Category: Tours – Australian

Deathproof PR presents Australia Day at The Tote

Deathproof PR presents Australia Day at The Tote

DEATHPROOF PR PRESENTS – AUSTRALIA DAY AT THE TOTE – January 26, 2012  Entering its second year as a non-profit fundraiser for The Refugee Council of Australia, over 20 bands from all over the country will come together at Melbourne’s live music hub, The Tote, for another year of heat, noise, friends and good times! Running from midday to midnight on Thursday January 26, […]

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Big Day Out 2012 – special guest additions!

Big Day Out 2012 – special guest additions!

2012 BIG DAY OUT SPECIAL GUEST ADDITIONS!   Brand new sets added from Das Racist, Grinspoon, Grind Time Now Australia and The Living End! There’s just under a week to go! The 2012 BIG DAY OUT will kick off its 20th Anniversary trek on Friday, 20 January, making its very first pit stop in Auckland, New Zealand. Maps and playing times for each […]

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Soundwave Festival – Dragonforce out, Paradise Lost & Switchfoot in

Soundwave Festival – Dragonforce out, Paradise Lost & Switchfoot in

It is with great disappointment that we announce DragonForce has been forced to cancel their scheduled appearance due to the delay in completing their new album. DragonForce guitarist Sam Totman comments:  “It’s bitterly disappointing for us not to be able to play our debut Soundwave in 2012 because we were so looking forward to it and were going to kick […]

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Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Black Tide & Holy Grail Sidewaves announced

Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Black Tide & Holy Grail Sidewaves announced

“Zakk Wylde, One of the 100 greatest living rockstars” – Revolver Magazine A heavy metal immortal, Zakk Wylde has ridden the rock and roll rollercoaster having played alongside Ozzy Osbourne for more than 2 decades conquering the world’s biggest stages and releasing multi-platinum albums. Founding  ZAKK WYLDE’s LACK LABEL SOCIETY in 1999, the band has gone on to achieve phenomenal success […]

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Unwritten Law, Zebrahead & Royal Republic Sidewaves announced

Unwritten Law, Zebrahead & Royal Republic Sidewaves announced

UNWRITTEN LAW inhabits the upper echelon of successful punk bands, bands whose substance and longevity overshadow the countless hordes of imitation, fly-by-night pop-punk operations riding a one-way train to anonymity.  UNWRITTEN LAW have reached unprecedented heights amassing a passionately loyal fan base and releasing 6 critically acclaimed albums including their genre defying breakthrough self titled album which spawned the hits […]

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New Found Glory + Taking Back Sunday Australian tour announced

New Found Glory + Taking Back Sunday Australian tour announced

NEW FOUND GLORY are continuing their dominance in a genre they pioneered well over a decade ago, providing a breath of fresh air in a scene starved of creativity.  Paying homage to the bands that inspired them to pick up their instruments NEW FOUND GLORY’S new studio album ‘Radiosurgery’ showcases a band at the top of their game and “proves […]

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Four Year Strong, I Am The Avalanche, Fireworks & Conditions – Sidewaves announced

Four Year Strong, I Am The Avalanche, Fireworks & Conditions – Sidewaves announced

FOUR YEAR STRONG have catapulted to the top of the pack as one of the premier pop punk acts in the world today. Returning with their latest studio album ‘In Some Way, Shape, or Form‘ sees FOUR YEAR STRONG at their most ambitious and experimental best. The album explodes with incendiary confluence of rock, hardcore and punk. “It’s moments like […]

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Hatebreed, Cro-Mags, Biohazard, Hellyeah – Sidewaves announced!

Hatebreed, Cro-Mags, Biohazard, Hellyeah – Sidewaves announced!

As the Soundwave 2012 machine keeps on rolling, yet another monster Sidewave has just been announced!  Check out this one! HATEBREED. Respected by peers. Revered by fans. An unstoppable force. The hardcore legends have been annihilating mosh pits throughout the globe for over 17 brutal years. HATEBREED’S music is like a universal language that so many speak and comprehend. Architects […]

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A Day To Remember, The Used, You Me At Six, Soundwave festival sidewaves announced

A Day To Remember, The Used, You Me At Six, Soundwave festival sidewaves announced

There is a new wave of artists that are constantly evolving and pushing the boundaries. A DAY REMEMBER are at the forefront of this uprising redefining a genre that was desperately seeking creativity, 2011 has been a monstrous year for the Florida quintet. From topping billboard charts and being crowned MTV’s breakthrough artist of 2011 to selling out arena’s across […]

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Dashboard Confessional, Jack’s Mannequin and Relient K sidwaves announced

Dashboard Confessional, Jack’s Mannequin and Relient K sidwaves announced

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL has cultivated the kind of connection with fans that most songwriters spend a lifetime pursuing. Since the release of their breakthrough debut album ‘Swiss Army Romance’ Chris Carrabba’s fearless honesty has inspired fierce loyalty with his fans whilst inadvertently becoming the soundtrack to an entire generation. Returning with their 6th studio album ‘Alter The Ending’ their most confident […]

