Michigan's CHIODOS will be making their way back to Australia in the early part of next year! January and February will see CHIODOS touring off the back of their fourth album Devil, their first visit to Australia in over five years. The album, which has marked the return of founding members Craig Owens and Derrick Frost, plus the debut of newbie Thomas Erak, is possibly the most daring CHIODOS album yet and fans down this way should be expecting one hell of a show.
Dan Cribb & The Isolated will be playing their first shows outside of WA with a mini tour through NSW next month! Featuring members of Burning Fiction and Varial, the band also has a new drummer in James Davies in the fold, making for quite the talented bunch of musos! The band will be testing out new material from their soon to be recorded album - don't miss your opportunity!
Jumping on the burgeoning love affair with Australian crowds which has only grown stronger with their recent Splendour in the Grass visit, The 1975 have announced that they'll be returning to this part of the globe next year! The Brits will be touring Australia and New Zealand in January for some massive shows bound to sell out.
In this issue: Saskwatch to headline inaugural The Alexander Technique, John Murry returns to Australia, Wunder Wunder announce Melbourne show, Bad Vision play one last Melbourne show before Europe tour, Rock Trivia and Live Performances in support of Artful Dodgers Studio, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra to play free show at the Espy, Kimbra to play at Asthma Charity event, Strangers From Now On to launch new album, The Stevens play last show before U.S Tour, The Basics to play The Gasometer, Low Speed Bus Chase to launch new single and Maxi Priest to play exclusive show in Melbourne.
Last seen in Australia for Soundwave, Jimmy Eat World have been announced to stage a return Down Under - including a visit to NZ - to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Futures album! The band will perform the album in full to mark the occasion - after their recent festival sets went down as some of the most popular of the day back in the earlier months of 2014, we're expecting these shows to be even more special, that's for sure!
When Nick Cave takes to stages in Australia and New Zealand at the end of this year, it's pretty much a guarantee that emotions are going to be running high. The legendary artist is set to perform a run of intimate solo shows around the country and over the pond through November and December and today, one more Melbourne show has been announced while more are now officially sold out! What's more, the names of the musicians set to join Cave's ensemble for these show have also been revealed and...well, if you're a Bad Seeds fan, this is a good afternoon indeed.
Pioneering high energy rock music in Australia, Radio Birdman have been constant influences on many current bands today. An effervescence live performance group, generating a solid following over their extensive presence within the Australian music scene, Radio Birdman got many excited when it was announce that they'd be touring. The band will be reissuing their whole back catalogue, releasing a previously unreleased live concert from 1977 and will have all be on the road with founding members Deniz Tek, Rob Younger and Pip Hoyle along with Jim Dickson and other friends through October and November!
Described as Adelaide most prominent four-piece of 'roots, folk and Celtic bushman brassy punk', The Timbers are going to be bringing all these elements to a stage near you this August and September! With the release of the video for their latest single "Mean Streak", The Timbers are gearing up for a run of shows that blend great musicianship with a wickedly good sense of humour and fun.
Darwin's Green Stone Garden will be releasing their new single, "Steam", on August 18th and will be taking it on the road for a special few shows from this weekend! The official launch is taking place in Darwin at Eva's Cafe on Saturday, August 16th, with the band then focusing on gearing up for some shows in Sydney and Hobart in October and November.
Canberra's SAFIA have been killing it lately, with popular club shows through 2014 as well as well-deserved radio play bringing them to the attention of many around the country, so it's not really that surprising that they're keeping the party going with another tour! The nine date headline tour will see SAFIA get on the road through September and October, this time with their new single "You're The One".
Beloved Australian singer songwriter Missy Higgins will be touring the country through September and October with her new album, OZ. The concert series will showcase Higgins' latest musical effort, a record of covers of Australian songs, and will accompany the release of a companion book she has made. For fans, this tour is going to be the final opportunity to see Higgins perform before she gives birth in January, so don't miss out on getting your tickets!
Through late September into October, Scottish singer and performer Sandi Thom will be visiting Australian venues and fans for the first time since her 2013 visit, which saw her win more hearts and connect with long-term followers. Since she was here last, Thom has been touring relentlessly through the US, UK and Europe and now, she's coming back for an east coast tour.
US post-prog metal outfit Dream Theater have announced two special Australian shows for October! Fans out this way have waited an achingly long five years for the band to return and now, they've got to make sure they get their tickets to the gigs in Melbourne and Sydney! Bringing their latest album Dream Theater with them, the band is sure to be putting on some memorable performances in the below settings.
In this issue: Rolls Bayce introduce themselves with an explosive debut single, The Gov are proud to host the Speak Up fundraiser to raise awareness for mental health, Hey Geronimo bring all the talent to Trainspotters, Scott Russo & Phil Jamieson team up for an awesome Christmas show, and Moses Gunn Collective showcase their new single at the Black Bear Lodge. Also, Guerre sets Brisbane date to showoff new album, 4ZZZ announces radiothon, and the fourplay string quartet will be rocking the The Gov with their unique arrangements of popular hits.
It's hard to believe that 30 years has passed since Violent Femmes first released their self-titled debut, a dynamic LP which showcased the raw and passionate punk rock that would guarantee their relevance for decades to come. The band have now announced that they will be bringing their 30th anniversary tour to Australia with a special show at Sydney Opera House, a venue which they have never played before, on Monday 29 December 2014.