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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Announce New Album ABRAKADABRA – Due Out March 25th

Abrakadabra is the upcoming album from Gothenburg’s leading exponents of street metal, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR! The follow up to 2018’s critically acclaimed You Can't Kill My Rock 'N' Roll, Abrakadabrawill be released physically and digitally via Golden Robot Records (for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South America only) on March 25th, and is available to pre-order on digital and CD now.

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR has recently released five alcohol-fuelled, riff-laden singles. ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Dreams In Red’, ‘Weep When You Die’ and ‘Forever and a Day’, and their latest, ‘Fighter’, now available on all digital platforms. All 5 tracks give a deep insight into the brilliance of Abrakadabra, which may just be HARDCORE SUPERSTAR’s best album to date.

Containing 10 hard-hitting songs exploding with riffs, attitude, intensity, and that magical feeling you get when your work is over and the weekend is here, Abrakadabra is an album for the fans and best shared with great friends, cold beers and very loudspeakers!

Recorded in 2020 and 2021 at both Österlyckan and Bombastik in Musikens Hus – Gothenburg, the decision was made early on to once again work with Johan Reiven, who was responsible for production duties on the bands ‘Black Album’. Adde states, “Working with Johan was like stepping back in time, there’s a shared intensity and commitment to excel that collectively drives us and ultimately brings out the best in us all…I am 100% happy with the result.”

This shared intensity can be heard on every one of the tracks from the defiantly rebellious ‘Dreams in Red’ through to the bar-soaked philosophy of ‘One For All’ and the thundering powerhouse that is ‘Catch Me If You Can’.

Abrakadabra is uncomplicated, rock n’ roll escapism and entertainment at its best…sprinkled with a little bit of magic for good measure.

The success and acclaim of You Can’t Kill My Rock 'N' Roll inspired the band significantly and writing for Abrakadabra enthusiastically started whilst out on tour. Connecting with so many fans, old and new helped to influence the shape and sound of the new record, with drummer Adde commenting that the new album, “feels like the record we should have released after the Black album”.

Pre-order/add/save Abrakadabra on:

Digital HERE
CD HERE

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Interview with Matt Wilkinson (Ghost Orchid)

We all have some skeletons in the closet, but Nikki Sixx has a whole graveyard hiding in his. The First 21 takes you through one bag of bones at a time in a very candid journey through his life. His honesty is to be commended, and I felt his pain on many occasions, as he unfurled his childhood demons and his life living as Frankie Ferrana Jnr.
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YES, THE MEANIES are playing with FOO FIGHTERS!! ~~Interview with Link Meanie~~

Yep, it's all over the news – Melbourne's iconic indie punk band The Meanies are opening for the Foo Fighters on Friday in Geelong. And of course, they're pretty chuffed about it, especially since it's been 30 years (nearly to the day) since they first played with a young Dave Grohl when he was in Nirvana. As Wally Meanie sez, “Thirty years since we opened for Dave’s old band, happy anniversary pal!”

In this time of Foo frenzy, let it be noted also that the Meanies are about to undertake their own tour as well, to belatedly celebrate their most recent album Desperate Measures. Check out the details below.

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 ONLY in these crazy times might a band tour its 'new' album two years after it was released, but that's what the Meanies will be doing when they hit the road to finally give Desperate Measures a proper live airing. Desperate Measures was released in July 2020 (on Cheersquad Records & Tapes), by which time the shit had already hit the fan. Their BETTER LATE THAN NEVER DESPERATE MEASURES TOUR was first announced a year ago when things looked like they'd cleared.  It got bumped a couple of times and announced again in November 2021 for this year. Then Omicron came along, blowing out January and causing another reshuffle. So here we go again.  

ABOUT THE MEANIES – Starting out in '88, following on from the late '80s GOD/Bored scene and anticipated the subsequent successes of Spiderbait and Magic Dirt, the Meanies are genuine Melbourne icons and national treasures. Arriving at the same time as grunge, they defied the odds with a pop punk-meets-hardcore sound that pre-empted what was to come out of the US on labels like Epitaph and Fat Wreck Chords.  They became Triple J and Big Day Out faves (they did the BDO in 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1999!) and kings of the all-ages circuit, and they toured their arses off, playing with the likes of Nirvana, The Lemonheads, Redd Kross, Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam and Bad Brains along the way. They toured Europe, the US, and Japan and retain an international following. And like their older and uglier brethren The Cosmic Psychos, The Meanies are now enjoying a late-career revival, which began with the release of their first album in 21 years, It's Not Me It's You in late 2015 on Poison City Records. Desperate Measures was released in July 2020. 

