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Halestorm announce Theory as Australia & New Zealand tour support.

Due to high demand, Grammy-winning hard rock band HALESTORM will perform a second show at Auckland’s Powerstation on January 30. The band is also excited to announce Canadian rockers THEORY (Theory of a Deadman) will be supporting them on all Australia & New Zealand dates next January. 

Tickets for the new show go on sale at 12pm (local), Thursday July 28.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au and livenation.co.nz

Halestorm will make their highly-anticipated return Down Under for the first time since 2019. “After years of keepin’ the faith, we are finally returning to Australia and New Zealand to bring the Rock!” says frontwoman extraordinaire Lzzy Hale. “Thank you so much to all of our die-hard fans for keepin’ the torch lit for us!!”

Halestorm has grown from a childhood dream of siblings Lzzy and Arejay Hale into one of the most celebrated rock bands of the last two decades. Called a “muscular, adventurous, and especially relevant rock record” by Rolling Stone, Vicious earned the band their second Grammy nomination, for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song ‘Uncomfortable’, the band’s fourth #1 on rock radio, and led Loudwire to name Halestorm “Rock Artist of the Decade” in 2019.

TICKETS ON SALE 12PM THURSDAY, JULY 28
 
 
HALESTORM AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023

HALESTORM
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2023

POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND
MONDAY, JANUARY 30
NEW SHOW

POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31
SOLD OUT

THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

THE FORUM, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3

ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

 

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[Review] I, Prevail @ Big Top Luna Park, Sydney – 28/06/2022

Every time you visit Luna Park, it is a memorable occasion. The massive Sydney Harbour Bridge stands tall above you, the harbour stretching over the horizon, studded with distinctive ferries, and in the distance, the lights of the CBD glimmer. 

In my opinion, approaching Luna Park’s iconic visage never becomes old. Sadly, there is where the walking comes to an end. Around the merry-go-round and to the foot of the mouth, a line of music lovers forms. We are not given an explanation for why the line is so lengthy and remains so long after the show has begun. 

Due to the delay entering the venue, I miss the only Australian band on the bill, Windwaker. Yet from the volume of their shirts in the crowd, all signs point to them winning over many. I made sure to turn on alerts for their next Sydney show to make up for tonight. 

Scanning the crowd this evening there is a real melting pot of hardcore, goths, cyber girls, metalheads and very normal-looking music fans who more than likely came directly from work due to it being a Tuesday night and Sydney’s battle with train strikes. As this show was originally scheduled for 2020, not a single ticket holder was missing out on tonight finally receiving the green light. 

The first of 2 international artists are Pennsylvanian metal titans Motionless in White. Their blood-splattered backdrop hangs prominently as the floor fills with anticipation, and it is packing tight.

The lights descend as the very ominous intro to Disguise emits through the room.  Lead singer Chris Motionless, already a very tall guy, stands on a case at the front of the stage towering over the crowd inciting a huge sing-along to the chorus.
I am blown away by how close this sounds to the recorded version.

No time is wasted as they catapult into Necessary Evil in which the album version features Jonathan Davis from Korn. Second guitarist Ryan is missing, and after a quick social media scan, I cannot find any reason as to why. We hope he is ok!

The band’s theatrical make-up and clothing lift the performance, creating a more dramatic and sinister feel. I’m a sucker for a goth get-up.

Even with a member down, they have the excited crowd in the palm of their hand and as the floor bounces to Thoughts and Prayers, my jaw drops to the floor as I turn to my partner and exclaim ‘another band has to follow this!!’. At this point, I am not sure it is possible.

After a long 5 years since we have seen Motionless on our shores, they are humble and thankful at the reception as they blast through Cyberhex, Reincarnate, and Voices.

The intensity in which drummer Vinny Mauro is assaulting the skins is astonishing, more so that they’re still in one piece! It ricochets throughout the venue and every organ. Bass player Justin Morrow is a fantastic singer and compliments Chris perfectly.

A mix of technical difficulties and vocal strains hinder the tail end of the performance as Chris is obviously struggling but doing a terrific job keeping the crowd happy. Earlier seamless transitions between screaming and clean vocals take a bit of a dive.

For the second last show on the tour, in winter and being a road dog, we can only sympathize!

