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Alvvays

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When: Thursday 1st August
Where: Metro Theatre

Handsome Tours and Triple R are excited to announce the Australian return of Toronto-based indie favourites, Alvvays. This marks their first visit to Sydney and Melbourne since the release of their acclaimed album 'Antisocialites'. To write 'Antisocialites', vocalist and songwriter Molly Rankin traveled to Toronto Island -- working in an abandoned classroom by day and sleeping a few feet from shore at night -- to avoid a stifling heat wave in the city. “I carried a small PA on the ferry in a wheelbarrow,” she recalls. “Every morning I would listen to my favorite records on the beach, then I’d write melodies and record demos in the classroom.” The resulting record details a world of ice cream truck jingles and radiophonic workshop noise, where Rankin's shining wit is refracted through crystalline counterpoint. It went on to receive rapturous reviews worldwide, seeing Alvvays tour with The National and CHVRCHES, as well as perform at festivals including Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Shaky Knees, Latitude and Fuji Rock.★★★★★ "in a league of their own." - DIY Magazine. ★★★★½ " topping their brilliant debut with a sophomore effort that's even more brilliant."- AllMusic. Don't miss Alvvays in this heartwarming pair of winter shows!

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Architects: Holy Hell Australian Tour

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When: Saturday 10th August
Where: The Big Top, Luna Park

ARCHITECTS, the Brighton-based outfit Kerrang recently awarded the title of “Best British Live Band” today announce their return to Australia in support of their eighth album, “Holy Hell”. The tour kicks off at Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on Tuesday, August 6 before heading to Brisbane’s brand-new and soon-to-be-unveiled Fortitude Music Hall on Thursday, August 8, Sydney’s Big Top on Saturday August 10 and Festival Hall in Melbourne on Sunday August 11. “Holy Hell” marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect’s founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious,” Dan explains. “I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.” “It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?’” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.” “Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.” Finding a way forward, the band spent 2017 recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. “For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it,” Dan offers. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.” Having recently finished up an arena tour of the UK, 2019 sees the group touring “Holy Hell” throughout Europe, North America and now also Australia. This will be band’s first tour of Australia since 2017 which saw them sell out three shows in Melbourne and two in Sydney –their return is expected to be nothing short of epic.

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Article by Live Nation.

A Taste of Ireland

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When: Friday 16th August
Where: The Concourse, Chatswood

This year audiences have the chance to witness World Champion Irish dancers direct from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as A TASTE OF IRELAND – THE IRISH MUSIC AND DANCE SENSATION tours Australia wide telling the tale of the world’s most loved nation in one incredible performance. Told through Irish music and dance, A TASTE OF IRELAND explores magical tales spanning generations of Irish storytelling and culture. This world class show features World, All Ireland & National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe performing unique music and dance that reflects the story that is, Ireland. Melodic Celtic flute, alongside raw and rhythmic guitar are complimented with heart felt sounds of Ireland. Featuring a dynamic musical duo and impressive dancing rarely seen outside of the World Championship stage, "A Taste of Ireland" was composed and choreographed in Dublin and is quickly on its way to becoming the new frontier in Irish entertainment.

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Article by Ticketek.

Abbey Road Live

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When: Tuesday 20th August
Where:
Enmore Theatre

Abbey Road - The Beatles' swansong and their crowning achievement as a recording group - is a stately, majestic, playful yet fiercely rocking masterpiece of pop music, regarded as one of the greatest records of all time. Joining ARC live on stage will be special guests Ash Naylor (Paul Kelly, Even and Rockwiz), Linda Bull (The Black Sorrows, Vika and Linda Bull), Brett Wolfenden (The Pictures, James Keays) and James Keys (Eagle and the Worm, Bob Evans).

