THE AMITY AFFLICTION have announced a run of Australian headline shows taking them back to venues they haven’t played in more than four years. After a massive arena tour in December 2015, these new dates will see The Amity Affliction getting up close and personal with their Australian fans in smaller and more intimate venues.
The tour announcement comes on the back of The Amity Affliction revealing details of their widely anticipated new album, THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK. The platinum-certified Australian band’s new LP will arrive on August 12 through Roadrunner Records. The band – Joel Birch [Vocals], Ahren Stringer [Bass, Vocals], Ryan Burt [Drums] and Dan Brown [Guitar] – detailed the new material in a press conference yesterday hosted by former Triple J radio host / Frenzal Rhomb guitarist, Lindsay McDougall which can be viewed on the band’s Facebook.
The Amity Affliction will head to the UK where they will embark on a series of summer festival dates and headline shows with highly anticipated sets slated for the Slam Dunk Festival and Download Festival, before heading to Australia this August and onto a string of US festival dates in September.
Tickets for the upcoming Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne dates will be available for purchase with pre-orders of THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK at www.24hundred.net from 9am Thursday, May 19.
Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 10am Monday, May 23. For more information on how to purchase, visit: www.telstra.com/music.
Tickets go on general sale on midday Wednesday, May 25.
THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is available now for pre-order in a variety of limited edition physical bundles via www.theamityaffliction.net, with all digital pre-orders going live Thursday, May 19 at 12am local time. All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the album’s gripping first single, “I Bring The Weather With Me” which debuted today along with the track’s official music video. “I Bring The Weather With Me” is streaming now at www.theamityaffliction.net and on the band’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/amityofficial.
Deeply personal and emotionally wrenching, THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is The Amity Affliction’s most transformative and revealing record yet. Recorded by producer and longtime collaborator Will Putney at Melbourne’s Holes and Corners with additional drum tracking done at Sing Sing Studios, the album finds The Amity Affliction evolving their signature powerful and cathartic song craft. Both ambitious and grand, album standouts “This Could Be Heartbreak” and “All Fucked Up” are equal parts heavy and hopeful, fueled by frontman Joel Birch’s desperation which achieves extraordinary transcendence through radical honesty and absolute power.
THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK follows The Amity Affliction’s ARIA platinum-certified #1 album, LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME, which proved an to be an international breakthrough for the group. LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME marked The Amity Affliction’s second consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart following 2012’s gold-certified CHASING GHOSTS. More recently, the band released SEEMS LIKE FOREVER, the #1 ARIA gold-certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction’s history up through their epic “Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour,” which saw the band performing in front of capacity crowds around the globe, including sold-out shows at New York City’s Irving Plaza and London’s KOKO. Furthermore, the band’s most recent single, “Shine On” came in at #25 on Triple J’s “Hottest 100” of 2016. For more than a decade, The Amity Affliction has confronted the very darkest edges of man’s existence through their music and with SEVERED TIES, 2008’s full-length debut, and 2010’s ARIA gold-certified follow-up, YOUNGBLOODS, The Amity Affliction instantly established themselves as leading force in the heavy music world.
THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
FRIDAY AUGUST 19
METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY
FRIDAY AUGUST 26
170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31
TICKETS ON SALE
12PM WEDNESDAY MAY 25
Fanclub and CD bundle pre-sale:
9am Thursday May 19 until 5pm Sunday May 22
Telstra Thanks pre-sale:
10am Monday May 23 until 10am Wednesday May 25
For tour and ticketing details, visit: www.livenation.com.au