Recently, when there were reports of a 'mega festival' featuring some of rock and roll's most beloved names (think: The Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who...) swirling, it seemed to good to be true. Well, doubters, think again: the Desert Trip Festival has been officially announced and it's coming out of the gates blazing with some MASSIVE names.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last three years you have probably heard of the erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey. There are mixed (generally pretty terrible, to be fair) reviews of the movie but the soundtrack, featuring artists such as Ellie Goulding and Beyoncé Knowles debuted at number two on the Billboard chart, two days before the film’s opening, and is without question one of the best Soundtracks of recent memory.
With almost twenty years since their last Perth show, and 7 months since the postponement of their Australian tour in the wake of the sudden death of L’Wren Scott, The Rolling Stones showed on Wednesday night that not only do good things come to those who wait, and that they were more than worth the wait.
Playing their first show in Perth since 1995, The Rolling Stones rocked out Perth Arena with an awesome show. Our man Stuart Sevastos was there to capture the action from the night.
In what is set to be a huge night of music at Hanging Rock and Hope Estate, The Preatures and British India have been today confirmed to support The Rolling Stones when they're in the area! The two bands will join Jimmy Barnes, both Aussie bands complement the British rock icons to a tee in representing a contemporary twist on retro rock music. Along with this announcement, a final GA ticket release for the Hope Estate show has been given the green light, so Stones fans can jump on them quickly!
Following the postponement of the original tour dates in March, The Rolling Stones have today confirmed their rescheduled '14 On Fire' Australasian tour. As originally planned, the band will kick off the tour at Adelaide Oval, before taking their huge live show around the country and through to New Zealand. Jimmy Barnes will be supporting the Stones in Adelaide and Auckland as well! With an extra show added for the Perth, plus a new show for the Hunter Valley, this tour is obviously going to be a popular one, though refund information is also available.
Following the news that The Rolling Stones will not be going ahead with their scheduled Perth concert, the band have released a statement that all remaining tour dates for Australia and New Zealand have now been postponed.
Earlier today Frontier Touring and Concerts West released an official announcement regarding The Rolling Stones and their highly anticipated concert at Perth Arena on Wednesday 19 March is now cancelled.
The Rolling Stones have extended their return Down Under, announcing their full run of dates in Australia for 2014. Already announced to be coming to Adelaide in March to open the redeveloped Adelaide Oval, The Stones are expected to sell out shows around the country and over the pond when these dates go on sale as well.
In this issue: Ash Grunwald announces West Coast tour for February 2014, I Killed The Prom Queen to play The Gov, Mark Knight celebrates Australia Day at The Deen, Michael Franti + Spearhead playing The Gov April next year, The Screaming Believers play a special Adelaide show, The Rolling Stones return to Adelaide Oval (again), The Dunes launch new EP at The Jade Monkey and Illy hits The Gov this December.
Confirming the rumours that have been floating around for months now, legendary British rockers The Rolling Stones will be officially opening the new Adelaide Oval in March 2014! Returning to Australia for the first time in almost 20 years, the Stones will be bringing their world class stage show to Adelaide in what is going to be easily the biggest production the city will have seen in some time.
Shock Entertainment has announced the DVD and Blu-Ray release of The Rolling Stones' Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live. Available from 11 November 2013, Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live chronicles The Rolling Stones’ historic and triumphant return to London’s Hyde Park with a 2-hour live concert and highlights package including new and unseen backstage footage.
In this week's issue: New music from Sally Seltmann, The Hunger Games Soundtrack, DVD and Blu-ray release for The Rolling Stones, an EP for Little May, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are back, and a whole lot more!
Last month I attended the Australian premiere of Mistaken For Strangers, the quasi-music documentary focusing on The National. I say quasi, because as those who've already seen it know it isn't really about The National at all. Instead it follows director Tom Berninger, brother of the band's singer Matt Berninger as he films the band on tour while trying to do double duty as a roadie. I was stunned by the film, not only because devout National fans would no-doubt be disappointed, but also because it accomplished so many different things.
After a hard night of seeing three or four bands in a sticky pub, there’s nothing like curling up in bed with a good book to soothe the high-pitched ringing that is pulsating from the eardrums. Of course, I am assuming you all go home after a gig and get tucked away in your little beds all nice and comfy with a teddy bear and a book as your companion, no? What do you mean when you say that you continue on to another pub and ensure that the hangover from hell comes the next morning?