Tag: Metropolis Touring

British rock legends URIAH HEEP return to Australia in March 2015!

British rock legends URIAH HEEP return to Australia in March 2015!

Metropolis Touring are proud to announce the return of legendary rockers URIAH HEEP to Australia.  Considered one of the ‘Big Four’ pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal in the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s along with BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE & LED ZEPPELIN – URIAH HEEP still enjoy legendary status. URIAH HEEP‘s unique, progressive, hard sound has made them a mainstay of the rock […]

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Accept – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – November 14, 2014

Accept – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – November 14, 2014

Date: Friday November 14, 2014 Venue: The Factory Theatre, Sydney Support: Darker Half & Temtris Presented By: Metropolis Touring Photos by: Peter Coates – Inside Edge Photography Images should not be reproduced without consent of photographer and MTRBWY  

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Dream Theater – The Big Top, Sydney – October 30, 2014

Dream Theater – The Big Top, Sydney – October 30, 2014

Date: Thursday October 30, 2014 Venue: The Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney Presented By: Metropolis Touring Photos by: Peter Coates – Inside Edge Photography Images should not be reproduced without consent of photographer and MTRBWY  

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Louise Post of Veruca Salt

Louise Post of Veruca Salt

“Well the stars definitely had to align for this to happen the way it did and some of it is mysterious to me and poetically so, because none of us imagined that we would do this again and I don’t think any of us had harboured any secret hopes that it might happen.” From Tour Release: Finally! The news Veruca […]

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Paulo Jr. of Sepultura

Paulo Jr. of Sepultura

“…definitely we can come up with some surprises, but we definitely go through the history of the band, you know we’re coming back around the time we’re about to turn thirty as a band, so we’ve been trying to play a little bit of everything, a bit of the whole history of the band.” From release: It was the city […]

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‘An Evening With DREAM THEATER’ – Australian tour announced

‘An Evening With DREAM THEATER’ – Australian tour announced

If there is one name that is synonymous with modern Post Progressive Metal, it would undeniably be Dream Theater. The supreme lords of the genre own their style, best described as mixing the progressive tendencies of bands such as Pink Floyd, Rush and Yes with the metal edge of Metallica and Iron Maiden. With a career spanning close to 30 […]

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POP WILL EAT ITSELF announce Australian tour for September

POP WILL EAT ITSELF announce Australian tour for September

Pop Will Eat Itself are set to return to Australia for the first time in 20 years!! POP WILL EAT ITSELF, aka PWEI, aka the Poppies stormed on to the late 80’s UK scene with their high energy, industrial tinged dance / rock anthems. They shared many a stage with such musical contemporaries as Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Jesus Jones, and The Wonder Stuff. However, […]

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SEPULTURA announce Australia and New Zealand Tour

SEPULTURA announce Australia and New Zealand Tour

It was the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil that launched the ascent of their native sons in SEPULTURA (Portuguese for “grave”) in 1983 with a trajectory unsuspectingly aimed at the worldwide metal music scene.  A band with humble economic beginnings whose musical identity was forged in the context of living through Brazil’s authoritarian military dictatorship, SEPULTURA would go on to become Brazilian ambassadors to the metal […]

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VERUCA SALT National Tour Announced for September

VERUCA SALT National Tour Announced for September

Featuring All Four Original Members For The First Time Since 1998 Finally! The news Veruca Salt fans have been waiting yeeeears for! The original members of Veruca Salt, Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Steve Lack and Jim Shapiro recently announced an epic reunion tour that seems them playing their first shows together since 1998, and we are stoked to say Australia […]

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ACCEPT announce Australian Tour

ACCEPT announce Australian Tour

First Time Ever in Australia “German Heavy Metal Legends” (Metal Hammer) Classic heavy metal was shaped essentially by three highly influential bands: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and ACCEPT. Two of these legendary acts have graced our shores several times but now finally Australia gets to witness the might of the “Teutonic Terror” themselves for the very first time as ACCEPT are set to arrive in November 2014. […]

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THE DANDY WARHOLS announce Australian Tour

