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Jon Toogood announces solo 'Planet of Sound' Tour around Australia

Frontman of New Zealand band Shihad, Jon Toogood has announced his own massive solo tour around Australia. The 'Planet of Sound' tour will give Australian fans a chance to see him perform some of his favorite songs, including his own records, live and acoustic at venues around Australia.

Celebrating World Record Store Day: the AU's 12 Hottest RSD Vinyl Releases for April 18th, 2015

This Saturday, April 18th, marks the world-wide celebration of World Record Store Day. The event, started six years ago as a means to celebrate the sale of vinyl music, last year boosted record sales to the highest they've been since the day's creation. This year, record stores the nation over are hosting celebratorial events, including live music, signings, appearances, giveaways and exclusive RSD releases. Below you can find a complete list of participating Australian venues.

Photo Gallery: Festival of the Sun Day 2 Part 2 - Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park (13.12.14)

Part 2 of all the action from Day 2 of Festival of the Sun from Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park in Port Macquarie. Artists include Dune Rats, Allday, Shihad and The Jezabels (pictured above). Photos by Johnny Au.

Photo Gallery: Shihad + High Tension - The Gov, Adelaide (06.11.14)


Shihad rocked The Gov on Thursday night along with Melbourne band High Tension. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.

the AU's Weekend Gig Guide: October 23rd - October 25th

We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to throughout the week ahead and deliver you this guide - our national gig picks of the week!

ARIA Award nominees and Fine Arts winners announced in Sydney today!

Winners and more nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards were announced at the official event in Sydney this morning, with some of Australia's best performers and their teams recognised for their work over the past year. The winners of the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards were announced at the event, with the slew of nominees for the November ARIAs unveiled. the AU congratulates all involved - there have been some truly stellar records produced over the past year, as well as the development of some great live bands who are getting just recognition!

BIGSOUND 2014 Photo Gallery: Pre-BIGSOUND Parties ft. Shihad + WAAX + Little Odessa + Ayla and more... (09.09.14)

Things got rolling early at BIGSOUND on Tuesday Night with the official opening party at the Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent, featuring performances from the Telstra Road to Discovery participants - plus we head over to check out Shihad as they perform their new record FVEY in full at The Zoo and enjoy the sweet sounds of the Mucho Bravado and Mushroom "Night Before Bigsound" parties, featuring Waax, Tin Sparrow, The Creases and more.

Complete Line Up revealed for the Melbourne Rolling Stone Live Lodge.

The complete line up of the Rolling Stone live Lodge has just been announced! The Live Lodge will see Fitzroy’s iconic Workers Club be transformed especially for the event which runs over three entertainment packed weeks between September 25 and October 12. Seven more acts have just been added to the already extensive line up:

Shihad performing headline Australian shows for 'FVEY', their first in over two years!

Shihad are currently basking in the wealth of positive reviews their new album FVEY has been lashed with upon its release, but they're not resting on any kind of laurels! The band will be embarking on their first Australian tour in two years to officially launch FVEY, ready to unleash their renowned rock vibe on to the fans who've been waiting long enough to see them back onstage.

Rolling Stone announces its new pop-up venue 'The Live Lodge' for the Workers Club in Melbourne!

Bringing the noise to the iconic Workers Club in Fitzroy is Rolling Stone and their popular 'Live Lodge'! Having enjoyed such a successful run in Sydney last year, the party is moving through to Melbourne for three jam-packed weeks of entertainment. Highlights are including a FREE event with Slash which will see the guitarist involved in an exclusive Q&A as well as performing, Shihad, the Golden Era Records crew coming through and more!

the AU interview: Tom Larkin from Shihad (New Zealand) talks about their new album "FVEY"

Shihad have just released their ninth studio album FVEY (pronounced Five Eyes) which debuted at No. 1 in New Zealand and is currently sitting at No. 1 on the Australian iTunes Rock Chart. The album saw the band work again with Jaz Coleman, of the band Killing Joke, who also produced their debut album Churn.

Festival of the Sun announce 10th anniversary line up

It's hard to believe that Port Macquarie has been enjoying the annual Festival of the Sun for 10 years now. The relaxed, celebratory atmosphere of the two-day festival is a consistent winner with punters each year, and for their 10th anniversary, the festival is looking to deliver their very best yet. Drawing upon some of the biggest names in Australian music to help usher in a decade of FOTSUN, the organisers have given us something truly spectacular.

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 11th April 2014

In This Issue: Callum to launch his debut LP at the Retreat Hotel, Marilyn Rose and The Thorns at the Cherry Bar, Big Scary announce final Australian show for 2014, Dustin Tebbutt adds extra Melbourne date, Dallas Crane "Get Off The Dope" at the Caravan Club and The Spotted Mallard, Thundamentals add extra Corner Hotel show, Lester the Fierce launching "January" this weekend; Hello Satellites launching 84000 at the Kelvin Club, Andy Stott making debut Melbourne appearance in May, Miles Bonny playing Howler tonight, 5 Seconds of Summer add extra Melbourne show and Kora and Shihad set to play the Espy over Easter!

Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 20th September 2013


In this issue: Models return to perform in Melbourne, Laura Imbruglia back for annual Country Music Gender Bender Revue, So She Says album pre-launch party, Eden Mulholland announces first headline shows, Missy Higgins to play A Show For Casey, Shihad to play Melbourne Cup eve, Dancing Heals announces Melbourne show, Demain EP launch, The Doors Show – Absolutely Live – celebrate L.A Women, Roscoe James Irwin performs at The Workers Club, The Fauves 25th Anniversary Performance, Albert Salt single launch, Vice Grip Pussies headline Grand Final night, The Blackwater Fever bring tour to Melbourne, Ronnie Charles and the Retro Bandits perform at Flying Saucer Club and Weekender at Ding Dong Lounge.

Live Review: Black Sabbath + Shihad - Adelaide Entertainment Centre (07.05.13)

Black Sabbath

Adelaide fans were lucky to very lucky to see Black Sabbath, and they knew it. Having originally being left off of the tour, Adelaide fans petitioned hard and got their wish with the Tuesday night gig at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre being added as the final date on Black Sabbath’s Australian tour. The venue was packed, perhaps in part to the reduction in ticket price to $70 the week before the gig, but that said, you could see that the place was full of die-hard Black Sabbath fans. Young and old had donned their blackest black t-shirts and were ready to witness the great and powerful Ozzy Osbourne and Sabbath, together again.