Aussies Abroad: Skegss, Starlight Theatre, Smith Street, The Red Paintings, Twin Lakes, True Vibenation and Courtney Barnett reveal international tour dates!

Pictured: Starlight Theatre

As an ongoing commitment to support Australian music, we give you five Australian bands that will soon be doing international tours in the next couple of months. Read on to find the latest dates and location venues...


Three piece Byron Bay outfit Skegss are heading overseas to America and Canada, with tour dates kicking off tomorrow! Being invited to play Canadian Music Week and Record at the Converse Rubber Tracks studios in New York the timing was perfect to take their debut single L.S.D overseas. Live, Sleep, Die is the motto a well-crafted ode to those with a more laid-back approach to life.They'll be playing 10 shows across California, New York and Canada. The dates are:

24th April The Regent Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (All Ages) **
28th April The American Legion, Encinitas, CA (All Ages) **
29th April The Continental Room Fullerton, CA – Free 21+
30th April Dialed Long Beach, CA – What Youth Launch – Free (All Ages)*
2nd May Venue TBA, NY
3rd May Venue TBA, NY
4th May BABYS ALRIGHT Brooklyn, NY
7th May Rancho Relaxo, Toronto (1am show)
8th May Aussie BBQ, Toronto (2.50pm)
8th May The Hideout, Toronto (3am show)
9th May Cherry Colas, Toronto (2am show)

Starlight Theatre

Brisbane band, Starlight Theatre have been selected to play this year's MUSEXPO showcase in Hollywood. The band are set to play between April 26th and 29th.

Since the release of their 2011 EP, Castles, Clocks & Cathedrals, the band have been touring as a support act for The Potbellez, Evermore, Sheppard and Ball Park Music. They also spent some time during the UK in 2013-2014 and have only just recently returned to Australia. The band's current single, "Oceans", was released on April 1st.

For more updates on the band, follow their Facebook page:

The Smith Street Band

Exciting news for Melbourne's The Smith Street Band, who have scored a spot in both UK's Reeding & Leeds Festivals. The band was also just recently added to Australia's Splendour in The Grass lineup. It's been an eventful six months for the band since the release of their third studio album, Throw Me In The River. Check out their international tour dates below:

Thu 23 Apr – The Fleece – Bristol, UK
Fri 24 Apr – Joiners – Southampton, UK
Sat 25 Apr – The Dome Tufnell Park – London, UK
Sun 26 Apr – Audio – Glasgow, UK
Mon 27 Apr – Gorilla – Manchester, UK
Tue 28 Apr – Soundhouse – Leicester, UK
Thu 30 Apr – Uncle M Fest – Munster, Germany SOLD OUT
Fri 01 May – Groezrock Festival – Meerhout, Belgium
Sun 03 May – B58 – Braunschweig, Germany
Mon 04 May – Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany
Wed 06 May – Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
Thu 07 May – Astra – Berlin, Germany
Fri 08 May – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
Sat 09 May – LKA Longhorn – Stuttgart, Germany
Sun 10 May – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
Sat 25 Jul – Splendour in the Grass – Byron Bay, NSW
Fri 07 Aug – Open Flair Festival – Eschwege, Germany
Sat 08 Aug – Olgas Rock Festival – Oberhausen, Germany
Sun 09 Aug – Taubertal Festival – Rothenburg, Germany
Tue 11 Aug – GMK – Budapest, Hungary
Wed 12 Aug – Cross Club – Prague, Czech Republic
Fri 14 Aug – Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, Poland
Sat 15 Aug – Minoga – Poznan, Poland
Sun 16 Aug – Serengeti Festival – Schloss Holte, Germany
tue 18 Aug – Crash Fest – Hamburg, Germany
Thu 20 Aug – Underwerket – Copenhagen, Denmark
Fri 21 Aug – Musikkflekken – Oslo, Norway
Sat 22 Aug – Bergsund Strand 43 – Stockholm, Sweden
Sun 23 Aug – Sjul Fyra Sex – Gothenburg, Sweden
Tue 25 Aug – Dynamo – Eindhoven, Netherlands
Fri 28 Aug – Reading Festival – Reading, UK
Sat 29 Aug – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK

Check out the band's website here:

The Red Paintings

Orchestral art rockers The Red Paintings from Geelong are in the midst of an ambitious world tour in support of their album The Revolution Is Never Coming. Known for their sensational live performances, the 5-piece band incorporate themed costumed stage shows and live art to create a unique art experience that reflects the band’s energy and sound. Check out their extensive list of tour dates below:

