Hellions Announce Opera Oblivia Headline Tour + unveil “Thresher” Music Video

Hellions have announced they will be taking their critically acclaimed new album Opera Oblivia for a spin around the country on their national headline tour in April/May. The boys have been riding a wave of critical acclaim since they dropped their third album Opera Oblivia, which debuted at #4 on the ARIA Album Chart, scored flawless reviews and completely sold out their 2016 headline tour before doors even opened. The boys even found themselves nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album in 2016.

To coincide with the announcement of their headline album tour, Hellions have dropped the video for their sublime single “Thresher“, which takes fans on tour with the boys as they take their incendiary live show around the globe and have the time of their lives.

Vocalist/Guitarist Matt Gravolin explains: “’Thresher’ is about existential disillusionment and the need for constant escape, stuck in the incendiary mode of thought in between ‘Help me’ and ‘Fuck you, only I can help me’. The video shows us in the midst of our collective escape. Exorcism and ecstasy, on and off the stage.” 

Frontman Dre Faivre adds: “The song is about the need/thirst for escape and this is us trying to fill our cup and enjoy everything, whilst trying to find ourselves.”

Opera Oblivia is a glorious celebration and forensic examination of everything that makes being alive worthwhile – from high to low, they say, the nearest thing any of us have to a shortcut to happiness is the necessity of being true to oneself. The album has been declared a genre great by the wider music community for its theatricality, emotion, innovation and confidence. More than just a collection of songs, Opera Oblivia is a musical experience, with the grandeur on display likened to that of British rock Legends Queen, solidifying their reputation as one of the most innovative, passionate and talented bands around.


HELLIONS – Opera Oblivia Australian Tour
With guests Endless Heights, The Brave & Introvert

Saturday 22nd April – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (18+)
with Endless Heights, The Brave & Introvert

Friday 5th May – Fowlers Live, Adelaide (AA)
with Endless Heights, Sleep Talk & Introvert*

Saturday 6th May – Amplifier Bar, Perth (18+)
with FOAM, Alex The Kid & Introvert**

Thursday 11th May – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane (18+)
with Endless Heights, The Brave & Introvert

Friday 12th May – Minimum Wage Club, Gold Coast (18+)
with Endless Heights, The Brave & Introvert

Friday 19th May – The Basement, Canberra (18+)
with Endless Heights, The Brave & Introvert

Saturday 20th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
with Endless Heights, The Brave & Introvert

*Sleep Talk replacing The Brave

**FOAM & Alex The Kid replacing Endless Heights & The Brave

Tickets on sale Wednesday 8th February at 9am local time

For complete tour and ticketing information, visit:
Tour info: https://www.facebook.com/hellionsaus/

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