Having released an album on June 10th, it was nice and fresh as we Aussies are some of the first to hear the new material live. Scoring the End of the World is the new track selected, with many in the crowd already knowing the words.
Closing out the set with the beloved song Eternally Yours they morph into the Boyz II Men of metal handing out long stem red roses to lucky punters close enough to reach.

It was a fantastic set of crowd-pleasers; I’m looking forward to a headline tour of theirs hopefully one day soon.
From the reception, Motionless In White received I was unsure if everyone would be sticking around for the headliner. I am promptly proven wrong.

The stage has transformed as the members fill the stage; it looks stunning! Lead singer Eric Vanlerberghe storms to the front of the stage to begin powerhouse track Bow Down. I, Prevail are a newly discovered band of mine, and I was not aware there were two lead singers. You can imagine my excitement when Brian Burkheiser, who mostly takes care of the clean vocal’s leaps from the depths for the chorus.

They waste no time kicking off Gasoline from 2019’s Trauma, an album jam-packed with hits, I’m hopeful we’re in store to hear many of this evening.

The entire band commands the stage like pros as they cruise through tracks such as Scars, DOA, and crowd favourite Hurricane. While Eric takes care of the lows, and Brian the highs, I’m amazed to see them lower their mics and allow guitarist Dylan a chance to sing and he’s just as good as they are!
Rise Above It appeals to the fighter spirit within, I see people hoisted onto shoulders to sing it loud. This song also holds another talent of the singers, they can rap!
Brand new single Body Bag was recently released on June 17th, resulting in Australians being lucky firsts (just as we were for Motionless) to hear the track live. It is heavy, it’s fast, and just what the pit needs. A shout-out is needed to the lighting crew, just spectacular!
At this point, the crowd would do anything they are told, the energy is electric! A few songs earlier, one of the souls on a friend’s shoulders smashed a shoey in true Aussie fashion. Eric seeks out this bloke to join him in another. There is nothing we love more than seeing internationals take part in this disgusting tradition. 

Their songs are connecting on a deeper level tonight. While we have all been missing live performances, we forget how much of an impact the last few years have placed upon artists. After a short drum solo by skinsman Gabe Helguera the lights soften as a solo Eric walks slowly on-stage performing Goodbye, which may only be a short interlude on their album, yet it flows perfectly into Breaking Down.  Brian takes a moment to speak from the soul. Detailing how hard the lockdown was on him and that he almost gave up, and it was his family in the band that pulled him through. Not only did he speak from the soul, but he is also singing from the soul, the lyrics are pouring from an honest and pure place. I am truly moved. 

The energy is restored with Deadweight a heavy track with a fantastic chorus that the entire venue joins in before the band exit the stage. Earlier that day I saw a meme that said, ‘encores are peekaboo for adults’, as I tell my friends around me about it, Eric returns to the stage saying ‘PEEKABOO’. I had no words. 

With six sold-out gigs, the band is grateful to everyone who came out. Even as the pit splits in two, they continue to rile us up by shouting, “You need to give us a reason to return.”
Come and Get It is the evening’s closing track. Eric tosses in a cheeky ‘Oh wah ah ah ah’ from Down With The Sickness, which instantly makes everyone in the venue smile. The band flies around, side to side, even flipping each other off; there’s a real sense of camaraderie among them, and they’re taking in every minute just like we are.

Throughout I, Prevail’s set, I took up my phone to take notes for this review. I could only stand and watch, unable to put my experience in words.

I was absolutely blown away.

Even without knowing many songs, I enjoyed every moment and the journey on which the songs took us was unforgettable.

Do not sleep on I, Prevail. They are a force to the reckoned with and cannot return soon enough. 

Their new album True Power will be released on August 19th through Fearless. 

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[Gallery] The Angels @ Revesby Workers Club, Sydney 28/05/2022

The Angels

You can still catch them on the following dates!!!

