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TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS announce debut EP and National Headline Tour

Rapidly rising Australian punk rock stars TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS are thrilled to announce their debut EP Pretty Good For A Girl Band (May 13 via Domestic La La), along with the new single ‘Girl Sports’ and an 11-date national headline run on the Pretty Good For A Girl Band EP Tour, which will see the four-piece travel through WA, Qld, NSW, VIC, SA and Tas this August and September (full details below).

Written in honour of the male dentist who said that bassist Jaida Stephenson should stick to “girl sports” after knocking her teeth out skating, ‘Girl Sports’ showcases a new musical breadth to Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, with darker guitars and biting lyrics. On the single, vocalist Anna Ryan shares, “‘Girl Sports’ specifically is basically a big middle finger to all the men that have treated us like we’re less than in the music industry and to call out the losers that think it’s okay to catcall women literally every day. It’s like a big GROW UP and treat women better cause we’re just so sick and tired of it. We want everyone that has ever felt like this to have something they can belt out their frustration to.”

Pretty Good For A Girl Band is Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers proclaiming they are a force to be reckoned with no matter their gender identity. For as much as there’s a collective sense of self-assuredness among the band, Pretty Good For A Girl Band attests that their success has come in the face of being undeservedly underestimated. At large, amongst the biting lyrics of ‘Girl Sports’, the EP is less about the group spitting pure frustration, and more about holding up a mirror and sparking reflection and constructive conversation. Pretty Good For A Girl Band also features the singles ‘AHHHH!’ and ‘Miss Your Birthday’, the latter of which the band co-wrote with Alex Lahey, with James Tidswell of Violent Soho lending production.

“Despite the fact that we yell ‘fuck off’ a lot in ‘Girl Sports’, it’s not that we hate every man ever. It’s shit that this stuff happens to us, but we know where we stand and won’t let it get to us,” shares Anna Ryan. “It’s also a broader educational moment because it’s not only men that have said “you’re pretty good for a girl band” to me. I’ve had so many girls come up to me and say that or ‘I love this whole girl band thing you’ve got going on’. I’d like to think this EP can show anyone, ‘hey, if you’ve maybe ever said this or thought this, then we can all change together.’”

Embodying a quiet confidence and resolve like never before, Pretty Good For A Girl Band is a powerful documentation of Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers figuring out who they are and voicing what they stand for. It’s the result of a band refusing to meet anyone’s projection of who they should be, how they should sound, and what they should say – and that especially goes for sexist dentists.

Formed during high school in their hometown of Canberra in 2019, TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERSAnna Ryan (vocals/guitar), Scarlett McKahey (guitar/vocals), Jaida Stephenson (bass) and Neve van Boxsel (drums) – channel Riot Grrrl-era energy with a 2022 spin and are the most natural, unapologetic and damn likable punk-rockers you’ll meet. Their 2021 singles ‘Miss Your Birthday’ and AHHHH! have garnered over 1.6 Million streams, found playlist additions including Indie Arrivals, Local Noise, Fresh Finds AU, The Local List, and New Music Friday AU/NZ as well as local and international press support, full rotation adds on triple j and the #117 spot on the Hottest 200 countdown (‘AHHHH!’).

Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers quickly snapped attention for their teenage ragamuffin image and searingly good garage punk sound, cutting their teeth playing festivals including BIGSOUND, Groovin’ The Moo, Laneway, Falls, Lost Paradise, and Spilt Milk, and supporting a slew of Australia’s finest including Polish Club, Alex Lahey, Press Club, WAAX & more. As of now, the band has graduated into an astute group of early twenty-somethings – just as concerned about issues facing today’s women and young people as they are with their loud, badass, and completely cool punk sound.

