Why drown in this tour announcement and that tour announcement when you can get a summary of the week’s hot upcoming gig news in one post? Here’s this week’s Tour Talk!
Boney M, featuring two original members in Maizie Williams and Liz Mitchell (Bobby Farrell sadly passed away while on tour in 2010) are hitting town, bringing their alarmingly catchy and increasingly influential disco sounds for us all to enjoy. We challenge anybody who doesn’t agree that Rasputin is one of the greatest guilty pleasure songs of all time to a Tetris showdown… Tickets are on sale now here.
Sunday, October 7 – The Gov, Adelaide SA
Wednesday, October 10 – Astor Theatre, Perth WA
Friday, October 12 – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane QLD
Saturday, October 13 – Twin Towns, Tweed Heads NSW
Tuesday October 16 – Wests New Lambton, Newcastle NSW
Thursday October 18 – Southern Cross Club, Canberra ACT
Friday October 19 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday October 20 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Mama Kin Spender
Mama Kin Spender’s debut LP Golden Magnetic hit stores on February 23, so they’re doing the national tour thing to promote it – including some of Australia’s best choirs along the way, such as the WAAPA Choir (Perth Festival) and the Gospo Choir (WOMADelaide). Grab your tickets now here.
Saturday, February 10 – Sunset 20, North Sydney NSW
Wednesday, February 28 – Perth Festival, Perth WA
Friday, March 2-Sunday, March 4 – Nannup Festival, Nannup WA
Friday, March 9-Monday, March 12 – WOMADelaide, Adelaide SA
Sunday, March 18 – Leura Park Estate (with John Butler Trio), Curlewis, VIC
Tuesday, March 20 – Albury Entertainment Centre (with John Butler Trio), Albury NSW
Wednesday, March 21 – Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts (with John Butler Trio), Ballarat VIC
Thursday, March 22 – Ulumbarra Theatre (with John Butler Trio), Bendigo VIC
Saturday, March 24 – Summersalt (with John Butler Trio), Wollongong NSW
Sunday, March 25 – Summersalt (with John Butler Trio) Port Macquarie NSW
Saturday, April 21-Sunday, April 22 – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge WA
Sunday, April 29 – The Basement, Sydney NSW
Thursday, May 3 – Howler, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday, May 9 – The Foundry, Brisbane QLD
Polaris have announced a new Corner Hotel date, after selling out their first show there. Here are all of their Aussie tour dates…
Thursday, April 12 – Amplifier Bar, Perth WA TICKETS
Friday, April 13 – Triffid, Brisbane QLD TICKETS
Saturday, April 14 – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW TICKETS
Wednesday, April 18 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC TICKETS
Thursday, April 19 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA TICKETS
Friday, April 20 – Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne VIC TICKETS
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever celebrate the release of Mainland with two single launch shows. Grab tix here.
Friday, April 6 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Saturday, April 7 – Howler, Melbourne VIC
If you’re quick you can also catch RBCF at the Laneway Festival…
Saturday, February 10 – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane QLD
Sunday, February 11 – Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle WA
Tonight Alive return to Australia with a shiny new album – Underworld – in tow. Tickets go on sale here at noon on Thursday, February 15. There’s also a My Live Nation pre-sale from 10am on February 13 until 10am on February 15.
The dates are…
Thursday, May 3 – The Basement, Canberra ACT
Friday, May 4 – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday, May 5 – The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
Thursday, May 10 – Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne VIC
Friday, May 11 – Max Watts, Melbourne VIC
Saturday, May 12 – The Gov, Adelaide SA
Boomerang Festival @ Bluesfest
Bluesfest will host the Boomerang Festival, featuring artists from Arnhem Land, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Asia and the Pacific.
The Strides, Yirrmal, Sorong Samarai, Benny Walker, Naras, Move It Mob Style, Eric Avery, Te Kopere Maori Healers, Jannawi Dance Clan, Muggera Dancers and Bundjalung will all be performing, along with local artisans and weavers.
Bluesfest takes place on the easter long weekend, from Thursday, March 29 through to Monday, April 2. For tickets and more info, click here.