| With more than 3.5 million albums sold worldwide and a massive legion of devoted fans, Frontier confirmed the return of Thirty Seconds to Mars this July.
Following their impressive self titled debut, the band’s sophomore album A Beautiful Lie further launched the band to international fame with its chart topping title track and second hit single ‘The Kill’. Their latest release, titled This Is War, cements the American trio as a world class arena-crushing rock band.
Interview by: Ben Hosking
In the lead up to The Dillinger Escape Plan Australian Tour – May 2010 – we caught up with Dillinger founder and lead guitarist Ben Weinman.
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Interview: Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan by Ben Hosking –LifeMusicMedia
CD Review: The Dillinger Escape Plan – ‘Option Paralysis’
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Australian Tour – May 2010
Modular have announced that West Coast sonic wanderers Tame Impala will unveil their debut album InnerSpeaker on May 21, and are taking to the road in May for a National Tour.
It will be the first time much of the record is played live to an unsuspecting public and will showcase the gloriously dazzling results of one of planet earth’s most exciting bands absolutely going to town on their debut long player. Continue reading Tame Impala – InnerSpeaker Tour – May 2010
Photographer: Jose Eduardo Cruz
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[Photo: Jose Eduardo Cruz]
Machine Head The Black Procession’ Tour @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane 27 March 2010 w/ Hatebreed & Bleeding Through
From playing to thousands of screaming fans whilst supporting hipsters Cobra Starship and Owl City, to skydiving in their underpants whilst live on air for Austereo’s Hot 30: it’s all in a day’s work for Sydney band Amy Meredith. Next on the agenda is finishing off the current Oz tour dates with US stars Stereophonics and then it’s right into a national headline tour of their own with special guests TONIGHT ALIVE! All of this before they’ve even released their debut album, Restless, this coming June!
Continue reading Tour: Amy Meredith ‘Lying’ Tour – April-May 2010
Ladies and gentlemen, please prepare yourselves for the welcome return of WILCO to our shores in 2010. Set to perform in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the Chicago Sextet make their fourth journey to Australia for a series of intimate theatre-style shows along the east coast.
Continue reading Tour: Wilco Australian Tour – April/May 2010
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|After a decent break in the past year, Cog return with a short, major city tour to celebrate the release of their first DVD, “The Sound Of Three – 12 Years With You” in store mid May 2010 through Difrnt Music and Universal Music Australia.
The Sound of Three – 12 Years With You, is an intimate documentation of what it means to be apart of the Cog world from early beginnings right up until now. Back stage, interviews with the band members and a live component recorded and filmed at the Coogee Bay Hotel in Sydney on their Between Oceans tour in 2009. Touring off the back of their gold selling album Sharing Space, this concert is an example of why the band is known for their epic live performances. The DVD also contains footage never officially released, all the bands film clips as well as bones features. Enjoy!
|Chugg Entertainment and Sun Touring Company announced today that legendary rock act, THE CULT, will be heading to Australia as part of their “Love” Live Tour, with confirmed dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in May, 2010.
This will be the first time THE CULT has toured Australia in 15 years, last performing as part of the Big Day Out in 1995.
Tickets to LISA MITCHELL’S Oh! Hark! tour.
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Bended Elbow, Geelong on 30 Apr 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay on 04 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Tivoli, Brisbane on 07 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ Wollongong University on 12 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley on 16 May 2010
Having spent the last few months promoting the album in Europe, Lisa Mitchell is returning to Australia in April to kick off her massive Oh Hark! National Theatre Tour. Taking in major capital cities and regional centers across Australia, Lisa is set to play to over 18,000 fans in May. Lisa will play 17 shows over a four week period including appearances at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and the Forum in Melbourne. Joining Lisa on the road will be folk n slide favorites Boy and Bear and Georgia Fair.
|Australia’s most exciting new surf rock outfit THE BREAK are primed to deliver a power packed set when the band perform tracks from their debut album ‘Church Of The Open Sky’ live at a venue near you during April and May. Audiences will be treated to a mind blowing experience as classic surf meets spy-fi psychedelia when the three core members of Midnight Oil; drummer Rob Hirst, guitarists Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey, join with bass player Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes to present a whole new and contemporary approach to the surf music genre.
THE BREAK’S first official tour kicks off on the Easter weekend with festival appearances at Victoria’s hip and happenin’ Boogie Fest and the esteemed Blues Fest in Byron Bay. On Good Friday the band will take their unique surf sounds to The Westernport Hotel on Victoria’s Phillip Island – an area renowned for its pumping surf – which is particularly apt as many of the tracks from the album are named after hot surf breaks.