PRETTY GOOD FOR A GIRL BAND

RELEASED MAY 13
(Domestic La La)
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Tracklist:
1. AHHHH!
2. Up To Summit
3. Miss Your Birthday
4. Girl Sports
5. Bull Dragon

TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS
PRETTY GOOD FOR A GIRL BAND 2022 TOUR

Tickets on sale now via:
teenjesusandthejeanteasers.net

Friday, August 12 – Indian Ocean Hotel, Scarborough, WA
Saturday, August 13 – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Friday, August 19 – Brightside, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, August 20 – Burleigh Bazaar, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday, August 21 – Riversounds, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday, August 25 – Unibar, Wollongong, NSW
Friday, August 26 – Crowbar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, August 27 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Friday September 2 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, September 3 – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Saturday September 10 – Unibar, Hobart, TAS

TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS ALSO APPEARING AT:
Wednesday, March 30 – The Cambridge, Newcastle w/Alex Lahey
Saturday, April 2 – UC Bar, Canberra
Sunday, April 10 – Live at the Bowl, Melbourne w/ Dune Rats
Thursday, April 14 – Mary’s Underground, Sydney

visit teenjesusandthejeanteasers.net for all details

 

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PIXIES Return To Australia For Their COME ON PILGRIM… IT’S SURFER ROSA Australian & NZ Tour 2022

PIXIES, one of the most influential alternative rock bands of all time, have unfinished business in Australia and New Zealand and will be returning in 2022 for their mammoth – Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa tour. Pixies’ debut releases – the electrifying 1987 EP Come On Pilgrim and 1988’s debut full-length album, Surfer Rosa – brought rise to a new genre and defined contemporary music for a generation.

The tour will bear witness to both seminal albums being performed in full – plus new and old tracks spanning their extensive catalogue. Surfer Rosa is a record made up of rage, religion, gore, incest, and superheroes named Tony – a debut album so good that it’s since been seen as a masterpiece. Produced by Steve Albini, it includes early Pixies classics such as “Bone Machine,” “Gigantic,” “Vamos” and “Where Is My Mind?”. Come On Pilgrim contained eight songs from the band’s first-ever studio session, produced by Gary Smith and recorded at his Fort Apache Studio near Boston.

Almost two years to the day, Pixies were forced to leave Australia when the global pandemic took hold. With only one show in Auckland and one in Melbourne completed, the band was determined to get the show back on the road and will return to Australian and New Zealand shores this December.

On announcing the new shows the band said: “We are thrilled to be able to announce our return to Australia and New Zealand in December 2022, following the untimely postponement of some of these shows back in 2020. We will be returning to play two different sets across the tour:

1. Performing Come on Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa in their entirety – in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Wellington, and Christchurch.

2. A brand new set featuring songs from across our catalogue, including some oldies and some brand new tracks – in Melbourne and Auckland. La la love you!”

The tour will start in Brisbane at the Fortitude Music Hall on 2nd December followed by a not-to-be-missed momentous show under the stars at Sydney Opera House Forecourt on 3rd December. Melbourne gets a second treat with a different set to the one they performed in 2020 at the Forum on 7th December before heading to Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on 8th December and Fremantle at the Arts Centre on 10th December. Pixies will then head over the ditch for shows at Wellington Opera House on 14th December, Auckland Town Hall on 16th December, and Christchurch Town Hall on 17 December.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 2 pm local time Tuesday 5 April. My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at 1 pm local time Friday 1 April, register here.

Forming in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986, Pixies are often acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering alternative band of the late 80s, garnering extraordinary critical and popular acclaim. After five genre-defining studio albums, Pixies disbanded in 1993. The tide turned in 2004 – the band reunited and began touring, playing to sell-out crowds around the world including their first-ever Australian performances in 2007, later to be followed by a 13-show sold-out Doolittle tour in 2010 and again in 2017. Those 2004 shows, across four nights at London’s iconic Brixton Academy have just been released as a special ‘Live in Brixton’ box set. The eight discs of heavyweight 180-gram vinyl feature all of the big hitters and fan favorites from the landmark albums ‘Doolittle’ and ‘Surfer Rosa’; key songs and obscurities from the rest of their catalogue as well as some eclectic covers.

Following their acclaimed 2019 album ‘Beneath the Eyrie’ and archival live recording releases, Pixies have just released a new single titled ‘Human Crime’. Written by Pixies founder and frontman Black Francis, the video was directed by the band’s bass player Paz Lenchantin. 