RESCHEDULED 2022 TOUR DATES
Tickets from the https://theangels.com.au/

DARKROOM RECHARGED

FRI 3 JUNE – CHELSEA HEIGHTS HOTEL, ASPENDALE, VIC
SAT 4 JUNE – YORK ON LILYDALE, MOUNT EVELYN, VIC
FRI 10 JUNE – BELMONT 16’S, BELMONT, NSW
SAT 11 JUNE – CEX, COFFS HARBOUR, NSW
FRI 17 JUNE – MANSFIELD TAVERN, MANSFIELD, QLD
SAT 18 JUNE – KINGS BEACH TAVERN, KINGS BEACH, QLD
SUN 19 JUNE – WALLABY HOTEL, MUDGEERABA, QLD
FRI 24 JUNE – RAVENSWOOD HOTEL, RAVENSWOOD, WA
SAT 25 JUNE – CHARLES HOTEL, NORTH PERTH, WA
FRI 1 JULY – THE JUNIORS, KINGSFORD, NSW
SAT 2 JULY – TORONTO HOTEL, TORONTO, NSW
FRI 16 DEC – THE BRIDGE HOTEL, SYDNEY
SAT 17 DEC – THE BRIDGE HOTEL, SYDNEY

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HALESTORM announce Australian 2023 Tour dates

Halestorm will make their highly-anticipated return Down Under for the first time since 2019. “After years of keepin’ the faith, we are finally returning to Australia and New Zealand to bring the Rock!” says frontwoman extraordinaire Lzzy Hale. “Thank you so much to all of our die-hard fans for keepin’ the torch lit for us!!”

Halestorm has grown from a childhood dream of siblings Lzzy and Arejay Hale into one of the most celebrated rock bands of the last two decades. Called a “muscular, adventurous, and especially relevant rock record” by Rolling Stone, Vicious earned the band their second Grammy nomination, for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song ‘Uncomfortable’, the band’s fourth #1 on rock radio, and led Loudwire to name Halestorm “Rock Artist of the Decade” in 2019.

Live Nation Presale
On Presale 11th May 2022 12:00 AEST
 
General Onsale
On Sale 12th May 2022 12:00 AEST
 
 
HALESTORM AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023

Thur 2 Feb The Tivoli Brisbane QLD

Fri 3 Feb Forum Theatre Melbourne VIC

Sat 4 Feb Enmore Theatre Sydney NSW

 

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THE BRONX add a new Sydney Show!

THE BRONX have today announced a new Sydney show due to overwhelming demand! The American rockers will now play a second show at Sydney’s Crowbar on Sunday May 22. The first Sydney show on Saturday May 21 sold out last year. Tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday March 16 at 10am.

The band’s return to Australia and New Zealand in 2022 will be their first Australian shows since 2018 and The Bronx fever is at an all time high. The extensive tour will see The Bronx kick things off at Perth’s Amplifier on May 17, before heading to Adelaide, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, a sold out show in Geelong, wrapping things up in New Zealand in Wellington and Auckland. Supporting them on the Australian leg of the tour will be West Londoners Chubby and the Gang.

Tickets for the second Sydney show go on sale at 10am, Wednesday March 16.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au and livenation.co.nz

The Bronx formed in 2002, releasing their self-titled debut album the following year. Over the Los Angeles-based band’s 19 year career, The Bronx have released five original albums under their original namesake, and three albums under their alter ego, Mariachi El Bronx. Both iterations of the now legendary SoCal outfit have been hailed for harnessing the “unleashed cries of youthful blue-collar anguish” (Los Angeles Times), and for writing “hard-hitting and catchy hard rock tracks” (Loudwire). The Bronx is Matt Caughthran (vocals), Joby J. Ford (guitar), Ken Horne (guitar), Brad Magers (bass) and Joey Castillo (drums).

“The Californians have yet to release a subpar album, and that remains true with Bronx VI… THE BRONX continues to creatively wander wherever the hell they want to, and they make it sound so damn good.”

Blabbermouth

Joining the Bronx for their first shows on Australian soil is the West London five-piece Chubby and the Gang. Made up of musicians from across the consistently thriving and criminally overlooked UK hardcore scene, Chubby, and the Gang marinate its characteristic speed and sick-of-it-all energy in a mixture of 50s pop sounds. The result is a prickly take on the older, more melodic genres that punk derives from, chewing them up and spitting them out into something mangled but revitalized.

Don’t miss The Bronx with the support of Chubby and the Gang in 2022!