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

The Damned

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When: Thursday 22nd August
Where: Factory
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THE DAMNED are the greatest surviving British punk band, bar none, still firing on all cylinders and breaking all the rules. This most spiritually chaotic of all punk groups have never been away, never surrendered their ideals, always forged onwards and when Lemmy of Motörhead famously referred to them as “the only real punk band” you know they are the real deal. Forged in the hot fire of first wave punk, THE DAMNED have served as architects and archetypes of the genre. They have perennially refused to pander to the audience and thank God they don’t. Their live show is still as riotous as ever and “They have become, if possible, more eccentric and outrageous as they grow older, with many of their live traits coming across as delightfully raucous.” – The Independent.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Allday

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When: Saturday 24th August
Where: Hordern Pavilion

Renowned for making tender hit songs from his hybrid of hip hop, rap and pop, and then laying it all out on stage, today Allday announces a mammoth national Starry Night Over The Phone album tour set for August. Joining in for all tour dates are great friend and collaborator Mallrat, singer-songwriter E^ST and musician-on-the-rise JXN. The national dates will follow on from his anticipated return to the Splendour in the Grass stage where he will bring a rollcall of friends to help illuminate his upcoming third album. Hugely anticipated by fans and media alike, the album name has already been tattooed on one of his dedicated fans. The tour announce comes alongside the release of new track ‘Lungs’. A harder moment than the previous two tracks released ‘Wonder Drug’ and ‘Protection’, ‘Lungs’ sits deep in the groove, with every lyric delivered over a rolling melody displaying the relaxed delivery that Allday is known for. It’s a song that you can hear trickling out of cars as they roll through the streets.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

Aldous Harding

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When: Monday 26th August
Where: Metro Theatre

New Zealand gothic folk artist, Aldous Harding, will play a pair of intimate shows this August. An enigmatic and unforgettable performer known for picking apart the trappings of the folk singer-songwriter, Harding uses the stage to bring her intimate songs to life in new ways. With critically acclaimed new album DESIGNER just released, Harding hints at what she’s likely to share with audiences on her Australian tour. “Harding has become cult -famous for her intense performances... When she sings, she is legion.” – ★★★★ The Guardian. “Aldous Harding uses oddness as both lure and armor. You can see it in her performances...and hear it in the language of Designer... where she pivots artfully from folk eccentric to pop eccentric” – Rolling Stone.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

The Amity Affliction

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When: Thursday 12th September
Where: Hordern Pavilion

With Special Guests: UNDERØATH, CROSSFAITH and PAGAN

The Amity Affliction, arguably Australia’s most successful heavy music exports have announced their huge Australian Tour in September with the support of UNDERØATH, CROSSFAITH and PAGAN. The Amity Affliction’s impressive resume of accolades include “This Could Be Heartbreak” (2016) as Gold certification, “Let The Ocean Take Me” (2014) and “Chasing Ghosts” (2012) with Platinum and Gold certifications respectively and “Seems Like Forever”, the #1 ARIA Gold certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction’s history up through their epic Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour. Fresh off two performances at Download Australia, sold-out crowds around the globe, there is no room for slowing down and these shows will be the biggest yet.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

The 1975

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When: Saturday 21st September
Where: ICC Sydney

English pop mavericks The 1975 have tipped their hat to their legion of followers in Australia by locking in a huge run of 2019 shows. As they command some of the finest venues in the Southern Hemisphere, they will do so as a band at the absolute peak of their powers. The tour will mark the bands first trip to Australia since January 2016 when front-man Matty Healy and his troops were just about to release their wildly popular and critically adored second record I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It.
The 1975 will hit our shores in 2019 with two albums of new material to show off.

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Article by Ticketek.

