Iconic dream-pop/post-punk outfit THE CHAMELEONS (UK) have announced their First Ever Australian headline dates. Fronted by founding member, vocalist and bassist Mark Burgess, the tour will showcase the band’s genre-defining body of work, instigated with their 1983 debut Script of the Bridge.
“There will only ever be one band like The Chameleons, because for those of us who love the Chameleons it is not just a simple fancy, it is a religion” – Louder Than War
Script Of The Bridgefeatured key singles “Up The Down Escalator” and “Second Skin”, with follow up releases containing gems such as “Perfume Garden” and ‘’The Fan And The Bellows”, star performer from 1985’s “What Does Anything Mean? Basically”, “Swamp Thing”, found on 1986’s Strange Times, and many more.
For close to 20 years, THE CHAMELEONS would maintain an almost unattainable standard for all those who followed in their footsteps. The group’s influence would go on to penetrate the highest levels of the music industry, with LIAM GALLAGHER famously recanting their lyrics “Is It Any Wonder?” as he accepted a Brit award. THE VERVE would also go on to name check the band as one of their main influences.
To see just how far their unique brand of melancholy rock spread, you needn’t look any further than INTERPOL and THE EDITORS
“What became the archetypal post-punk sound didn’t exist at the time. Indeed its questionable that without The Chameleons it ever would have done” – Drowned In Sound
Live performances from THE CHAMELEONS are a rare treat, even rarer down under where they have never been… miss THE CHAMELEONS at your own peril!
Thursday 11th January – Brisbane – Woolly Mammoth
Friday 12th January – Melbourne – Corner Hotel
Saturday 13th January – Sydney – Factory Theatre
Tickets on sale Thursday 9th November at 9am (Local Time)
Tickets From – https://metropolistouring.com/the-chameleons/
The raging inferno that is FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES will be returning to Australia in February 2018. Having spent over a decade honing his craft, FRANK CARTER has solidified himself as one of the most exciting and mesmerising front men in the punk rock scene today.
On the back of his completely sold out previous tour of Australia FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES are back and in more ferocious form than ever! Their new album ‘Modern Ruin’ has heralded in an even larger chorus of fans and “he’s finally harnessed the fury coursing through his foundation, channeling and unleashing it with streamlined precision.” – Kerrang
Joining this incredible tour will be none other than the mighty CANCER BATS! Fueled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, CANCER BATS mix hardcore, southern metal and punk rock into a lethal rock and roll explosion.
“I want complete carnage, but I don’t want anybody to get actually injured – if that makes sense,” – Frank Carter.
These will be frenzied, chest-beating live shows absolutely not to be missed. Tickets go on sale Thursday 2 November, 9am local.
Monday 5 February – Capitol, Perth 18+
Tuesday 6 February – Fowlers Live, Adelaide 18+
Thursday 8 February – The Zoo, Brisbane 18+
Friday 9 February – 170 Russell, Melbourne 18+
Saturday 10 February – Metro Theatre, Sydney 18+
Gilby Clarke needs no introduction to rock fans. He played in both Guns N’ Roses and the MC5. Who else can claim membership in two of the most life-altering rock ’n’ roll outfits to ever exist on the planet? Clarke hit the stage with his GN’R running buds at the 2012 Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony – he appeared on the band’s The Spaghetti Incident, Live Era ’88-’91 and Greatest Hits albums, and spent years on the massive Use Your Illusion world tour in the ’90s – but his proudest GN’R moment is, he says, the Gilby rolls mode on the GN’R pinball machine!
Before joining the GN’R circus, the guitarist bounced from the great Candy to his own, heartbreakingly ignored, big-riff quartet Kill for Thrills. Clarke has, along the way, toured, and/or recorded with everyone from Nancy Sinatra to Heart to Gene Simmons to Slash’s Snakepit. In between touring & recording he was making videos with not only GNR, but Michael Jackson & Slash when MTV was de rigueur. Perhaps you saw him starring alongside Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee on Rockstar: Supernova or VH1 Honors with Rob Zombie, Slash & Ace Frehely?
Then there’s his solo career that earned him critical winks and sales for such albums as Pawnshop Guitars (including the American hits “Cure Me … Or Kill Me,” and “Tijuana Jail”), The Hangover (two songs made Bruce Willis’ The Story of Us), Rubber, 99 Live & Swag.
Clarke, who’s an old school mash-up of Keef, Johnny Thunders, and B.B. King, continues to write fist-jacking rock ’n’ roll songs with fat choruses, and appear on stages around the globe. He produces worthy bands too. He’s also one of the sweetest gents you’ll ever meet. He’s a guitar hero, certainly, but also a gentleman whose heart happens to rush at rock ’n’ roll speed.
Gilby is hitting the east coast of Australia for some intimate, sweaty, raw, totally Rock ‘n’ Roll shows! Gilby will be Will be ripping up a selection of hits from his past bands Guns N Roses, Slash’s Snakepit, RockStar Supernova, MC5 and much more with full band in tow.
Gilby Clarke Australian Tour Dates
Thursday 30th November – Crowbar – Brisbane
Friday 1st Dec – Cherry Bar – Melbourne
Saturday 2nd Dec – The Basement – Canberra
Sunday 3rd Dec – Frankie’s – Sydney
With the final show at Frankie’s in Sydney being a huge party in celebration of their 5th birthday. – FREE ENTRY
Tickets go on sale Mon 9th Oct via: www.hardlinemedia.net
VIP meet and greets available
Once in a lifetime chance to get to meet an important member of from Guns N Roses history.
3 personal items signed
Only 20 VIP available at each show