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HOODOO GURUS Release “I COME FROM YOUR FUTURE”

A RETURN TO THE GURUS' RAW GARAGE-ROCK ROOTS, “I COME FROM YOUR FUTURE” IS BEING SERVICED TO COMMUNITY RADIO AND INDEPENDENT MEDIA ONLY, AS A THANK YOU TO THOSE OUTLETS THAT SUPPORTED THE GROUP BEFORE ANYONE ELSE, AND AS A REMINDER OF THE GROUP'S DAYS PLAYING THE TRADE UNION CLUB AND THE TOTE AND TOURING IN A TARAGO.

A rare single from the pen and throat of guitarist Brad Shepherd (the last one was “You Open My Eyes” back in '94), the new Hoodoo Gurus single “I Come From Your Future” is a raw high energy garage-rocker that calls to mind the early days of the Gurus, when their primal rockers like “Leilani” and “The Echo Chamber” would light up their favourite venues like the Trade Union Club in Sydney and the Tote in Melbourne,  and when they and kindred spirits like The Screaming Tribesmen, The Scientists and The Died Pretty would traverse the interstate highways in rented Tarago's and stay in fleapits. 

 As the last single to appear before the release of their new album Chariot of the Gods in the 40th year of their existence, it's appropriate the track also serves as a thank you of sorts to the grass-roots media which was the first to support the Gurus back in the early '80s. The Gurus released their first single on an indie label, and it was thanks primarily to airplay on community radio stations like Melbourne's 3RRR and 3PBS, Sydney's 2SER, Brisbane's 4ZZZ, Perth's 6RTR and Adelaide's 5UV (now Radio Adelaide) and 5DDD (now Three D Radio) – and of course Triple J (formerly Double J), which still only served Sydney – that they were able to pull people to their shows as they started to venture out of their inner-city Sydney base. The Gurus have decided to acknowledge their debt of gratitude by making “I Come From Your Future” available to independent radio ahead of anyone else.

 Raw it may be, but “I Come From Your Future” is not atypical of the new album, which is as stripped back and powerful as anything the Gurus have ever recorded. Indeed, the first singles from the album saw Dave Faulkner expressing righteous anger that fuelled the group to find hitherto untapped savagery, while more recent singles “Get Out Of Dodge” and “Carry On” re-tapped the Gurus' classic power-pop roots, as previously heard in the likes of “Come Any Time” and “What's My Scene”. The album contains an array of other melodic Faulkner finery –  great songs like “Settle Down” and “My Imaginary Friend” – and a bit more Shephard swankery – “Equinox” could easily have given Brad two singles on the album.  And then there's the psychedelic sprawl of the title track. Fans who pick up the double vinyl edition of the album will get a few extra tracks, including a fuzzed-out and thumping cover of “I Wanna Be Your Man” – the classic Lennon & McCartney tune that the Rolling Stones made their own in '64 – and a Nuggets-worthy, guitar'n'harp wailing version of Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde R&B workout “Obviously 5 Believers”.

 Gurus fans will get to hear the new album in its entirety – plus more – ahead of its release when eMusic Live streams a special event recorded at Damien Gerard Studios on the NSW Central Coast. Going out internationally at 8:00pm AEDT / WST / PST / EST / GMT on Thursday, 10 March, the evening before Chariot Of The Gods’ official release, the stream is designed both as a special album preview and a thank you to the Gurus' loyal fans around the world who have put up with canceled tours by the band over the past two years. The stream will include an opportunity for fans to chat with the band live. 

 Chariot Of The Gods is out March 11, and, as previously announced, the band will follow the album's release with a national run of dates with special guests from the USA The Dandy Warhols – a band who share many of the same underground influences as the Gurus – with hand-picked local supports in each city, including all-female indie pop up and comers The Buoys in Sydney, indie guitar pop legends Even in Melbourne and Adelaide and new power-pop prodigies Rinehearts in Perth

Tickets for Hoodoo Gurus on eMusic Live on Thursday, 10 March 2022 are available from www.emusiclive.com NOW.

