Category: Tours – Australian

YES – Bluesfest sideshows announced, April 2012

YES – Bluesfest sideshows announced, April 2012

PROG-ROCK HEROES, YES RETURN TO AUSTRALIA IN APRIL 2012 Returning for the first time since 2005, Grammy Award winning prog-rock group, YES, will be making their highly anticipated return to Australian shores in April 2012 for a few very special theatre shows and a performance at the infamous Byron Bay Bluesfest. The tour kicks off in Byron Bay when they take the stage […]

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Duran Duran – Australian Tour, March 2012

Duran Duran – Australian Tour, March 2012

DURAN DURAN TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN MARCH 2012!           Six-City Run in Support of their new studio album ‘ALL YOU NEED IS NOW’ Dainty Group is thrilled to announce that after a long absence, one of the world’s most iconic bands, DURAN DURAN, will return to Australian shores in March 2012 for a series of six concerts, in support of their latest album ‘All You […]

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Slipknot sidewaves announced

Slipknot sidewaves announced

At the turn of the millennium, SLIPKNOT erupted onto world stages proceeding to reset the course of metal. On the 10 year Anniversary of their breakthrough album ‘Iowa’, SLIPKNOT are set to unleash their malevolent fury upon Australia. Touring as one of the headliners of Soundwave 2012, SLIPKNOT will lead their unholy army of maggots through the nine circles of […]

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Thursday, Saves The Day & Circa Survive – Soundwave sidewave announced

Thursday, Saves The Day & Circa Survive – Soundwave sidewave announced

This is a celebration!!!! Revered by their peers and fans alike New Jersey’s post hardcore pioneers THURSDAY have announced their last ever headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, a celebration of their influential career. Breaking out of the New Jersey DIY basement culture revival leading to a career spanning 13 years which saw the band release one of the genres […]

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Soundgarden – Big Day Out sideshows announced

Soundgarden – Big Day Out sideshows announced

SOUNDGARDEN SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE BIG DAY OUT SIDE SHOWS ANNOUNCED! When BIG DAY OUT was born 20 years ago, a new wave of music was emerging from the American north-west. At the crest of that wave was one of the most incendiary heavy rock bands of our time: SOUNDGARDEN. It’s been fifteen years since they last graced our shores and […]

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Seether – announce Australian headline tour

Seether – announce Australian headline tour

South African rockers Seether are returning to Australia in support of new album Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray. Frontman Shaun Morgan announced, “We are anxious and excited to get back to Australia. It has been three years too long and we have a lot of catching up to do with our Aussie fans.  Can’t wait to see everyone at the shows.” Their latest single Tonight has been added […]

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System Of A Down sidewaves announced

System Of A Down sidewaves announced

There is no other band around who can match the audacity, intensity and progressive nature of SYSTEM OF A DOWN. With SYSTEM OF A DOWN operating at such astonishing creative and emotional heights they quite simply leave the rest of the herd scrabbling in the dust. It was 2001’s ‘Toxicity’ that cemented their reputation. With every track tightly coiled, urgent […]

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Lenny Kravitz set to return to Australia

Lenny Kravitz set to return to Australia

FIRST AUSTRALIAN CONCERT APPEARANCE IN 18 YEARS JOINED BY SPECIAL GUESTS THE CRANBERRIES AND WOLFMOTHER Get ready to rock Australia! McManus Entertainment in association with F1 Rocks is thrilled to announce the return of rock icon Lenny Kravitz to Australia in March 2012. Marking his first concert appearance in the country in 18 years, Lenny will be joined by Irish […]

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Cavalera Conspiracy Announce Australian Tour

Cavalera Conspiracy Announce Australian Tour

Cavalera Conspiracy Announce Australian Tour Performing for the very first time in Australia, Cavalera Conspiracy are set to cause mayhem around the nation performing at all Big Day Out festivals and select east coast shows. Cavalera Conspiracy was created following a decade long silence between Max and Iggor, the two brothers who formed the legendarily trailblazing heavy metal band Sepultura […]

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Big Day Out 2012 Sideshows announced

Big Day Out 2012 Sideshows announced

With the second release of bands recently announced to play the 2012 Big Day Out (details here) the time has come for the first round of Big Day Out 2012 sideshows, check out below as to who will be playing shows.  We know there are still a lot of fingers crossed for possible side shows by the likes of Soundgarden […]

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Soundwave 2012 – 3rd and final announcement!