THE MEANIES' BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
DESPERATE MEASURES TOUR
 
2022

MARCH

Fri 4 – supporting Foo Fighters, GMHBA Stadium, Geelong VIC 
https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/25005C55BAAC0E20

Sat 5 – Ninchfest, St. Andrews Beach, VIC
https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=841915& 

Thu 10 – The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, QLD  + Some Jerks + Blussh
 https://zoo.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/db1fadf2-2878-4a89-a5a1-c5945e939073

Fri 11 – Eleven Dive Bar, Maroochydore, QLD  + Some Jerks + Blussh
https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/11d3fc08-8f07-47ee-a267-c92c69766e2d

Sat 12 – Spring Loaded Festival, Bribie Island, QLD
https://premier.ticketek.com.au/events/SPRINGLO21/venues/EHH/performances/EEHH2021933SL/tickets

Sun 13 – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD
https://miamimarketta.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/66235740-4e76-4072-964d-aa039e21bdf3?utm_source=MiamiMarketta&utm_medium=Website 

Fri 18 – The Tote, Collingwood, VIC + Stiff Richards + Persecution Blues + Maggie Alley
https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/ab9c024c-4b0e-47ae-82b2-ab2962c235f5

Sat 19 – The Tote, Collingwood, VIC + Ute Root + Sidesplitter + Cheeky Geezers 
https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/b62b2c96-ac6c-40f4-a0e7-f0beb19483f0

Fri 25 – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC + Poppin’ Mommas + Eyeroll 
https://barwonclub.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/e81e6686-b595-4c01-8f5b-eaa67b248c16 

Sat 26 – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC + The Dawdlers + The Shorts 
https://theeastern.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/eb3eb2bf-1963-4d09-a773-8b0466e2a585?preview=1b74279c-6297-4d7a-9b74-c92104d4848 

Wed 30 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW  + Hellebores + I Hate People
https://thecambridgehotel.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/d83b82d4-ecc0-4f50-ad6d-f7ff6a780c12 

Thu 31 – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW  + Chinese Burns Unit + Blitz Babiez 
https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-meanies-%E2%80%98better-late-than-never-album-tour%E2%80%99/128692?skin=thelansdowne 

APRIL
Fri 1 – Manly Leagues Club, NSW + Chinese Burns Unit + Shitaki 

https://kingdomsounds.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/1e98f77f-0c79-4785-a59a-7241aa2ac2aa

Sat 2 – Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong NSW
https://yoursandowlsfestival.com.au/ 

Sun 3 – The Basement, Canberra, ACT + Sketch Method + Charlotte & The Harlots 
 https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/b7670940-f045-4fb3-b579-b5aada11bf78

 Sat 9 –  Spring Ditch, Stanley VIC
 https://www.springditch.com/

Easter Thu 14 – Jive, Adelaide, SA + Cull The Band + The Vains 
https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-meanies/128680

Sat 23 – Uncaged Festival, Sydney NSW 
https://www.festicket.com/eventgenius/uncaged-syd-2022/shop/28814/ 

Sun 24 – Uncaged Festival, Brisbane QLD 
https://tickets.silverbacktouring.com.au/outlet/event/3c2d5476-3629-454f-84e2-8aa2805f4f47 

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Black Veil Brides Announce Local Supports For 2022 Australian Tour

After having to postpone twice, Destroy All Lines have announced the local support for BLACK VEIL BRIDES. 

Brisbane will be opened by DAYS LIKE THESE

Up next will be CLOSURE for Sydney!

Then rolling on into Melbourne will see THE LAST MARTYR warning up the crowd!

Closing out the tour will be WOLF & CHAIN getting the stage and crowd ready at The Gov. 

BVB will be returning to our shores for the first time in 8 long years this May and — as per their derailed 2020 plan — they’ll ripping a stack of licensed/all ages shows for fans in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourneone (AA in the arvo and one 18+ in the evening) and Adelaide.

All tickets to their previous shows remain valid for the new dates — and if you haven’t bought one yet, more are on sale now.

The tour marks the Hollywood glam rockers’ first visit to our shores since Soundwave 2014.

It also marks the band’s first Aussie tour since releasing their 2018 Vale LP

Catch all the details of Black Veil Brides’ 2022 Australian tour below!