Pixies – Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa
Australia & New Zealand 2022

Presented by Live Nation

BRISBANE – Fortitude Music Hall – Friday 2nd December
SYDNEY – Sydney Opera House Forecourt – Saturday 3rd December
MELBOURNE – Forum – Wednesday 7th December
ADELAIDE – Thebarton Theatre – Thursday 8th December
PERTH – Fremantle Arts Centre – Saturday 10th December
WELLINGTON – Opera House – Wednesday 14th December
AUCKLAND – Town Hall – Friday 16th December
CHRISTCHURCH – Town Hall – Saturday 17th December

TICKETS ARE ON SALE AT 2 PM LOCAL TIME TUESDAY 5 APRIL
Live Nation pre-sale: 1 pm local time Friday 1 April until Tuesday 5 April 1 pm local time

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: pixiesmusic.com & livenation.com.au

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MADE IN THE ’90S FESTIVAL: Coolio, Next, All-4-One, Zhané, and Hosted by Q Parker – Kicks Off This Week!!

MADE IN THE ’90S FESTIVAL: Coolio, Next, All-4-One, Zhané and H3rizon Hosted by Q Parker – Kicks Off This Week

With the easing of restrictions and the return of live music, Delta Bravo Presents is proud to present the first international tour featuring US-based R&B artists since the start of the pandemic. The Made In The ’90s Festival was announced two months shy of the pandemic and has encountered multiple delays but fans will be pleased to know that the shows are finally here this weekend.

Taking in the East Coast of Australia with shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney, the show features a who’s who of R&B royalty with some of the biggest hitmakers, Grammy Winners, and iconic contemporary R&B acts of all time appearing on Australian stages. Led by the Grammy-winning Coolio (‘Gangsters Paradise’) who has been enjoying some downtime in Melbourne ahead of the shows and popping up literally everywhere, the show also features trio Next (‘Too Close’), Grammy Winners; All-4-One (‘I Swear’) and Renee Neufville, the voice of hitmakers Zhané (‘Hey Mr. DJ’). The show is hosted by Q Parker of Grammy-winning group, 112 and rounded out by local starlets, H3rizon, and old-school DJs.

It has been a long time coming but international artists are finally back on Australian shores and R&B is back on our stages. This show is a must for any fan of contemporary or old-school R&B and the ultimate party to shake off those pandemic cobwebs.

Made In The 90’s Tour Dates

Fri 1 April – Brisbane, Eatons Hill

Sat 2 April – Melbourne, Festival Hall

Sun 3 April – Sydney, Big Top Luna Park

Tickets at madeinthe90s.com.au

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For One Night Only….WELCOME TO OUR FIRST KiSS. The Ultimate Emo Throwback Party.

Eyeliner and skinny jeans at the ready – for one night only get set for the ultimate emo throwback party with Our First Kiss ready to celebrate all the feels on Saturday 7 May in Melbourne.

Bringing together a stacked line-up of Aussie Alternative icons, Our First Kiss will be busting out all of your sad boi and emo faves, with self-confessed emo gals The Veronicas leading the pack for this truly epic evening.

Also jumping on board to amp up the nostalgic party vibes will be Short Stack, The Getaway Plan, Dream On, Dreamer, and Closure In Moscow.

With over 500 million streams, ARIA awards, and over 3.5 million social connections, Brisbane duo The Veronicas are truly a force to be reckoned with. Professionally skyrocketing at the peak of the 2000s emo boom, add in an MTV series plus plenty of ongoing critical acclaim, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for some authentic emo fare, Veronicas-style.

From meeting in high school to traversing over a decade together as a band, punk rock legends Short Stack are a true staple in the Aussie music scene. Following a six-year hiatus, the group is now poised to release their most exciting endeavor yet, with an impending new pop punk-laced album Maybe There’s No Heaven complete with crunchy and instantly memorable bangers.

Alt-rockers The Getaway Plan exploded onto the Australian punk rock scene fresh out of high school, snagging whirlwind success in a swelteringly short space of time. While 2009 saw the group hit pause at the top of their game, TGP reformed to release two additional critically acclaimed albums, and recently toured alongside the likes of Alexisonfire and Pierce The Veil.

