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Life is for Living – Elize Strydom catches up with Scott Owen from The Living End

Interview: Elize Strydom

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The Living End has never been busier – and that’s the way they like it. National tour? No problem. European jaunt? Bring it on. An album of demos and rarities? Absolutely.
 
This time last year the Melbourne three-piece was preparing to unleash their fifth studio album, White Noise. It came after a period of uncertainty that threatened to put an end to things. After a brief hiatus Chris Cheney, Scott Owen and Andy Stachan resolved to pick up the tools and get the ball rolling. Scott says after a shaky start, the pieces started to fit.
 
“There was a very distinct moment when things started happening and the tunes were getting us pretty excited. And it did sort of feel like a bit of a comeback. That break had given us time to think about how we felt about the band. It put everything into perspective so when things started happening and songs started coming together there was a pretty amazing confidence in the band. We did put pressure on ourselves. We did say we’re not going to bother making another album unless it’s a bloody good one. We’re not going to settle for second best, we wanna make sure if we’re going to do something it’s gonna be something that will make all three of us really happy. And when we started doing that all the fear and the pressure fell away and everything started going really well again. And I think it shows on the record. The response to the record has been great which has really boosted our confidence.”
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PAUL KELLY – ‘More Songs From The South’ tour : April-May 2009

To celebrate the recent release of ‘Songs From The South – Volume II’, Paul Kelly and his band will embark on a national tour in late April and throughout May, visiting regional centres and capital cities across the country.   paulkellytourpromo1

It has been almost two years since Paul Kelly conducted such a vast tour of the nation. And how better to embrace the flavour of Australia and its people, than with the live music of one of the world’s great songwriters, Continue reading

MERCURY REV TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING – Brisbane Entertainment Centre March 8th & 9th 2009

MERCURY REV CONFIRMED TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING.

 
 

THE VIVA LA VIDA TOUR KICKS OFF IN JUST SEVEN DAYS!

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The “Countdown To Coldplay” is almost over, and with just seven days until the first Australian concert date, performing to 17,000 fans at Perth’s Burswood Dome, Coldplay have today announced that at their request, American rock band Mercury Rev will be joining the ‘Viva La Vida’ tour of Australia.
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TZU ‘COVER UP MOTEL’ FAREWELL 2009 TOUR

TZU ‘COVER UP MOTEL’ FAREWELL 2009 TOUR

TZU - Open Arms Festival @ Coffs Harbour - November 2008 It’s been a magical past year for Melbourne’s hip-hop maestros TZU. Their Computer Love album stormed the ARIA Top 25, was nominated for the prestigious J Award (JJJ’s Album of the Year) and widely lauded by reviewers and fans alike. Throw in two sold out national tours and slots at a bevy of the country’s finest festivals, including crowning performances at the Falls and Big Day Out, and it was clearly a year to behold. TZU - Open Arms Festival @ Coffs Harbour - November 2008


If that was not enough, the boys embarked on a massive remix project which saw their peers remixing the entire Computer Love album.
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The Living End, Raise The Alarm Tour May 2009

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*** VENUE CHANGE IN BRISBANE – see below ***
The Living End raise the alarm for arena tour (see what I did there?)
Everyone’s favourite Australian alternative rockabilly punk rock band The Living End have announced a tour of the East Coast and Perth taking place over the four Fridays in May. “So what!” I hear you shout. Well, before I continue I’ll ask you to calm down. Calm now? Good. The unusual thing about this tour is that dates in Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth will be taking place in arenas. The tour will be the first time the Melbourne band has headlined an arena tour in Australia and will be the band’s only major city performances in 2009.

Coming along for the ride are Perth grunge act Gyroscope and blog buzz band (BBB?) Tame Impala. All four shows will be all-ages and for something quite unusual for arena shows, tickets will be under $60! The Living End will also be re-releasing White Noise with a bonus CD full of rare never released before tracks, and tickets buyers will be able to add the release onto the ticket price for a nominal fee. How’s that for service.
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ERIC BIBB AUSTRALIAN TOUR, MARCH – APRIL 2009

Chugg Entertainment and Gaynor Crawford present ERIC BIBB AUSTRALIAN TOUR, MARCH – APRIL 2009

“(New album) ‘Get Onboard’ offers further proof that Bibb is working at an extremely high level of artistry.” – Billboard Magazine

“A superb musician and performer.” – Q Magazine

“Bibb turned (his 2008 SXSW show) into a place of communion during his phenomenal set.” – Austin American-Statesmen

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“A voice to die for.” – The Times

JOINED BY THE LEGENDARY PAIR OF DANNY THOMPSON ON DOUBLE BASS AND LARRY CROCKETT ON DRUMS.
(All dates except Darwin and Cairns)

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Jason Mraz Returns to Australia in April – Tour Announcement

jasonmrazpromo Jason Mraz might just apply for residency when he returns to our country in April – some say Australian’s can’t get enough of Jason Mraz, or is it Jason Mraz that just can’t get enough of Australia? Maybe it’s just one big love fest.

