So. Many. Tour. Anouncements. Here’s what you may have missed!

Anyone who said Australia is suffering from a Live Music drought will obviously be eating their words right about now with so many great tours getting announced in the past 24 hours. You might now have caught them all so we’re doing our best to keep you up to date with what and who is on their way around the country.

steve wilson tour

Visionary musician, Steven Wilson, who has changed the direction of rock music is set to tour Australia and New Zealand in October 2016. In 2013 Steven toured Australia with one of the most elaborate productions witnessed in rock venues. Those lucky music fans who attended the shows were immersed in an audio-visual sensory experience simultaneously overwhelming and uplifting.

This October, Steven brings “Hand. Cannot. Erase.” to antipodean audiences with a show which will both exhilarate and take your breath away.

The former Porcupine Tree leader has built a reputation as a musician’s musician with a track record venerated by fans and peers alike. As well as four solo studio albums and in excess of 20 Porcupine Tree albums, Steven has collaborated with a who’s who of forward thinking musicians, including Opeth, Robert Fripp, Yoko Ono, Anathema, Ian Anderson, Steve Hackett, Marillion, OSI and Dream Theater.

28 October 2016 – Melbourne @ 170 Russell Street

29 October 2016 – Sydney @ Metro Theatre

30 October 2016 – Brisbane @ Eatons Hill

Tickets Available via Tombowler May 2nd at 9am Local Time

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Few bands channel the true spirit of Metal; Dangerous, Rebellious, Confronting, Unrelenting.  Destroyer 666 not only embody this spirit, they live, breath and bleed it.

This November will see them return home to their leaders birthplace to spread Wildfire. Destroyer 666 have no need to prove anything. Unleashing five studio albums in their 20 plus year career they have cemented their reputation within the metal community and their latest missive, the recently released, Wildfire (2016 Season Of Mist) is another fist straight to your face.
They are the pure essence of heavy fucking metal.

Witness a night of musical integrity few can claim to deliver. Destroyer 666 will grab you by the neck, wring it till it hurts and force on you a hellish emotional journey of blackened madness!
No compromise, no quarter, prepare yourself!
Destroyer666 Australian Wildfire Tour
Friday, Nov 4: Brisbane – Crowbar
Saturday, Nov 5: Sydney – Manning Bar
Sunday, Nov 6: Canberra – The Basement
Friday, Nov 11: Melbourne: Max Watts
Saturday, Nov 12: Adelaide: Enigma
Sunday, Nov 13: Perth – The Rosemount Hotel
Australian East Coast Tour Announcement
Shihad return to Australian stages this June and July for the first time since their FVEY tour in 2014, joined on the East Coast leg by Adelaide punk rock trio – Grenadiers.
In 1996 Shihad released what many consider to be their break through album; the Self Titled opus that became affectionately known as The Fish Album (in reference to the album cover image). Now in April 2016 The Fish Album is re-mastered and re-issued both digitally and on vinyl. Evolving from the semi industrial Churn (1993) through the heavy riff laden Killjoy (1995), The Fish Album bristled with a new found lightness of spirit as it collided with the maturity of a band fulfilling their potential as writers and incendiary live performers.
In 2015 Shihad demonstrated with the release of their ninth studio LP FVEY, that they are far from done, attracting glowing reviews and spawning the fierce single ‘Think You’re So Free’ and confirming their position as one of the hardest hitting, durable acts of modern rock n’ roll.
There aren’t many bands that endure with such a cache of riches while continuing to demonstrate a surging hunger to evolve and perform. After twenty-eight years together, they just keep getting better, delivering LP’s and live shows with an intensity that leaves their younger contemporaries for dead.
Shihad Australian Tour
With Special Guests Grenadiers

Thursday, 23rd June
Settlers Tavern, Margaret River

Friday, 24th June
Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Saturday, 25th June
Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Sunday, 26th June
Newport Hotel, Fremantle

Friday, 1st July – NEW SHOW
The Triffid, Brisbane

Saturday, 2nd July – NEW SHOW
Pigsty In July, Hunger Valley Tix here

Friday, 15th July – NEW SHOW
The Factory Theatre, Marrickville

Saurday, 16th July – NEW SHOW
The Croxton, Melbourne

Tickets available via OzTix


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A Night In Texas – The Rotten King Australian Tour
with special guests Iconoclast & To The Grave

Recently returning from their first European tour with ‘Aversions Crown’ & ‘Rings Of Saturn’ Queensland’s own ‘A NIGHT IN TEXAS’ will be crushing across Australia in light of their newly released single ‘THE ROTTEN KING’. With a solid combination of pulverising breakdowns, blast beats and technical riffing this blackened deathcore act is not something you want to miss.

Having recently released their debut Album ‘HalluciNation’, Perth’s heavy hitters ‘ICONOCLAST’ will be spreading pure heaviness, grove and politically charged hatred across Australia’s east coast. On the back end of supporting ‘DISENTOMB’ on their recent national Australian tour ‘ICONOCLAST’ are solidifying their position as a rising metal act to keep your eyes on.

If you thought this tour package couldn’t get any heavier you were wrong. We’d like to welcome Sydney’s deathcore lords ‘TO THE GRAVE’ to bill. “TO THE GRAVE’ have slowly but surely been building their dominance across Australia through endless weekender tour trips and significant local support slots.

July Fri 1st – Enigma Bar / Adelaide Lic AA

July Sat 2nd – Wrangler / Melbourne AA

July Sun 3rd – The Basement / Canberra 18+

July Mon 4th – Bald Faced Stag / Sydney Lic AA

July Tue 5th – Rad Bar / Wollongong AA

July Fri 8th – The Helm / Sunshine Coast 18+

July Sat 9th – Crowbar / Brisbane 18+

July Sun 10th – The Lab / Brisbane AA



Melbourne’s thriving alternative scene in the late 90’s produced a swag of new bands and talent two bands that emerged from that scene and have stood the test of time are 28 Days and AREA-7. Both bands have played every major festival in the country, toured extensively, were the mainstay of the Vans Warped Tours and even toured war zones, playing to Australia’s Defence Forces in Afghanistan and East Timor.

With the end of Big Day Out and Soundwave and the unlikely return of Warped, the boys have decided to team up and “Roll the Dice” taking their music to the punters – it’s time to rip shit up!
area28 tour

Tickets Available via Venues.

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