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Bush, Staind, Cherri Bomb sidewave announcement

Bush, Staind, Cherri Bomb sidewave announcement

The headline from a recent Billboard article says it all: “Like They Never Left.” Legendary British rockers BUSH, fronted by charismatic lead singer Gavin Rossdale, had more success in their first half dozen years of their career than most bands do in a lifetime. Forging a sound that would go on to characterize an entire decade releasing some of the […]

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Bad Religion sidewaves announced

Bad Religion sidewaves announced

From a suburban Los Angeles garage to becoming a worldwide institution of rebellion, few bands boast a history like BAD RELIGION. 30 years on, the worlds still a mess and BAD RELIGION’S fiery songs are more relevant and necessary than ever. On their 15th studio album ‘The Dissent Of Man’ BAD RELIGION pushes the boundaries of music as much today […]

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2012 Big Day Out artist additions and national timetables now online!

2012 Big Day Out artist additions and national timetables now online!

2012 BIG DAY OUT LOCAL ARTIST ADDITIONS! NATIONAL TIMETABLES NOW ONLINE! The Bronx and Mariachi El Bronx tag team in an Australian first on the Skate Stage in Perth and Adelaide! Hi everyone, The full picture of what’s in store is now reaching completion.    Of course there is always more to discover on the day.   The Big Day Out […]

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David Myles to undertake first Australian tour

David Myles to undertake first Australian tour

Canadian singer songwriter confirmed for Woodford Folk Festival – Album ‘Into The Sun’ released December 2 Award winning Canadian artist, David Myles, is launching his career in Australia with the single ‘Simple Pleasures’ from his new album ‘Into the Sun’, and a tour which includes the Woodford Folk Festival, one exclusive Melbourne show and three dates in Sydney. With a […]

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Hawksley Workman confirms Australian tour for Summer 2012

Hawksley Workman confirms Australian tour for Summer 2012

Enigmatic Canadian singer songwriter Hawksley Workman is preparing for his second visit to Australian soil in January next year, leaving behind the depths of a bleak Ontario winter for our sunny summer shores. Landing early in the New Year, his live dates commence in New South Wales on 4th January, and wind up in South Australia ten days later. Delivered […]

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Vintage Trouble are heading to Australia for the first time

Vintage Trouble are heading to Australia for the first time

Vintage Trouble are bringing their live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth’d pelvis-pushin’ juke music to Australia for the first time East Coast show dates announced for January 2012 including 3 dates at Sydney Festival, Spiegeltent and the East Brunswick Club – Melbourne Hailing from Los Angeles, California Vintage Trouble put the soul back into rock. Vintage Trouble is a sensational, soulful four-man band […]

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THE LAZYS … ready to hit the road with a new EP

THE LAZYS … ready to hit the road with a new EP

THE LAZYS … ready to hit the road with a new EP, ‘Temptation Never Liked You’ Australian rock band The Lazys are hitting the road once again in support of their brand new EP, ‘Temptation Never Liked You’, with dates commencing mid January 2012. The Terrigal based five piece will also be joined by much-lauded Canadian rock band GrimSkunk at […]

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Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick returns to Australia

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick returns to Australia

Former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick returns to Australia after two years to celebrate his recording career with Kiss 1985-1997 Can you believe that it was 25 years ago in 2012 that Kiss’ top 3 single (UK) and biggest anthem since the 70s was released when Crazy, Crazy Nights ruled MTV? Can you believe that it also 20 years ago since […]

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Marilyn Manson, Coal Chamber, Wednesday 13 – Soundwave 2012 sidewaves announced

Marilyn Manson, Coal Chamber, Wednesday 13 – Soundwave 2012 sidewaves announced

“MARILYN MANSON reminds us what it’s like to see a rock star actually perform for his fucking fans” – NME Very rarely does an artist come along that defies the boundaries of convention and remains relevant in a storied career spanning over two decades selling in excess of 50 million albums. MARILYN MANSON has successfully pioneered ‘Shock Rock’ whilst redefining […]

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The Exploited announced Australian tour

The Exploited announced Australian tour

This April, riot starting, bouncer bashing, cop baiting, hotel trashing, foul talking, noise making, chaos causing, venue wrecking, government hating, rule breaking, piss taking, unrelenting, punk rock band THE EXPLOITED bring their politically charged live show to East Coast Australia and Auckland. The Exploited are not ‘punkers’ or any of the other cutesy, watered down, TV friendly names you might want to call […]

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Bluesfest sideshows announced

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Bluesfest sideshows announced

