International rock superstars PARAMORE are making their highly anticipated return to Australia for their first headline shows in four years, bringing Tour Four to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena and Brisbane’s The Riverstage this February. Paramore are touring in support of their ARIA #3 charting album After Laughter with special guests to be announced.
Tickets for all shows on sale at midday (local time) Wednesday, 15 November.
Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 2pm Friday 10 November until 5pm Sunday 12 November. For more information on how to purchase, visit: telstra.com.au.
Paramore’s fifth album was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A – also their first time recording in their beloved hometown. Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Jimmy Eat World, Beck) and Paramore’s own Taylor York, After Laughter signalled the return of founding member Zac Farro to the band. It debuted at #3 on the ARIA Charts, featuring the hugely successful singles ‘Hard Times’ – which has had over 50 million views on its colourfully playful video which Billboard declared “addictive” – and ‘Told You So’ which saw over 7 million views in its first two weeks alone.
Long regarded as an exhilarating live act with a non-stop show led by the fearless Hayley Williams, with Taylor York on guitar and Zac Farro back on drums, Paramore are a bona fide juggernaut, selling over 6 million albums and leaving a trail of sold out headline arena tours in their wake. They have sold out iconic venues around the world including Madison Square Garden and Wembley Arena, and performed show-stealing headline festival sets at the likes of Reading and Leeds Festivals, Riot Fest and their own four-day festival cruise PARAHOY!. With Tour Four hitting some of Australia’s most well-loved arenas, these will be Paramore’s first headline shows Down Under since their last tour in February 2014.
Paramore have had a truly remarkable run since forming in Nashville in 2004, from their gold-certified debut All We Know Is Falling (2005), to 2007’s 2x platinum breakthrough Riot! and platinum-certified albums Brand New Eyes (2009) and Paramore (2013). The Grammy-award winning band have consistently drawn both critical acclaim as well as a wide-ranging list of international honours and accolades, multiple Grammy nominations and a win for Best Rock Song (for ‘Ain’t It Fun’), two People’s Choice Awards, three NME Awards, three MTV Video Music Award nominations and much, much more.
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8
QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11
TICKETS ON SALE 12PM WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15
Telstra Thanks pre-sale: 2pm November 10 until 5pm November 12
Rock icon ROGER WATERS will bring his critically acclaimed US + THEM tour to Australia in February 2018, touring here for the first time since his phenomenal The Wall Live broke sales records in 2012.
Currently underway in North America, the tourhas garnered rave reviews – hailing as a triumph the “eye-popping” production and the “spectacular” set-list drawn from classics in the Floyd canon and from Waters’ solo work.
Roger Waters’ legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of-the-art audio/visual production and breathtaking quad sound. Us + Them is no exception: following months of meticulous planning and visionary craft, it will inspire audiences with its powerful delivery.
Us + Them showcases highlights from Waters’ groundbreaking body of work and features songs from Pink Floyd’s greatest albums – The Dark Side of The Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here – plus new songs from Roger Waters’ album “Is This the Life We Really Want?” which recently debuted at No. 7 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
The tour title Us + Them is derived from the 1974 track “Us And Them” on the multi-million selling Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon and has been hailed as the last great Pink Floyd spectacle.
Roger Waters – Us + Them will commence in Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on February 2, 2018 followed by arena shows in Brisbane, two nights in Melbourne, Adelaide and concluding in Perth.
Tickets go on sale at 10am (local time) on Friday, September 8.
Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 9am on Monday, September 4. For more information on how to purchase, visit: telstra.com/music.
For complete tour and ticketing information, including VIP Experiences, visit: livenation.com.au.
Critics everywhere the tour has played have hailed the production:
“Waters promised a tour with some “new things,” and plenty of spectacle, and he delivered on both accounts.” Tulsa World
“Saturday’s show was one of the best I’ve seen.” News & Tribune
“Many of the songs Waters performed … are more than 40 years old but hold contemporary relevance in today’s fractured political landscape.” The Kansas City Star
Roger Waters Us + Them marks the artist’s first tour since The Wall Live (2010-2013), his sold-out world tour which was seen by more than four million fans globally at 219 shows and remains the highest grossing tour by any solo artist in history.
ROGER WATERS US + THEM
QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 6
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11
ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16
PERTH ARENA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20
TICKETS ON SALE FROM 10AM, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8.
Telstra Thanks pre-sale: 9am on Monday, September 4 until 9am, Wednesday September 6.