Category: Music News

TOOL announce extra Melbourne arena show due to overwhelming demand

TOOL announce extra Melbourne arena show due to overwhelming demand

Grammy® award-winning Californian rockers Tool have proved yet again just why they’re one of the most in-demand acts on the planet, with thousands of fans snapping up pre-sale allocations in mere minutes for the band’s first Australasian tour in seven years in February 2020.To meet the overwhelming demand, Frontier Touring is pleased to announce a second Melbourne concert at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday 23 February.The new […]

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THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT JOIN GOOD THINGS LINEUP

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT JOIN GOOD THINGS LINEUP

The Butterfly Effect have made a triumphant return.  Off the back of a sold out tour and a soaring new single, the beloved Aussie rockers have just been added to the lineup for Good Things festival, which will see them playing massive shows alongside Parkway Drive, A Day To Remember, Karnivool, Simple Plan, Violent Soho and heaps more in Melbourne, […]

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Is Back! Most Notorious Rock Band Destroys Cessation Of Touring Agreement

MÖTLEY CRÜE Is Back! Most Notorious Rock Band Destroys Cessation Of Touring Agreement

Almost 6 years after signing a Cessation of Touring agreement, the contract is off the table because a whole new generation of Crüeheads are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together. Following the huge success of their NETFLIX biopic THE DIRT, Mötley Crüe has seen a massive surge in new audience. And the band best known for breaking the rules […]

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KARNIVOOL Reissue The Vinyl Editions

KARNIVOOL Reissue The Vinyl Editions

Perth progressive rock titans Karnivool have bowed to demand, announcing the reissue of their celebrated back catalogue on sweet, sweet 180 gram vinyl. Originally pressed in 2015 and released online only, vinyl editions of Themata, Sound Awake and Asymmetry sold out instantly, throwing all three albums back into the ARIA Charts. With these limited copies now fetching top dollar on auction sites, the band have decided to give fans […]

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TOOL return to Australia & New Zealand in February 2020

TOOL return to Australia & New Zealand in February 2020

The most anticipated rock tour of 2020 is here: Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce the return of triple Grammy® award-winning Californian rockers Tool, performing in arenas across Australia and New Zealand in February 2020 – their first shows in both countries in seven years. The tour comes off the back of the band’s critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, and their […]

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KISS AUSTRALIAN TOUR CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

KISS AUSTRALIAN TOUR CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live today announced that the KISS Australian tour, due to commence next Tuesday, has been cancelled due to illness. KISS and both promoters are absolutely gutted by the news and sincerely apologise to fans. Earlier this week it was announced that U.S doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case […]

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POLARIS Announce Their Highly Anticipated New Album ‘The Death Of Me’ Out February 21 Via Resist Records. Australian National Headline Tour Details Revealed

POLARIS Announce Their Highly Anticipated New Album ‘The Death Of Me’ Out February 21 Via Resist Records. Australian National Headline Tour Details Revealed

Sydney metalcore outfit Polaris announce the details of their highly anticipated second studio album, The Death Of Me, out February 21, 2020, via Resist Records. The Death Of Me will be available for pre-order on Friday, November 15 at 9am AEDT time HERE. It’s been two years since Polaris released their ARIA-nominated, Top 10 debut, The Mortal Coil which introduced the group to legions of fans around the country and, thanks […]

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L.A. GUNS Announce 2020 Australian Tour

L.A. GUNS Announce 2020 Australian Tour

Hollywood Sunset Strip Legends, L.A. Guns will head to Australia in June 2020 for four shows along the East Coast and Adelaide, with special guests The Poor. The tour kicks off on June 11 at Brisbane’s The Triffid, followed by June 12 at Factory Theatre Sydney, June 13 at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel and winding up on June 14 at The Gov, Adelaide.  Tickets are […]

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Black Stone Cherry depart Halestorm tour in December, Villainy (NZ) join tour

Black Stone Cherry depart Halestorm tour in December, Villainy (NZ) join tour

Hard rock juggernauts HALESTORM will be on Australian shores in December for their Australian headline tour, presented by MJR Presents by arrangement with UTA. Unfortunately, Black Stone Cherry are today having to cancel their appearances on this tour due to a Family Emergency. The band have issued a statement: “Black Stone Cherry deeply regrets they have to cancel their performances in Australia, but due to a family […]

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EVERCLEAR announces 2020 Australia Tour

EVERCLEAR announces 2020 Australia Tour

The kings of grunge are back, and Everclear are ready to shake things up from the east coast to the west, with 11 killer shows announced for their 2020 tour.  Great news for fans who will now get a chance to see the band perform outside of their recent announcement of their headlining act at the Hotter Than Hell Festival tour. Everclear fans will […]

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IRON MAIDEN Confirms A Return To Australia On Their Spectacular Legacy Of The Beast Tour

IRON MAIDEN Confirms A Return To Australia On Their Spectacular Legacy Of The Beast Tour

IRON MAIDEN will return to Australia in May 2020 to perform 5 massive arena shows on their Legacy of the Beast World Tour with special guests Killswitch Engage. Tickets go on-sale on Thursday 14 November at 12noon from www.ticketek.com.au As always there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN FAN CLUB members,  go to www.ironmaiden.com for all ticketing details. Telstra Plus member presale starts Monday 11 November at 1pm and is […]

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DOWNLOAD 2020 First Line Up Announcement!

