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THE MISFITS Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour 2015

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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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Ace Frehley announces Australian & New Zealand Tour – April/May 2015

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has announced his first Australian shows since 2010 his First Ever New Zealand Solo Shows!

“I can’t wait to get down to New Zealand and Australia with this new lineup. I’ll be performing ACE classics as well as songs off my new CD ‘Space Invader’ for the enjoyment of the fans. Let There Be Rock!”

Joining ACE on stage will be Richie Scarlet, who rode shotgun performing rhythm guitar and vocal duties on ACE’s ‘Trouble Walking’ platter and has toured with Sebastian Bach; bass guitarist Chris Wyse (Ozzy Osbourne & The Cult); and Scot Coogan (Lita Ford & Nikki Sixx).
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J MASCIS – Tied To A Star / Australia 2015 Tour

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Last here in early 2012 for The Falls Festival and multiple sold-out Sydney Festival performances, Dinosaur Jr frontman / guitar-guru J Mascis returns to Australia and New Zealand in February 2015 for Adelaide’s Garden Of Unearthly Delights Aurora Spiegeltent programme, as special guest to premier ambient / noise outfit Mogwai for two shows at Perth International Arts Festival, for headline performances along the Australian east coast (including first time solo appearances in Hobart and Canberra) and for three shows on the north island of New Zealand.

The 2015 tour follows the release of Tied To A Star, the second solo album from Mascis that picks up exactly where 2011’s debut Several Shades Of Why left off.
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THE GIPSY KINGS featuring NICOLAS REYES & TONINO BALIARDO – Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows

gypsykingsThe Gipsy Kings are returning to Australia after five long years – on their 25th anniversary tour – an incredible band and still at the top of their game. They have bought us hits such as ‘Djobi Djoba’, ‘Baila Me’, ‘Bamboléo’, ‘Bem Bem Maria’, ‘Volare’, ‘Tu Quieres Volver’,‘A Mi Manera (Comme D’Habitude)’,‘Vamos A Bailar’ and many more.

Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 25 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind ‘Bamboléo’ celebrate their 25th anniversary in their very own, blistering tradition – taking audiences back to the south of France on a ride through party-start guitars and booming Spanish vocals on their third tour of Australia in almost three decades of performing.
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BILLY IDOL announces 2015 Australian & New Zealand tour with special guests Cheap Trick

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Rock icon BILLY IDOL is returning to Australia and New Zealand for his first concert tour of Australia since 2002 and his first of New Zealand since 1987.

The original punk turned global superstar will perform indoor shows and a day on the green winery events in March and April 2015. Idol’s band includes long-time collaborator and lead-guitarist Steve Stevens.

Billy Idol’s tour announcement coincides with a flurry of new Idol projects that have fans around the globe in a heightened state of excitement!
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PENDULUM touring Australia October/November 2010

The Frontier Touring Company announced the tour of Australia’s very own electronica drum & bass six-piece, Pendulum.

Pendulum will be touring in support of their newly released ARIA #10 album Immersion. The first single, ‘Watercolour’ shot into the #1 position on the iTunes chart and the excitement that has built around the album is almost palatable. Continue reading PENDULUM touring Australia October/November 2010