Soundwave 2012 – 3rd and final announcement!

THIRD AND FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Just when it can’t get any bigger!  Oh it has… check out the third and final announcement of bands joining the already gargantuan lineup at Soundwave 2012! Bush In Flames The Black Dahlia Murder Holy Grail Hyro Da Hero These Kids Wear Crowns In This Moment Black Tide Kids In Glass Houses Fireworks Conditions Cherri Bomb […]

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Alter Bridge & Steel Panther Soundwave side shows announced

Alter Bridge & Steel Panther Soundwave side shows announced

…Meet Myles Kennedy (Slash’s frontman), Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips; the future of rock. ALTER BRIDGE are fast becoming a rock juggernaut and are on the way to firmly placing themselves in the rock ‘n’ roll pantheon forever. With 2 brilliant albums already under their belt ALTER BRIDGE has crafted one of the best rock records of recent […]

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Byron Bay Bluesfest 2012 – lineup so far!

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2012 – lineup so far!

COLD CHISEL to headline Bluesfest! Bluesfest is excited to announce that COLD CHISEL will headline the 2012 event, with the legendary Australian band’s exclusive festival appearance closing the main stage on Thursday 5th of April 2012.  It will be the first time that an Australian artist has ever headlined this iconic musical event. Bluesfest’s announcement is testament to the special place Cold Chisel’s music […]

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Cavalera Conspiracy

Big Day Out – 2nd announcement

* Before reading the official press release below, please be aware that there have been 3 separate announcements made with different Festival lineups, so please look for the relevant press release below for your city! * BIGGER, BETTER & BEST OF… 5 WAYS TO BIG DAYS Big Day Out 2012 Second Announcement Our goal, as always, is to deliver the […]

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Split Seconds – Battling The Big Time, supporting Jebediah

Split Seconds – Battling The Big Time, supporting Jebediah

Forget Hercules, the only supermen of mythical proportions you need to worry about this summer is Perth quintet SPLIT SECONDS. The power pop protagonists are suiting up, saying their prayers and getting ready for an almighty battle against…the month of November? That’s right, Split Seconds have been chosen to support fellow West Australians JEBEDIAH as they lead the charges on their Battle For November Tour. The pair […]

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The Pogues announce Australian tour

The Pogues announce Australian tour

Blue Murder and Destroy All Lines present. The Pogues Australian Tour 2012 Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer, Spider Stacy, James Fearnley, Darryl Hunt, Andrew Ranken, Philip Chevron, Terry Woods The Pogues have been an indelible high watermark on the fickle tide of popular music for the last 30 years. Lead by the charismatic Shane MacGowan, The Pogues command an army of die-hard fans […]

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Urge Overkill – ‘Rock & Roll Submarine’ – Australian Tour 2012

Urge Overkill – ‘Rock & Roll Submarine’ – Australian Tour 2012

URGE OVERKILL – ROCK & ROLL SUBMARINE They have no right to be this good, really they don’t. Fifteen years since their last release Chicago-born hep-cats Urge Overkill return with a brand new album Rock & Roll Submarine – and no better way to celebrate than a welcome return visit to Australia this coming March. “From Mason Dixon’s struttin’ Southern boogie and the […]

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Northlane – announce tour dates and new album “Discoveries”

Northlane – announce tour dates and new album “Discoveries”

Australian Hardcore is officially out of the bag. Once the nation’s best kept secret, the mainstream has been forced to take notice of the massive underground scene that has been taken to new heights both locally and internationally with the success of bands like Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction and Dream On Dreamer. And as the music industry struggles to […]

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Soundwave 2012 – 2nd line up announced

Soundwave 2012 – 2nd line up announced

The line up was already huge but lo and behold, a second announcement of bands for Soundwave 2012.  Joining the already amazing line up are the following bands: BAD RELIGION / STRUNG OUT / STAIND / WEDNESDAY 13 / UNEARTH / THE PRETTY RECKLESS / CATHEDRAL / SHADOWS FALL / TONIGHT ALIVE / MOTIONLESS IN WHITE / BREAK EVEN / […]

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The Damned –  Australian Tour 2012

The Damned – Australian Tour 2012

Select Touring, Big Apachee, Street Press Australia and Sludge Factory proudly present The Damned Australian Tour 2012. Celebrating 35 years of living dead, UK gothic punk rockers, the Damned, make a triumphant return to Australia in January 2012. Lead by original members, guitarist/singer Captain Sensible and theatrical singer Dave Vanian, as well as long time members Monty Oxy Moron, Pinch […]