Forming back in 2009, Melbourne’s Dream On, Dreamer has traversed the many highs and lows, embracing line-up changes, health scares, and beyond to embolden their heavy wares. Recently releasing their album What if I told you it doesn’t get better back in 2020, 2022 brings a welcomed return for the group following their announcement pre-pandemic that the group would be parting ways.

With a mission statement to “chew bubblegum and kick ass”, kaleidoscopic rockers Closure In Moscow morph experimental prog-rock into criminally catchy sonic cocoons. Like King Crimson and The Mars Volta shaken together in a giant cocktail maker, Closure In Moscow has amassed a cult-like following over the years and continues to build towards a hotly-anticipated third album.

Pumping up the festivities alongside this brilliant line-up, Our First Kiss will also feature food trucks, market stalls, and themed bars to help you live your best emo life in style, alongside some pumping party DJs from NEXT and BANG! to keep the party rocking.

It’s not a phase, mum – PICA (Port Melbourne Industrial Centre For The Arts) is about to play host to one of the biggest emo parties of the millennium.

Early Bird Tickets on sale: Friday 1 April, 9am AEDT to Monday 4 April 5pm AEDT
or unless sold out prior.

Sign up for early bird pre-sale tickets here

Pre-Sale Tickets here

General Public Tickets on sale: Tuesday 5 April, 9 am AEDT via here

Head to ourfirstkiss.com.au / destroyalllines.com for more information.

 

OUR FIRST KISS

SATURDAY 7 MAY 2022
PICA (PORT MELBOURNE INDUSTRIAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS)
112 SALMON ST, PORT MELBOURNE

LINE-UP:
THE VERONICAS
SHORT STACK
THE GETAWAY PLAN
DREAM ON, DREAMER
CLOSURE IN MOSCOW
NEXT & BANG! DJ’S

 

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AMY SHARK Announces Mammoth 42 Date ‘SEE U SOMEWHERE Australia Tour 2022’

Fresh off her Cry Forever arena tour, ARIA award winner and alt-pop singer-songwriter, Amy Shark has today announced she’ll be hitting the road for a mammoth 42 date regional tour of Australia across May, June, July and August this year, presented by triple j, Handsome Tours, Select Music and Rage More.

With one show still remaining on her national run (Perth’s RAC Arena set for May 13), Amy Shark will now bring her critically acclaimed Cry Forever and Love Monster albums to regional fans right across Australia on her See U Somewhere tour. The tour will kick off at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on May 19 before taking in a further 9 dates in WA (supported by Dulcie), and will then move through NT (supported by Prayer Corby), NSW (supported by Adam Newling), ACT (supported by Adam Newling), VIC (supported by Yorke), SA (supported by Jess Day) and TAS (supported by Tyler Richardson), then heading north for 7 shows in her home state of QLD (supported by Cult Romance), finishing up at Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns on August 29.

Tickets go on sale at 10 am local time on Wednesday 30 March from www.amyshark.com.

“I’m the happiest when I’m on stage performing and I can’t wait to travel further into Australia where I’ve never been before, to explore some of these towns and meet everyone, it’s going to be a fun one.”

After bursting onto the global music scene in 2016, Amy Shark’s 6 x Platinum single Adore put her on the map as one of Australia’s most formidable emerging songwriters. This was followed by APRA award-winning (Song Of The Year) 6 x Platinum and number one Australian airplay chart hit, I Said Hi and the 2019 3 x platinum single Mess Her Up. Shark’s debut/breakthrough #1 ARIA album and Platinum-certified LOVE MONSTER was recognised in 2018 with four ARIA awards (Album of the Year, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Producer [Dann Hume]) and was nominated for another five. LOVE MONSTER went on to become the highest-selling album by an Australian artist for 2018. Not one to slow down, even in a global pandemic, 2020 saw Amy release her ARIA award-winning, 2 x Platinum accredited single, Everybody Rise, which is nearing 37 million streams globally and spent 12 weeks in the top 10 Australian airplay chart. Amy’s latest album, CRY FOREVER was her second #1 ARIA debut holding the top spot for two weeks consecutively. Shark teamed up with blink 182’s Travis Barker on Gold accredited single C’MON and global superstar Ed Sheeran to co-write platinum single Love Song’s Ain’t For Us featuring Grammy award-winning artist Keith Urban. Today Amy has amassed 798 Million combined global streams.

