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CRASHDIET and PRETTY BOY FLOYD Announce May 2021 Australian Tour

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Get set for a wild ride on the Glam, Sleaze and Hair Metal rollercoaster as Silverback Touring brings together Swedish hellraisers CRASHDIET, L.A. Glam legends PRETTY BOY FLOYD and local Glamsters SISTERS DOLL for a night of utter chaos.

“Go big or go home” is a phrase we’ve all muttered, shouted, or heard multiple times in our lives. For Swedish hard rockers CRASHDIET, it has been the motivational catch phrase since they started out back in the beginning of 2000.

As fans who have followed the band know, the band has gone through a bit of turbulence in their career, with deaths, line-up changes, and a history of substance abuse that would make some legendary ’80s hard rockers blush.

However, the boys have also become known for picking up the pieces and returning to the fight every time they get knocked down. Their undeniable mixture of ’80s arena rock with notable elements of punk has made them a significant name in the revival of the sleaze and glam (or hair metal) genre. CRASHDIET released their critically acclaimed debut album Rest in Sleaze in the fall of 2005 through Universal Music, giving them a springboard to success in their home country of Sweden, which then spread like wildfire across the globe. In September of 2019 they released their fifth studio album Rust.

Back in the late 80’s NYC guitarist Kristy Majors hooked up with west coast front man Steve Summers and laid the foundation for
their dream band. They worked, wrote songs and played and played and played. The band chose the name PRETTY BOY FLOYD because it seemed to describe them; 4 tough teens armed with guitar licks and teenage angst who set out to conquer the world.

The group signed to MCA records and released Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz, an album whose very name was a tongue-in-cheek tip of the hat to their glamorous heroes – Sweet, Kiss and The New York Dolls – all the bands who believed that rock music wasn’t just music. The Howard Benson-produced album made a significant impact, being named one of the hottest albums of its genre by Metal Edge and Spin magazines. PRETTY BOY FLOYD also landed on the cover of the then metal bible Kerrang!


Two Top 20 videos ‘I Wanna Be With You’ and ‘Rock and Roll is Gonna Set the Night on Fire’ hit MTV when it was the hot place to be. The band toured the world and was recognized as the kings of the Sunset Strip, breaking attendance records held by Van Halen and Warrant. Their album would go on to sell 750,000 copies worldwide. It’s now 2020 and PRETTY BOY FLOYD are still flying the glam flag higher than ever. PRETTY BOY FLOYD will be performing their infamous debut album in full as they return to Australia for the first time in over a decade.

Rounding out the bill are Melbourne glam rockers, SISTERS DOLL, who have developed a solid reputation for their explosive live show, showmanship and enjoy one of this country’s most fierce and loyal followings.

Crashdiet and Pretty Boy Floyd May 2021 Australian Tour Dates

Thursday 6th May MELBOURNE, Max Watts
Friday 7th May SYDNEY, Crowbar
Saturday 8th May BRISBANE, Brightside
Sunday 9th May ADELAIDE, Enigma

Tickets On Sale Now From: http://www.silverbacktouring.com/crashdiet-australian-tour/

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Andrew Farriss To Celebrate Release Of His Debut Solo Album With An April / May Tour

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SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT 19.03.21

To celebrate the release of his first solo album, legendary songwriter Andrew Farriss has announced a special run of tour dates throughout April and May. Andrew’s self-titled album, a collection of songs traversing roots, blues, Americana and country will be released internationally on March 19 through BMG. Andrew has assembled some of the best country musicians from around Australia to perform with him on the tour.

Andrew Farriss hardly needs an introduction to music fans. He is the man behind the songs that sold INXS more than 50-million albums throughout their career. His music with the band has been played constantly on radio stations around the world for over three decades.

