Whether listening to a CIRCA SURVIVE album or attending a live show, one thing remains constant; the experience is both exhausting and exhilarating.
Having just completed a massive sold out tour of the USA, REEL BIG FISH and LESS THAN JAKE will be bringing their kickass co-headline tour to Australia this October!
When it comes to faultless reputations, the band everyone thinks of is The Dillinger Escape Plan. With a slew of brilliant albums behind them, the titans of envelope-pushing, ground-breaking heavy music have become one of the most formidable acts on the planet.
Their newest album, ‘One of Us is the Killer’, is the band’s defining work with critics salivating and declaring them “leaders in a genre of precisely one” (Metal Hammer, 9/10); “enduringly peerless” (Rock Sound); “firing on cylinders, just as urgent as ever” (Alternative Press); “operating at the peak of their powers” (Kerrang!).
For years, The Dillinger Escape Plan have been the metal standard-bearers of dizzying, time-signature torture and they will be bringing their ferocious live show to their passionate Australian fans this August.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 17 JULY, 9AM LOCAL
FRIDAY 28 AUGUST MELBOURNE, PRINCE BANDROOM – 18+
SATURDAY 29 AUGUST SYDNEY, MAX WATTS – 18+
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SUNDAY 30 AUGUST BRISBANE, MAX WATTS – 18+
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Presented by Soundwave Touring
Interview: Ben Weinman – The Dillinger Escape Plan (December 2011)
Live Review – The Dillinger Escape Plan + Maylene and the Sons of Disaster at The Hi Fi, Brisbane 25 May 2010
Review: Dillinger Escape Plan @ The Metro Theatre – Friday May 21, 2010
Interview: Ben Weinman – The Dillinger Escape Plan (2010)
Audio Interview: Ben Weinman – The Dillinger Escape Plan *The Audio version*
CD Review: The Dillinger Escape Plan – ‘Option Paralysis’
Photographer: Meghan Player
Photographer: Matt Holliday
TWELVE FOOT NINJA are one of Australia’s most innovative and experimental new bands.
Earlier this year, the band took home the prestigious “Best New Talent” award at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards. They have just returned from a 30-date US tour supporting In This Moment. The debut single from Silent Machine, “Coming For You,” is currently impacting and reacting at radio now and has surpassed more than 1,000,000 YouTube views. See TWELVE FOOT NINJA perform their heavy fusion groves and soaring melodies as they open up the show in Melbourne.
BREAKING ORBIT are a captivating heavy progressive and alternative rock band from Sydney. Their music ebbs and flows through passages intricate and eclectic, melodic yet heavy, tribal but modern, atmospheric and at times brutal. It is an amalgamation of astonishing musicianship that often results in the listener being transported into an audio journey with the band. In 2013 they shared stages with Dead Letter Circus as their national main tour support, as well as headlining their own Australian tour for Silence Seekers – the second single from their debut album. See BREAKING ORBIT perform in Sydney as they open up the show.
Named for the prized possession of Rome’s infamous despot, CALIGULA’S HORSE is an emerging progressive alternative rock band from Brisbane, Australia. CALIGULA’S HORSE has toured with the likes of Voyager, Twelve Foot Ninja, Ne Obliviscaris, Sleepmakeswaves and continue to garner a strong fanbase in Australia. See their moving show as they support MASTODON in Brisbane.
Heavy music is typically a battlefield upon which the uninitiated dare not tread, but MASTODON unifies the tribes unlike anyone else.
Album after album, MASTODON set the pace for modern heavy metal. They took pole position fresh out of Atlanta some 14 years ago, and with album number six, ‘Once More Round the Sun’, show no signs of giving it up. “MASTODON are obviously from another planet. Let’s just be happy they’re occupying ours for a while.” – Blabbermouth
The band is so balls-out creative — in its zealous riffage, its metaphysical motifs, its visual components — that it energizes even the crustiest headbangers. MASTODON fans have never witnessed a full headline tour in Australia before and finally the long agonising wait is over!
FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2015 – MELBOURNE, FESTIVAL HALL reduced mode – A/A with 18+ patrons having access to a licensed bar
SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2015 – SYDNEY, BIG TOP LUNA PARK – Lic A/A
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SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2015 – BRISBANE, EATONS HILL HOTEL – Lic A/A
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Photographer: Rohan Anderson
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have landed and with them, the great news that their Australian set will feature the band’s most star studded incarnation yet featuring Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine on drums and The Killers’ Mark Stoermer on bass guitar.
The group have been wowing audiences around the world and have noted that for their Australian shows they will be playing all their top hits as well as songs from their best received album in over 10 years, “Monuments to an Elegy”.
In further great news, as if any more was needed, we can now confirm that GERARD WAY (of My Chemical Romance) and one of Japan’s biggest rock exports ONE OK ROCK will be providing support at the band’s headline shows.
*Please note that Sydney venue has changed to Big Top Luna Park due to production share with Soundgarden at the same venue. ALL TICKETS REMAIN VALID.
MONDAY 23 FEBRUARY: MELBOURNE, FESTIVAL HALL – Licensed and Unlicensed areas available.
WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY: SYDNEY, BIG TOP LUNA PARK – Licensed All Ages.
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Photographer: Alicia Stephenson
*** TOUR UPDATE ***
After the first Melbourne 18+ show sold out in a matter of hours You Me At Six, Tonight Alive (and the promoters) were inundated by fans to add a second show. We are now bloody stoked to announce a second and definitely final YOU ME AT SIX and TONIGHT ALIVE Melbourne show. Tickets for the newly announced Monday 8 September show at the Hi-Fi are on sale Thursday 17 July at 9am. Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide fans be warned that only limited tickets remain for your shows.
A dream pairing if there ever was one…YOU ME AT SIX and TONIGHT ALIVE join forces to tour Australia this September!
YOU ME AT SIX are hailed as leaders of Britain’s new rock by everyone from Radio 1 to Q Magazine and The Times. From their infamous sold out show at London’s Wembley Arena to upcoming appearances at Reading and Leeds Festival, these lads are no stranger to bringing their absolute ‘A’ game to any stage around the globe.
Photographer: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au
“This is a celebration of ‘Page Avenue’ and the 10 years of memories associated with it- YOUR memories, OUR memories, and an awesome opportunity to make brand new ones. This is our way of saying thank you.“ – Story Of The Year
STORY OF THE YEAR are returning to Australia in June to celebrate the Tenth anniversary of ‘Page Avenue’. One of the most revered and beloved rock albums in recent memory will be performed in its entirety, with hits such as Until The Day I Die, Anthem Of Our Dying Day and Sidewalks. In addition, a slew of fan favourites and a few surprises will be performed in one massive night.
Review and photos by Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au – for Life Music Media
Even before Animals as Leaders take to the Metro stage, the venue is rapidly filling with excited, guitar-crazy punters. There are scores of Periphery shirts circulating and it’s almost impossible to find more than one of the same design – a testament to the band’s proactive approach to merchandise and self promotion.
Despite this, it’s clear that just as many of the assembled throng are here to see Tosin Abasi and co. perform their unique brand of instrumental, 8-string rock fusion. For what is really an odd instrumental line-up (both Abasi and fellow guitarist Javier Reyes playing 8-string Ibanez guitars and drummer Matt Garstka), the mix rings true and clear and the band do an excellent job of recreating tracks from their first two albums – announcing to the eager crowd that they’ve just finished work on album number three. Watching Abasi and Reyes navigate their large fret boards with such ease and confidence definitely makes you feel insignificant – Reyes’ incredible, simultaneous bass line and melody counterpoint work was particularly breathtaking.
Photographer: Stuart Blythe