THE DANDY WARHOLS announce Australian Tour

In 1994 a groovy little band outta Portland, Oregan burst into life – they were called THE DANDY WARHOLS. There were a group of friends who ‘needed music to drink to’. Regarded as one of the best live bands around, The Dandy Warhols or the Dandys as they are affectionately known, have earned their reputation by delivering performances which garner reviews such […]

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Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid of Soilwork

Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid of Soilwork

“In coming together it will always sound like Soilwork, but there’s always something, so for that it’s really exciting for me. So I’m grateful that I’m still excited about creating music and having to make that same damn album over again to be able to stay above the surface.” From Tour Release: Sweden’s SOILWORK have long been regarded by many […]

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ASH – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 20, 2013

ASH – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 20, 2013

Date: Tuesday 20 August 2013 Venue: The Metro Theatre, Sydney Photos by: Annette Geneva Images should not be reproduced without consent of photographer Check out our review of the entire night’s show HERE  

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ASH – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 20, 2013

The ‘Nostaglia’ tour seems to be the flavour of the, well, last few years actually… bands are heading back into their catalogue and dusting off the usually never touched album tracks and giving fans a taste of generally their favourite album in a start to finish live experience. I love these things; I do, and often get excited when I […]

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Flyleaf – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 17, 2013

Flyleaf – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 17, 2013

In their return to Australia since their last time here for Soundwave in 2007, and this time with new singer Kristen May who replaced original vocalist Lacey Sturm last year, it’s always daunting to try and get a new voice to fans that are used to what they know. Now, Flyleaf’s newest album aptly titled ‘New Horizons’ did feature Lacey […]

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Flyleaf – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 17, 2013

Flyleaf – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 17, 2013

Date: Saturday 17 August 2013 Venue: The Metro Theatre, Sydney Photos by: Gwendolyn Lee Check out the full galleries at facebook.com/GwendolynLeePhotography or flickr.com/photos/GwendolynPhotography Images should not be reproduced without consent of photographer Check out our review of the entire night’s show HERE Red Bee

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Steven Wilson to tour Australia

Steven Wilson to tour Australia

Tombowler and Metropolis Touring Proudly Present – STEVEN WILSON– The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories) – IN GLORIOUS QUADRAPHONIC SURROUND SOUND – Australian Tour – October 2013 What transpired over the next two and a half hours was a stunning musical exhibition that displayed all of Wilson’s talents, and then some.’ Guitar World Regarded as a visionary […]

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Murphy’s Law Tour Australia For The First Time

Murphy’s Law Tour Australia For The First Time

“Jimmy Gestapo was the life of the party, and made sure that everyone had a good time. As he pointed out during their set, it was really cool to see Hardcore heads, Punk kids and Metaleros, mixed together in the pit having a blast!” – www.hornsuprocks.com– 2011 New York Hardcore icons, Murphy’s Law, are amped up for their first Australian […]

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Gus G’s Firewind Announce Australian Tour for Oct/Nov 2013

Gus G’s Firewind Announce Australian Tour for Oct/Nov 2013

“GUS G’s FIREWIND always put on a balls-out and exciting show, and with the girls drooling over the dashing Greeks and the guys drooling over Gus G’s flashing fingers, it’s a good combo!”   Metal-Rules.com Keep your heads high and don’t go falling to pieces, Greek power metallers GUS G’s FIREWIND are hitting Australia for the very first time in […]

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Sameer Bhattacharya of Flyleaf

Sameer Bhattacharya of Flyleaf

“The word that keeps coming up is rejuvenation, it’s just fresh and feels like something, it is new, she’s not Lacey, but there is this freshness and rejuvenation in the music and in her voice and really enchants you and it’s an amazing experience.” From tour release: Flyleaf’s style of hard rock is reminiscent of Deftones, Evanescence and Chevelle. Heavy […]

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Chrigel Glanzmann of Eluveitie

