And now for some news on the TLC tip. I|E|G and Ginnen Group in association with MAX have announced that surviving members of the legendary 90's R&B group will be touring Australia for the first time ever in June.
Canada's largest outdoor festival, Festival d'été de Québec, is set to be phenomenal once again for 2014! The legendary July music gathering sees millions travel to the historic city for ten days of incredible live performances. There's the opportunities to discover new and fresh artists from around the world while also bearing witness some international heavyweights bringing world class live shows through to Québec too.
British festival T in the Park has brought a strong lineup for its 2014 run! The three day July festival still has more artist announcements to come, but the list of artists already name-dropped is impressive indeed. With the Tame Impala boys being the first Australians to be included on the festival bill (so far) this year, the festival will also be seeing some stellar international names coming through, including some who will be soon knocking on our doorstep in Arctic Monkeys, Ellie Goulding, Biffy Clyro and Disclosure.
This is very exciting news - Canberra's SAFIA will be out on the road through May and June! Already set to support Lorde on her upcoing tour of the country, the trio who have carved a place for them amongst fans of electro-pop and this funk/nu-soul trend that seems to be grasping more people with each release and are continuing to impress with their new single "Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds".
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.
Harry Hookey will soon be heading around the country with his debut record Misdiagnosed in tow! The album, which will see release on April 25, is set to be a cool entrance record on to the radars of many music fans who will have already been introduced to Hookey's tunes through his support performances of Busby Marou recently. The tour dates are extensive, so check them out and make sure you get along and check him out!
Adelaide MC Allday has announced a national tour for his new single "Right Now", which will see him perform for both under 18 and over 18 crowds around the country through May and June! Bringing Jackie Onassis and Mikey Hundred along for the ride, fans can expect to get totally whipped up into a hip-hop frenzy, something to roll with. This year has been huge for Allday already and with a debut album nearing completion, we can only assume things are going to only continue to head upward.
In This Issue: BIG BIG NEWS from the pop world this week. British songwriter Ed Sheeran is back with the announcement of his new record. Canadian up and comer Mo Kenney is getting ready to release her debut, along with a heap of local acts such as The Middle Names, I Know Leopard, and Jordie Lane is putting out a live record! There's a heap more stuff in here, so have a read - it'll be good for you.
With the announcement of Movement’s self-titled EP being released on May 2nd, the trio have announced a string of tour dates to coincide with the launch. The band will perform on May 22nd in Melbourne, and power through till June 6th in Byron Bay. All tickets are on sale today.
Singer/songwriter C.W. Stoneking has announced two very intimate performances in both Sydney and Melbourne. The shows will be C.W.’s first stripped back performances since 2005. C.W. will perform at St Stephen’s Uniting Church in Sydney on June 11th, and St Michael’s Uniting Church in Melbourne on June 13th.
Iceland Airwaves have announced more artists to the upcoming 5 day festival. The event will take place in Reykjavik on November 5th – 9th. Tickets are on sale now.
Brisbane based six-piece band Big Dead released their first single "Atomise (What We Should)" off their upcoming album, due to be released in July. To coincide with the release of their single, Big Dead have announced a string of tour dates throughout April/May!
Short Stack surprised everyone when they announced their return with a brand spanking new single "Television", a new music video and two special shows in Melbourne and Sydney.
MONA's winter festival DARK MOFO returns to Hobart this June with another huge impressive lineup that is set to fulfil the senses!
Sounds Australia will return to Toronto soon, along with many Australian bands, for Canadian Music Week! Their world-renowned showcase will a great line up of Aussie artists play at The Aussie BBQ, held at the Horseshoe Tavern on May 10th. Taking place from 12:00pm - 6:00pm, the BBQ will give our talent the perfect opportunity to show their goods off to the Canadians - the biggest showcase of Australian music outside of the country itself.