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Less Than Jake

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When: Wednesday 25th October
Where: Metro Theatre

The Gainesville punks responsible for fashioning a generation’s suburban discontent, social isolation and ‘plastic cup politics’ into irresistibly tasty punk ska hooks are returning to Australia in 2017. 25 years and more than 300 releases since their original formation in small town Florida, the inimitable LESS THAN JAKE return to a loyal local audience this October. This most excellent news follows the release of their new EP, Sound The Alarm, in February. The punk rock veterans were last on our shores with their US contemporaries Reel Big Fish and Aus. locals The Bennies in 2015, drawing massive crowds to a quick succession of East Coast dates. “We never stopped touring or trying to be an active band”, the band suggest of their success that has comfortably spanned two and a half decades. Less Than Jake have been self managed for more than five years and show no signs of easing their break neck touring pace that sees them routinely smash out in excess of 150 dates a year. "We'll be celebrating our 25th anniversary in Australia, and while Australian tours are always  ragers, we will be bringing our full stage of antics along for the first time. Add a massive catalog of material to choose from and it's almost an instant good time. We're coming to your shores to party, live recklessly, have a few pies, nurse a few hangovers, and make our 25th anniversary tour one to remember (or not remember)."- Vinnie Fiorello, Less Than Jake. Less Than Jake will be joined by legendary Australian quartet, Bodyjar, reformed for their first shows since seminal album How It Works was revived for a huge sold out tour in 2015. One of the biggest names in Australian punk rock, the ‘Jar will kick out jams from their vast catalogue of memorable pop-infused gems.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Northlane

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When: Friday 27th October
Where: Enmore Theatre

NORTHLANE have announced headline dates for the Australian leg of their Mesmer World Tour. Kicking off on October 19 in Adelaide, Northlane will take their critically acclaimed fourth album Mesmer to capital cities around the nation, following on from the hugely successful Intuition Tour last May. The band released their fourth album, Mesmer, on March 24 with no forewarning and completely blindsided fans and the industry alike. Northlane were lauded for presenting the album directly to their fans in such an unorthodox and exhilarating manner, and since it dropped Mesmer debuted at #3 on the ARIA Chart has been streamed nine million times. Among the excitement, Mesmer was received with a raft of acclaim and labelled “triumphant” and a “masterpiece” by critics, shaping Northlane into one of the most successful Australian heavy music exports today. Currently in Europe slaying the summer festival circuit and selling out their own shows on the continent, Northlane recently made their main stage debut at Download Festival in the UK and France as well as Hellfest, playing to thousands of people alongside mega acts such as Linkin Park, Aerosmith and System of a Down. With performances at Vainstream Rockfest (Germany), Jera On Air (Netherlands), Graspop (Belgium), Dissonance Festival (Italy) in the bag.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Mike Masse

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When: Wednesday 8th November
Where: Factory Theatre

Mike Masse is an internationally acclaimed acoustic artist, known for his epic performances of classic rock covers. He initially became known for his repertoire of covers posted on YouTube, and channel now boasts over 170,000 subscribers and over 55 million views. He can be seen performing at various private and public events around the country and the world, often accompanied by his long-time friend and collaborator Jeff Hall, including recently sold-out shows in London and the Netherlands. Mike has performed live as a vocalist with Barry Goudreau and Sib Hashian, former and original members of the band Boston, doing a set of all classic Boston songs, some of the most challenging rock vocals ever recorded. Join Mike and Jeff for this evening of acoustic classic rock magic.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Melvins

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When: Thursday 9th November
Where: Factory Theatre