DOWNLOAD 2020 First Line Up Announcement!

My Chemical Romance – (Only Aus Shows) Deftones || Jimmy Eat World || Clutch (Only Aus Shows)   Ministry || In Flames || Testament || Alestorm (Only Aus Shows) Carcass|| Lacuna Coil (Only Aus Shows) || Hands Like Houses In Hearts Wake|| The HU || Baroness|| Ne Obliviscaris Bodyjar || New Years Day || Clowns || Venom Prison SKYND || Thornhill ||Disentomb|| Stand Atlantic Plini || […]

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THE MENZINGERS  Announce Australian Tour

THE MENZINGERS Announce Australian Tour

One of the world’s finest punk bands, Philadelphia-based The Menzingers, are back with the release of their new album Hello Exile. The band are pleased to announce they will be touring Australia in March 2020. On Hello Exile (released October 04 via Epitaph), The Menzingers take their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled […]

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Good Things Festival Is Giving Your Band The Chance To Perform At The Festival

Good Things Festival Is Giving Your Band The Chance To Perform At The Festival

Good Things Festival, Australia’s favourite alternative east coast summer music festival is almost upon us and it continues to bring the good news. As a strong supporter of Australian music and talent, Good Things Festival is giving 3 up and coming bands the opportunity to perform at this year’s festival. You’ll have the chance to share the stage with some of Australia’s […]

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DOWNLOAD RETURNS 2020! Dates and Venues Announced!

DOWNLOAD RETURNS 2020! Dates and Venues Announced!

Gather your heavy music mates and get ready….. Download will return to Melbourne (new home at Melbourne Showgrounds) and Sydney (back to Parramatta Park) in 2020! Melbourne Friday, March 20 || Showgrounds Sydney Saturday, March 21 || Parramatta Park 1st line-up announcement drops 8.30am Wednesday, Nov 6th Sign up to the newsletter at www.downloadfestival.com.au and follow across socials to make sure you are […]

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THE IRON MAIDENS Announce 2020 Australian Tour

THE IRON MAIDENS Announce 2020 Australian Tour

Silverback Touring would like to welcome back THE IRON MAIDENS to Australia in April 2020. THE IRON MAIDENS are the world’s best (and only all-female) IRON MAIDEN tribute act and have proven this for a solid 19 years gaining international recognition as well as approval from Iron Maiden legends, Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson. Following a sell-out debut Australian tour in 2018, the Maidens are back to satisfy Australia’s […]

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SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE Australian Tour 2020 Announced

SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE Australian Tour 2020 Announced

Get ready for the biggest hard rock tour of the year! German icons SCORPIONS return to Australia in 2020 with WHITESNAKE, the legendary rock’n’roll band founded and formed by former Deep Purple singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale, for a double headline east coast arena tour starting at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Wednesday, February 19 before heading to […]

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Good Things Festival Announce Sideshows

Good Things Festival Announce Sideshows

Good Things come to those who wait and Good Things Festival are thrilled to announce headline sideshows from some of the artists on the huge festival line up. TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS ARE ON SALE WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER @ 9AM LOCAL TIME TICKETS.DESTROYALLLINES.COM     Destroy All Lines Presents SIMPLE PLAN WITH SPECIAL GUESTS  TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER – CBD LIVE, GOLD COAST THURSDAY […]

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Hay Mate – A Bush Christmas Appeal For Our Aussie Farmers

Hay Mate – A Bush Christmas Appeal For Our Aussie Farmers

HAY MATE – A BUSH CHRISTMAS APPEAL FOR OUR AUSSIE FARMERS FEATURING JOHN FARNHAM WITH ALL MY EXES LIVE IN TEXAS, VANESSA AMOROSI, DARYL BRAITHWAITE, THE BLACK SORROWS WITH VIKA & LINDA, RUSSELL MORRIS, JON STEVENS, JOHN WILLIAMSON, TIM WHEATLEY AND LITTLE GEORGIA TICKETS ON SALE 9AM ON FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2019 Banding together this festive season, John Farnham will lead a […]

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LENNY KRAVITZ Plus JIMMIE VAUGHAN, THE WATERBOYS & So Many More Added To The Already Stellar Bluesfest 2020 Lineup

LENNY KRAVITZ Plus JIMMIE VAUGHAN, THE WATERBOYS & So Many More Added To The Already Stellar Bluesfest 2020 Lineup

