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BIG COUNTRY Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour

BIG COUNTRY Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour

80’s Celtic rockers BIG COUNTRY bring their energy infused, foot tapping vibes back to Australia & New Zealand in March 2018. As an extra treat for their fans down under they will perform their classic debut ‘The Crossing’ in full, plus a Special Encore of Greatest Hits. “The audience were singing their hearts out, jumping around and living every moment to its fullest” – The […]

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DON BROCO – release brand new single ‘Technology’

DON BROCO – release brand new single ‘Technology’

DON BROCO have released their brand new single ‘Technology’, out now through SharpTone Records.‘Technology’ is another huge rock anthem from the Bedford four-piece, with hard-hitting riffs and massive choruses. The single premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, receiving its first play from Frank Carter who sat in for Dan P Carter. Regarding the single frontman Rob Damiani says, “‘Technology’ is about a casual swipe through Instagram that ended up in […]

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Blood Sweat & Beers – The Concert – National Tour

Blood Sweat & Beers – The Concert – National Tour

After two years of hitting the road and, sweating it out with fans at regional shows around the country, Blood Sweat and Beers – The Concert is heading to the major cities on a national tour. The book, BLOOD SWEAT AND BEERS – OZ ROCK FROM THE AZTECS TO ROSE TATTOO begins in the late 1960s, with Lobby Lloyd, Billy Thorpe and […]

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THE DARKNESS to release brand new album, ‘Pinewood Smile’ on October 6. Listen to new track, ‘All The Pretty Girls’

THE DARKNESS to release brand new album, ‘Pinewood Smile’ on October 6. Listen to new track, ‘All The Pretty Girls’

England’s most distinctive, multiple award-winning, platinum-selling, hugely entertaining rock gods – and one-time saviours of rock’n’roll turned national pleasures – The Darkness are back with their fifth album Pinewood Smile, due for release on October 6  through Cooking Vinyl. Marking the announcement the band have today unveiled the spectacular album opener All The Pretty Girls, across all streaming platforms. It’s also available for download with pre-orders […]

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LEGEND VOICES OF ROCK to tour Australia in September

LEGEND VOICES OF ROCK to tour Australia in September

Iconic performers Bobby Kimball and Joe Lynn Turner head ‘down under’ to join Australia’s Mark Gable for 10 day concert tour. Legend Voices of Rock is proud to present the incredible voices of four of the most influential and acclaimed international rock bands of the 70s and 80s with dozens of Top 40 hits and over 130 million record sales […]

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Australian rockers STRANGERS to support Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley on October national tour

Australian rockers STRANGERS to support Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley on October national tour

Melbourne four-piece rock band Strangers have been confirmed to open for Alice Cooper and very special guest Ace Frehley, on the ‘Spend The Night With Alice Cooper’ October national tour.  Strangers have built a strong live following and recently released their second album ‘Mirrorland’  (Sony Music). Please find further information HERE. Alice Cooper, the architect of shock-rock, returns to Australia later […]

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MISS MAY I Announce ‘The Shadows Inside’ Australian Tour with Special Guests SYLAR

MISS MAY I Announce ‘The Shadows Inside’ Australian Tour with Special Guests SYLAR

Brace yourselves, local long hairs, as US metal mainstays, Miss May I, are teaming up with newcomers Sylar this November for what is set to be one of the best heavy tours of 2017. A staple of the global metal circuit since their formation in 2007, Miss May I have gone from strength to strength throughout their decade-long career, with their […]

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KINGSWOOD Announce National Tour

KINGSWOOD Announce National Tour

“The fact that Kingswood has made such an experimental move will surprise a lot of music lovers but after a couple of listens to After Hours, Close To Dawn you’ll be very thankful that they were brave enough to go in this direction.” – Heavy Mag “If you’re looking for the most complete work of 2017 to date: welcome.” – STACK “As […]

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Original lineup of LIVE have reunited and announce Australian tour

Original lineup of LIVE have reunited and announce Australian tour

One of the world’s biggest rock acts +LIVE+ have reunited and are heading to Australia for a series of massive shows under the stars this November including a not-to-be-missed outdoor event at the Hunter Valley’s iconic Roche Estate. The original line-up of +LIVE+ – Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion) recently reunited for this worldwide tour, bringing their explosive live show to […]

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FALL OUT BOY Announce Australian Tour

FALL OUT BOY Announce Australian Tour

FALL OUT BOY emerged as the biggest underground band in the early 2000’s with the release of their debut album, Take This To Your Grave, a seminal pop punk classic. But it was the release of their second studio album, From Under The Cork Tree, that catapulted them to global superstardom with unprecedented fanfare. Since then, FALL OUT BOY have released six chart topping albums, amongst a […]

