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Marky Ramone – Blitzkrieg Australian and New Zealand Tour 2017

This November will herald the return of true punk rock royalty Marky Ramone to our shores.

Marky is one of the last remaining members of The Ramones, and the one with the longest lineage, having handled skins duties for the formative punk outfit between 1978 to 1983 and again from 1987 until 1996. An original denizen of the NYC punk scene centered on Max’s Kansas City (Marky also played with Wayne County and Richard Hell’s Voidoids with whom he appeared on the classic Blank Generation LP), Marky is keeping The Ramones’ spirit burning bright and will be bringing a huge haul of Ramones classics to venues across Australia.
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The Restarts (Uk) First ever NZ + OZ Tour!

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The Restarts are a tight, three piece, multi-genre punk outfit based in East London. Formed in 1995 they play thrashy, anarcho, power chord punk laced with Ska breaks and pogo inducing basslines, earning them a loyal following of punk lovers of all ages. The Restarts have been hammering their way through the squats of Europe and DIY house shows across North America with reckless abandon.
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Neurosis (USA) Australia/New Zealand Tour – February 2017

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Last year marked 30 years of Neurosis. From their beginnings as a hardcore punk outfit, the Oakland, California natives have spent more than three decades at the forefront of heavy music—their sound influencing big underground names like High On Fire, Yob and Mastodon. Now this genre-defying collective is once again breaking new ground with the release of their 11th studio album, Fires Within Fires.
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Ufomammut and Monolord Australian/New Zealand Tour – October 2016 *Suports Announced*

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It is with great pleasure that LIFE IS NOISE can announce the handpicked local support acts for the upcoming Ufomammut and Monolord double headliner tour through New Zealand and Australia this October.
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WEEDEATER (USA) & CONAN (UK) Australia/New Zealand July 2016 **Supports Announced**

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*** SUPPORTS ANNOUNCEMENT ***

It is with great pleasure that LIFE IS NOISE can announce the hand-picked local supports for the upcoming Weedeater and Conan tour through New Zealand and Australia this July.

In Wellington on July 12 at the San Fran the main support will be the post-traumatic sludgescapists Opium Eater, and opening up the evening will be the nihilistic drone and doom of Ritual Abuse.

The tranced-out atmosphere and aggression of Shallow Grave will be on prior to the headline acts in Auckland on July 13 at Kings Arms. Getting things underway on the night will be those local legends of self loathing Bridge Burner.

Brisbane’s Crowbar is in for a real treat on July 14 (oooh la la) as the sunshine state’s premier sludge lords Lizzard Wizzard grace the main support slot. On first will be loud noise rock/metal outfit Grieg – determined to burst your eardrums before you get a beer.

On July 15 at Manning Bar, Weedeater and Conan will have some super heavy support with LIFE IS NOISE favourites Lo! and Thorax getting things started with the appropriate amount of grunt and fire.

At Max Watt’s Melbourne on July 16, the band with the best name in the city, Weedy Gonzalez, will get things rolling. And in the main support slot will be Merchant, fresh from unleashing their new menacing monster sludgefest, Suzerain.

We will wrap up the Weedeater and Conan tour at The Rosemount Hotel on July 17. Perth heavy-stoner trio Skullcave slot into the second support slot on the evening and starting things up will be local crust/metal sewer-group Territory.

Catch Weedeater and Conan on the following dates:

Wellington – San Fran – July 12
Auckland – Kings Arms – July 13
Brisbane – Crowbar – July 14
Sydney – Manning Bar – July 15
Melbourne – Max Watt’s – July 16
Perth – Rosemount Hotel – July 17

Tickets from lifeisnoise.com, oztix, the venues and undertheradar.co.nz for Auckland and Wellington.
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For the first time ever, LIFE IS NOISE is proud to be bringing North Carolina’s favourite cough syrup swilling, hot sauce snorting weirdos, Weedeater to venues across Oz and NZ. Fronted by legendary bassist/vocalist “Dixie” Dave Collins, Weedeater are a dirty stoner force only to be fully appreciated up close and live with a show full of noise, sweat, spit, and fire. Weedeater will give you a contact high from merely listening.

