Band presale starts: Mon 18 Feb, 9am
Band presale finishes: Thu 21 Feb 7am
Ticketmaster presale starts: Tue 19 Feb, 9am
Ticketmaster finishes: Thu 21 Feb, 7am
We are really excited to come and play our dream venues around Australia. Since dropping our debut album last year My Own Mess everything has been crazy. We are taking our friends Aaron Gocs, Totty and Mini Skirt on the road. See yas there. – Skegss
Skegss have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to support GO Foundation and their work creating opportunities for Indigenous youth through education. www.plus1.org
Live Nation pre-sale begins 10am Tuesday, February 12 until 10am Wednesday, February 13.
ARCHITECTS, the Brighton-based outfit Kerrang recently awarded the title of “Best British Live Band” today announce their return to Australia in support of their eighth album, “Holy Hell”. The tour kicks off at Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on Tuesday, August 6 before heading to Brisbane’s brand-new and soon-to-be-unveiled Fortitude Music Hall on Thursday, August 8, Sydney’s Big Top on Saturday August 10 and Festival Hall in Melbourne on Sunday August 11.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am Wednesday, February 13.
My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 10am Tuesday, February 12 until 10am Wednesday, February 13.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.
“Holy Hell” marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect’s founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious,” Dan explains. “I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.”
“It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?’” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.”
“Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.”
Finding a way forward, the band spent 2017 recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. “For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it,” Dan offers. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.”
Having recently finished up an arena tour of the UK, 2019 sees the group touring “Holy Hell” throughout Europe, North America and now also Australia. This will be band’s first tour of Australia since 2017 which saw them sell out three shows in Melbourne and two in Sydney –their return is expected to be nothing short of epic.
|THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE||TUESDAY AUGUST 6|
|FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE||THURSDAY AUGUST 8|
|BIG TOP, SYDNEY||SATURDAY AUGUST 10|
|FESTIVAL HALL, MELBOURNE||SUNDAY AUGUST 11|
MELBOURNE, AU (March 14, 2019) – In celebration of Abbey Road’s 50th anniversary, some of Australia’s most respected musicians and members of iconic groups, collectively known as ARC — Kram (SPIDERBAIT), Mark Wilson (JET), Davey Lane (YOU AM I) and Darren Middleton (POWDERFINGER) — all self-confessed Beatles tragics, will faithfully and lovingly bring The Beatles’ most audacious creation to life on stage, performing Abbey Road in full, from start to finish, followed by a second set comprising of a selection of hits spanning the breath of The Beatles’ career and catalogue.
Abbey Road – The Beatles’ swansong and their crowning achievement as a recording group – is a stately, majestic, playful yet fiercely rocking masterpiece of pop music, regarded as one of the greatest records of all time.
Joining ARC live on stage will be special guests Ash Naylor (Paul Kelly, Even and Rockwiz), Linda Bull (The Black Sorrows, Vika and Linda Bull), Brett Wolfenden (The Pictures, James Keays) and James Keys (Eagle and the Worm, Bob Evans).
Tickets for all shows will go on sale at 10am (local time) this Monday, March 18.
My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at 10am tomorrow, March 15.
For complete tour, ticketing and VIP Experiences information – including the Ultimate VIP Meet n Greet Experience which offers exclusive access to a Q&A session and an acoustic performance – visit: livenation.com.au.
Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band The Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records. It was an immediate commercial success reaching #1 in the UK and US. Over time, the album became viewed as among The Beatles’ best and many critics have ranked it as one of the greatest albums of all time.
Abbey Road spent 81 weeks on the UK albums chart, 12 weeks at #1 on the Billboard chart and was certified 12-times platinum by the RIAA in 2001, selling in excess of 31 million copies.
The album’s iconic cover, which features the four band members walking across a zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, has become one of the most famous and imitated images in the history of popular music.
“As far as rock music swan songs go, this might be the best there’s ever been.” – Billboard
|PERTH CONCERT HALL||SUNDAY AUGUST 11|
|THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE||TUESDAY AUGUST 13|
|PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE||THURSDAY AUGUST 15|
|FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE||SUNDAY AUGUST 18|
|ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY||TUESDAY AUGUST 20|
For complete tour and ticketing information, visit: www.livenation.com.au
Darren Middleton (POWDERFINGER), Mark Wilson (JET), Davey Lane (YOU AM I) and Kram (SPIDERBAIT) have joined forces to become ARC, one of the most collectively celebrated and successful supergroups in Australia’s rock history with 33 ARIA Awards and 16 Top Ten ARIA albums combined.