Tickets from www.destroyalllines.com
 

BLACK VEIL BRIDES
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
 
THURSDAY 5 MAY: EATONS HILL, BRISBANE (LICENSED ALL AGES)
FRIDAY 6 JUNE: THE ROUNDHOUSE (UNSW), SYDNEY (LICENSED ALL AGES)
SATURDAY 7 JUNE: CROXTON BANDROOM, MELBOURNE (ALL AGES) – Afternoon
SATURDAY 7 JUNE: CROXTON BANDROOM, MELBOURNE (18+) – Evening
MONDAY 9 JUNE: THE GOV ADELAIDE (LICENSED ALL AGES)

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KISS Final Australian Tour Dates Set For August/September 2022!

With the recent announcement that Western Australia’s borders will remain closed for an indefinite period of time, One World Entertainment and TEG Live have been forced to postpone the Kiss ‘End of the Road’ tour until August / September 2022.  The band is passionate and determined to perform for all their Australian fans – they do not want to leave Perth out of the equation. 

The ‘End Of The Road’ tour, which began in January 2019, is undoubtedly the biggest and best KISS show ever (and that’s saying something), receiving incredible reviews from both diehard KISS fans and the media at sell-out shows across the globe.

Tickets and VIP packages purchased for the March / April 2022 concerts remain valid for the rescheduled dates without need for exchange. Ticket holders will be emailed with their new dates and will not need to take any further action.

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are now ready to rock’n’roll all nite with the KISS Army across Australia one last time.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers first visited our shores in 1980 during ‘KISSteria’, kick- starting a deep connection between the band and Aussie fans that has continued to thrive for more than four decades. With countless timeless hits like ‘I Was Made For Loving You’, ‘Detroit Rock City’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Shout It Out Loud’, ‘Lick It Up’, ‘God Gave Rock’n’Roll To You’ and the knock-em dead anthem that closes every KISS show Rock’n’Roll All Nite’, the KISS legacy has continued to grow, generation after generation. 

Along the way the band has sold more than 100 million albums and through relentless touring has proven again and again why they are the most iconic live show in rock n roll. Come and celebrate the extraordinary career and music of KISS. 

“All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… Unapologetic and Unstoppable,” said KISS.

KISS VIP Packages, which may include access to the KISS acoustic set and Q&A, invitation to the KISS Army Captain’s lounge, exclusive merchandise and premium seat locations will be available at all shows. Visit  www.kissonline.com for details.

Event goers can take advantage of Ticketek’s world-leading partnership with Afterpay. Available via the Ticketek app or website, Afterpay is the world’s largest buy-now-pay-later service, offering fans greater flexibility to pay for tickets in four equal instalments and secure seats with the first payment.

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Saturday August 20
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE VIC
Support: Dead City Ruins
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849

Sunday August 21
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE VIC
Support: Rival Fire
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849

Tuesday August 23
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE VIC
Support: Dallas Crane
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849

Friday August 26
QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY NSW
Support: The Poor
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849

Saturday August 27
QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY NSW
Support: Battle Snake
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849

Tuesday August 30
ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SA
Support: The Superjesus
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849

Friday September 2
RAC ARENA, PERTH WA
Support: Legs Electric
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849

Tuesday September 6
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, QLD
Support: Wolfmother
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849

Saturday September 10
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY BANK STADIUM* TOWNSVILLE, QLD
Supports: Wolfmother & Tumbleweed
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
* Subject to NRL Playoffs

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BRAD PAISLEY Adds Brisbane Date to His Australian Tour

Brisbane, we’re heard you! With the one day sell out of the CMC Rocks QLD 2022 Festival, superstar headliner Brad Paisley is adding a special Queensland show at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Monday 26 September 2022.

The Monday night show will give Queensland fans who missed out on festival tickets, the chance to see the country superstar on stage and will give those lucky enough to have grabbed a ticket to CMC Rocks QLD an encore performance from the legendary artist, live in concert, the night after the festival wraps up.

Paisley will be joined by fellow CMC Rocks QLD headliner Morgan Evans for the indoor seated arena show.

Brad Paisley is a global country music superstar who has earned his place in country music history as one of the genre’s most talented and decorated artists. Over the past 21 years, his songwriting and unmatched showmanship have won him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards and 15 Academy of Country Music Awards among many others.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Brad has written 21 of his 24 No.1 hits, has amassed over 4.6 billion career streams and in 2008 became the first artist to achieve 10 consecutive Billboard Country Airplay No.1 singles. His 2017 album ‘Love and War’ which features collaborations with the likes of Mick Jagger, John Fogerty and Timbaland, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. This year saw the release of new music from Brad with ‘City of Music’, an ode to the dreamers who arrive in Nashville hoping to make it big.

