Bruno Mars has put fans into a frenzy with news he’ll visit Australia next year for his The Moonshine Jungle tour. Bruno is riding high after rave reviews for his performance at the Logies, so it seems the perfect time to announce another visit.
Blink and you just might miss him though. Bruno’s playing arenas in four key capitals, although with plenty of time between gigs we might just see more shows announced when these inevitably sell well.
Tickets to the general public go on sale first thing on April 22.
28 February 2014 – Perth Arena, Perth
4 March 2014 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
7 March 2014 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
10 March 2014 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
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The long wait is finally over for Call the Shots’ loyal fans. The Brisbane punk-rock band released their second EP, When Everything When Goes Wrong today.
It’s been two years in the making, so it’s only right that When Everything Goes Wrong is closer to a mini-album at seven tracks. It features the single “Alexis Texas” and a few tracks with guest vocals from Tony Lovato of Mest.
Call the Shots say their fans mean “nothing less than everything in the world” to them, so it’s only right that they’re taking the EP on the road. Call the Shots will support the release of When Everything Goes Wrong with the following launch shows.
21 April 2013 – The Old Museum, Brisbane
27 April 2013 – The Metro (Lair), Sydney
11 May 2013 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide
26 May 2013 – Fitzroy Town Hall, Melbourne
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After warming up crowds on Tame Impala’s local and North American shows, The Growl are ready to head out on their own. Next month the bluesy Western Australian band will play gigs around the country to promote tomorrow’s release of their debut album What Would Christ Do??
The album contains the brand new single “Liarbird”, which is so swampy and sexy and downright delicious. I love Cameron Avery’s raspy vocals and that deep, fuzzy bass. It’s not pretty, but its raw energy is infectious.
Expect plenty of that energy in the flesh at the following shows.
19 April 2013 – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
20 April 2013 – Ric’s Café, Brisbane (FREE)
24 April 2013 – The Workers Club, Melbourne
26 April 2013 – Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide
27 April 2013 – Wolf Lane Carpark, Perth
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David Bridie is back with his latest solo single, “The Shortest Day of the Year”.
It’s a haunting number, a slow burner which builds beautifully with guest vocals from Rebecca Coseboom (Stripmall Architecture). David wrote it while he was touring through Scotland, and he’s captured the feel of the area’s winters beautifully.
“The Shortest Day of The Year” comes from David’s forthcoming solo album Wake, which will hit stores in the middle of the year. David will play the following intimate shows to support the album’s release.
14 June 2013 – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
15 June 2013 – Barossa Regional Art Gallery, Tanunda
22 June 2013 – Old Street Theatre, Canberra
13 July 2013 – Visy Theatre @ The Powerhouse, Brisbane
25 July 2013 – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba
26 July 2013 – The Basement, Sydney
27 July 2013 – Lizotte’s, Kincumber
28 July 2013 – Lizotte’s, Newcastle
Why yes, we are seeing a lot of Owl Eyes. And it seems like we’re about to see a lot more of her! I recently shared her new single “Closure” with you, and now I’ve got some tour dates to celebrate the launch of her debut album Nightswim. That album drops on April 19, which gives us just enough time to become comfortable with the songs before she graces stage around the country.
This is the first time Owl Eyes has toured around Australia since she sold out venues last May. Expect similar hysteria this time around, especially with exciting up and comers Mammals and Collarbones on support duties. In short, I wouldn’t wait too long before getting your tickets.
4 May 2013 – Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide (All Ages)
10 May 2013 – The Zoo, Brisbane (18+)
11 May 2013 – The Standard, Sydney (18+)
17 & 18 May 2013 – Republic Bar, Hobart (18+)
24 May 2013 – Amplifier, Perth (18+ – Mammals not appearing)
1 June 2013 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
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It’s only March, but already Ball Park Music are preparing to hibernate for the rest of the year. In June and July, the Brisbane band will play their final headlining shows for 2013.
Don’t think the lads are being lazy though. Once the tour wraps they’ll head to the studio and knock out album number three.
The Thanks Ewes Tour might sound funny, but there’s a serious message behind these shows. The quartet is overwhelmed by the support they’ve received over the last few years, and these shows are their effort to give back. They feature a solid line-up of music, with Eagle and the Worm and Jeremy Neale serving as supports.
28 June 2013 – The Tivoli, Brisbane
5 July 2013 – The Forum, Melbourne
6 July 2013 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
11 July 2013 – HQ, Adelaide
12 July 2013 – Metropolis, Fremantle
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Fresh from their debut at this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival, country supergroup The Hillbilly Killers are hitting the road. The band featuring Bill Chambers, Tim Rogers, and Catherine Britt will kick off their East Coast tour tonight in Oakleigh before making stops in capital cities and regional centres.