Chariot of the Gods is released on Friday, 11 March 2022 on Big Time Records through EMI Music and is available for pre-order here.

CHARIOT OF THE GODS
 

DIGITAL / CD TRACKLIST
Early Opener
World Of Pain
Get Out Of Dodge
Answered Prayers
Was I Supposed To Care?
Hang With The Girls
My Imaginary Friend
Equinox
Chariot Of The Gods
Carry On
I Come From The Future
Don't Try To Save My Soul
Settle Down
Got To Get You Out Of My Life

VINYL TRACKLIST
Early Opener
World Of Pain
Get Out Of Dodge
Answered Prayers
Was I Supposed To Care?
Hang With The Girls
My Imaginary Friend
Equinox
Chariot Of The Gods
Carry On
Hung Out To Dry
Obviously Five Believers
I Wanna Be Your Man
I Come From The Future
Don't Try To Save My Soul
Settle Down
Got To Get You Out Of My Life


HOODOO GURUS 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
THE DANDY WARHOLS

Presented by Frontier Touring and Triple M

Tickets on sale now from frontiertouring.com/hoodoogurus

 

Saturday, 2 April  – Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth WA

Tuesday, 5 April  – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide SA

Wednesday, 6 April  – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC    

Saturday, 9 April  – Hobart City Hall, Hobart TAS       

Tuesday, 12 April  – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW

Wednesday, 13 April  – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW

Thursday, 14 April  – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD

Saturday, 7 May  – Sounds of Rock Festival

Bundaberg Recreational Precinct, Bundaberg QLD

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CROWDED HOUSE Add New Dates & Cities To Their Sell-Out Australian Tour

Award winning icons, CROWDED HOUSE, have today announced additional dates and locations for their Australian Dreamers Are Waiting Tour.  These new shows include Hobart’s Mystate Bank Arena on Aprll 19, Royal Theatre, Canberra on April 21, and additional A Day On The Green dates on April 23 at Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong, and Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, on April 24.

Crowded House’s first two shows in Perth and original shows Melbourne and Sydney have sold out, with only limited tickets remaining for the final shows in these cities. Very limited additional tickets have how been released for the previously sold-out Adelaide show.

The Australian tour follows their 2021 New Zealand tour during which they played to full houses, rapturous audiences and universal critical acclaim, and mark Crowded House’s first national Australian tour since 2010, and only their third Australian tour during the last 15 years.

Crowded House were awarded Best Adult Contemporary Album for Dreamers Are Waiting at the 2021 ARIA Awards in November last year, and have been nominated for Best Record at the Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Awards 2022, which will be held in Sydney on March 30.

Crowded House will commence their Australian tour in Perth at Kings Park and Botanic Garden on April 1, 2 and 3, followed by  Adelaide Entertainment Centre on April 5, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on April 8 and 9, Aware Super Theatre in Sydney on April 12 and 13, Centennial Vineyards in Bowral on April 16, Bluesfest, Byron Bay on April 17, Mystate Bank Arena, Hobart on Aprll 19, Royal Theatre, Canberra on April 21, Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong on April 23, and concluding at Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, on April 24.

Tickets for the 4 new shows go on sale at 11.00am (local time) on Thursday February 24.

American Express cardholders can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale period beginning at 9am on Monday February 21, concluding at 9am on Wednesday February 23.  My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at 10am on Wednesday February 23, concluding at  10am on Thursday February 24.

For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.com.au

Special guest in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney is acclaimed rock band Middle Kids, fresh from picking up the 2021 ARIA Award for Best Rock Album for ‘Today We’re The Greatest’. Championed back in 2016 by Elton John on his Beats 1 radio show for their mesmerising debut single ‘Edge of Town’, the band delivered a cover of ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ for triple j’s Like A Version. Their debut album ‘Lost Friends’ won the prestigious J Award for Australian Album of the Year, and they achieved a top 5 ARIA Chart result for ‘Today We’re The Greatest’ earlier this year.

