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Polaris Australian Regional Tour 2024 With Special Guests Ocean Grove, Bloom & Inertia

Destroy All Lines & Resist presents

POLARIS
AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL TOUR 2024

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
OCEAN GROVE
BLOOM & INERTIA

POLARIS are primed to return to Australian stages, today announcing a massive regional tour this June and July alongside special guests OCEAN GROVE and on select dates BLOOM and INERTIA.

Kicking off in Cairns on June 27, POLARIS will electrify stages across Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, closing out on July 28 in Frankston.

“We’re super excited to be heading back out to Regional parts of Australia this June / July.

It’s been quite a few years since we’ve been to some of these places and we’re visiting some new towns also which is going to be really nice.

I feel very lucky to be able to visit so many different areas of our beautiful country and I love being able to play our music to people that don’t often get tours coming through their towns.” Jamie Hails, Polaris

Fear and its potent ability to divide and unite us beats at the core of POLARIS’s third album Fatalism, with the 2023 full length debuting at #1 on the ARIA Charts, and also garnering nominations for Australian Album of the Year at the 2023 J Awards and for the 2023 Australian Music Prize. Steeped in angst alongside underlying catharsis, Fatalism organically builds on the bleak imagery and hard-hitting soundscapes permeating Polaris’s previous release, 2020’s The Death of Me, while also galvanizing the Sydney five-piece’s trademark blend of melodic metalcore, lush post rock, electronic flourishes and beyond.

POLARIS had already firmly established their place as a fixture in the Australian heavy landscape via their first two albums, 2020’s ARIA Award-nominated The Death Of Me and 2017’s The Mortal Coil, which debuted in the Australian Top 10. Having been awarded a laundry list of accolades along with sold-out headline tours of Australia and previous tours across the globe, including headlining iconic Australian venues such as Fortitude Music Hall, Hordern Pavilion & Margaret Court Arena in September 2023 on their Fatalism album tour.

2024 will also see POLARIS appearing at multiple international festivals and supporting Beartooth for an epic Europe and UK tour starting in October.

Aussie fusion mavericks OCEAN GROVE are no strangers to merging rock, metal, grunge, hip-hop, Brit-pop influences and beyond, pioneering their own signature genre: Oddworld Music. Hailing from Melbourne, OCEAN GROVE released their third full-length album Up In The Air Forever in 2022 to critical acclaim, and have since been on a global assault, bringing their dynamic live show to audiences around the world. Recently appearing at Alpha Wolf’s curated CVLTFEST earlier this year, OCEAN GROVE also supported Don Broco across the UK in late 2023.

Sydney metalcore outfit BLOOM combine ferocity and impassioned lyricism, with their immersive catalogue centered on grief, love and exile. Releasing their brand new album Maybe In Another Life earlier this year, BLOOM flexed surging rhythms and memorable hooks, unforgettably snapshotting the group’s burgeoning strengths that has also led them to national tours supporting the likes of Thornhill, Holding Absence, While She Sleeps, ERRA, Ocean Grove and Bad Omens.

One of Australia’s most exciting alternative acts, Sydney’s INERTIA traverse the darkest corners of metal music, coated in elements of dark pop and soul and sprinklings of emo pop. Since emerging in 2017, INERTIA now sit faced towards their debut album, with their recent single Dominion capturing the group’s nuanced take on immersive existensialism beating at the core of their equally compelling live show, as seen alongside Dayseeker, Holding Absence, Caskets, Thousand Below and more.

With 22 dates locked and loaded across regional Australia this June and July, do not miss this all-Aussie heavy assault!

Early Bird Pre-Sale Tickets On Sale: Thursday 2 May @ 11am AEST time

Sign up to access early bird pre-sale tickets -> https://daltours.cc/24POLREGIONAL

General tickets on sale: Friday 3 May @ 10am Local Time
Tickets from www.destroyalllines.com

Destroy All Lines & Resist presents

POLARIS
AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL TOUR 2024

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
OCEAN GROVE
BLOOM^ & INERTIA*
TOUR DATES:

THURSDAY 27 JUNE: THE JACK, CAIRNS, QLD (18+)^
FRIDAY 28 JUNE: UNI BAR, TOWNSVILLE, QLD (18+)^
SATURDAY 29 JUNE: MAGNUMS, AIRLIE BEACH QLD (18+)^
SUNDAY 30 JUNE: HARVEY ROAD, GLADSTONE QLD (18+)^
THURSDAY 4 JULY: VENUE 114, SUNSHINE COAST QLD (18+)^
FRIDAY 5 JULY: POWERHOUSE, TOOWOOMBA QLD (18+)^
SATURDAY 6 JULY: SPOP, GOLD COAST QLD (18+)^
SUNDAY 7 JULY: C.EX COFFS, COFFS HARBOUR NSW (18+)^
WEDNESDAY 10 JULY: BLAZES SHOWROOM, TAMWORTH NSW (18+)^
THURSDAY 11 JULY: PANTERS, PENRITH NSW (18+)^
FRIDAY 12 JULY: WAVES, WOLLONGONG NSW (18+)^
SATURDAY 13 JULY: DRIFTERS WHARF, CENTRAL COAST NSW (18+)^
SUNDAY 14 JULY: BEER DELUXE, ALBURY NSW (18+)^
WEDNESDAY 17 JULY: PRINCE OF WALES, BUNBURY WA (18+)*
THURSDAY 18 JULY: SHELTERS BREWING, BUSSELTON WA (18+)*
FRIDAY 19 JULY: LOOP, JOONDALUP WA (18+)*
SATURDAY 20 JULY: BRIDGEWAY HOTEL, ADELAIDE SA (LIC AA)*
SUNDAY 21 JULY: CIVIC HALL, BALLARAT VIC (LIC AA)*
THURSDAY 25 JULY: ODEON THEATRE, HOBART TAS (LIC AA)*
FRIDAY 26 JULY: FORTH PUB, FORTH TAS (18+)*
SATURDAY 27 JULY: WOOL EXCHANGE, GEELONG VIC (18+)*
SUNDAY 28 JULY: THE PIER, FRANKSTON VIC (18+)*

^ with Bloom
* with Inertia

General tickets on sale: Friday 3 May @ 10am Local Time
Tickets from www.destroyalllines.com

 
 
 
 
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[Review] The Smith Street Band @ Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon – 23/04/2022

They were literally hanging from the rafters at the Macedon Railway Hotel as The Smith Street Band powered through a set loaded with classics and new songs.

Like every other band that suffered through Covid, Smith Street had to postpone last year’s tour after lockdowns pulled the plug on them hitting stages around the country.

And the 'spicy cough' took another swing at the weekend’s gig with support act the Money Boys succumbing to the Rona and replaced by Joe Guiton, who warmed up the audience.

The Smith Street Band didn’t waste any time setting the tone as they launched into the anthemic and unmistakeable guitar intro of I Still Dream About You for the first of many crowd favourites.

Will Wagner, possibly Australia’s most underrated hard-rocking storyteller, captivates with emotive lyrics delivered in equal amounts of singing and shouting that has the band on par with other great Aussie pub rock acts of the ‘80s, such as Hunters and Collectors.

It’s a fine act that can have you one minute absorbing a sad tale (Young Drunk) before belting out a killer chorus that has an overjoyed audience arm in arm all singing “tonight I’m getting young drunk!”, of which many of us did.

It didn’t take long for sweaty young blokes to burst into a mosh and see bodies swinging off the pub’s rafters and sliding on spilled beers.

The Railway Hotel is fast-gaining a reputation for attracting great live music in a venue perfect for an intimate acoustic session or roof-raising rock show, or chin-ups, which there was plenty of this night.

The energy in the room turned up as fast as beers went down with Wagner bellowing out hit after hit as the band move seamlessly from song to song.

Wagner’s physical presence on stage is as big as his voice, wielding his guitar around like a chainsaw and dripping sweat that invites punters to get up close and party.

They delivered over a decade of hits, including Death To The Lads, Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams, Passiona, and a taste of what’s to come on their soon to be released new album, that left us wanting more after so many false starts to seeing them on stage again.

The Smith Street Band is touring regional Victoria and you would be mad to miss an opportunity to see these powerful pub rockers in action.

Friday April 29 – Torquay Hotel, Torquay * 

Saturday April 30 – Volta, Ballarat *

Friday May 6 – Kay Street, Traralgon ^

Saturday May 7 – Pier Bandroom, Frankston ^ 

Friday May 13 – Westernport Hotel, San Remo ^

with special guests

*Money Boys ^Cheap-Skate

Tickets on sale now
www.thesmithstreetband.com 

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