Andrew is very excited to be performing again after a lengthy break from the road. The tour is not only the first solo tour undertaken by a member of INXS since the band stopped working live, it is also the debut of Andrew’s more country-influenced songwriting. “For me personally, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to share my music, and take my style of country music on tour, and play to the people who have supported my career to now, and hopefully some new faces as well,” he says. “Like so many others, we’ve had friends and family whose lives have been impacted by COVID-19, so to be able to take my music out and perform it live around Australia, is a really humbling experience.”

Check out my recent interview with Andrew right here….

The next single from Andrew’s album is released on March 5. Run Baby Run is the perfect prelude for what music-lovers can expect from his album, and the live shows in general. A big song with a vivid story, Andrew effortlessly weaves an old-time reverie with an outlaw country sentiment.

Joining Andrew on his album tour is two-time Golden Guitar winner Andrew Swift. Since finding his feet in the Australian country scene as a Toyota Starmaker grand-finalist in 2017, Andrew Swift as gone from strength-to-strength, his debut album Call Out For the Cavalry debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Charts.

“I’m pleased to have Andrew Swift on board with this tour,” says Andrew. “He is a mate of mine.”

Spend an evening with one of Australia’s most successful and respected artists and experience the craftmanship and beauty of his music and the stories told within the songs. This is a rare opportunity to be taken on a journey through places, emotions, observations and the personal experience of a true legend of the Australian music industry. These shows have limited capacity due to COVID-safe protocols, so book now to avoid missing out on what will be an awesome night of music with Andrew Farriss and his friends.

Andrew Farriss will release his self-titled debut album on Friday 19th March 2021 through BMG. Andrew’s new single, Run Baby Run, is released on Friday 5th March 2021.

APRIL 2021 TOUR DATES

Friday 9th April 2021
The Royal Hotel, QUEANBEYAN NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.royalhotelqbn.com.au

Saturday 10th April 2021
Heritage Hotel, BULLI NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.heritagehotel.com.au

Friday 16th April 2021
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
Doors at 6pm | Show Starts at 8.30pm
www.lizottes.com.au

Saturday 17th April 2021
Manly Leagues Club, MANLY NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.manlyleagues.com.au

Saturday 23rd April 2021
Paddington RSL Club, PADDINGTON NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.paddorsl.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.brassmonkey.com.au

MAY 2021 TOUR DATES

Friday 7th May 2021
Thornbury Theatre, THORNBURY VIC
Doors at 8pm
www.thornburytheatre.com.au

Friday 14th May 2021
NightQuarter, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
Doors at 6pm
www.nightwyarter.com.au

Saturday 15th May 2021
Fitzy’s, LOGANHOLME QLD
Doors at 8pm
www.fitzysloganholme.com.au

Sunday 16th May 2021
Wallaby Hotel, MUDGEERABA QLD
Doors at 3pm
www.wallabyhotel.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Freo Social, FREMANTLE WA
Doors at 8pm
www.freo.social

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Charles Hotel, NORTH PERTH WA
Doors at 8pm
www.charleshotel.com.au

Friday 28th May 2021
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
Doors 7.30pmwww.thegov.com.au

For more information, or to book tickets please visit www.andrewfarriss.com

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The Wolfe Brothers Reveal Dates For Their ‘Startin’ Something’ National Tour 2021!

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Australia’s favourite country rockers The Wolfe Brothers are heading back out on the road in 2021 with their highly anticipated Startin’ Something National Tour. After signing a new world-wide record deal with BMG in 2020, the band released two smash hit singles in the second half of the year. No Brakes and Anybody Ever went straight to #1 on the national radio charts, with No Brakes holding the #1 spot for a record breaking eight consecutive weeks. Anybody Ever is still in the charts, currently at #1 for the fifth week in a row. Not only did these two smash hit songs bring the band’s tally to an incredible 14 consecutive #1 singles over their career, but No Brakes was named #1 Song Of The Year on the KIX Network and the 88.9FM end of year Charts.