The guitar driven, blues prodigy, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD, is coming to Australia. There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre. This is one such artist. KENNY WAYNE was given his first guitar at 3 years old, was playing by 7 after meeting Stevie Ray Vaughan and sharing […]

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Jeffrey Nothing (Mushroomhead) ‘The New Psychodalia’ – January 20, 2012 (Suburban Noize/Shock) + Aussie tour

Jeffrey Nothing (Mushroomhead) ‘The New Psychodalia’ – January 20, 2012 (Suburban Noize/Shock) + Aussie tour

JEFFREY NOTHING The New Psychodalia January 20, 2012 (Suburban Noize/Shock) +Debut solo album from Mushroomhead front man+ +Touring Australia with (hed) p.e. February 2012+ For more than a decade JEFFREY NOTHING has been the haunting voice behind Cleveland’s pioneering alterna-metal collective Mushroomhead. His distinctive vocals have driven Mushroomhead’s frightening extreme performance style, which has garnered them an enormously devoted cult following and […]

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Zappa Plays Zappa returns to Australia in 2012

Zappa Plays Zappa returns to Australia in 2012

From a mysterious research facility in California to the stages of theatres and festivals across the globe, Zappa Plays Zappa is prepared once again to respectfully expose Australian fans to Frank Zappa’s extraordinary achievements in music! Blue Murder presents: ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA Accept No Substitutes DweezilZappaWorld.com Tickets on sale 9am Monday 19th December Friday 6th April Palace Theatre Melbourne Tickets […]

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Sydney Blues & Roots Festival returns in 2012

Sydney Blues & Roots Festival returns in 2012

Sydney Blues & Roots Festival returns in 2012 EARLY-BIRD TICKETS ON SALE FROM 9AM, FRIDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2011! Sydney’s premier blues and roots event, the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, returns for its fourth year in the historic township of Windsor, in Sydney’s scenic North-West Hawkesbury region. Early-bird tickets for the acclaimed event, which kicks off on Thursday 25th October […]

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Lamb Of God Sidewaves announced with In Flames & The Black Dahlia Murder

Lamb Of God Sidewaves announced with In Flames & The Black Dahlia Murder

LAMB OF GOD is fuelling the evolution of heavy metal in the new millennium!!  Hitting with the force of an invading apocalyptic army, LAMB OF GOD are back to inject Australia with a crippling dose of pure metal. With a reputation as one of the most savage live acts to ever grace the stage, fans can prepare for the onslaught […]

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Mastodon Sidewaves announced with Gojira and Kvelertak

Mastodon Sidewaves announced with Gojira and Kvelertak

From Grammy nominations to being hailed as the saviors of metal, MASTODON have never compromised in terms of vision or style and are shaping heavy metal in the 21st century. MASTODON have never done anything the ‘conventional’ way and for over a decade they have masterminded a string of complex concept albums. Pushing the boundaries further, the bands 5th album […]

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Machine Head Sidewaves announced with Chimaira, Shadows Fall, Times Of Grace

Machine Head Sidewaves announced with Chimaira, Shadows Fall, Times Of Grace

“All hail Machine fucking Head.” – Metal Hammer Forget what you know about heavy metal. Masters of their craft, MACHINE HEAD have been redefining the genre for the better part of 15 years since their breakthrough classic ‘ Burn My Eyes’ blazed a path for all to follow. In 2007 they created a masterpiece of modern metal, ‘The Blackening’ and […]

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Enter Shikari Sidewaves announced

Enter Shikari Sidewaves announced

ENTER SHIKARI continues to defy those who dare seek to pigeonhole them.  Their frenzied live shows have gone down in folklore, with NME declaring frontman Rou Reynolds is a man “set on destroying everything: the speakers, the monitors, the Barfly, himself, our ear-drums and, most impressively, the divide between band and fan.” ENTER SHIKARI are performing 2 headline shows only […]

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Lostprophets announce Soundwave 2012 sidewaves

Lostprophets announce Soundwave 2012 sidewaves

In a career filled with millions of albums sales, sold out stadiums and a slew of awards, (‘Best British Band’ ‘Best Single’ and ‘Best Album’ trophies at the Kerrang! Awards) the LOSTPROPHETS have also managed to craft a space for themselves and created a sound that is essentially their own. On the back of their brilliant album ‘The Betrayed’, the […]

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Roger Daltrey – Bluesfest sideshows announced, April 2012

Roger Daltrey – Bluesfest sideshows announced, April 2012

THE WHO’S ROGER DALTREY RETURNS IN APRIL 2012 PERFORMING THE LEGENDARY ROCK OPERA TOMMY “…and his chops haven’t sounded this powerful in years.” The Guardian, UK “If Tommy was made of bricks and mortar it would be Grade I listed by now.” The Independent, UK Chugg Entertainment and Bluesfest Touring are pleased to announce that ROGER DALTREY, the iconic lead singer of The Who,will perform The Who’s […]

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