There’s no band filthier than Weedeater. – Consequence of Sound

Over a two decade career Weedeater have put out some of the most devastating crust fuelled doom records – from the legendary Sixteen Tons to God Luck and Good Speed and now the latest THC-soaked genius, Goliathan.

While the Albini-engineered Goliathan is perhaps the best attempt to capture the rawness of a Weedeater show, there’s really no substitute for the real thing. Live Weedeater is a frenzied, chaotic maelstrom of Southern sludge and raspy yet somehow still viscous vocals. Prepare for a total body experience.

Anyone who has experienced the sonic rumblings and onstage antics of the almighty Weedeater live knows that it is always, without fail, a deliriously good time. – MetalSucks

CONAN
Conan are punishingly loud, mercilessly heavy and just downright menacing.

Forming in 2006, the Liverpudlian trio’s latest release, Revengeance, is their third album of “caveman battle doom” – where ferociously hammered drums and sludge-filled guitar and bass meet torturously howled vocals to create music that sounds like a herd of war elephants marching over the bones of a vanquished army.

Conan are an important band and Revengeance is their strongest material to date; an album to be enjoyed drenched in the blood of your enemies whilst wondering if the tinnitus is permanent. – The Monolith

On stage, Conan are simply a behemoth of a band playing in front of a wall of amplifiers pushed to their limit. Pummelingly intense, you don’t just see a Conan show, you try to survive it!

Catch Weedeater and Conan on the following dates:

Wellington – San Fran – July 12
Auckland – Kings Arms – July 13
Brisbane – Crowbar – July 14
Sydney – Manning Bar – July 15
Melbourne – Max Watt’s – July 16
Perth – Rosemount Hotel – July 17

Tickets from lifeisnoise.com, oztix, the venues and undertheradar.co.nz for Auckland and Wellington.

BAD MANNERS announce 40th Anniversary Australian + New Zealand Tour 2016

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THIS IS SKA! And damned great fun too!

To celebrate 40 years on stages all over the world, BAD MANNERS are embarking on their most extensive run of Australian and New Zealand shows ever thanks to www.metropolistouring.com & www.tombowler.com.au Six Kiwi shows and ten Aussie gigs will give every dancehall fan the night of their life.
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The Smith Street Band – Australian + New Zealand Shows – June 2016 **Tour Update**

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One of Australia’s hardest working bands is at it again… Melbourne locals The Smith Street Band have barely stopped to take a breath since the release of their third album, 2014’s Throw Me In The River. Now before heading into the abyss to work on its follow-up, the four-piece have announced they’ll give Throw Me In The River one last run of live shows around Australia, and return to New Zealand for the second time.

Back in early 2015, shortly after two of the band’s biggest Australian tours to date, The Smith Street Band headed out to take Throw Me In The River around the world, touring through the UK, Europe and North America on several occasions, taking on Reading and Leeds Festivals (UK) and Belgium’s Groezrock. Not to mention homecoming performances at Splendour In The Grass, Poison City Weekender and their very own, and aptly titled, I Love Life Festivals in Sydney and Brisbane.

The Smith Street Band kicked off 2016 on the prestigious Laneway Festival tour. They then revisited the small Victorian country town of Forrest, where they recorded Throw Me In The River, to host the inaugural Weekend At The Wonk Festival, paying homage to the town that had treated them so well. In typical fashion, the band didn’t rest there, jetting straight to the US where they’re currently undertaking their first North American headline tour, playing sold out shows in New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Check out a video update from the band’s current adventures here:

Released to critical acclaim Throw Me In The River landed triple j album of the week and debuted in the ARIA top 20 album chart, scored the band a nomination for ‘Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album’ at the 2015 AIR Awards, ‘Live Act of the Year’ at the Rolling Stone Awards and took out the gong for ‘Best Live Band’ at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Single ‘Surrender’ came in at #69 in triple j’s Hottest 100 and their 7” release ‘Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin off Your Punchable Face’ donated all its profits to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

No stranger to top notch supports, the Australian leg will see The Smith Street Band joined by great friends and Tasmanian label mates Luca Brasi, touring in support of their brand new album If This Is All We’re Going To Be. Also on the bumper bill will be MC and multi-instrumentalist Joelistics and Melbourne’s Jess Locke Band.