Following a stupendous introduction to Sydney fans in February, the band will return to The Annandale Hotel on April 11th to officially introduce their new album ‘Church Of The Open Sky’ released on April 16th on the independent Bombora label through MGM. On April 20th they’ll turn on the local Newcastle fans with a special show at Lizotte’s at Lambton. From there THE BREAK team up with their mighty mates The Hoodoo Gurus as special guests for select shows on The Gurus ‘Purity Of Essence’ tour. Being old mates expect the unexpected as the two bands hit the road for the first time ever!
Continue reading Fresh swell on the horizon set to BREAK!
REGINA SPEKTOR – SYDNEY & MELBOURNE CONCERTS SELL OUT IN MINUTES!
SECOND SHOWS ADDED TO MEET DEMAND!
Regina Spektor fans in Sydney and Melbourne have snapped up tickets to her Sydney and Melbourne shows, with both shows selling out in just minutes. Second shows in both cities have been added to meet the high demand at Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on April 28 and Palais Theatre in Melbourne on May 1.
Regina’s fifth and latest album release, Far, continues to captivate listeners with sharp observations about the world around us. An insightful album full of universal appeal which maintains the intimate dialogue that is trademark Regina Spektor, the album peaked in the Top 10 on the ARIA Album chart and continues to win hearts across the nation.
Tickets to both new shows are on sale at 9:30am today – 16 March 2010
Australia & New Zealand – April/May 2010
NEW SHOWS ON SALE AT 9:30AM TODAY
Wed 21 April Riverside Theatre, Perth All Ages
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Fri 23 April AEC Theatre, Adelaide All Ages
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Sun 25 April QPAC – Concert Hall, Brisbane All Ages
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Tue 27 April Sydney Opera House – Concert Hall, Sydney All Ages
Wed 28 April Sydney Opera House – Concert Hall, Sydney All Ages NEW SHOW
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Fri 30 April Palais Theatre, Melbourne All Ages
Sat 01 May Palais Theatre, Melbourne All Ages NEW SHOW
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Mon 3 May Opera House, Wellington All Ages
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|The Jezabels are pleased to announce a Sydney headline show at Oxford Art Factory in April, before taking the road for a national tour with Tegan & Sara in May. The band have wrapped up the summer in fine form with appearances at festivals including Field Day Sydney, Soundwave Melbourne and Playground Weekender since releasing their latest EP ‘She’s So Hard’ independently through MGM late last year.|
‘Hurt Me’, the EP’s first single, with it’s unmistakable striding drum grooves has been gathering momentum at radio through to TV and retail scoring iTunes Single Of The Week, Rage Indie Clip Of The Week and video playlist adds on Channel V & MTV. The EP has entered into the AIR 100% Indie Single Charts, it currently sits at #13.
Continue reading The Jezabels Sydney Show & National Support Tour with Tegan & Sara
Gossling’s debut EP ‘If You Can’t Whistle’ has garnered plenty of attention, with the track “Days Are Over” becoming part of Triple J’s staple play list in recent times, and “He Knows My Love” being used in the Triple J ‘Unearthed’ promos. Gossling’s (aka Helen Croome) tracks were discovered by Triple J after she drew attention as an Unearthed artist.
Gossling(HC) chats with LifeMusicMedia (LMM).
LMM: Hi Helen, tell us about your first Australian tour to promote your new EP ‘IF YOU CAN’T WHISTLE‘?
HC: The band and I are played a few shows in Melbourne and one Canberra to begin with in March and we have plans to tour the rest of the country later in the year. I’m really excited to get out to more cities and play some regional dates also.
Continue reading Interview with Gossling (aka Helen Croome)
The Dillinger Escape Plan have merely one prerogative: to go forward in ALL directions simultaneously.
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|Following on from their groundbreaking 1999 debut full-length, ‘Calculating Infinity’ and the near-perfect pileup of craft and chaos on 2007’s “Ire Works”, The Dillinger Escape Plan have unveiled their latest masterpiece, ‘Option Paralysis’. It features all their trademark furious breaks and asymmetric rhythmical patterns, but surprises us throughout with tasteful yet haunting melody. The Dillinger Escape Plan boldly go where no band dared to go before and they have emerged with a new vision which will take them to new dimensions.|
The mighty Hoodoo Gurus are back with their ninth studio album Purity Of Essence and to mark this auspicious occasion they will do what they do best: hit the road and perform like they have done for many a decade, exciting fans across the globe with a live show to rock you to your core and leave you aching for more!
Continue reading Tour: Hoodoo Gurus ‘Purity Of Essence’ Tour ‘Purity Of Essence’ Tour – April/May 2010