In support of their latest LP Psychic Warfare, Maryland rockers Clutch will play shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne early next year. The band will be supported by Australian punk-rock act Cosmic Psychos.
We're two months out from the Falls and Southbound festivals kicking off for another year and like previous years, tickets have been flying for the events held around the country over the New Year's period. With the likes of Foals, Bloc Party and The Wombats headlining, the festival tour this year has represented a strong line up of international favourites, not to mention a crop of artists from Australia and abroad who've broke out strongly through 2015. Today, a bunch of official sideshows have been announced for a select few of these heavy hitters - click through to see where you can catch 'em and when.
Melbourne’s The Bennies are set to embark on an extensive summer tour. The four-piece will be supported by The Hard Aches and Wet Pensioner on most of the tour’s eighteen dates, commencing their string of shows in Hobart on the 11th of November. Click through to for the dates and details!
Fresh off the stage from BIGSOUND (including a spot on our 7th Birthday lineup!) and Small World Festival, The Lulu Raes have announced a headline tour along the east coast of Australia in support of their new single, ‘Burnout’. The single debuted at #6 on the AIR Independent Radio Chart, and has received much radio support from FBi and Triple J. Click through for a full list of tour dates.
Cheap Fakes are dropping their record Modern Vintage on October 9th, and to celebrate, the Brisbane six-piece will be playing a run of shows in support of the album. After spending months in pre-production and recording with renowned producer, John Merchant, the band will be bringing their brass fueled funk sound to venues across the east coast of Australia.
Massachusetts' own The Hotelier are heading down under this November/December for a string of Australian Spring/Summer dates. 2015 has been a big year for fans of the new punk/progressive emo scene, having already seen tours from Citizen, Title Fight and The Story So Far, and we're capping it off with The Hotelier, who's gorgeous album Home, Like No Place There Is has been a breakout hit with fans of emotional punk everywhere.
Norwegian black metal masters 1349 - who, fun history fact, take their name from the year the Black Death reached Norway - have announced an Australian/NZ tour for early 2016. Lucky fans across Perth, the East Coast, and New Zealand will be able to catch 1349's brand of Norwegian darkness from February 23. The tour is in support of their most recent album - the 6th in 18 years - Massive Cauldron of Chaos.
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.
To supplement their appearances at Soulfest this year, both Charlie Wilson and Floetry will be performing an intimate Sydney sideshow at The Factory Theatre on Thursday 22nd October.
Byron Bay’s Garrett Kato is currently touring to support his new album, That Low and Lonesome Sound. You can catch the Canadian-born artist at one of the two remaining album launch shows in Sydney and Melbourne this week. Kato is then set to open for Pete Murray on a 27-date regional tour through October, November and December. Click through for more info.