At Centennial Vineyards’ A Day On The Green, Crowded House will be joined by special guests, The Teskey Brothers, whilst at Mt Duneed Estate, Angus & Julia Stone and The Waifs join the lineup and Bimbadgen will welcome Courtney Barnett and The Waifs.

Crowded House unveiled a new lineup last year, featuring founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour, along with producer and keyboardist Mitchell Froom, guitarist and singer Liam Finn and drummer Elroy Finn.

They released their seventh studio album Dreamers Are Waiting on June 4, 2021, featuring the singles Whatever You Want, Playing With Fire, To The Island, Love Isn’t Hard At All, and latest offering, Sweet Tooth. 

Crowded House is a long standing and much-loved vehicle for the song writing talents of Neil Finn. Formed in Melbourne Australia in 1985 out the ashes of New Zealand’s Split Enz by Neil, Paul Hester and Nick Seymour, their eponymous self-titled debut album on Capitol Records went on to global success with the hits Don’t Dream It’s Over and Something So Strong. Those songs and many that followed are still resonating with audiences today, the former in particular being one of the most covered songs of the last 20 years. The band’s first incarnation lasted from 1985 through 1995, produced 4 studio albums and enjoyed much success worldwide, becoming particularly beloved for their freewheeling and interactive live shows. This lineup said Farewell to the World on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in 1996 with a now legendary performance in front of 150,000 people. 

In 2005 following the tragic death of Paul Hester, Neil and Nick felt emotionally compelled to bring Crowded House back, to put some more good history, as they described it, into the story of the band.  Drafting in new drummer Matt Sherrod and with long time touring member Mark Hart they released the album “Time On Earth” to critical acclaim and toured the world. Another album, ‘Intriguer”, was recorded in 2009 and Crowded House was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2016, at the same time reprising its Farewell shows at the Sydney Opera House with 4 nights of stunning performances, the last of which was broadcast nationally on ABC-TV.

Dreamers Are Waiting heralds a further chapter in the Crowded House story. A new generation has grown up and connected with their songs and will now get to experience the band live as they perform legendary anthems from the band’s 35-year career, along with fresh new music.

Crowded House – Australia 2022

PERTH – KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDENS – FRIDAY APRIL 1 SOLD OUT

PERTH – KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDENS – SATURDAY APRIL 2 SOLD OUT

PERTH – KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDENS – SUNDAY APRIL 3 LIMITED TICKETS

ADELAIDE – ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – TUESDAY APRIL 5 LIMITED TICKETS

MELBOURNE – SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL – FRIDAY APRIL 8 SOLD OUT

MELBOURNE – SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL – SATURDAY APRIL 9 LIMITED TICKETS

SYDNEY – AWARE SUPER THEATRE – TUESDAY APRIL 12 SOLD OUT

SYDNEY –  AWARE SUPER THEATRE – WEDNESDAY APRIL 13 LIMITED TICKETS

BOWRAL – CENTENNIAL VINEYARDS – SATURDAY APRIL 16 SOLD OUT

BYRON BAY – BLUESFEST – SUNDAY APRIL 17

HOBART –  MYSTATE BANK ARENA – TUESDAY APRIL 19

CANBERRA – ROYAL THEATRE – THURSDAY APRIL 21

GEELONG – MT DUNEED ESTATE – SATURDAY APRIL 23

HUNTER VALLEY – BIMBADGEN – SUNDAY APRIL 24

 

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24 AT 11.00 AM (LOCAL TIME)

American Express pre-sale: Monday, February 21, 9:00 am – Wednesday, February 23, 9:00 am

Live Nation pre-sale: Wednesday February 23, 10.00am – Thursday February 24, 10:00am.

 For complete tour, ticket, and VIP Experience information, visit: www.crowdedhouse.com & livenation.com.au 

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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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 I Prevail announce Australian tour dates for 2022

Detroit-based metalcore outfit I Prevail has announced a six-date run of Australian tour dates for 2022, hitting five capital cities throughout June. Take a look at the full list of dates below.

