|*** 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.
[photo: Stuart Blythe]
Continue reading The Living End, Raise The Alarm Tour May 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
“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 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.
Continue reading Jason Mraz Returns to Australia in April – Tour Announcement
Kaki King 2009 Australian Tour
||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.
[ Kaki King Bio]
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
||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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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.
Continue reading THE FRAY Australian tour with Secondhand Serenade
Chris Isaak Australian Tour, March 2009
||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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“WISH YOU WERE HER” TOUR 2009
||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
The Baby Animals need no introduction as one of Australia’s best rock bands. Continue reading BABY ANIMALS “WISH YOU WERE HER” TOUR 2009
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 ]
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…
Continue reading Biffy Clyro @ The Arena, Brisbane 25 March 2009 – Australian 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.
Continue reading Philadelphia Grand Jury + Washington + Hungry Kids Of Hungary @ Valley Studios, Brisbane 10 April 2009 & more : April 2009 Tour
||PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY positively killed it when they made their Big Day Out debut last week after winning triplejunearthed.com’s BDO competition. Attracting the daytime’s largest crowd to the V Local Produce stage, the Sydney trio had the throng singing along to the already-classic Going to The Casino and new single Ready To Roll.
The Philly Jays invite you to see why they have been widely tipped as one of Sydney’s best new bands at their forthcoming shows.
Continue reading PHILLY JAYS WOW BDO AUDIENCE AND ANNOUNCE NEW DATES
|Ben Kweller returns to tour Australia in April in support of his new album Changing Horses, released through Shock Records.
The album is his fourth full-length and was produced by Kweller and recorded mostly in Austin, TX, where he and his family recently re-located.
The title is meaningful as it represents a sea change for the 27-year-old Texan-bred musician. Beginning with his first record, Sha Sha, released in 2002, Kweller’s albums have always been stylistically restless, moving from indie rock to ballads to anti-folk to melodic rock, often from song to song.
Continue reading Ben Kweller @ The Zoo, Brisbane 9th April 2009
||After the success of their singles The Others, It’s A War, and Get It, Dukes Of Windsor will be getting back in the van in 2009 for a national tour to support upcoming single Runaway. Taken from the Dukes’ major label debut Minus, Runaway reflects a sense of escapism, set amongst flowing synth textures, punchy bass-lines, an insistent rhythm and infectious, soaring choruses.
Continue reading Dukes Of Windsor – Runaway Single Tour – March 2009
It’s with delight The Frontier Touring Company confirms Amanda Palmer will tour Australia and New Zealand in March. Following 2007’s maiden solo voyage to Australia, Amanda will return along with The Danger Ensemble to perform in Brisbane and Melbourne, in addition to playing her first ever official shows in Adelaide, Perth and Auckland.
A one-woman machine, The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer is a rock musician, artist, writer, political activist and more. With a penchant for the complicated, Amanda Palmer’s debut solo outing Who Killed Amanda Palmer (out now through Roadrunner) snowballed from a small idea into a project that’s nothing short of brilliant.
Who Killed Amanda Palmer sees our fearless heroine weaving together the many threads of her personality, her interests, her extensive artistic family, her astute, witty world observations and Continue reading Amanda Palmer – Returning To The Scene Of The Crime In ‘09
||Prodigious, influential, boundary-pushing UK group STEREOLAB return to Australia after a six year hiatus to play two highly-anticipated side shows in Sydney and Melbourne, in addition to the national St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. Over the course of their 17-year history, the enviable, genre-shifting writing talents of Tim Ganes and the eloquent, elegant vocals of singer Laeticia Sadler have been honed to perfection, as evidenced on their 2008 release, Chemical Chords. At once experimental and crowd-pleasing, STEREOLAB have assured themselves a place in the in the indie-rock canon and are a live proposition not to be missed.
Continue reading STEREOLAB announce supports for Australian Tour