Frontier Touring are pleased to announce the return of the one and only Melvins to Australia this November, touring their first ever double album A Walk With Love and Death. Joining the bill will be legendary LA rockers Redd Kross, making their first visit Down Under in four years. ‘On Death, Melvins signature amalgam of sticky, bludgeoning riffage underpins spacey forays into prog, classic rock and ball-tripping psychedelia … a sumptuous feast of pure, uncut head candy’ – 4/5, Metal Hammer. ‘(Redd Kross) are definitely one of the most important bands in America.’ – Thurston Moore. Formed in Montessano, Washington in 1983, the momentous Melvins return to our shores off the back of their upcoming double album A Walk With Love and Death (due Fri 7 Jul via Ipecac Recordings). Buzz Osborne (vocals, guitar), Dale Crover (drums) and Steve McDonald (bass) have upped the ante with their latest listen: Death is a proper Melvins’ album, while Love is the score to director Jesse Nieminen’s self-produced short film, also titled A Walk With Love and Death.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Midnight Oil: The Great Circle 2017

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When: Saturday 11th November
Where: The Domain

The time has come … for Midnight Oil. From the northern beaches of Sydney to the streets of Manhattan, they have stopped traffic, inflamed passions, inspired fans, and broken new ground. "The Great Circle 2017" World Tour will see the group's classic lineup literally circle our overheating planet for 6 months, starting and ending with gigs in Sydney. It will be Midnight Oil's first tour in 15 years and their biggest tour since classic 80's and early 90's albums like "10-1", "Diesel & Dust" and "Blue Sky Mining" sold over 10 million copies around the world. Midnight Oil is more than just a rock'n'roll band. In 2017 they will finally bring things back to where they all began with this one special tour. The circle remains unbroken.

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Article by Ticketek.

Ocean Colour Scene

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When: Saturday 11th November
Where: Metro Theatre

After visiting Australia for the first time in their quarter-century history in 2016, Britain’s The Ocean Colour Scene are returning for another round of shows to satisfy fans who missed out on tickets for their first sell-out run. The Ocean Colour Scene story is already the stuff of legend; a rip-roaring rock’n’folk odyssey set to a backdrop of pop culture at its very best. One of the leading lights of the 90s britpop wave, coming up through the live scene with contemporaries including Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene remain one of the biggest acts of the time still on the road today. The band have notched up many memorable moments including 1996’s breakthrough hit ‘The Riverboat Song’, five UK top 10 selling albums, seventeen UK top 40 singles, multiple global tours with the likes of Paul Weller and the distinction of being the band that knocked Oasis’ “What’s the Story Morning Glory” album off its record breaking run at the top of the UK charts.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Lorde: Melodrama

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When: Tuesday 21st November
Where: Forecourt, Sydney Opera House

Frontier Touring (Australia & New Zealand) and Eccles Entertainment (New Zealand) are thrilled to confirm Lorde for an 11-date run across the Antipodes this November. All eyes are on the meteoric return of one of pop’s most celebrated talents with an all new album, Melodrama, and captivating live show. The tour begins in Lorde’s home country – New Zealand, where she will play six shows before arriving in Australia for the remaining dates in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne as well as a headline slot at Canberra’s Spilt Milk Festival. At the age of just 16, Lorde released her first album Pure Heroine (Universal), breaking into the international market and later going on to win two Grammy Awards including the coveted Album of the Year. The album peaked at #1 in over 20 countries, including Australia, New Zealand and America and featuring chart topping tracks ‘Royals’, ‘Tennis Court’ and ‘Team’. Now 20, Lorde has truly grown in her formidable talent. Her forthcoming second studio album Melodrama (out 16 June through Universal Music) is one of the most anticipated records of the year. Produced by Lorde, the esteemed Jack Antonoff and Frank Dukes, the album was recorded between Jack’s flat and Electric Lady Studios. Fronted by the release of three stunning songs – current single ‘Perfect Places’, ‘Green Light’ and ‘Liability’ as well as today’s surprise release ‘Sober’ – Melodrama’s tasters are critically acclaimed in the recorded and live arena. Lorde’s stunning debut performance of ‘Green Light’ on Saturday Night Live made international waves, reminding us all of her compelling vocals and stage presence. Following her 2017 TV debut, Lorde went onto play the main stage of Coachella showcasing four of her new songs to critical acclaim.