“Tonight’s show was a beautiful musical extravaganza! Paisley is a true entertainer! If you have not seen a Brad Paisley concert, do yourself a favour and GO SEE HIM! You won’t be disappointed.”PCN Magazine October 2021

Australian born and bred Morgan Evans has grown to become one of the most exciting artists on the global country music scene right now. Having relocated to Nashville in 2017, Morgan exploded onto the US Billboard Country Airplay chart with ‘Kiss Somebody’ hitting #1 and being certified Gold and achieving Platinum in Australia. ‘Day Drunk’ followed which hit the Top 20 in the US and is certified 2 x Platinum in Australia. Both hit singles feature on Morgan’s album ‘Things That We Drink To’ which reached the Top 10 on the US Billboard Country Album chart and Top 5 in Australia on the ARIA Album chart. Morgan went on to win the ARIA Award for Country Album of the Year in 2019.

Morgan has just released his a new EP ‘The Country And The Coast Side A’ featuring the single ‘Love Is Real’, which has spent six weeks at number 1 on the Australian Country Radio chart. Taste of Country describe ‘Love Is Real’ as “Soaring guitars, a driving beat and sing-able melodies make this tune a legit feel-good jam.”

Frontier Members can access their pre-sale from 9am Thursday 2 December to 9am Friday 3 December (local time) before tickets go on sale to the general public at 12pm Friday 3 December 2021 (local time). Secure tickets early to avoid missing out!

NEW SHOW – BRISBANE – NEW SHOW
Monday 26 September – Brisbane Entertainment Centre (All Ages)
TICKETS

MELBOURNE
Thursday 29 September – Rod Laver Arena (All Ages)

TICKETS

SYDNEY
Wednesday 5 October – Qudos Bank Arena (All Ages)

TICKETS

AUCKLAND
Saturday 8 October – Spark Arena (All Ages)

TICKETS

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THE KILLERS | 2nd Melbourne show added on ‘Imploding The Mirage Tour’ 2022

Due to high ticket demand, Frontier Touring and The Killers are thrilled to announce a second Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena show for Wednesday 14 December on the Imploding The Mirage Tour 2022.  The first Rod Laver Arena show on Tuesday 13 December is now sold out.
 
Frontier Members can access pre-sale tickets for this new Melbourne show from 1pm local Thursday 25 November ahead of the General public on-sale Friday 26 November at 2pm local.  Tickets via frontiertouring.com/thekillers

The Killers will now play a huge 10 dates across Australia and New Zealand with a mix of arena and outdoor shows in November-December 2022; kicking off in Auckland, and travelling to Christchurch, Barossa Valley, Brisbane, Perth, Geelong, Melbourne, Hunter Valley before wrapping in Sydney.
 
The Killers will tour our shores as part of the Imploding The Mirage Tour 2022, playing headline shows and festivals across the globe in celebration of their sixth studio album, the critically-acclaimed ARIA #1 album Imploding The Mirage (out now through Island Records/Universal Music Australia) and it’s lead single ‘Caution’.

THE KILLERS

IMPLODING THE MIRAGE TOUR 2022 (AUS & NZ)

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
NEW MELBOURNE SHOW
via frontiertouring.com/thekillers
Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 25 November (1pm local)

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
NEW MELBOURNE SHOW
Begins: Friday 26 November (2pm local)

ALL OTHER SHOWS ON SALE NOW

Monday 21 November 2022
Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ
Lic. All Ages
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

 

Friday 25 November 2022
Christchurch Arena | Christchurch, NZ
Lic. All Ages
ticketek.co.nz | Ph: 0800 842

 

Wednesday 29 November 2022

Brisbane Entertainment Centre | Brisbane, QLD
Lic. All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

 

Saturday 3 December 2022
Peter Lehmann* | Barossa Valley, SA | a day on the green
Lic. All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

 

Tuesday 6 December 2022
RAC Arena | Perth, WA
Lic. All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

 

Saturday 10 December 2022
Mt Duneed Estate* | Geelong, VIC | a day on the green
Lic. All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

 

Tuesday 13 December 2022
Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne, VIC
SOLD OUT
Lic. All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

 

Wednesday 14 December 2022
Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne, VIC
Lic. All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

 

Saturday 17 December 2022
Hope Estate | Hunter Valley, NSW
Lic. All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

 

Monday 19 December 2022
Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, NSW
Lic. All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

*Not a Frontier Touring Show

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Global Country Superstar BRAD PAISLEY Announces Sydney, Melbourne & Auckland Arena Shows

The wait is over, country fans! Following CMC Rocks QLD 2022’s one day sell out, Potts Entertainment, Chugg Entertainment and Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce Brad Paisley will play his first ever headline shows in Australia and New Zealand along with Morgan Evans, who is also slated to headline CMC Rocks QLD.