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SOUNDWAVE 2012 – Line Up announced

SOUNDWAVE 2012 – Line Up announced

            WE CAME WE SAW WE ROCKED! Friends, Rockers, Countrymen! Lend us your ears and we’ll subject them to loud rock music. Tighten your togas, strap on the dancing sandals and join us in this Roman edition of Soundwave; featuring our biggest line-up yet! SYSTEM OF A DOWN SLIPKNOT LIMP BIZKIT / MARILYN MANSON / […]

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The Getaway Plan – New album and tour details

THE GETAWAY PLAN – REQUIEM – NEW ALBUM FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 4TH NATIONAL TOUR NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2011 Almost four years since the release of their debut album “Other Voices, Other Rooms”, Melbourne four piece The Getaway Plan are set to release “Requiem” – the first album since the band announced that their hiatus had ended in November 2010. From […]

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Big Day Out 2012 line up announced

Big Day Out 2012 line up announced

Hello all and welcome to the Big Day Out. Yikes … 20 years of Handcrafted Festivals, no one saw that happening in 1992. A milestone rarely achieved by any festival will become reality for us when we stage our 20th year of BDO festivals. Big Day Out was created to level the playing field and prove that the title ‘alternative’ […]

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INCUBUS – “If Not Now, When” Australian Tour

INCUBUS – “If Not Now, When” Australian Tour

Multi-platinum Californian-based alt/funk rockers Incubus will head Down Under this summer to deliver shows around the nation, in support of their seventh and latest album ‘If Not Now, When?’. Currently tearing up arenas around the USA, kicking-off with a sold-out show at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Incubus will play Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne before heading north for a Brisbane […]

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Lo! announce debut album and national tour

Lo! announce debut album and national tour

“A sludgy and abrasive (though delicious) stew, seasoned with all kinds of exotic time signatures and a hint of Mastodon” – Blunt Magazine For fans of: Breach, Converge, Mastadon, Baroness Akin to the way a volcano can lie dormant for years before unexpectedly unleashing it’s mighty wrath on everything within reach, Sydney band Lo! kept a pretty low profile, until […]

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Yukon Blonde release Fire/Water EP ahead of Australian tour

Yukon Blonde release Fire/Water EP ahead of Australian tour

Yukon Blonde are one of Canada’s best kept secrets. Until now…. Vancouver’s acclaimed contribution to the world of enigmatic folk/country/indie-rock have amassed a loyal fan base in their home country, but their sun-drenched melodies (reminiscent of a far sunnier climate than from whence they sprung!) and lush harmonies have recently captured the attention of a much broader audience. Most recently […]

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Opeth announce Australian tour

Opeth announce Australian tour

“Opeth continually expands the definition of what metal can be” – Rolling Stone OPETH are Pioneers. OPETH continue to create epic and iconic music; inventing and reinventing the rules as they go along. With over Twenty years and Ten albums under their collective belt, OPETH’s legion of fans has grown as much as their kaleidoscopic sound has broadened. OPETH have […]

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Quiet Child to support Opeth on their Aussie tour

Quiet Child to support Opeth on their Aussie tour

Quiet Child are pleased to announce that they have been asked by Opeth to join them on their national tour of Australia. The tour will kick off on Dec 15 taking in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. This comes just months after the release of Quiet Child’s second album Thumper which saw the band tour the East Coast extensively. For […]

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Baby Animals return for spring tour dates

Baby Animals return for spring tour dates

BABY ANIMALS RETURN FOR SPRING TOUR DATES 2011 has already been jam-packed for one of Australia’s finest rock outfits, BABY ANIMALS. With a fearsome reputation for live shows, the band is preparing to showcase a selection of new songs alongside their much-loved crowd favourites, when they hit the road in October. Suze and the boys kicked off the year with […]

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The Angels with Dave Gleeson – Waiting For The Sun tour

The Angels with Dave Gleeson – Waiting For The Sun tour

August 18th, 2011 (Sydney, Australia).  Mid 2011 saw Rick Brewster’s Angels fronted by Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets perform two mind-blowing sell out shows in Sydney and Adelaide. They showcased the band’s new single “Waiting For The Sun” as well as performing all the classics, leaving fans screaming for more and excited at the prospect of a new revitalized […]

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