As an extra bonus for fans, a special limited edition three-track sampler is available at the shows. This first official release from the band features “They Call Us the Hillbilly Killers”, “Calamitied Anatomy”, and “Roadhouse Blues.”
When artists of this calibre get to together, you’re bound to have a good time!
30 March 2013 – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh
31 March 2013 – Boogie Festival, Tallarook
4 April 2013 – Heritage Hotel, Bulli
5 April 2013 – The Abbey, Canberra
18 April 2013 – Sleep At The G, MCG, Melbourne
19 April 2013 – Meeniyan Hall, Meeniyan
21 April 2013 – Northcote Social Club, Northcote
24 April 2013 – The Basement, Sydney
25 April 2013 – Milton Theatre, Milton
26 April 2013 – Rooty Hill RSL Club, Rooty Hill
27 April 2013 – GumBall Festival, Belford
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In 1992, the fictional tale of an Irish soul band called The Commitments took the film and music industries by storm. Now 21 years later, The Commitments’ frontman Andrew Strong will head to Australia to celebrate the milestone with a series of anniversary shows.
Andrew has warmed up with sold out arena shows in the United Kingdom and Ireland, so he’ll be ready and raring to go when he hits Australia in August. A tight eight-piece band will help Andrew perform “Mustang Sally”, “Try a Little Tenderness” , “In the Midnight Hour”, and all the songs that made the movie, and the era it was set in, so great.
Tickets are on sale now for the following shows.
22 August 2013 – Metropolis Fremantle
23 August 2013 – Discovery Darwin
24 August 2013 – CEX Coffs Harbour
28 August 2013 – Entrance Leagues Club
29 August 2013 – Newcastle Panthers
30 August 2013 – The Star, Sydney
31 August 2013 – Waves, Wollongong
5 September 2013 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
7 September 2013 – Eaton’s Hill Hotel, Brisbane
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2012 was a big year for Sydney-based hip hop artist Chance Waters. He released his sophomore album, Infinity, to huge critical acclaim, and was nominated for the Unearthed Artist of the Year at the J Awards. He’s building on that momentum this year with a massive 19-date album tour.
Through April, May, and June, Chance will zigzag across the country, making pit stops at capital cities and regional centres along the way. Tickets are on sale now for the following shows.
12 April 2013 – The Standard, Sydney
13 April 2013 – Live It Up Festival, Brisbane, QLD (Under 18s)
17 April 2013 – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
18 April 2013 – Surfers Paradise Beer Garden, Surfers Paradise
19 April 2013 – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
20 April 2013 – The Big Pineapple Music Festival, Sunshine Coast
24 April2013 – Kay Street Saloon Bar, Traralgon, VIC
25 April 2013 – Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully
26 April 2013 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
27 April 2013 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
5 May 2013 – Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
24 May 2013 – The Ed Castle, Adelaide
30 May 2013 – Spurs Saloon, Devonport
31 May 2013 – Hotel New York, Launceston
1 June 2013 – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
6 June 2013 – Transit Bar, Canberra
7 June 2013 – The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle
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On April 5, guitar legend Bruce Mathiske will release My Life, his 17th studio album.
As its name suggest, My Life is an autobiographical work which sees Bruce looking back on his highest of heights and darkest lows. The songs see him reflecting on his personal and professional life in his own unmistakable style.
It seems Bruce can’t wait to share these very personal songs with his fans, as he’s preparing to set out on his biggest national tour to date. He’ll play some incredibly cool venues in capital cities and regional centres around the country through April, May, and June. Tickets are on sale now for the following shows.
17 April 2013 – The Peacock Theatre, Hobart
18 April 2013 – The Earl Arts Centre, Launceston
19 April 2013 – The Studio @ Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool
20 April 2013 – Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Geelong
21 April 2013 – Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran
2 May 2013 – The Playhouse, Mittagong
3 May 2013 – Milton Theatre, Milton
4 May 2013 – The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba
8 May 2013 – The Basement, Circular Quay
9 May 2013 – IPAC, Wollongong
10 May 2013 – Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Avoca Beach
11 May 2013 – Newcastle Conservatorium Concert Hall, Newcastle
25 May 2013 – Zenith Theatre, Chatswood
15 June 2013 – Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree
19 June 2013 – Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
20 June 2013 – Nambour Civic Centre, Nambour
21 June 2013 – Gold Coast Arts Centre, Surfers Paradise
22 June 2013 – The Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour
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