This June, join relentless road warriors The Smith Street Band in celebrating and saying farewell to Throw Me In The River around Australia and New Zealand.

THE SMITH STREET BAND
with special guests Luca Brasi, Joelistics & Jess Locke Band

Friday June 3rd – Metro, Sydney – SOLD OUT
Saturday June 4th – Max Watts, Brisbane – SOLD OUT
Saturday June 11th – The Gov, Adelaide – SOLD OUT
Thursday June 16th – Max Watts, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Friday June 17th – Max Watts, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Thursday June 23rd – Kings Arms, Auckland*
Friday June 24th – Great Job, Palmerston North*
Saturday June 25th – Moon 1, Wellington*
Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday April 6th
Friday June 10th – Capitol, Perth
*TSSB only

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Cherie Currie ‘The Voice Of The Runaways’ – Australian + New Zealand Tour 2016

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What do you get when you put five teenage girls together with a crazy Svengali? ….. MAYHEM! The Runaways burst onto the scene in 1975 with a 15 year old Cherie Currie out front screaming the instant classic ‘Cherry Bomb’!
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HIGH TENSION Welcomes New Member + Wins ‘Best Heavy Album’ at The Age Music Victoria Awards

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With a tear to their eye, HIGH TENSION waves goodbye to Drummer and founding member Damian Coward as he has moved to the opposite side of the country to focus on getting a real tan, cocktails and maybe even a career in mining. Life doesn’t sound too bad, does it?

His very suitable successor comes in the form of Lauren Hammel (Fear Like Us) and with Damo’s blessing “she’s a bloody shredder!”
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THE EXPLOITED Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour 2015

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The first wave of British punk was a bust. Sid was dead and the Pistols signed Ronnie Biggs as their new singer, The Clash were adopting rock star poses, the Damned wanted to be goths, and the Buzzcock’s Pete Shelley bought a synthesizer.
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THE MISFITS Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour 2015

Tombowler and Metropolis Touring Proudly Present
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Performing their classic albums STATIC AGE and EARTH AD plus other classics.

From hell they came… in April 1977 at the dawn of the punk movement, THE MISFITS were born. They wound up making history and creating a legacy that has truly withstood the test of time. 30 years on THE MISFITS are generating more interest than ever before.

To celebrate this significant tombstone, THE MISFITS are going to fill your Christmas stockings with ghoulish delight because December’s exclusive Australia/ New Zealand tour will feature STATIC AGE and EARTH AD in full.

Bands across the ages have paid tribute to THE MISFITS including Guns ʻn Roses, My Chemical Romance, Prong, NOFX, Cradle Of Filth, Sick of It All and Metallica who covered no less than three MISFITS songs on “Garage Days Revisited”. The iconic “Fiend Skull”, which was once crudely painted on their equipment, leather jackets and everything they could get their hands on, has since become a staple in pop culture, and an instantly recognizable symbol worldwide.

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STATIC AGE features the band’s earliest work including all time classics such as ‘Attitude’, ‘We Are 138’ and ‘Last Caress’. Their second album EARTH AD features “Die Die My Darling”, “Green Hell” and “Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight”. But if that’s not enough raw meat to gorge yourself upon, you can bet you’ll be well satisfied with THE MISFITS Christmas cheer of “Astro Zombies”, “Hybrid Moments”, “Where Eagles Dare” and “Skulls”.

“When fans come to a Misfits show, they get a band who gets up there and gives them all they’ve got. We give them the real thing – that’s how we’ve always done it. At a show, everyone’s just part of the band, there’s no them and us – we’re all us.” Jerry Only – THE MISFITS

THE MISFITS have been preserved on determination bound by unequaled loyalty to their fans and the sheer will to survive. The ferocity and melody that has made THE MISFITS omnipresent and immortal sees the band continue to sell out shows and draw thousands of fans night after night around the globe.

So come on out Fiends – All hell will break loose when the kings of horror-rock drag humanity by the throat into a world of darkness filled with ghouls, goblins and creatures of the night. Move over Saint Nick, because when THE MISFITS are in town every day is Halloween!