April 21 @ Classic Grand, Glasgow UK
April 22 @ Academy, Manchester UK
April 23 @ Whitby Goth Festival, Whitby UK
April 24 @ Institute, Birmingham UK
April 25 @ The Garage, London UK – SOLD OUT
April 26 @ The Fleece, Bristol UK
May 12 @ Metro Bar, Salt Lake City UT
May 13 @ Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
May 14 @ Vega, Lincoln NE
May 15 @ Scene Rock Bar, Kansas City MO
May 17 @ First Avenue (7th St Entry), Minneapolis MN
May 20 @ Red Line Tap, Chicago IL
May 21 @ Southgate House, Newport KY
May 22 @ Smalls, Hamtramck MI
May 24 @ Hard Rock Café, Pittsburgh PA
May 26 @ Sneaky Dee’s, Toronto ON
May 27 @ Divan Orange, Montreal QC
May 28 @ TT The Bear’s Place, Boston MA
May 29 @ Bowery Electric, New York NY
May 30 @ Fish Head Cantina, Baltimore MD
May 31 @ Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia PA
June 1 @ The Black Cat, Washington DC
June 5 @ Scruffy City Hall, Knoxville TN
June 6 @ Local 506, Chapel Hill NC
June 7 @ Purgatory, Atlanta GA
June 8 @ Caledonia Lounge, Athens GA
June 9 @ Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville FL
June 10 @ Backbooth Bar, Orlando FL
June 12 @ Stubbs Jr, Austin TX
June 13 @ The Foundry, Dallas TX
June 16 @ Lowbrow Palace, El Paso TX
June 18 @ The Rock, Tucson AZ
June 19 @ Last Exit Live, Phoenix AZ
June 20 @ Brick by Brick, San Diego CA
June 22 @ The Atrium, Santa Cruz CA
June 24 @ Volcanic Theatre, Bend OR
June 25 @ Highline, Seattle WA

For more info, check out the band's website here:

Twin Lakes

Newcastle's Twin Lakes are set to showcase at two major international music conferences this year - Canadian Music Week and Music Matters! This year, the band is opting for a different approach to last year's CMW with front man Eddie Garven and his brother Huw will be playing as a duo this time around. Check out their dates below!

Canada (Toronto):

FRIDAY, MAY 1, Abbey Pub and Steak House
SATURDAY, MAY 2, Mackenzies High Park
SATURDAY, MAY 2, Kensington Lodge
SUNDAY, MAY 3, Bampot House of Tea & Board Games
SUNDAY, MAY 3, The Cavern Bar
MONDAY, MAY 4, The Hole in the Wall
TUESDAY, MAY 5, The Old Nick
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, Cafe Chez Helene

** THURSDAY MAY 7 ** CMW Showcase **
The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
SATURDAY, MAY 9, Mackenzies High Park
SATURDAY, MAY 9, Cafe Chez Helene

MAY 20-23 // ** MUSIC MATTERS Showcase**
SATURDAY, MAY 16 // Caffe Frascati
SINGAPORE - Show times TBA

For more info, check out the band's website here:

Courtney Barnett

Melbourne's Courtney Barnett has already had a flying start to 2015, and it's far from over. The Aussie singer/songwriter and guitarist has an array of overseas tour dates to get excited about. Check out the details below.

May 18 The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
May 19 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
May 20 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
May 21 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
May 25 Sasquatch Festival, George, WA
May 27 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
May 29 Bottlerock Festival, Napa, CA
May 30 The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
May 31 The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
Jun 02 Casbah, San Diego, CA
Jun 05 The Mohawk, Austin, TX
Jun 06 Club Dada, Dallas, TX
Jun 07 ONE EYED JACKS, New Orleans, LA
Jun 09 Vinyl, Atlanta, GA
Jun 10 Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary, NC
Jun 11 Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester, TN
Jun 13 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Jun 14 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Jun 15 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Jun 18 Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Jun 24 Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
Jul 17 Pitchfork Festival, Chicago, IL
Jul 19 Union Park, Chicago, IL
Jul 24 Camden WaterFront, Camden, NJ
Jul 25 Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI
Aug 11 Oya Festival 2015, Oslo, Norway

For more info, visit Courtney Barnett's website here:

True Vibenation

Hip Hop trio True Vibenation have announced a tour of Africa with appearances at HIFA and Bushfire Festivals on the famed Firefest route. With main stage slots alongside international legends such as Salif Keita and Les Nubians, the Australian trio are set to burst on to the African scene with their brand of electronic beats, live horns and deft lyrics.

29 April – HIFA Festival, Harare Zimbabwe – ZOL Main Stage
01 May - HIFA Festival, Harare Zimbabwe - Coca Cola Green stage
30th May - Bushfire Festival – Swaziland


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