Kram – Drummer and vocalist for Spiderbait, one of Australia’s most successful and respected alternative rock bands, and Australian rock supergroup, The Wrights.
Mark Wilson – Bassist, pianist and backing vocalist for the internationally acclaimed rock band, Jet.
Darren Middleton – Guitarist and songwriter for one of the most successful Australian rock bands of the past two decades, Powderfinger, and now successful solo artist.
Davey Lane – Guitarist for definitive Australian rock band You Am I, The Pictures and rock supergroup The Wrights.
General on sale – 9am, Tuesday 21 May
Renowned for making tender hit songs from his hybrid of hip hop, rap and pop, and then laying it all out on stage, today Allday announces a mammoth national Starry Night Over The Phone album tour set for August. Joining in for all tour dates are great friend and collaborator Mallrat, singer-songwriter E^STand musician-on-the-rise JXN.
The national dates will follow on from his anticipated return to the Splendour in the Grass stage where he will bring a rollcall of friends to help illuminate his upcoming third album. Hugely anticipated by fans and media alike, the album name has already been tattooed on one of his dedicated fans.
The tour announce comes alongside the release of new track ‘Lungs’. A harder moment than the previous two tracks released ‘Wonder Drug’ and ‘Protection’, ‘Lungs’ sits deep in the groove, with every lyric delivered over a rolling melody displaying the relaxed delivery that Allday is known for. It’s a song that you can hear trickling out of cars as they roll through the streets.
It’s been a busy few years for the Adelaide-raised, now LA-based artist, his debut album Startup Cult came in at #3 on the ARIA Charts and it’s follow up Speeding landed a #6 debut plus an Air Award nomination. He has 3 Gold ARIA certifications for his singles ‘You Always Know the DJ’ and ‘In Motion’ ft. Japanese Wallpaper, and debut EP ‘Loners Are Cool’, and has accumulated over 80 million streams to date. A collaboration with long-time friend Mallrat on her hugely successful single ‘UFO’ has racked up over 14 million streams, and came in at #70 in the triple j Hottest 100 of 2018.
From smashing his sets on festival stages including Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Groovin the Moo and This That, to selling out his massive headline tour dates around the country Allday has cemented himself as one of Australia’s most interesting young songwriters and in demand performers.
|Metro City, Perth – 18+||SAT 17 AUGUST|
|Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane – AA||FRI 23 AUGUST|
|Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – AA||SAT 24 AUGUST|
|HQ Complex, Adelaide – AA||FRI 30 AUGUST|
|Festival Hall, Melbourne – AA||SAT 31 AUGUST|
BIRDS ANNOUNCE EXTRA DATES AS GOOD LORD GOES GOLD
Tickets purchased for The Triffid via Oztix remain valid for the upgraded show
Birds of Tokyo’s supposedly controversial AFL appearance last week hasn’t stopped them from already selling out multiple dates on their September “Good Lord Tour”. Second shows were announced today for Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Brisbane has been upscaled to a larger venue due to popular demand and dates have also been added in Newcastle, Wollongong and Canberra. All the new gig info is detailed below and tickets are onsale now.
In other good news for the band “Good Lord” will be certified gold on next week’s ARIA singles chart. The breakup anthem is already one of the most played songs on Australian radio proving that there’s still some space on the commercial airwaves for electric guitars and real drums. The track is also climbing the streaming charts having been ensconced in Spotify’s Viral top 10 for the last few weeks.
It’s been more than a decade since Birds of Tokyo first formed in Perth and released their first few indie albums. Over the years since then they’ve enjoyed 16 APRA Award nominations – more than any other band- and 11 of their songs have made the Triple Hottest 100. However this is their first gold single since 2015’s “I’d Go With You Anywhere” – reflecting the change since streaming came to dominate the ARIA Charts. Last week Birds of Tokyo was one of only four Australian artists to feature in the national top 40 singles.
Twenty years ago Kasey Chambers released her ground-breaking debut album ‘The Captain’. It was a pivotal record that remains the cornerstone of her outstanding career.
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of The Captain, Kasey performs a very special concert, sentimentally reforming her original band, playing songs from The Captain album, alongside a “best of her career set”.