THE MISFITS Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates December 2015

Thurs 3rd Christchurch – Allen St
Fri 4th Wellington – Bar Bodega
Sat 5th Auckland – The Studio
Wed 9th Brisbane –Triffid
Thurs 10th Adelaide – The Gov
Fri 11th Melbourne – Max Watts
Sat 12th Sydney –Manning Bar
Sun 13th Perth –Rosemount

Tickets on Sale 27th July @ 9:00am via

http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015-misfits

Photo Gallery: Misfits @ The Zoo, Brisbane – January 16, 2014
Photo by Charlyn Cameron

Photo Gallery: MISFITS @ The Factory Theatre, Sydney – January 18, 2014
Photo by Alicia Stephenson

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HELLYEAH – Australian and New Zealand Tour – August 2015

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Brace yourself for full on METAL assault when HELLYEAH return to our shores after long 5 years for a headline tour of Australia & NZ this coming August! – This will be their first tour of NZ since 2007 too!!
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Robbie Williams – ‘Let Me Entertain You’ Tour – Australia 2015 – More Shows Added!

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With word that Robbie Williams’ second Melbourne date on his upcoming Let Me Entertain You Tour has officially sold out, Chugg Entertainment are delighted to confirm a third and FINAL show at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 24 October.

Since its announcement in May the response to the Let Me Entertain You tour has been outstanding right across the country, with second shows announced in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne mere minutes after the first tickets went on sale. This third Melbourne show will be the last show added to the Australian leg of Robbie’s World Tour, with Chugg Entertainment confirming no further shows will be announced and urging fans to get in quick for what few tickets remain for each show.

Michael Chugg said today, “Melbourne has always been a strong market for Robbie, he’s got some wild fans in Victoria. Adding this extra show on a Saturday night is going to make for an incredible weekend! Maybe my Tasmanian family will even come up for the party!”

Also confirmed today, Swedish trio Baskery will continue their Let Me Entertain You supporting act duties, joining Robbie for the Australian and New Zealand legs of the tour. No matter where in the world they go, people tell the Swedish sisters that they’ve never heard or seen anything like it, that they have a completely unique setup and perform with an inexhaustible energy. This high voltage trio has been compared to everything from Fleetwood Mac to The Black Keys to Led Zeppelin. It’s all about turning the music on its head, blending the straightforwardness of punk with the subtlety of singer/songwriting. Expect the sounds of “banjopunk”, “new folk”, “nordicana”, an energetic live show and killer sibling harmonies.

Advance tickets to the Saturday 24 October show at Rod Laver Arena will be available at RobbieWilliams.com and the Visa Entertainment presale for all Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders and can be purchased using Visa Checkout. The presale starts from 10am (local time) Tuesday 7 July 2015 and will run until 10am (local time) Wednesday 8 July 2015 or until presale tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au.
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Chugg Entertainment have announced the details of Robbie Williams’ upcoming Let Me Entertain You Tour, which is heading to Australia and New Zealand this October, as revealed by the superstar himself last month.

Of the announcement, Robbie Williams said, “Australia and New Zealand – Let Me Entertain You. Me: Robbie Williams. You: the audience. Let’s have some fun together, like old times!”
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FRANK TURNER – Australia & New Zealand Tour – April 2015 ** Supports Confirmed **

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Supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls this April, Jon Snodgrass (Drag The River) brings his raucous live set to stages nationally, with a sense of humour and ability to instantly engage an audience. For The Love of Punk declared, “his voice has a breathiness that lingers in the background, allowing him to create really tender moments and then surprise you when he really pushes his tone and achieves a mellow yet strong timbre.”

Some great local additions including Lincoln Le Fevre, Isaac Graham, Dan Cribb and Luke Carlino round out the bills. Details below…
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The Black Dahlia Murder – Australian & NZ Tour – June 2015

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Having dropped five genre-defining albums since forming in 2001 The Black Dahlia Murder have made it impossible to discuss melodic death metal without the mention of their name. They are hands down (or horns up?) one of the most popular bands in the extreme metal realm, TBDM will close off their touring cycle for their monstrous 2013 release Everblack with an Australian and New Zealand tour this June!
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