The concerts are scheduled at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Thursday 29 September and Sydney’s Qudos Arena on Wednesday 5 October and are heading over the ditch to New Zealand for a special show at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Saturday 8 October 2022, also joined in Auckland only, by local New Zealand country star, Kaylee Bell.

Brad Paisley is a global country music superstar who has earned his place in country music history as one of the genre’s most talented and decorated artists. Over the past 21 years, his songwriting and unmatched showmanship have won him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards and 15 Academy of Country Music Awards among many others.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Brad has written 21 of his 24 No.1 hits, has amassed over 4.6 billion career streams and in 2008 became the first artist to achieve 10 consecutive Billboard Country Airplay No.1 singles. His 2017 album ‘Love and War’ which features collaborations with the likes of Mick Jagger, John Fogerty and Timbaland, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. This year saw the release of new music from Brad with ‘City of Music’, an ode to the dreamers who arrive in Nashville hoping to make it big.

“Tonight’s show was a beautiful musical extravaganza! Paisley is a true entertainer! If you have not seen a Brad Paisley concert, do yourself a favour and GO SEE HIM! You won’t be disappointed.” – PCN Magazine  October 2021

Australian born and bred Morgan Evans has grown to become one of the most exciting artists on the global country music scene right now. Having relocated to Nashville in 2017, Morgan exploded onto the US Billboard Country Airplay chart with ‘Kiss Somebody’ hitting #1 and being certified Gold and achieving Platinum in Australia. ‘Day Drunk’ followed which hit the Top 20 in the US and is certified 2 x Platinum in Australia. Both hit singles feature on Morgan’s album ‘Things That We Drink To’ which reached the Top 10 on the US Billboard Country Album chart and Top 5 in Australia on the ARIA Album chart. Morgan went on to win the ARIA Award for Country Album of the Year in 2019.

Morgan has just released his a new EP ‘The Country And The Coast Side A’ featuring the single ‘Love Is Real’, which has spent six weeks at number 1 on the Australian Country Radio chart. Taste of Country describe ‘Love Is Real’ as “Soaring guitars, a driving beat and sing-able melodies make this tune a legit feel-good jam.”

Frontier Members can access their pre-sale from 3pm Monday 22 November to 3pm Tuesday 23 November 2021 (local time) before tickets go on sale to the general public at 3pm Wednesday 24 November 2021 (local time). Secure tickets early to avoid missing out!

MELBOURNE
Thursday 29 September – Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) 

TICKETS

SYDNEY
Wednesday 5 October – Qudos Bank Arena (All Ages) 

TICKETS

AUCKLAND
Saturday 8 October – Spark Arena (All Ages)
 
TICKETS

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GORILLAZ 2022 Australia Tour!

Long before online concerts and festivals became a thing, one truly trailblazing band ruled the virtual space, seamlessly meshing music, art and technology like no other.

When Gorillaz were announced as Splendour in the Grass headliners a frenzy of excitement ensued. Gorillaz will follow up their Splendour set with headline tour dates in Sydney and Melbourne.

Sun 24 Jul 2022, John Cain Arena, Melbourne

Tue 26 Jul 2022, Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001.

The BRIT and Grammy Award-winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017), The Now Now (2018) and Song Machine – Season One: Strange Timez (2020).

A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking and unique ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, Montevideo to Manchester and winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor. The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

Gorillaz made an emotional return to the live stage last month with two sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena. The performance on 10 August, to thank and recognise NHS frontline workers, saw the band debut all three new tracks from their new EP ‘Meanwhile’, the band’s joyous homage to the iconic Notting Hill Carnival. The 2000 Carnival signalled the start of something big for Gorillaz with their first ever outing, a performance of ‘Clint Eastwood’ at the Middle Row Records sound system in Meanwhile Gardens, W10. ‘Meanwhile’ is three tracks in celebration of that moment and the unique and inclusive spirit of Carnival.

And now the Carnival is heading down under! Don’t miss Gorillaz’ first Australian dates in over a decade!

GORILLAZ Australia Tour 2022

John Cain Arena, Melbourne – Sunday, July 24

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney- Tuesday, July 26

More information here: https://www.secretsounds.com/tours/gorillaz-tour-2022/

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