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TOUR DIARIES

Tour Diary: Avers (Virginia) take on SXSW, whiskey and oysters for breakfast, their sweatiest show yet and more

Rock band Avers from Richmond, Virginia take the AU review along for the ride as they head to Austin's iconic SXSW. From whiskey and oysters for breakfast to their Sweatiest show yet, this tour diary offers up insights and snaps from their action-packed trip. Click through to check it out...

Tour Diary: Toddy from King Parrot hits the USA from California to Seattle and Salt Lake (March/April 2015 - Part Two)

San Diego, California is a beautiful place! A laid back kinda vibe, nice beaches and friendly folk. This was our first show in a string of dates through this beautiful state! Tonight’s venue is called The Casbah, so it was pretty cool to literally ‘rock the Casbah’ just one time in our musical careers, even if it’s not the actual Casbah! The venue was right opposite the San Diego airport, so we had quite the showing of landing planes right above our heads if we stepped out the front door.

Tour Diary: Toddy from King Parrot (Melbourne) hits the USA from New Orleans to SXSW and Scottsdale, Arizona (March/April 2015 - Part One)

To set the scene here, we’d just arrived on American soil at JFK airport, New York from Frankfurt, Germany after our first European tour as King Parrot. A couple of us have toured Europe before with other bands, but this was our first run as KP. We did a 10 show run across 7 countries with Weedeater. It was a great way to test the waters for us as well as get acquainted with our touring buddies in Weedeater before both bands set out for a month of dates across the USA. In this first pic, the lads are just lounging about in the airport lounge during our layover before flying down to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Tour Diary: Safia (Canberra) take on SXSW, LA Rooftop Bars, Pedi Cabs and more in March 2015

Canberra three-piece Safia continue to make waves and move to the forefront of Australia's next biggest musical exports with their blend of indie rock, delicate soul, and various styles of electronica. Having just finished up their trip to the USA, including shows at SXSW and in LA, the trio kept the AU review in the loop via tour diary. Click through to check out their snaps and insights from their time in the US... Photos by Damien Weatherley.

Tour Diary: Satellite Sky (Melbourne) take on Phoenix BBQs, Flagstaff, San Angelo and SXSW (Part One)

Indie rock duo from Melbourne, Satellite Sky let the AU review tag along on their Southern States of America tour, including Austin's iconic SXSW via tour diary... "We hit the road to begin our tour through the Southern States of Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana. We have driven these roads before but it's always exciting getting back on the road and this time round we’re amped to be playing a bunch of new songs from our latest record Magnetize which will be released on May 5th..." Read Part One of Satellite Sky's tour diary below!

Tour Diary: Trinity Roots (NZ) hit Sydney on their East Coast Australian Tour 2015 (Part Two)

NZ reggae/soul trio Trinity Roots have enjoyed a successful Australian release of their single "Haiku" and toured the East Coast in support of their third studio album Citizen. Earlier this week we brought you Part One of their tour diary, featuring stops in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast and Brunswick Heads. The second and final installment of the band's tour diary shares the trio's Sydney adventures...

Tour Diary: on the road with Mansionair (Sydney) in and around SXSW and record signing in New York

This year, Sydney band Mansionair headed to SXSW for a range of showcases, including the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Showcase. The band was then off to New York to sign their record deal with Glassnote Records, joining the likes of Mumford & Sons, CHVRCHES, The Temper Trap and Phoenix. Throughout these massive few weeks, Mansionair documented their milestones for the AU review. Check out their tour diary below.

Tour Diary: Trinity Roots (NZ) on the East Coast 2015 (Part One)

After the successful Australian release of their single "Haiku" the NZ reggae/soul trio Trinity Roots toured the East Coast in support of their third studio album Citizen. With stops at Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brunswick Heads, Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne, this tour was an opportunity for the band to showcase their new songs, and reconnect with old favourites. Trinity Roots bring us pics and insights from their time on the road below...

Tour Diary: Lenka returns to her fourth SXSW in Austin, Texas

Head to Texas for her fourth SXSW, Lenka has brought us back a tour diary of her return to the massive event, which was full of birthday celebrations, delayed flights and a brief few days in LA for rehearsals and Pho.

Tour Diary: On the road with Chase City (Hobart) - Part Two

Hobart's Chase City have been establishing themselves as an indie pop act to be watching recently, with tour dates taking them right around the country. Currently touring their latest single, "I Lost Myself", the lads have been documenting their travels for the AU!

Tour Diary: On the road with Chase City (Hobart) - Part One!

Hobart's Chase City have been establishing themselves as an indie pop act to be watching recently, with tour dates taking them right around the country. Currently touring their latest single, "I Lost Myself", the lads have been documenting their travels for the AU! Check out the first part of their tour diary, which takes them down the coast, into news studios and of course, on to the stage.

Tour Diary: Angus and Julia Stone (Sydney) give us an insight into their recent time overseas!

Angus and Julia Stone made a triumphant return home with their acclaimed self-titled album this year. Nominated for a 2014 ARIA, playing sold out shows and announcing a huge national tour for 2015, the sibling duo have been definitely keeping themselves busy. They've given us a little insight into their recent overseas travels and true to form, Angus and Julia have been keeping things chill, while performing to some huge crowds of 'friends'.

Tour Diary: Globetrotting with The Cairos (Brisbane)!

The Cairos have been getting round this little ol' globe a fair bit this year. The Brisbane band has recently had their music and talented live show take them through Europe, the US and Asia, before returning home to continue looking ahead to more new music prospects in 2015. The band gives us a peek into their time abroad, where they visit Stonehenge, Buckingham Palace, tick a teenage dream off the list in New York City and more!

Tour Diary: Winter's End (Sydney) reflect on their trip to LA (Part Two)!

Recently in LA was Sydney duo, Winter's End. Having brought their indie electro vibes Stateside for a whirlwind trip, Marissa and Chris Pinto have been sharing with us little insights into their trip. Revisit Part One of the tour diary here, as they continue reflecting on their time in La La Land.

Tour Diary: Winter's End (Sydney) reflect on their trip to LA (Part One)!

Travelling at 904km/h at 35000ft above Western Samoa, you start to think, Holy crap! We are on our way to the other side of the world, where we will be sharing our music with a crowd of completely new friends. When we started out on this journey three years ago, we always dreamed of sharing our sounds with people in far away places and now we have to pinch ourselves to realise that it is no longer a dream but a wonderful reality.