Apollo The Party

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When: Saturday 6th October
Where: Metro Theatre

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, drag-kings, drag-queens, queers, questioning and curious... as the most essential ingredient of Apollo, this invite can only mean one thing. Cue the dancing unicorns, arm the lasers and follow-every-rainbow-until-you-find-your-dream: it's time to get your gay on and let your colours burst as we celebrate at Apollo this October Long Weekend! The day of your dreams awaits! Expect our signature production values as well as the unexpected: it's time to knock-you-for-a-loop and take you to the next level. This is the play-date you've been waiting for and one for all of us: all gays, lesbians, queers, questioning and curious. Exhilaration, expectation, anticipation... we can hardly wait! Our music maestros are crafting the perfect soundtrack to our afternoon and putting the F back into fun. DJs Jonny Marsh, Dan Murphy, Ruby and Ric Dreske will keep your best foot forward and your hands sky-high

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Article by Metro Theatre.

August Burns Red

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When: Saturday 12th October
Where: Metro Theatre

Pennsylvanian metalcore quintet August Burns Red will be returning to Australia this October to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of their third studio album 'Constellations' as part of their worldwide tour. The 10 Years Of Constellations 2019 Australian Tour will hit all major cities across Australia. Singles,White Washed and Marianas Trench has amassed over 22 million streams combined on Spotify alone. The 2009 release debut at 24 in the Billboard Top 200 and had critics talking. Alternative Press said "This is a fierce, punishing album loaded with muscular breakdowns, screaming guitar leads and ass-kicking double-bass-drum thunder." While AllMusic said "PA-based quintet continues to reach for new levels of technical prowess and musical sophistication without losing its brutal attack and apocalyptic." The GRAMMY® Award-nominated heavy music torchbearers began their journey back in 2003 with marathon jam sessions on a farm belonging to Greiner’s family in the egg refrigerator. Embracing a diehard Rust Belt work ethic, they tirelessly pushed towards the top of heavy music with a series of critically acclaimed albums and countless gigs. VIP tickets to 10 Years Of Constellations are on sale now while general admission tickets go on sale Friday 15 March at 10am local time. Mark this one in your calendar as this is one you won't want to miss.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Adam Thompson: Bohemian Rhapsody Live

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When: Saturday 30th November
Where: Enmore Theatre

ADAM THOMPSON + THE WE WILL ROCK YOU BAND PAY HOMAGE TO QUEEN & FREDDIE MERCURY IN THIS SPECIAL MUSICAL EXPERIENCE! When it comes to engimatic front men, there are few that embody the power and passion quite like Chocolate Starfish's Adam Thompson. He owns the stage, channels the music, and has audiences eating out the palm of his hand. So it is no surprise that when it came to picking his next great project, Adam chose to showcase the music of his hero Freddie Mercury and Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody the blockbuster movie soundtrack, live in concert. Chocolate Starfish are known for paying homage to great music. They've put on a hugely successful run of Classic Album Series concerts, with an ode to Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell (2017) and I NXS's KICK (2018), bringing the music to life with their powerhouse performances. Now, the band are stepping aside to let their electric and engaging lead singer - lover of life, singer of great songs - pay tribute to the immeasurable talent of Queen, Freddie Mercury and the acclaimed soundtrack of the smash-hit Golden Globe winning music biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The Bohemian Rhapsody live in concert was originally just a one-off event, slated for April 2019 in Melbourne. Adam Thompson, with the We Will Rock You Band, announced the show just as the biopic landed in theatres in 2018 and the concert sold-out within minutes. Much like the movie, which is reputed as the highest selling music biopic of all time, the live concert concept music fans demanding more dates. It was an opportunity that Adam couldn't resist.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

The Animals

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When: Friday 6th December
Where:
Factory Theatre

The Animals are “one of the most important bands” in the British Invasion. The Animals legacy is undeniable with original members John Steel and Mick Gallagher along with Danny Handley and Scott Whitely delivering The Animals live experience. This Greatest Hits Tour will include all their Classics - The House of The Rising Sun, We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, It’s My Life, Don’t Bring Me Down, Boom Boom and more. “The band has changed, but the songs remain eternal” (The Independent).

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Article by Factory Theatre.

 

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