Chrigel Glanzmann of Eluveitie

“When we started, it was clear to us from the very beginning that we want to work hard and we want to work a lot to get where we are as a band and move forward, but if you’re within that it’s more like taking one step after another, in that sense, everything that we ever did is important to […]

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Flyleaf Australian Tour – August 2013

Flyleaf Australian Tour – August 2013

Metropolis Touring and Tombowler present for The First Time Headlining In Australia “…the sweet-yet-tortured tones of Evanescence with the angry wails of Lacuna Coil” – Rag Magazine Flyleaf are set for their long-awaited first headline tour of Australia this August. Flyleaf’s style of hard rock is reminiscent of Deftones, Evanescence and Chevelle. Heavy riffs, thrilling arrangements, memorable melodies and mammoth […]

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MDC Australian Tour Announcement

MDC Australian Tour Announcement

Metropolis Touring and Tombowler present – MDC – SEMINAL HARDCORE PUNK LEGENDS AUSTRALIAN TOUR MDC, aka Millions Of Dead Cops, Multi Death Corporation are credited as one of the most politically vocal American Hardcore Punk bands to come out of the early 1980’s and will make their way to Australian shores for the first time ever this August. Forming in […]

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Mark Jansen of EPICA

Mark Jansen of EPICA

“I’ve heard some things about the crowds, for example Floor Jansen from Nightwish said on their recent tour that the crowds were really wild, crazy and amazing and that we will have a great time over there. So that definitely raised my expectations, so I really look forward to the shows.” The last 12 months or so, sure have seen […]

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Soilwork Australian Tour announced for October 2013

Soilwork Australian Tour announced for October 2013

SOILWORK:  RETURN TO AUSTRALIA THIS OCTOBER “Soilwork assaulted the crowds with their merciless metallic wall of noise, wringing every last ounce of energy out of the black-shirted masses” (the AU review) Sweden’s SOILWORK have long been regarded by many as pioneers of melodic death metal. Alongside fellow Swedish acts such as In Flames and Dark Tranquillity, the band’s unique blend […]

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Deathstars – Australian East Coast Tour May 2013

Deathstars – Australian East Coast Tour May 2013

Metropolis Touring and Tombowler Presents DEATHSTARS Sweden’s DEATHSTARS are hailed by some, as the death-glammer kings of lust, glitter and sleaze! In the world of metal, that’s quite a reputation to live up to, and they certainly seem intent on doing so. Synthesized programming, uber-gothic touches and pounding riffs are a good enough place to start, as is their highly […]

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Dark Funeral announce East Coast Australian tour, November 2012

Dark Funeral announce East Coast Australian tour, November 2012

Metropolis Touring and Ragged Company Presents DARK FUNERAL Swedish Black Metallers Dark Funeral return to Australia once again to terrorise our stages with “vast walls of sound” and their “classic black metal, with clouds of red dry ice and an ominous electronic drone announcing the songs” (Metal Hammer). Forming in 1993 in Sweden, Dark Funeral are a force to be reckoned […]

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Lord Ahriman of Dark Funeral

Lord Ahriman of Dark Funeral

“So far the response to the touring with this new lineup is much better than I could have even hoped for.  Of course there’s some fans that miss the old lineup, such as someone like Caligula, but I think so long as people give us a chance and check out the show, they will have second thoughts and see the […]

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MXPX Australian tour announcement!

MXPX Australian tour announcement!

Metropolis Touring, Tombowler and A Thousand Hills Present MxPx  2012 has been as big a year as any for ageless Bremerton, Washington trio MxPx. They served up their first full-length in five years in the form of ‘Plans Within Plans’, which punknews.org described as “a 35-minute blast from the past,” and “their most energetic, exciting, cohesive and effortless sounding album […]

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The Pretty Things touring Australia this December

The Pretty Things touring Australia this December

The Pretty Things have had a seminal influence on rock music, which is more far-reaching than any casual observation would suggest. Their story runs deep and is one that is often unfortunately overlooked. Their diverse and unexpected history has spawned countless imitators, many of whom have seen greater commercial success, but The Pretty Things remain the original and the best. Arguably amongst the […]

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