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Article by Sydney Opera House.

Miss May I

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When: Thursday 23rd November
Where: Factory Theatre

Brace yourselves, local long hairs, as US metal mainstays, Miss May I, are teaming up with newcomers Sylar this November for what is set to be one of the best heavy tours of 2017. A staple of the global metal circuit since their formation in 2007, Miss May I have gone from strength to strength throughout their decade-long career, with their 2015 effort, Deathless, peaking at #5 on the US rock charts. With a whopping six albums to their credit, Miss May I have the back catalogue, road experience and pedigree to make this Australian trek their most electrifying yet!

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress (USA)

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When: Friday 24th November
Where: Metro Theatre

Drum Wizard MIKE PORTNOY (ex-Dream Theater), brings the SHATTERED FORTRESS to Australia & New Zealand this November! Performing the 12 Step Suite live in its entirety and other DREAM THEATER Classics! This is a Once in a Lifetime Experience you don't want to miss! “one of the finest prog-rock drummers in the history of the genre” – Modern Drummer. Get ready for "The Glass Prison”, "This Dying Soul”, "The Root Of All Evil”, “Repentance" and "The Shattered Fortress” – alongside a selection of other DREAM THEATER favourites! ‘a name synonymous with heavy metal drumming’ – Guitar World. Come along and witness a night of amazing progressive metal and be a part of history! “unparalleled skills” – Loudwire.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Lime Cordiale

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When: Saturday 25th November
Where: Metro Theatre

Lime Cordiale will once again cram their tour bus with musicians and throw a series of parties across Australia in celebration of the release of their debut album, Permanent Vacation. No matter what brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach are singing about, be it sticky relationships or breaking the norm, they are sure to be having a laugh at society. Lime Cordiale are recognised as one of the slow-burn, rising talents of the Australian music scene and on Permanent Vacation they have joined with producer, Dave Hammer (Thundamentals, Nicole Millar, Washington) to create 13 tracks which take you on a journey from the everyday to the extra-ordinary. A Lime Cordiale gig can be many things. A party, a celebration of life, a moment of madness but most of all they are dedicated to great music. From the moment the brass section fires up to the moment you find yourself dancing with everyone around you, these shows will make you a fan for life, or make you glad you already are. Permanent Vacation is set for release on 13th October via Chugg Music.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

NONAME

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When: Wednesday 6th December
Where: Metro Theatre

This summer, Chicago rapper NONAME will land in Australia for three anticipated debut headline dates, alongside already announced Fairgrounds and Meredith Music Festival appearances. Brisbane’s The Triffid on Tuesday 5th December will be the first stop followed by an all-ages show at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Wednesday 6th December and Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Sunday 10th December. Hailed by The FADER and Rolling Stone as one of the most important new artists of her generation, Noname (aka Fatimah Warner) first appeared as a guest on Chance The Rapper’s breakthrough mixtapes, with stunning features on both Acid Rap and Coloring Book. She released her debut mixtape Telefone as a free download last July, blurring the lines of spoken word poetry and rap and gaining critical acclaim from the likes of New York Magazine, Pitchfork and Dazed & Confused.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Muse

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When: Saturday 16th December
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

Special Guests: NOTHING BUT THIEVES

Frontier Touring and Triple M are delighted to announce the return of Muse to Australian shores this December. Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their last album, Drones, was released in June 2015 and debuted at No. 1 in 21 countries around the world including their first No. 1 album in the United States. ‘A jaw dropping extravaganza.. An evening that sets new standards for the possibilities of arena rock.’ - The Independent (UK). ‘Thrilling, theatrical and technically flawless, this was stadium rock of the highest quality from Muse, masters of musical destruction’ - The Standard (UK).

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Article by Ticketek.