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TEXAS Announce first ever Australian tour

TEXAS Announce first ever Australian tour

With some of the 90s biggest anthems to their name, UK hitmakers Texas are heading to Australia this December for the first time in their 28-year career. With a new album ‘Jump On Board’, including their new single ‘Let’s Work it Out’, the band continue to release pop classics nearly three decades after they first emerged on the scene with their seminal album ‘Southside’. The […]

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RISE AGAINST return to AU & NZ for headline tour in Feb 2018 with special guest SWMRS

RISE AGAINST return to AU & NZ for headline tour in Feb 2018 with special guest SWMRS

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce the return of Rise Against to Australia and New Zealand in February 2018. The politically-charged, punk four-piece will play seven shows – their biggest headline shows in our countries to date – in celebration of their chart-topping eighth studio album Wolves (out now via EMI Australia). Joining Rise Against in AU/NZ will be special guests SWMRS. ‘No one can […]

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WIN a copy of ‘Hydrograd’ by STONE SOUR

WIN a copy of ‘Hydrograd’ by STONE SOUR

Thanks to our very good friends at Warner Music Australia, we have FIVE copies of the new Stone Sour album ‘Hydrograd’ to give away to five of our lucky readers. It’s an absolute rocker, and definitely worth checking out ahead of their upcoming Australian tour this August! So if you want win one of the five copies, simply send us an […]

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GLENN HUGHES Performs Classic Deep Purple Live! Australian Tour Sept 2017

GLENN HUGHES Performs Classic Deep Purple Live! Australian Tour Sept 2017

Glenn Hughes, the Voice Of Rock, played his last concert with Deep Purple on March 15, 1976, at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre. On that night, the UK bassist and vocalist walked away from one of history’s truly game-changing rock phenomena and never looked back — until now. This September, Australia will witness one of the finest hard rock singer/musicians of his generation fronting a mighty handpicked band live in concert, as he […]

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PAUL McCARTNEY adds second and final Melb + Syd shows to ‘One On One Tour’

PAUL McCARTNEY adds second and final Melb + Syd shows to ‘One On One Tour’

Due to overwhelming demand in the pre-sale, second and final Paul McCartney shows have been added in Melbourne and Sydney! Returning to Australia for the first time since 1993, enormous demand saw tens of thousands of tickets snapped up during pre-sale. The second concerts at Melbourne’s AAMI Park on Wednesday 6 December and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Tuesday 12 […]

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THE ANGELS announce Aug release of ‘Brothers, Angels & Demons’ album + ‘The Angels’ book + John & Rick Brewster intimate book tour

THE ANGELS announce Aug release of ‘Brothers, Angels & Demons’ album + ‘The Angels’ book + John & Rick Brewster intimate book tour

It’s a hell of a story. And now it’s all on one massive album – Brothers, Angels & Demons. The Brewster brothers – John and Rick – from seminal Australian rock band The Angelsare releasing a 36-song collection of carefully curated songs to coincide with the release of the first The Angels book. As a collection of favourites and rarities from almost 50 years […]

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MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA Announce ‘Return To Roots’ (w/ Special Guests Skindred) Australian Tour

MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA Announce ‘Return To Roots’ (w/ Special Guests Skindred) Australian Tour

Announcing the tour – celebrating the 20th anniversary of the legendary album ‘Roots’ – to be played in its entirety each night! Max Cavalera says: “Metalheads. It’s time. Twenty years ago, we released the Roots album and changed the face of metal forever. Now, we’re returning to ‘The Roots’ to show everybody the magic and inspiration of the Roots live experience!” Iggor […]

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WIN a copy of ‘Wolves’ by RISE AGAINST

WIN a copy of ‘Wolves’ by RISE AGAINST

Thanks to our very good friends at EMI Australia and Collision Course PR, we have FIVE copies of the new Rise Against album ‘Wolves’ to give away to five of our lucky readers. It’s an absolute rocker, and definitely worth checking out ahead of their now upcoming Australian tour in 2018! So if you want win one of the five copies, […]

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LESS THAN JAKE – 25 Years of Punk Rock Australian Tour!

LESS THAN JAKE – 25 Years of Punk Rock Australian Tour!

