After another year touring all over the world, Australian fans are finally getting to see the nation’s leading progressive metal exports NE OBLIVISCARIS on home soil! It’s becoming an increasingly rare chance.
NeO are a band truly unlike any other in the international metal scene right now, whom NoCleanSinging.com described as “One of the absolute best live performances I’ve seen in living memory”, their Citadel world tour in 2015/16 has seen the band perform to tens of thousands of people across the globe in Asia, the Middle East, Australia, North America and Europe, including at many of the world’s biggest festivals,
and thus earning them the status as one of the world’s most hyped emerging metal bands.
NeO have had quite the year. In addition to their travels around the world they took on the music industry itself, challenging the status quo and how things are ‘supposed’ to work. In March they successfully launched an ambitious and one of a kind membership initiative via Patreon, a system that set out to achieve a seemingly impossible scenario in today’s music industry, for a band to make a living wage! With over $70,000 earned so far and $11,000+ in monthly subscribers NeO have turned the way the industry works on its head and transformed their career in a matter of months!
The ongoing success of this membership initiative saw them recently complete their first ever headline tour in North America playing to packed venues across the USA and Canada. CrypticRock.com called their New York show: ‘one of the best Metal shows of 2016′ and hailed the bands Patreon launch as ‘pioneering new boundaries’.
Joining NeO as their special guests are Germany’s leading post metal act, The Ocean, who bring with them a new, extended line-up that includes cellist, Dalai Theofilopoulou. Their highly successful headline tour of Australia in early 2015 included several sold out shows and a declaration that their live show is “one of the best ever” by metalobsession.net. Their pairing with Ne Obliviscaris is surely going to have fans eager with heavy anticipation.
Opening the tour on all dates will be Melbourne’s Jack The Stripper, bringing their fierce and innovative brand of chaotic hardcore and ferocious on-stage prowess along with them.
As well as fan favourites from Citadel and Portal Of I, NeO will be premiering some brand new material on this tour before they disappear to record their new album in 2017!
Friday, November 25: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday, November 26: Fowler’s Live, Adelaide
Wednesday, November 30: The Basement, Canberra
Thursday, December 1: Manning Bar, Sydney
Friday, December 2: The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Saturday, December 3: The Brightside, Brisbane
Sunday, December 4: Capitol, Perth
Tickets on sale Friday, September 2 at 10am AEST via
wildthingpresents.com, Oztix & the venues.
Official Event Page tinyurl.com/neoaus16