Thrilled to be performing such an epic run of shows around Aus, and showing her endless gratitude for the huge love from her regional fans, Amy enthuses, “I don’t know when I’ll get the chance to do a huge Australian run like this again so if I’m coming to your town, you are mine that night! No excuses.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 am local time on Wednesday 30 March, for tickets and further information, head to www.amyshark.com

AMY SHARK ‘SEE U SOMEWHERE AUSTRALIA TOUR 2022’
Presented by triple j
THU 19 MAY | BUNBURY REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BUNBURY, WA
FRI 20 MAY | MANDURAH PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, MANDURAH, WA
SAT 21 MAY | THE RIVER, MARGARET RIVER, WA
THU 26 MAY | ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ALBANY, WA
FRI 27 MAY | ESPERANCE CIVIC CENTRE, ESPERANCE, WA
SAT 28 MAY | GOLDFIELDS ART CENTRE, KALGOORLIE, WA
SUN 29 MAY | CUMMINS THEATRE, MERREDIN, WA
TUE 31 MAY | QUEENS PARK THEATRE, GERALDTON, WA
THU 2 JUN | RED EARTH ARTS PRECINCT (THEATRE), KARRATHA, WA
SAT 4 JUN | THE ROEBUCK BAY HOTEL, BROOME, WA
THU 9 JUN | DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, DARWIN, NT
SUN 26 JUN | THE GARDEN HOTEL, DUBBO, NSW
TUE 28 JUN | BMEC, BATHURST, NSW
WED 29 JUN | THE ART HOUSE WYONG, WYONG, NSW
SAT 2 JUL | CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE, NSW
TUE 5 JUL | WAGGA WAGGA CIVIC THEATRE, WAGGA WAGGA, NSW
WED 6 JUL | GRIFFITH REGIONAL THEATRE, GRIFFITH, NSW
FRI 8 JUL | CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE, CANBERRA, ACT
SAT 9 JUL | ALBURY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ALBURY, NSW
TUE 12 JUL | WPACC, WANGARATTA, VIC
THU 14 JUL | RIVERLINKS EASTBANK, SHEPPARTON, VIC
SAT 16 JUL | GIPPSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, TRARALGON, VIC
TUE 19 JUL | LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE, WARRNAMBOOL, VIC
WED 20 JUL | ULUMBARRA THEATRE, BENDIGO, VIC
THU 21 JUL | WENDOUREE CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS, BALLARAT/WENDOUREE, VIC
FRI 22 JUL | HORSHAM TOWN HALL, HORSHAM, VIC
SAT 23 JUL | COSTA HALL, GEELONG, VIC
WED 27 JUL | MILDURA ARTS CENTRE, MILDURA, VIC
THU 28 JUL | THE BAROSSA ARTS CENTRE, TANUNDA, SA
FRI 29 JUL | MIDDLEBACK ARTS CENTRE, WHYALLA NORRIE, SA
SAT 30 JUL | CHAFFEY THEATRE, RENMARK, SA
SUN 31 JUL | SIR ROBERT HELPMANN THEATRE, MT GAMBIER, SA
TUE 2 AUG | PRINCESS THEATRE, LAUNCESTON, TAS
THU 4 AUG | PARNAPLE ARTS CENTRE, DEVENPORT, TAS
FRI 5 AUG | HOBART CITY HALL / MAC 02, HOBART, TAS
FRI 19 AUG | BILOELA CIVIC CENTRE, BILOELA, QLD
SAT 20 AUG | MONCRIEFF ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BUNDABERG, QLD
SUN 21 AUG | GLADSTONE ENTERTAINMENT & CONVENTION CENTRE, GLADSTONE, QLD
WED 24 AUG | PILBEAM THEATRE, ROCKHAMPTON, QLD
THU 25 AUG | MECC, MACKAY, QLD
FRI 26 AUG | TOWNSVILLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, TOWNSVILLE, QLD
MON 29 AUG | TANKS ARTS CENTRE, CAIRNS, QLD