‘The Captain’ remains one of the most extraordinary and lauded debuts by an Australian artist in any genre. The critics and the public saw ‘The Captain’ for what it was, a blast of fresh air in the local country scene. Songs such as the title track, ‘Cry Like A Baby’ and ‘These Pines’ boasted a maturity beyond her years and a wealth of Americana-styled musical influences, yet the album had Australia and family at its core, ingredients that have been a staple of Kasey’s song-writing ever since then. Kasey picked up her first solo ARIA Awards, for Best Country Album and Best Female Artist, the album would go double-platinum in Australia, reach the Top 50 of the US Billboard Country albums and enabled Kasey to launch her music to the world.
Kasey has followed it up with 11 more albums, each one cementing her place on the global country artist stage and garnering her a cabinet full of awards. In 2018 she was the youngest female ever to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, reinforcing her place as one of Australia’s most respected, accomplished and captivating performers.
Join Kasey to celebrate the 20th anniversary and share the journey of the past 2 decades of her world-class songs and intimate stories – a unique concert experience not to be missed!
Get ready Australia! Following SELL OUT tours in both 2016 and 2017, the cast of THE NEXT STEP is returning to Australia in 2019 for what will be one of the most anticipated tours of the year.
Featuring nine of the cast from the hit television series, The Next Step – Absolute Dance will be a brand-new show that offers fans a chance to get up close and personal with cast members from the global hit TV show.
Tickets for all shows go on sale on at 12pm Thursday, April 4.
My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at 11am tomorrow, Tuesday April 2 until 11am Thursday, April 4.
For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.com.au.
This will be the largest tour ever undertaken by The Next Step in Australia and will see the show appearing in all Australian capital cities as well as many major regional centers.
The 90-minute stage show features solos, duets, trios and group numbers choreographed to popular hit songs along with original music from the show.
Cast members starring in the expanded live stage show in April 2019 include: Briar Nolet (“Richelle”), Isaiah Peck (“Henry”), Shelby Bain (“Amy”), Alexandra Chaves (“Piper”), Berkley Ratzlaff (“Davis”), Sage Linder (“Summer”), Dylan Ratzlaff (“Jacqui”), Liam Mackie (“Finn”) and Noah Zulfikar (“Kingston”).
|FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE||TUES SEPTEMBER 24|
|HOTA, GOLD COAST||WED SEPTEMBER 25|
|WIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, WOLLONGONG||SAT SEPTEMBER 28|
|CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE||SUN SEPTEMBER 29|
|THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE||TUES OCTOBER 1|
|WREST POINT ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, HOBART||THUR OCTOBER 3|
|BIG TOP LUNA PARK, SYDNEY||SAT OCTOBER 5|
|HBF STADIUM, PERTH||TUES OCTOBER 8|
TICKETS ON SALE 12PM THURSDAY, APRIL 12.
My Live Nation pre-sale begins 11am Wednesday, April 10 until 11am Friday, April 12. For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experiences information, visit: livenation.com.au
Arguably one of the most unique and captivating metal bands on earth, Apocalyptica have today announced their anticipated return to Australian shores! Presented by MJR Presents, the four-piece cello outfit are returning to play the biggest rooms they have ever played in Australia. Tickets for Apocalyptica’s Australian tour go on sale at 9:00am AEST, Tuesday 26 March, 2019 at MJRPresents.com.
Having previously sold out solo runs around Australia, and surprised fans on the 2015 Soundwave Festival tour, the Finnish ‘cello metal’ group will return to Australia in September, for two brand new shows at some of the country’s most prestigious halls; the brand new The Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane, the iconic Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Hamer Hall.
The Finnish, cello-driven rock opus, who changed the landscape of both heavy and classical music for years to come with the release of their 1996 album “Plays Metallica by Four Cellos“, have built a reputation for incredible live shows, which consistently blurs the line between metal, classical, theatre and rock-opera. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album, the group re-released it, remastered with 3 bonus tracks on July 22, 2016. Added to this new version were brand new / never-before-released instrumental recordings of “Battery,” “Nothing Else Matters” and “Seek & Destroy.”
After playing over 170 “Plays Metallica by Four Cellos” concerts in more than 40 countries, Apocalyptica went on to release seven critically acclaimed albums, selling over 6 million records worldwide.
|THE FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL – BRISBANE, QLD||FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER|
|HAMER HALL – MELBOURNE, VIC||SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER|
|SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE – SYDNEY, NSW||SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER|
Tickets for Apocalyptica’s Australian tour go on sale at 9:00am AEST Tuesday 26 March, 2019, Via MJRPresents.com.