With a swag of new songs recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, The Wolfe Brothers are planning to release their new album in the first half of this year. “We are so grateful for the response to the first two singles released from our forthcoming album,” says Tom Wolfe. “The plan is to put out one more single before we release the album and I am super excited to get this one out there.”

Nick Wolfe says the band can’t wait to share the album with fans. “We put a lot of time into this record and I think it shows in how all the new songs have come up,” he says. “Tom and I are really happy with it and can’t wait to release it and to get back out on tour with the new songs. I am sure we will test run some of the album’s songs at all the shows leading up to the release. It is always fun to give everyone a taste of what is to come and get the feedback from the fans.” 

The Wolfe Brothers have built an ever-growing fanbase from the quality and energy of their live shows. After a year of being in lockdown and unable to travel, they are ready to get the party rolling again all over Australia with a new show and a bunch of new songs that will take it to the next level.

Book your tickets and join the Wolfe Pack for a great night of Aussie country rock at its best. The Wolfe Brothers special guest for the first two shows in March is two-time Golden Guitar winner Andrew Swift. Since finding his feet in the Australian country scene as a Toyota Starmaker grand-finalist in 2017, Andrew Swift as gone from strength-to-strength, his debut album Call Out For the Cavalry debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Charts.

Tickets for The Wolfe Brothers Startin’ Something tour are on sale now.

Saturday 13th March 2021
Ballina RSL, BALLINA NSW
Supported by Andrew Swift
www.ballinarsl.com.au

Sunday 14th March 2021
Coolangatta Hotel, GOLD COAST QLD
Supported by Andrew Swift
www.thecoolyhotel.com.au

Saturday 27th March 2021
Country Rocks Festival, BUNGENDORE NSW
3 Day Festival
www.countryrocks.com.au

Sunday 4th April 2021
Easter In The Country, ROMA QLD
1 Day Festival w/ Lee Kernaghan
www.countryrocks.com.au

Friday 9th April 2021
Way Out West Festival, WINTON QLD
7 Day Festival
www.countryrocks.com.au

Saturday 22nd April 2021
Cowboys and Country Angels B&S Ball
Nightquarter, CALOUNDRA QLD
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 28th May 2021
Harvey Road Tavern, GLADSTONE QLD
www.harveyroadtavern.com.au

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bay Central Tavern, HERVEY BAY QLD
www.baycentraltavern.com.au

Sunday 30th May 2021
Highfields Tavern, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.highfieldstavern.com

Saturday 26th June 2021
Koonoomoo Pickers & Packers Ball, COBRAM VIC
www.koonoomoopickersandpackers.com.au

Thursday 1st July 2021
Edge Hill Tavern, CAIRNS QLD
www.edgehilltavern.com.au

Friday 2nd July 2021
Dalrymple Hotel, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.dalrymplehotel.com.au

Saturday 3rd July 2021
Queens Beach Hotel, BOWEN QLD
www.queensbeachhotel.com.au

Sunday 4th July 2021
Mt. Pleasant Hotel, MACKAY QLD
www.mountpleasanttavern.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Hamilton Hotel, BRISBANE QLD
www.hamiltonhotel.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Racehorse Hotel, IPSWICH QLD
www.racehorsehotel.com.au

Saturday 21st August 2021
NQ Rock’n Country Festival. MACKAY QLD
3 Day Festival
www.nqsrockncountry.com.au

Saturday 28th August 2021
Gympie Music Muster, GYMPIE QLD
3 Day Festival
www.nqsrockncountry.com.au

Saturday 2nd October 2021
Savannah In The Round, MAREEBA QLD
3 Day Festival
www.savannahintheroaund.com.au

Saturday 16th October 2021
Wingham Akoostik Music Festival, WINGHAM NSW
2 Day Festival
www.akoostik.com.au For

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Cheap Trick Joins Bush & Stone Temple Pilots For Under The Southern Stars 2021. New Dates Announced.

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The Under The Southern Stars spectacular rock music concert series is thrilled to announce their new show dates for April and May with new tickets on sale from February 5!