ABOUT HANDSOME TOURS:
Handsome Tours is a boutique promoter with 20+ years of experience in touring some of the world’s finest artists across Australia & New Zealand; working with acts including Gang Of Youths, Phoebe Bridgers, The Kid LAROI, The xx, Stormzy, The War On Drugs, Bon Iver, Middle Kids, Skegss and Fontaines D.C.

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OPETH reveal new song ‘Width of a Circle’ start pre-order FOR IN CAUDA VENENUM

OPETH reveals the new song ‘Width of a Circle’ starts pre-order FOR IN CAUDA VENENUM (Extended Edition) feat. 6 bonus tracks

OPETH is peerless. Since 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and, most importantly, crafted 13 stunningly beautiful, intrinsically intense albums to become one of the biggest progressive rock/metal bands on the planet – and they’re still only getting better, even after selling more than two million records and hitting the #1 in the German album charts with their album Sorceress in 2016. Now back on US tour with Mastodon in April and May 2022, the band around unmatched frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt announces the release of In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition) for May 13th.

This release, available on digipak, contains the English and Swedish versions of OPETH’s latest album In Cauda Venenumwith new illustrations by internationally renowned Travis Smith in the booklet. In addition, there is also a third CD including 3 unreleased bonus tracks, both in English and Swedish:

‘The Mob’ / ‘Pöbeln’
‘Width of a Circle’ / ‘Cirkelns Riktning’
‘Freedom & Tyranny’ / ‘Frihet & Tyranni’

In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition) is now available for pre-order. Also on May 13th, the album’s strictly limited “Connoisseur Edition” vinyl boxset which includes the same bonus tracks but remastered by Mikael Akerfeldt specifically for vinyl.
Pre-order your copies here: https://opeth.afr.link/InCaudaVenenum

Get a first glimpse of the unreleased tracks with ‘Width Of A Circle‘ that is now available on all streaming platforms: https://opeth.afr.link/WidthOfACircle

 

OPETH online:
www.opeth.com
www.facebook.com/opeth
www.instagram.com/officialopeth
www.twitter.com/officialopeth

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SKID ROW Announce ”The Gang’s All Here” 2022 Australian Tour

It’s a new era for SKID ROW. With a new album, a new single and a world tour, the band has added a new voice as they welcome powerhouse vocalist Erik Grönwall, formerly from the band HEAT out of Sweden.

Fans received their first glimpse of Grönwall in Las Vegas on 26 March as the band took up a residency in support of The Scorpions and gauging from the live clips and online commentary surrounding the performance, the band, made up of Rachel Bolan (bass), Dave “Snake” Sabo, Scotti Hill (guitars) and Rob Hammersmith (drums) have a renewed vigour and energy with classic era SKID ROW sounding better than it ever has.

What is most exciting for fans is the band has a new album recorded and gearing for a late 2022 release led by the brand-new single, The Gang’s All Here, which has all the tell-tale signs of the classic SKID ROW sound.

Silverback Touring is pleased to announce that SKID ROW will be returning to Australia for the first time since 2018. The band has enjoyed a three-decade strong relationship with Aussie fans with their shows always receiving rave reviews and leaving fans gasping for more. Fans who are familiar with Grönwall will know the frontman for his dynamic vocal range and showmanship, the perfect match to the impressive unit made up Bolan, Sabo, Hill and Hammersmith.

Joining SKID ROW will be Finnish melodic rock act, RECKLESS LOVE, who visit Australia on their first multi-city tour down under. The band, who enjoy a cult-like following in Australia, come armed with a brand-new album, TURBORIDER.