Liam Gallagher

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When: Thursday 4th January
Where: Enmore Theatre

The return of Liam Gallagher gathered pace with a sensational show at Glastonbury. NME described it as “a swaggering, emotional moment”, “worth the hype” and “one of Glastonbury’s finest moments” before concluding “never underestimate the man, he was made for moments like this.” Between Glastonbury, his recent sold-out underplay tour and an emotional performance at One Love Manchester, Liam Gallagher has demonstrated that he’s back to his very best.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Open Wide Tour

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When: Wednesday 24th January
Where: The Concourse, Chatswood

STEP INTO OUR WORLD. MUSIC. MEDITATION. MOTIVATION. Imagine an interactive live experience where TED Talk meets Coldplay meets meditation... that's what you can expect on the Open Wide Tour with Nick (BROADHURST) and Melissa Ambrosini. Celebrating the latest music by BROADHURST plus the release of bestselling author Melissa Ambrosini's latest book Open Wide.

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Article by Ticketek.

Macklemore: Gemini Australia Tour

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When: Saturday 3rd February, Sunday 4th February & Sunday 11th February
Where: Hordern Pavilion

Fresh from his performance at the NRL Grand Final last weekend, four-time Grammy-Award winner MACKLEMORE has announced he will return for a headline tour this summer. Owning the iTunes charts with singles at #1, #2 and #5 and the #1 Top Album for his brand new solo album, Gemini, American rapper Macklemore will return to Australia in February. Gemini is Macklemore’s first solo album since 2005, following on from the worldwide success for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ albums The Heist (2012) – home to singles ‘Can’t Hold Us’, ‘Thrift Shop’ and ‘Same Love’ - and This Unruly Mess I’ve Made (2016) featuring the smash hit, ‘Downtown’. Gemini, which this week hit #1 on the iTunes Chart and #3 on the ARIA Album Chart, features hit singles ‘Glorious’ and ‘Good Old Days’. Twice-platinum ‘Glorious’ featuring Skylar Grey, is Macklemore’s fifth ARIA top three single and his first as a solo artist. Currently climbing the Billboard 100, the track is sitting at #2 on the iTunes and at #3 ARIA charts. Follow up single, ‘Good Old Days’ featuring Kesha, is the latest track to be lifted from Gemini debuting in the top 25 of the ARIA Singles Chart and at #5 of the iTunes Chart.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

The Maine

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When: Saturday 3rd February
Where: Factory Theatre

With words like those below from their most recent tour around the country supporting All Time Low, it's not hard to see why The Maine are such regular visitors to our shores. The quintet from Arizona have announced they are coming back for the Australian summer on a run of headlining shows in support of their latest album Lovely Little Lonely, and bringing for the very first time to Australia, one of the most talked about pop-punk bands in the scene, Waterparks. "The Arizona rockers captivated everyone in the room as they expertly smashed through songs of their most recent and best record Lovely Little Lonely" - Heavy Mag. "It's really nice to see the band's natural progression from a neon-hued pop punk band to older, mature alt rockers. Plus, O'Callaghan is like a punk rock priest" - TheMusic.com.au. "Spoiler alert: The Maine stole this fucking show." - KillYourStereo.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

The National

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When: Wednesday 21st February
Where: Forecourt, Sydney Opera House

Now headlining the world's biggest festivals as one of America's most significant rock bands, The National will make the rare feat of performing for a second time on the Sydney Opera House forecourt this summer. Bringing their highly anticipated new album 'Sleep Well Beast' and widely beloved back catalogue to the outdoor stage set at sunset, in front of Sydney’s stunning harbour!

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Article by Ticketek.

The Minimalists

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When: Tuesday 13th March
Where: Enmore Theatre

TEG DAINTY & Nice Events are thrilled to announce the first Australian and New Zealand tour of The Minimalists, American authors, podcasters, filmmakers and public speakers. Joshua & Ryan will present an in-depth talk about minimalism and record a live version of their wildly successful podcast series The Minimalists Podcast.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

 

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