|Irish rockers The Script will make their highly anticipated return to Australia this September. After a series of intimate performances in late 2008, The Script return in 2009 for a full blown tour taking in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Support at all shows will be Australia’s own Wes Carr.|
|Australian audiences will be privileged to witness one of progressive metal’s longest standing and successful bands when Queensrÿche return to our shores in August 2009. It’s only the second time in their 28 year career that they visit Australia, as part of a world tour promoting new album American Soldier. The tour, named Extended Suites: Rage For Order/American Soldier/Empire, promises exactly that: shows featuring a broad selection of tracks from these classic, and current, Queensrÿche albums.|
|In the great blues tradition of ‘Short Cool Ones’, the 1996 Gold-selling ARIA Award nominated blues release from diesel and Chris Wilson (under the Wilson diesel moniker), diesel returns once again to the studio and his roots to produce ‘Saturday Suffering Fools’.
Slated for a July 3 release through Liberation and comprising some
freshly unearthed blues gems and some original songs, the record features long-term diesel band members Richie Vez and Lee Moloney, as well as Bernie Bremond (ex the Injectors and an integral part of diesel’s musical history) and father Hank Lizotte, along with brothers Mike and Brian Lizotte on horns. Amazingly, Bremond returns to the fold more than 20 years after he and diesel first teamed up as the Injectors and moved from Perth to Sydney to seek fame & fortune in the late 80’s.
Continue reading DIESEL PROJECT BLUES NATIONAL TOUR – JULY/AUGUST 2009
ABBE MAY & THE ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA Announce “Hawaiian Disease” EP Release and Tour
|HAWAIIAN DISEASE effects one in every four band members! usually the drummer, but not always so…
Blues siren ABBE MAY and her explsove band THE ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA have it bad! The Hawaiian Disease EP is a rollicking and inventive blues rock release what will make you both dance and blush at the same.
From one of Australia’s most prolific artists, this limited edition Ep is a collector’s dream, complete with pineapple slice disc! A six track taste of ABBE MAY‘S powerful blues, topped off with her uniquely beautiful cover of a Tom Waits classic.
Talons are hitting the road as main support for ol pals Regular John on their
“The Peaceful Atom is a Bomb” National album tour!
[photo: Stuart Blythe]
Talons will also have released their self-titled album through RICE IS NICE on May 30th just as the tour kicks off. Talons are thrilled to have been asked to head along for the 13 dates to unleash new songs from their highly anticipated release on to the willing crowds.
Continue reading TALONS are touring nationally with REGULAR JOHN! – June/July 2009
|WOLFMOTHER ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON AC/DC BLACK ICE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – FEBRUARY/MARCH 2010
AC/DC the greatest rock and roll band on the planet, who have sold over 200 million records worldwide, return home to Australia in February 2010 as part of the Black Ice World Tour.
And IMC are beyond ecstatic to announce that their very own WOLFMOTHER will be joining AC/DC taking the role of special guests for this mamoth tour.
Continue reading AC/DC BLACK ICE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – WOLFMOTHER TO SUPPORT – FEBRUARY/MARCH 2010
Karnivool fans around Australia continue to show their undying support for the band with news that the first show of the Sound Awake tour in Brisbane on Saturday June 20 at the Tivoli has sold out. A second Brisbane show to take place at the Tivoli on Sunday June 21st is on sale now. Both Sydney shows have now sold out. See full tour details below.
Continue reading KARNIVOOL The ‘Sound Awake’ Tour : June 2009
Renée Geyer – Renéessance
Liberation Blue Acoustic Series
“I’ve avoided doing this album for a long time for the simple reason that I’ve already done these songs. I finally said yes ’cause we agreed to do it live at my keyboard player’s house: just set up like an acoustic gig and play. People tend to like the intimacy of that. It has a certain energy and I think it works.”
Intimate doesn’t mean gentle, as the opening salvo of Renéessance makes bracingly clear. Untreated and unaccompanied, Renée Geyer’s full-throttle entry into the reggae classic, Dedicated To The One I Love, serves notice of an album easy on amps but as highly charged as her most soulful work.
Continue reading Renée Geyer – Renéessance – June, July 2009 Tour
COG “Between Oceans” Tour
With special guests
Oceansize and Calling All Cars
While their latest record Sharing Space is working hard for them in Europe and the UK, gaining rave reviews from music press and fans alike, the Cog boys have been busily putting the finishing touches on their national Between Oceans Tour May / June 2009.
Cog’s powerful live shows have been wowing fans for the past few years, earning them spots on the country’s biggest festivals, including the recent Big Day Out Tour, and leaving a trail of sold out venues in their wake. The Between Oceans Tour will be the band’s last round before they take time out to pull together material for their third LP.
Continue reading COG “Between Oceans” Tour @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane – 11th June 2009
The Living End has announced a change of venue for the Brisbane date of their national ‘Raise The Alarm Tour’. The concert taking place in Brisbane on Friday May 1st will now take place at the Brisbane Riverstage, Gardens Point, City. All tickets previously purchased for the Big Top will be honoured at the Brisbane Riverstage concert. Originally announced at the Musgrave Park Big Top, the event had been advertised with the subject to council approvals line since announcement but the organisers of the event were notified yesterday by Brisbane Council that their permit for the Big Top show has been denied.
The Living End with special guests Gyroscope and Tame Impala will perform at the popular Riverstage on Friday May 1st.
A reminder to fans that this is the only Brisbane concert The Living End will be performing this year so it’s your last chance to see them live in this environment.
Continue reading THE LIVING END BRISBANE CONCERT MOVES TO RIVERSTAGE!
|What was called an early Valentine’s gift for New York fans, today became a love letter penned exclusively for Australia and New Zealand.
Simon & Garfunkel, ranked among the greatest artists of all time, are to tour the Antipodes for eight concerts in June promoter Michael Chugg, Executive Chairman of Chugg Entertainment, announced today.
The world’s first and only confirmed 2009 tour dates for the beloved duo; the news comes just weeks after their surprise three-song performance at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Valentine’s eve.
Having not visited Australia for more than 25 years, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will kick off their antipodean tour in New Zealand playing Auckland’s Vector Arena on Saturday June 13.
Continue reading SIMON & GARFUNKEL IN CONCERT @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre – 17 June 2009
HAVE HEART AUSTRALIAN TOUR MAY 2009 : May 30 2009 Princess Theatre, Brisbane +more
|Have Heart have grown from a regional hardcore band with a passionate following to Boston’s worldwide hardcore torch-bearers that have played every continent except Africa and Antarctica, selling out venues along the way. This May the band returns to our shores for their first headline Australian tour.|
Interview: Elize Strydom
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.”
Continue reading Life is for Living – Elize Strydom catches up with Scott Owen from The Living End
|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.|
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 PAUL KELLY – ‘More Songs From The South’ tour : April-May 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!
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.
Continue reading MERCURY REV TO SUPPORT COLDPLAY ON THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR, ALONG WITH DECODER RING – Brisbane Entertainment Centre March 8th & 9th 2009