Rounding out the lineup are Australian hard rock band, WICKED SMILE, who in a short period of time have established themselves as one of Australia’s leading hard rock acts on the back of their dynamic live shows and brilliant debut album WAIT FOR THE NIGHT.

Australia, you are in for a treat with a triple threat summertime hard rock.

Skid Row / Reckless Love / Wicked Smile Australian Tour Dates

Wednesday 7 December, ADELAIDE – The Gov

Friday 9 December, BRISBANE – The Triffid

Saturday 10 December, SYDNEY – Manning Bar

Sunday 11 December, MELBOURNE – 170 Russell

Silverback members’ pre-sale commences on Thursday 31 March to Sunday 3 April 2022.

General on-sale commences on Monday 4 April 2022.

Get your tickets at: https://www.silverbacktouring.com.au/skid-row-australian-tour-2022/

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Gippsland Country Music Festival announces final release tickets and playing times for April event

Excitement is building around the second annual Gippsland Country Music Festival, locked in for April 23. After a massive sell-out inaugural event, the second year of the festival is already well on its way to selling out in advance. Organisers have just announced final release tickets for the Mossvale Park festival, /as well as playing times for the all-day event, which is headlined by Kasey Chambers, The Wolfe Brothers, Travis Collins, and Adam Harvey, with Darlinghurst, Taylor Moss, Mick Harrington, The Strzelecki Stringbusters, Bob Wilson Barkindji Man, Lee SonnyBoy Morgan, DJ Brat Paisley, and MC Ben Mastwyk. There are now only limited tickets available to the event and country music fans are encouraged to get in quick in order to not miss out.

G/ates open for the Gippsland Country Music Festival at 11am, with a Welcome to Country kick-starting the event. Live music continues all day, with Kasey Chambers taking the stage at 8pm to close out the evening. The event also features line dancing classes from renowned local line-dance instructor Linda Pink, wood-chopping demonstrations, rides, market stalls and a host of delicious Gippsland food and drinks on offer, including a Smokehouse BBQ and onsite bars.

For organiser and long-time Gippsland local Aidan McLaren, to see such incredible support thrown behind Gippsland Country Music Festival for a second year in a row means something very special to everyone involved on working on the festival. “To sell-out the inaugural event so quickly was such an exciting moment,” he says. “Now, to have the second edition on track to sell out as well is incredible. For a long-time we’ve felt like the Gippsland region deserved to have its own country music festival, and now that it’s here, and people are loving it, we truly hope it is something that can continue for many years to come. To be able to welcome world-class country acts to the local region, while also providing opportunities to local acts is something we’re really proud of.”

The Gippsland Country Music Festival is not just about bringing the music to Gippsland, but also about showcasing everything that Gippsland has to offer. “We hope the festival is huge for our Gippsland region, both economically and socially” says Aidan. “Our ticketing data shows that a lot of people are travelling from outside of Gippsland to attend. The knock-on effects of this to local business is immense, as many of these people will be staying overnight in Gippsland and most likely exploring some of the other amazing places the region has to offer. The event itself also engages many local contractors and businesses. For our locals, having world-class artists performing on your doorstep is pretty special, however, the event also provides people a chance to connect with each other and share an enjoyable day out connecting with family and friends of all ages, and the local community. After the last two years we’ve all had, I think that’s really important and something we’re all looking forward to. For those from greater Melbourne and outside of Gippsland, be prepared to fall in love with Gippsland. Chances are once you’ve spent some time here and seen how great this place is, you’ll soon be looking to make the move down permanently.”

As for the local community, Aidan says the response they’ve received from the Gippsland region for the event has been phenomenal. “The support from the community has been great, and it’s been such a joy to have so many local people and organisations involved in the running of the event,” he says. “With a genuine feeling of restrictions easing, and people coming back together, we’ve seen ticket sales really start to ramp up again and highly recommend people grab their tickets soon, if they don’t want to miss out.”

Final release tickets for Gippsland Country Music Festival are on sale now.

Saturday 23rd April 2022 | 11.30am
Mossvale Park, Mossvale Park Road, Berry’s Creek, VIC
Tickets from $99
www.moshtix.com.au

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