With Splendour in the Grass now completely sold out, Live Nation is pleased to announce that this year’s festival headliners CHILDISH GAMBINO and SZA, alongside fellow Atlanta hip-hop sensation RUSS, will each play a run of headline sideshows across the country. With the annual Byron Bay festival selling out within a matter of hours, fans will need to move swiftly to secure tickets to some of this year’s most anticipated festival sideshows.
Ahead of their highly anticipated second album Langata, electronic dance trio Crooked Colours have released another cut from the record, Hold On, out now. The simmering track follows previous hit singles I’ll Be There and Do It Like You, and is another piece of the enigmatic puzzle that is Langata. The trio, consisting of members Philip Slabber, Leon De Baughn and Liam Merrett-Park, have revealed that the album will be out on May 17, with preorders available now. The group have also announced the tracklist for the record, available below. Tickets to the upcoming Langata national tour are moving quickly, with a second Melbourne show being announced for May 26 after the first sold out within days, and shows added for Canberra, Wollongong and Newcastle. Joining Crooked Colours on the headline dates will be fellow triple j faves Nyxen and Kayex.
Returning to Australia for the annual Splendour In The Grass festival, Catfish And The Bottlemen have announced they will play headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, along with being recently announced on Adelaide’s Spin Off festival.
ANBERLIN will be returning to Australia this May for their first headline tour in over five years this May. For these special shows ANBERLIN will be performing songs from their classic albums ‘Never Take Friendship Personal’ and ‘Cities’, as well as career spanning fan favourites from their stellar discography.
To add to the excitement Australia’s finest rock bands have just been added in each city.
River Sessions Music Festival is excited to announce the impressive line-up of Australian music to perform at their 2019 festival, to be held in Mackay on the 29th of June 2019. Supported by triple j, the event boasts a myriad of pop and indie heavyweights, including AMY SHARK, THE RUBENS, ILLY, MIDDLE KIDS, SKEGSS, LDRU, STAND ATLANTIC and ALICE SKY.
Featuring on the line-up is platinum-selling, multi ARIA Award-winning pop songstress AMY SHARK, who achieved international fame with her hits “Adore”, “Weekends” and “I Said Hi”. 2018 saw her perform at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, as well as release her debut album Love Monster.
Alex Lahey has just dropped a new single, “Am I Doing It Right?” from her forthcoming album, The Best of Luck Club (out May 17th via Caroline Australia), and announced Australian supports and added a new under-18s show In Melbourne. Following the album’s “tear-it-all-down pick-me-up” (SPIN) first single, “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself,” “Am I Doing It Right?” brings Lahey’s knack for writing super catchy melodies with relatable lyrics to the forefront. And just so no one misses out, she is taking the show on the road touring the UK and US in May and August.
The soaring success of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, the highest grossing music biopic of all time, has proven that the love for Queen remains as strong as ever. Lifelong Australian fans and new converts will be thrilled with the news that Queen original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor are teaming up once more with longtime frontman Adam Lambert on lead vocals and returning to Australia in February 2020 for 6 giant stadium shows with abrand-new, spectacular production.
Produced in Australia by TEG Dainty, the epic 6 date Rhapsody Tour is set to run from February 13 to February 29, 2020 with an all-new stadium concert experience, the tour dates are:
Australian music publicist Chris Maric had such an awesome experience during his two previous Heavy Metal Truants rides in 2016 and 2017 that he is returning to the UK to take part once again!
Prepare yourselves as two of the finest international heavy exports, Born Of Osiris & Chelsea Grin team up for a huge national co-headline Australian tour joined by homegrown talent Diamond Construct this June.
Born Of Osiris’ latest album The Simulation [Sumerian Records] debates the idea of Simulation Theory – which posits that reality and existence as we know them to be are merely a computer simulation. Of course, The Matrix explored such a possibility in 1999, while Elon Musk espouses this hypothesis as gospel for 2019. Born Of Osiris preserve such humanity within a torrent of destructive poly-rhythmic riffing, chaotic vocal transmissions, and synth disarray. The Chicago quintet are Ronnie Canizaro [lead vocals], Joe Buras [keys, synthesizers, vocals], Lee McKinney [guitar], Nick Rossi [bass], and Cameron Losch [drums]. Not only have they performed on stages with Judas Priest, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, and more, but they also landed four consecutive entries on the Billboard Top 200.
Chelsea Grin, from Salt Lake City, Utah are currently signed to Rise Records and have released two EPs (Chelsea Grin in July 2008, and Evolve in June 2012) and five full-length albums! The band named themselves after the infamous torture maneuver known as the Glasgow smile or “Chelsea grin”. Chelsea Grin keeps the listener engaged in a unique onslaught of technical and aggressive riffage. Chelsea Grin have been featured on a large number of European and American music festivals which include Vans Warped Tour, Download Festival, With Full Force and many more.
Diamond Construct have spent the last 6 months touring around Australia alongside Alpha Wolf and Justice For The Damned in December & Thornhill in April, growing as performers, and putting their sounds into new ears and making new fans. As the year continues, the heavy outfit from Taree are hungry to get back on the road again, as they are gearing up to release their debut album in May and show the world what Diamond Construct are all about.
This is a must see tour for all heavy fans. Mark this Wednesday 10 April, 10am local time into your calendar as tickets go on-sale via www.tickets.destroyalllines.com.
Thu 20 June: Soundlounge, Gold Coast
Sat 22 June: The Brightside, Brisbane
Sun 23 June: Newcastle Hotel, Newcastle 18+
Mon 24 June: Crowbar, Sydney 18+
Tue 25 June: The Basement, Canberra
Thu 27 June: Corner Hotel, Melbourne 18+
Fri 28 June: Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide Lic AA
Sat 29 June: Amplifier Bar, Perth 18+
Wednesday 10th April @ 10am Local Time