The Gainesville punks responsible for fashioning a generation’s suburban discontent, social isolation and ‘plastic cup politics’ into irresistibly tasty punk ska hooks are returning to Australia in 2017. 25 years and more than 300 releases since their original formation in small town Florida, the inimitable LESS THAN JAKE return to a loyal local audience to play five headlining dates this […]

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MEW announce Australian Tour – September 2017

MEW announce Australian Tour – September 2017

MEW. A much celebrated and loved experimental rock outfit with a career spanning more than 20 years, across six acclaimed studio albums, with fans the world over – and yet, they have only graced Australia’s shores ONCE! Luckily, Bird’s Robe (who brought them Down Under for their tremendously successful maiden voyage in 2015) are bringing them again to showcase their extensive back catalog and their […]

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STONE SOUR – 2nd Brisbane Show Added

STONE SOUR – 2nd Brisbane Show Added

Tickets to STONE SOUR’s first headline Brisbane show have sold out. The Iowa hard rock outfit has confirmed the addition of a second and final Brisbane show at Eatons Hill Hotel on Tuesday, August 29. Tickets for the new Brisbane show will go on sale at 10am this Friday, June 30. My Live Nation members can be among the first […]

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TOUCHÉ AMORÉ, TURNOVER & ENDLESS HEIGHTS tour adds local supports

TOUCHÉ AMORÉ, TURNOVER & ENDLESS HEIGHTS tour adds local supports

Today Destroy All Lines are pleased to announce the following locals will be added to the below shows: 5th July at The Triffid, Brisbane Lic AA – Kings At Heart 6th July at The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle 18+ – Safe Hands 7th July at Factory Theatre, Sydney Lic AA – Rumours 8th July at the All Ages show at Arrow On Swanston, Melbourne AA – Fever Speak 9th July at Corner Hotel, Melbourne 18+ […]

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HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS: Announce Australian Tour August & September 2017

HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS: Announce Australian Tour August & September 2017

US Post-Hardcore pioneers, Hawthorne Heights will return to Australia for shows across August and September! This time around they will be playing their landmark first two albums, 2004’s The Silence in Black and White and 2006’s If Only You Were Lonely in full. Both of them!! With huge hits such as Ohio Is For Lovers, Niki FM, Silver Bullet, Saying […]

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BIGSOUND Festival Announces First Artist List

BIGSOUND Festival Announces First Artist List

BIGSOUND Festival 2017’s first artist announcement has exploded today, with over 60 acts making up the initial list of Australia’s hottest musicians heading to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley live music precinct this September 5-8. 2016 saw 7000 people from around the world converge on Brisbane to surf the next wave of Australian music, with the 2017 event sure to be even […]

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PAUL McCARTNEY brings his ‘One On One Tour’ to AUS & NZ this December

PAUL McCARTNEY brings his ‘One On One Tour’ to AUS & NZ this December

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney will bring his acclaimed long-running One On One Tour to Australia and New Zealand this December. In a first for both Paul McCartney and Frontier Touring, the announcement was made in a Facebook Live […]

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MINISTRY with Special Guests FILTER * Sydney Show Sold Out, Second Show On Sale Now

MINISTRY with Special Guests FILTER * Sydney Show Sold Out, Second Show On Sale Now

Sydney has spoken first and loudest, the Industrial juggernaut  rolls on and the Show on Wednesday 27th September at the Metro Theatre has SOLD OUT.We are extremely happy to announce a second show on Friday 29th September at the Metro Theatre, tickets for this show are on sale NOW from: http://metropolistouring.com/ministry-filter Once again the mighty FILTER will be joining MINISTRY. […]

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FOO FIGHTERS ninth opus ‘Concrete and Gold’ announced

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.” So speaks Dave Grohl of the mission statement made manifest in Foo Fighters’ ninth epic, the aptly titled CONCRETE AND GOLD, due out September […]

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE – The Graveyard Shift Tour 2017

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE – The Graveyard Shift Tour 2017

Candles, tattoos and distortion! MOTIONLESS IN WHITE will embark on their first national headline Australia tour this September in support of their new album, Graveyard Shift. Tickets for all shows including Meet & Greet Experiences go on sale at 10am Friday, June 23. An exciting 48-hour pre-sale is available exclusively for Telstra customers from 9am Wednesday, June 21 until 9am Friday, June 23 […]

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THE TEA PARTY to tour Australia for Transmission’s 20th Anniversary

THE TEA PARTY to tour Australia for Transmission’s 20th Anniversary

1997 was an epic year. Steve Jobs returned to Apple, J.K Rowling published her first Harry Potter book and Pat Rafter won his first US Open. In Australia, fans of award-winning and genre-defying The Tea Party were celebrating the release of the band’s third studio album, Transmission. Transmission reached #3 on the charts – the highest charting album ever for […]

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE announce new album Villains

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE announce new album Villains

“The title Villains isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain—same as it ever was. You can’t control […]

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