To the delight of his fans, old and new, the San Diego singer-songwriter, garnering rave reviews around the world for his incredible live show is due to visit Australia this Easter, but this time with a handful of Grammy nominations, a number 3 single and platinum album under his belt.
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Kaki King 2009 Australian Tour

Kaki King 2009 Australian Tour

kakiking Thumping bass lines, tapping melodies, and slapping percussion on her guitar, Kaki King is a one-woman force sent to wreak acoustic havoc. She’s a riveting performer, combining jaw-dropping technique with unique compositions. Her playing has a passion and an edge that keeps her tenuously balanced, one foot in the acoustic world, the other in rock’n’roll.

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Kaki King Tours Dates:
19 Feb Ruby’s Lounge VIC
20 Feb The Corner Hotel VIC
21 Feb The Basement NSW
22 Feb The Zoo QLD
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Death Cab for Cutie Australian Tour, February 2009

Death Cab for Cutie Australian Tour, February 2009

deathcabforcutiepromo After their sold out Australian tour in August 2008, Billions Australia are pleased to announce the return of Death Cab for Cutie to Australian shores for a run of summer dates this February.

Kicking off the tour with an outdoor show in Fremantle, Death Cab for Cutie are then set to perform in intimate theatre surrounds in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

The year just past saw Death Cab for Cutie’s sixth studio album “Narrow Stairs”, debut at Number 6 on the ARIA Album Chart and an impressive Number 1 debut on the US Billboard Chart. “Narrow Stairs is rapidly approaching Gold sales (500,000) in their home country.

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THE FRAY Australian tour with Secondhand Serenade

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For the first time since 2006 The Fray will return to Australia and New Zealand in March. Performing in their largest venues to date, these Colorado rockers are sure to ignite all those before them. The Fray will return to Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, and for the first time ever will also perform in Perth and Brisbane.

Support at all shows will come from American up and comer Secondhand Serenade. Bursting onto the scene through a myriad of successes, The Fray claimed 2006 as their own. Monster singles ‘Over My Head’ and ‘How to Save a Life’ saw The Fray rule the airwaves, both singles garnering Grammy Award nominations. ‘How to Save a Life’ went on to certify The Fray a global phenomenon after spending 58 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and finding placement in a number of television shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs, The Hills and Family Guy. Debut album How to Save a Life fulfilled their potential, reaching #1 and #2 in Australia and New Zealand respectively, collecting platinum certifications in both countries.
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Chris Isaak Australian Tour, March 2009

Chris Isaak Australian Tour, March 2009

chris_isaak_lrg Legendary Californian singer/songwriter Chris Isaak is coming to Australia in March 2009 for a national tour. Andrew McManus presents the talented musician who will perform his greatest hits LIVE! Don’t miss this incredible show! Tickets are on sale now! FREE – Upcoming 2009 new album download with every ticket purchased.

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BABY ANIMALS “WISH YOU WERE HER” TOUR 2009

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BABY ANIMALS
“WISH YOU WERE HER” TOUR 2009

balivepromoshotap09 Australian Rocker Suze DeMarchi, returns Down Under in April for the “Wish U Were Her” Tour…..

Suze DeMarchi returns to Australia for a slew of shows and some new material to unleash on the Australian public.

Suze says – “I think that a relevant quote for the story of my life would be “Time Flies”!!!
It’s been a year since we did our last shows and a year that proved to be really creative but also a reminder of how geography affects everything!! Dave and I have been plowing ahead with work on new songs.

What we really love to do is write and perform and since my life has taken me far away, across the seas, to the desert that is Los Angeles, we have to get it when we can!!!
CANNOT wait to play again! April… All of it…somewhere near you…. get your boots on…. Heaps” – Suze

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Biffy Clyro @ The Arena, Brisbane 25 March 2009 – Australian Tour

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro return to Australia in March!

[Related: Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro informs Stuart Blythe that it’s “All or Nothing” ahead of their Australian Tour in March 2009 ]

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With the band currently holed up in their chilli Ayrshire practice pad, it seems a good time to announce that the band will break from demoing the fifth album and set off for a slightly sunnier climate.

That’s right the Biff, will be returning to the live stage this coming March for four shows along the Australian coast. The shows will take in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, with tickets available in the coming days. Tour dates below…
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Philadelphia Grand Jury + Washington + Hungry Kids Of Hungary @ Valley Studios, Brisbane 10 April 2009 & more : April 2009 Tour

THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS TOUR

It’s a coincidence that three of the artists recently singled out by triplejunearthed.com name-check geographical places in their titles; their position as some of the country’s best new talent is not. Handpicked by our national broadcaster to perform at the 2009 Big Day Out, rising stars PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY, WASHINGTON and HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY now join forces to present The International Relations tour.

Traversing the Eastern states in April 2009, the three bands will co-headline a tour that sees them perform in many places for the first time.

The tour culminates in a very special FREE gig at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney, recorded exclusively for triple j and filmed by triple j tv for later broadcast.
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