While winter has probably arrived a bit early, with Thredbo seeing 25cm of snow fall since last Saturday, the official start of the winter season at one of the most famous snow-filled destinations in Australia is still set to kick off over the Queen's Birthday long weekend. As always, Thredbo is packing the weekend with a massive schedule of parties, events, and celebrations to usher in the official start of the season and hopefully make this winter the resort's biggest yet.
Following a successful tour with Ed Sheeran, British singer songwriter Jamie Lawson has announced a return tour of Australia as a headliner this time round! His tune "Wasn't Expecting That" has been getting an incredible amount of airtime following his tour with Sheeran, who has signed him to his new label, Gingerbread Man Records.
Berlin is a frequent destination for any discerning thrill seeker and dedicated party-goer, partly driven by the strange productions of the mysterious minds behind Salon - Zur Wilden Renate, one of the city's hottest nightlife haunts. Those minds now want to expand beyond Berlin and land straight in Australia, where they will curate a series of nightclub pop ups under the umbrella title of "Number56", driven by the same avant-garde aesthetic that usually has them hosting extraordinary parties in a labyrinth of rooms in a former residential home in the uber-cool district of Friedrichschain.
Soundgarden frontman and dreamboat from your 90s grunge haze, Chris Cornell, has announced a solo acoustic Australian tour, kicking off this November! The multi-Grammy Award winner will be showcasing some material from his forthcoming studio album, not to mention cuts from what is an extensive and impressive career in theatre settings fans may not have seen him perform in before.
As you may have expected, the lady Alison Wonderland has now officially sold out all shows on her upcoming Warehouse Project 2.0 tour! Over 25k tickets have been sold for the bad boy which promise to be wild fun but for those of you who missed out on tickets to the main event, Alison Wonderland's announced a string of after parties for you to get involved in.
Melbourne alt-country up and comers Raised By Eagles are hitting the road for a quick mini tour this week to launch their new album Diamonds In The Bloodstream. Also coming along are Perth's Ruby Boots for a brief three-date tour along the East Coast starting May 21st (that's this Thursday, guys, so get in quick!). Click through for all the dates and venues!
With his buddy Earl Sweatshirt coming down to rock Splendour in the Grass, and a recent release with the excellent Cherry Bomb, many have been begging for an Australian return from Tyler, the Creator. It was to expected.
Robbie Williams is first and foremost, an entertainer. Regardless of whether you first enjoyed his music when he was with Take That or when he branched out on his own through a successful solo career in the early 00's, the British performer has been charming his way across the globe with an impressive catalogue of music for years now. With the cheeky attitude still very much intact, Williams has announced a full headline tour of Australia and New Zealand for later in the year, aptly titled the 'Let Me Entertain You Tour'.
Having finished only their first weekend of a national tour set to continue into June, Sydney's Gang of Youths have - as of today - sold out all shows still to come! The band is next set to play three nights at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne before hitting up Adelaide, Perth and Fremantle, ending the tour with no doubt another hectic show in their hometown.
Off the back of two sold out shows at The Newsagency in Sydney this past March, Jack Carty and Jordan Millar - talented musicians, songwriters, mates - have decided to take this show format to more venues around the country this August! Both musicians have been working solidly on material that has been released to much acclaim recently; Carty with his third album Esk and Millar with The Wheel EP in 2014. Seeing the two perform together has meant that songs have been given a special opportunity to develop further in some intimate spaces, and it's a fun vibe of show that the two are keen to share with more fans around the place.
Soulful Melbourne based songstress Lucie Thorne drops her new album Everything Sings Tonight on June 1st through Little Secret Records and then two and a half weeks later, she's starting a seriously long 26-date tour across the whole country. Yes, for once this means this means you, Tasmania!
Shlohmo's appearance at SXSW this year proved to be such a popularly anticipated one that we had to barter, flirt and still wait a stupidly long amount of time to get into the venue Henry Laufer was tearing up. The snippet we saw was mindblowing though and when he was announced to be coming through Australia for Splendour in the Grass, fingers were being crossed for some sideshows here and there. Today, BBE and Acclaim Magazine have granted that wish in announcing the first ever WEDIDIT tour of Australia and New Zealand - a run of shows that will see Shlohmo and other WEDIDIT collective members D33J, Purple and Nick Melons take to clubs around the country and over the pond!
Some of our favourite Sydney boys, Lime Cordiale, will be launching their new single "Feel Alright" at some special launch dates in Sydney and Melbourne this July! The track follows on from the successful "Hanging Upside Down" tune which saw the band tour successfully in February and bring them to the attention of many.
Let's take it back to Brisbane, September last year. While members of the music industry are strewn through the Valley as the first night of BIGSOUND showcases take off, it's hard to pick who to see. There are established artists, up and coming fresh faces and bands who'd been out of the spotlight for a little while, all merging together and taking to stages half of us have never spent much time in, if any. It's a task, as I remember it, but in KLP and Gold Fields were two acts I knew I had to see at some stage. LONG STORY SHORT, they were two highlights of mine and I'm stoked to see that both are joining forces for a co-headline national tour kicking off next month!
Fans hanging out for the Waka Flocka Flame Australian and New Zealand tour are going to have to stash their hash and save their grinding for another time, with the rapper's upcoming tour dates having to be cancelled.