The wait is over! Following our best first announcement ever including Dave Matthews Band, Crowded House, Patti Smith and Her Band and so many more, we are exhilarated to now reveal more incredible artists to join us for the 31st chapter of Bluesfest Byron Bay this Easter. Just added: LENNY KRAVITZ JIMMIE VAUGHAN (exclusive) THE WATERBOYS (exclusive) EAGLES OF DEATH METAL ANI DIFRANCO […]

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LENNY KRAVITZ ANNOUNCES “HERE TO LOVE” WORLD TOUR COMING TO AUSTRALIA IN 2020

LENNY KRAVITZ ANNOUNCES “HERE TO LOVE” WORLD TOUR COMING TO AUSTRALIA IN 2020

One of the most successful and best-selling artists of his generation, Lenny Kravitz has today announced he will return to Australia in April 2020 as part of his “Here to Love” World Tour. The tour, presented by TEG Live, will be Kravitz’s first time back to Australia in over eight years and will commence at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on […]

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KISS Announce Australian Support Acts

KISS Announce Australian Support Acts

The excitement level of KISS fans is starting to rise, with the rock n roll legends touching down in only four weeks to begin the Australian leg of their farewell world tour. The spectacular ‘End Of The Road’ tour is undoubtedly the biggest and best KISS show ever, receiving amazing reviews from diehard KISS fans and the media.  After sell-out […]

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COLD CHISEL announce national summer concert tour!

COLD CHISEL announce national summer concert tour!

There’s nothing more Australian than hot sun, warm waves and Cold Chisel. The band’s classic songs like Khe Sanh, Flame Trees, Bow River, My Baby, Cheap Wine, Saturday Night and You Got Nothing I Want have become the soundtrack to our summers. Since their legendary Last Stand way back in 1983, Cold Chisel has reformed for just four national tours, but they almost always played indoors and those […]

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10cc The Things We Do For Love Tour

10cc The Things We Do For Love Tour

Following on from their sold out shows across the UK, 10cc have just announced they are returning to our shores.  They will play all the hits that have singled them out as one of the most inventive and influential bands in popular music. 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure.  Testament to […]

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GEORGE THOROGOOD Adds Second Sydney Show Due To Phenomenal Demand!

GEORGE THOROGOOD Adds Second Sydney Show Due To Phenomenal Demand!

Having SOLD OUT their first two shows in both Sydney and Melbourne, GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS have today announced a second and final Sydney date on the GOOD TO BE BAD TOUR / 45 YEARS OF ROCK TOUR for Thursday, January 23. Tickets for the second and final Sydney show go on sale at 10am Monday, October 14. My Live Nation members can […]

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VIOLENT FEMMES Australian Tour 2020

VIOLENT FEMMES Australian Tour 2020

Rumour has it that upon enrolment into Australian university students receive a copy of the Violent Femmes eponymous debut. Ten tracks and 36 minutes long, the album features the universal themes of alienation, isolation, sexual frustration and angst – perfect early adult fodder – via songs such as Gone Daddy Gone, Kiss Off, Add it Up, Please Do Not Go and of course, Blister in the Sun. We […]

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AS IT IS Announce 2020 Australian Tour Dates

AS IT IS Announce 2020 Australian Tour Dates

After 18-months of global touring in support of their acclaimed third album “The Great Depression”, AS IT IS have announced they will be returning to Australia in February 2020 for a run of four shows. Tickets for all shows go on sale 10am this Friday, October 4.  My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 10am Thursday, October […]

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Legendary Punk Rockers PENNYWISE Announce Australian 2020 Tour

Legendary Punk Rockers PENNYWISE Announce Australian 2020 Tour

Hermosa Beach legends PENNYWISE have today announced an Australian tour, where for the first time ever the So Cal punk rock band will be performing their album ‘Straight Ahead‘ in its entirety plus fan favourites. To celebrate the album’s 20th anniversary Pennywise will be performing all songs from the album and bringing with them long-time touring partners from California, STRUNG OUT and Swedish punk rockers NO FUN […]

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TOUR UPDATE: METALLICA ANNOUNCE THAT THEIR 2019 AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR WILL NOT GO AHEAD

TOUR UPDATE: METALLICA ANNOUNCE THAT THEIR 2019 AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR WILL NOT GO AHEAD

Live Nation regrets to announce that Metallica’s 2019 Australia & New Zealand tour will not go ahead. We are working with Metallica to secure a new tour period and will make a further announcement as soon as possible. A note from Lars, Kirk, and Rob: We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our […]

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JIMMY EAT WORLD Announce 10th Studio Album ‘Surviving’ To Be Released On October 18.

Jimmy Eat World announce the details of their 10th studio album, Surviving, to be released on October 18 via RCA Records. Surviving is the band’s most personal, ambitious album to date and front man Jim Adkins once again proves himself as one of the most prolific songwriters in rock & roll. As Adkins himself puts it, “Surviving explores some of the different kinds of weights my ego tells me […]

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