THE BRONX
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2022

AMPLIFIER, PERTH                                                  TUESDAY MAY 17

THE GOV, ADELAIDE                                               THURSDAY MAY 19

CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE                       FRIDAY MAY 20

CROWBAR, SYDNEY (SOLD OUT)                         SATURDAY MAY 21

CROWBAR, SYDNEY (NEW SHOW)                       SUNDAY MAY 22

THE ZOO, BRISBANE                                              TUESDAY MAY 24

COOLANGATTA HOTEL, GOLD COAST                THURSDAY MAY 26

170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE                                  FRIDAY MAY 27

BARWON CLUB, GEELONG (SOLD OUT)             SATURDAY MAY 28

SAN FRAN, WELLINGTON                                      MONDAY MAY 30

THE POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND                       TUESDAY MAY 31

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[Review] Devilskin @ Manning Bar, Sydney – 29/04/2022

Arriving at the Manning Bar early I wasn’t too sure what to expect, it had been two years since I had seen any international live bands perform, as was the case for so many but it was apparent early on that I was going to be in for a great night. All three bands playing on tonight’s bill were greeted with a great and very loud crowd which was awesome to see, many who had arrived before doors had even opened, no doubt in anticipation of a killer show.

Not only the bands; but the entire crowd were in great spirits, with plenty of smiles and laughs on stage and amongst the faces in the crowd which was so cool to see from the moment doors opened until the last sweaty bodies walked outside the venue!

Kicking off proceedings tonight was These Four Walls. Originally from New Zealand, the band that is now based on the Gold Coast came out swinging and swinging fucking hard! The crowd was treated to a killer balls-out hard-rockin’ set and the band certainly rocked! Having released new material during the pandemic fans in Sydney were treated to hearing some of those songs played live finally for the very first time and they were amazing! This was my first time seeing this band live and it will not be my last, they left a great impression on me well before their set came to an end!  

Next up was Shepherds Reign and these guys I was extremely excited to see perform. A friend had introduced me to these bangers from Auckland just before covid really hit and I became a fan the moment I first heard them; so finding out they were on this bill was incredible. The guys took to the stage and did not disappoint. From the moment the lights went out and the intro music started the crowd became more vocal, and the energy in the room was electric! The band kicked off their set with one of my favorite tracks ‘Aiga’ and this gem set the tone for just how amazing the next hour of metal was going to be. It was awesome to see the band perform live finally, visually they are amazing to watch, high energy, plenty of headbanging, plenty of hair! The setlist was killer too, smashing through tracks such as ‘Legend’, ‘The World Bleeds’, and most certainly a crowd favorite ‘Le Manu’. There is no doubt that heavy music fans at the venue who didn’t know too much about this band certainly left highly impressed with the set that Shepherds Reign delivered! Considering this was the band’s first-ever Australian tour, I have no doubt in my mind that it will not be the last time we see them on our shores!

Closing the show was our killer headliners and ever so energetic Kiwi’s Devilskin! It had been too long between shows for me with these guys having seen them perform at the Download Festival, then again supporting Slash, I was overdue to see these guys kick out yet another amazing set! It was also nice to finally see the guys doing a headline show giving us the full Devilskin experience. I’m not too sure there’s a lot I can say about this band that I haven’t said in the past…. What I do love about these guys is that they all hold their own on stage, no one member stands out for me. All four members are so enjoyable to watch perform and at any given time one of them is doing something that has you constantly shifting your focus…. Musically… I love this band live; they are tight, loud, and put together a setlist that simply kicks your ass!

For me tonight’s show had plenty of killer standout tracks including ‘Start a Revolution, ‘Pray’ and ‘Until you Bleed’. From start to finish the crowd was going crazy for Devilskin and whether this was the first time you were seeing them live or you had seen them countless times it was easy to see why this crowd was singing, chanting, and headbanging their way through the bands set. Altogether, the band smashed out a killer sixteen-song setlist which also included ‘Covet’, ‘Never See the Light’, and ‘All Fall down’. There is no doubt in my mind that loud and heavy music is alive and well and after starving for it for the best part of two years it’s clear the fans are thrilled to be back in the venues and the bands are equally as happy to be back on stage performing. If you are wondering if you should get along to any of the shows these guys are currently doing around the country…. Stop thinking about it and go buy tickets, you will not be disappointed, this is one kick-ass bill that’s not to be missed! 

You still have a chance to catch these guys at the venues below:

Adelaide – May 5 @ The Gov

Perth – May 6 @ Amplifier

Melbourne – May 7 @ Max Watts

Tickets still available at Silverback Touring

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