The new shows replace I Prevail’s canceled ‘Trauma’ tour, which was initially scheduled for July of 2020 before being scrapped due to the then-emerging COVID-19 pandemic. There’s been no change to the tour’s itinerary, with dates booked for Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane.

Tickets for all six shows are on sale now via Destroy All Lines, with all tickets purchased for the planned 2020 shows remaining valid.

“We are excited to finally get back to Australia and we appreciate all the fans that have held onto their tickets while we’ve worked on rescheduling these show,”

I Prevail

Pennsylvania goth-metal outfit Motionless In White are set to play all dates of the tour as its main support, playing material from 2019’s ‘Disguise’ – their fifth studio album, and major-label debut – for the first time on Australian stages.

Rounding out the lineup will be Melbourne-via-Wagga Wagga metalcore band Windwaker, who announced their as-yet-undated debut album, ‘Love Language’, last December.

I Prevail released their second studio album, ‘Trauma’, in March of 2019 via Fearless. They launched it at that year’s edition of the Download Festival in Australia, later picking up two Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album.

Destroy All Lines Presents

I PREVAIL AUSTRALIA 2022

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
WINDWAKER

JUNE
Tuesday 21 – Fremantle, Metropolis
Thursday 23 – Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
Saturday 25 – Melbourne, Forum Theatre
Sunday 26 – Melbourne, Forum Theatre
Tuesday 28 – Sydney, Big Top Luna Park
Thursday 30 – Brisbane, Fortitude Valley Music Hall

RESCHEDULED DATES – ORIGINAL TICKETS REMAIN VALID

ON SALE NOW – TICKETS.DESTROYALLLINES.COM
WWW.IPRVL.CO/TOUR

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 I Prevail announce Australian tour with Motionless In White & Windwaker

I Prevail is the biggest heavy music success story in recent history – and Australia is one of their biggest fanbases in the world. Today, they announce their return to Australian shores in a July 2020 tour presented by Destroy All Lines, and with mates Motionless in White and Windwaker along for the ride! With I Prevail’s previous Australian tour COMPLETELY selling out in a matter of days, tickets for this tour are sure to disappear very quickly – so do NOT sleep on this!

Tickets will be on sale Friday 14th February at 9:00 am Local time at tickets.destroyalllines.com for this stacked triple bill!

2019 was a watershed moment for I Prevail – the year was highlighted by over 100 million streams, sold-out headline shows, a Top 15 debut on the Top 200, acclaim from Billboard and more – and not one but TWO GRAMMY® Award nominations – Best Rock Album for ‘Trauma’ and for Best Metal Performance for “Bow Down.” Down Under, 2019 was also an incredible year with single Breaking Down added to full rotation on triple j and TRAUMA scoring a #6 ARIA overall chart spot and #2 on the Digital Albums Chart.

Joining this massive triple bill are US metal titans Motionless in White. 2019 saw the Scranton, PA group release their 5th full-length record ‘Disguise’ and embarked on huge US-wide tours alongside Atreyu, as well as with Alice Cooper and Halestorm.

Windwaker’s 2019 was also huge! Releasing their EP ‘Empire’, they garnered attention from triple j with singles ‘The Sitch’ and ‘My Empire’ – with ‘My Empire’ hitting full rotation on triple j – resulting in them playing Download Festival, Good Things Festival and at Unify Gathering, as well as touring with Beartooth, Make Them Suffer, The Brave and embarking on numerous successful sold out headline tours.

Destroy All Lines Presents

I PREVAIL AUSTRALIA 2022

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
WINDWAKER

Monday 6th July – Fremantle, Metropolis

Wednesday 8th July – Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre

Thursday 9th July – Melbourne, Forum Theatre

Friday 10th July – Sydney, Big Top, Luna Park

Sunday 12th July – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall

TICKETS ON SALE AT TICKETS.DESTROYALLLINES.COM
9:00AM LOCAL TIME FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2020

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