DAY OUT 2010. The stellar line up features some of the world’s hottest artists such as Muse, Lily Allen and Dizzee Rascal along with Australia’s perennial favourites Powderfinger, Eskimo Joe and Grinspoon to name but a few.
As 2010 looms on the horizon like a sci-fi sequel it’s time to announce what’s confirmed for the next instalment of travelling mayhem known as the Big Day Out.
So here it is… The Official First Announcement:
BIG DAY OUT 2010: Muse, Powderfinger, Lilly Allen, Eskimo Joe, Groove Armada, Grinspoon, The Mars Volta, Ladyhawke, Dizzee Rascal, Karnivool, Peaches, The Temper Trap, Kasabian, Midnight Juggernauts, Rise Against, Magic Dirt, Mastodon, Lisa Mitchell, The Horrors, Bluejuice, Calvin Harris, Kisschasy, The Decemberists, Tame Impala and Girl Talk