Well THE DARKNESS fans are standing up and putting their hands in their pocket as the first Melbourne Show on Wednesday 3rd May at 170 Russell, Melbourne sold out in less than 30 minutes!! We are now able to announce a second and final Melbourne show on Friday 5th May @170 Russell, Melbourne (18+). Tickets for this show are ON SALE NOW! Just go to: http://selecttouring.com.au/tours/the-darkness/
Select Touring and Blue Murder have announced fan favourites, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, are returning to Australian and New Zealand shores in March 2017, bringing with them a catalogue of chart topping hits from their vast discography plus material from their highly anticipated 7th studio album, Tidal Wave.
Here’s some news to whip music lovers into a frenzy. Award-winning, internationally acclaimed colossal rockers PANIC! AT THE DISCO are set to return to Australian shores January 2017 to support their chart topping fifth studio album, Death Of A Bachelor.
Time to get those dancing shoes ready – we have a real treat for you!
Grammy-winning Californian groove makers OZOMATLI will be heading back down under later this year for a tour of the East Coast, bringing a full live band and epic set of hits that feature their signature sound combination of Latin salsa, urban hip-hop and jazz-funk.
Blunt, brutal and relentless – the only way to describe Sweden’s hardcore powerhouse RAISED FIST whom are heading back down under this December for their first tour in over four years to support their sixth studio album, “From The North”.
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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:
Pop punk phenomenon MAYDAY PARADE are heading Down Under in October on their most extensive Australian headline tour to date to support their fifth album, ‘Black Lines’.
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.
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.
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‘’BLAST OF OUR KIND Tour ’’
BRISBANE 2015 – DATE CHANGE:
SHOW MOVED TO SUNDAY 8th NOVEMBER
UK rock heroes The Darkness are distraught to announce that they have been banned from performing on the same day as AC/DC in Brisbane. City Health and Safety executives have decreed that the sheer power released into the atmosphere if the two bands were permitted to play at the same time would create TOO MUCH ROCK, threatening the city’s foundations and causing buildings to crumble like dog biscuits in the rain.
Furthermore, military law will be implemented, and security services will patrol the suburbs and schools confiscating riffs and power chords from the kids, in case rock readings go into the red.
The Darkness IN NO WAY condones this State-led anti-rockism. Buildings were made to crumble like dog biscuits in the rain. Riffs and power chords were born to rock free. This is our electric destiny!
But The Man has won this time. We sadly proclaim that our Brisbane show at the glorious Tivoli will be brought forward from Thursday 12th November to Sunday 8th November. All tickets will be valid for the new date, and refunds available if you are busy singing in the church choir that day. It goes without saying that AC/DC’s representatives were keen to move their show, but The Darkness are Gentlemen of Rock and would not hear of it.
Luckily, every cloud has a silver lining. Rock fans who accidentally pressed the wrong button and bought AC/DC tickets instead of The Darkness tickets will now be able to witness both mighty events! IN YOUR FACE, The Man….
Rock On Brisbane!
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THE DARKNESS, multi award winning, multi-million selling megaband formed in 2000 by The Brothers Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and (now departed) Ed Graham have had good years and bad. And some years where they didn’t actually do anything. This year is a good’un, because THE DARKNESS are back with their brand new fourth album Last of Our Kind, released in June 2015 and a new drummer Rufus Taylor (son of Queen drummer Roger Taylor), now they are back for an Australian Tour!
Performing songs from his critically acclaimed solo release alongside favourites from JACK’S MANNEQUIN and SOMETHING CORPORATE
ANDREW MCMAHON needs no introduction fronting the seminal rock band SOMETHING CORPORATE and JACK’S MANNIQUIN, his introspective lyrics and dazzling voice has amassed a reverent and dedicated fan base across the world.
MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK will be hitting our shores this August celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their critically acclaimed and fan favourite sophomore album ‘Commit This To Memory’.
Select Touring and Metropolis Touring are proud to present the return of UK indie heroes JESUS JONES to Australia. Part of the now legendary GREBO and ALT/DANCE movement of the ‘90’s alongside POP WILL EAT ITSELF, EMF, THE SHAMEN, CARTER USM and NEDS ATOMIC DUSTBIN – JESUS JONES have long been considered one of the breakout alternative bands of that time thanks to massive hits ‘Right Here, Right Now’, ‘Real Real Real’ and ‘International Bright Young Thing’.
THE MATCHES are dusting off the cobwebs and are packing their bags and heading to our shores this January. Fans are invited to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their breakthrough debut album ‘E. Von Dhal Killed The Locals’ playing the album from start to finish whilst including other classics.