The series is also very excited to announce that the one and only Cheap Trick have been added to the line up that features global rock superstars, Bush and the Stone Temple Pilots!

With over 5,000 performances spanning four decades, 20 million records sold worldwide, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cheap Trick are undoubtedly one of the most influential classic rock groups of the past 50 years.

The band was formed in 1974 and while it has evolved throughout the years, Cheap Trick has continued to reach mainstream and critical success. Hits such as “I Want You To Want Me,” “Dream Police,” and “Surrender” have cemented the group as one of America’s top rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time.

Cheap Trick will be releasing their 20th brand new album, In Another World, on April 9!

Cheap Trick comment; “We look forward to joining Bush and Stone Temple Pilots in one of our favourite countries! We will have new record out and are excited to play some of our new songs”

While every effort was made to keep +Live+ on the bill, due to scheduling conflicts and the on going difficulties the world has been subject to, the band are unable to make it to Australia during the new timeframe.

UTSS promoter Andrew McManus comments; “I’m so proud of my team in securing exemption from Commission of Border Control and thankful to all the Captains of Industry, Ministers, Lord Mayors and SA Premier for their letters of support. We are very excited to now be able to announce Cheap Trick as an addition to the line-up, it’s a shame LIVE’s schedule won’t permit the new time frame yet I am sure this triple bill will rock our UTSS audiences to the core!

Being the first live on stage International tour, we are aware the eyes of the world will be on us championing the re-opening of live International touring not only in Australia but globally.
Under the Southern Stars ’21 will be part of history, I urge fans to get in quickly and applaud all for supporting live music and the whole entertainment sector so badly damaged by Covid.”

Bush

The new dates and locations for UTSS2021 are as follows:

UNDER THE SOUTHERN STARS: APRIL – MAY 2021


Friday, April 30: WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW
Saturday, May 1: Camp Shortland Field, Newcastle NSW
Sunday, May 2: The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford NSW
Wednesday, May 5: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney NSW
Friday, May 7: Bonython Park, Adelaide SA
Saturday, May 8: Foreshore Reserve, Hastings VIC
Sunday, May 9: Showgrounds, Yarrawonga VIC
Wednesday, May 12: The Timber Yard, Port Melbourne VIC
Friday, May 14: Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Caloundra QLD
Saturday, May 15: Southport Sharks, Gold Coast QLD
Sunday, May 16: Riverstage, Brisbane QLD

Australian rock royalty Rose Tattoo and rock icons Electric Mary will be performing at all shows!

UTSS will see all three international headliners rotate their playing positions at each show allowing each of them to headline several events. The playing order for each date will be advised in the near future.

Stone Temple Pilots

The original event scheduled for Perth has been unfortunately cancelled. No action is required from Perth ticket holders, Ticketmaster will contact you directly to arrange a refund.

All ticket holders for all UTSS events will be contacted directly via email in the coming days, with information on the rescheduled UTSS2021 dates and the options available to them in regard to ticket transfer or refund. No action is required from ticket holders until they receive our emailed communication.

We hope you can make the new dates and strongly encourage everyone to #KeepYourTicket and show your support for our industry. All 2020/2021 tour tickets already purchased are valid for the rescheduled festival dates and no exchange is necessary, so just hold on to your tickets and we’ll see you there!

New UTSS2021 tickets are on sale, February 5, 2021
Presale starts Wednesday, February 3: 12.00pm AEDT
General On Sale Friday, February 5: 9.00am AEDT

Cheap Trick Joins Bush & Stone Temple Pilots for Under The Southern Stars! New Dates Announced For April – May

New UTSS2021 tickets are on sale, February 5, 2021
Presale starts Wednesday, February 3: 12.00pm AEDT
General On Sale Friday, February 5: 9.00am AEDT

To purchase and for detailed information about all shows, visit
www.underthesouthernstars.com.au


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