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Devilskin Announce October 2021 Australian Tour With Special Guests Shepherds Reign, Bad Moon Born & These Four Walls

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Hard hitting Kiwi band DEVILSKIN released their critically acclaimed third studio album RED in April 2020.

Having stunned Australian crowds on tours with HALESTORM and SLASH Ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and appearing on Download Australia in 2019 DEVILSKIN are on their way for a headline tour in February thanks to Silverback Touring.

DEVILSKIN have garnered a formidable reputation and a solid fan-base worldwide from their relentless touring schedule. A swathe of brilliant live reviews from Europe to USA to Australia are testament to the groundswell of support for this hard-working and focused New Zealand act.

The title of their latest album RED is significant, it is the universal colour of passion, vitality, blood, danger, romance, anger, horror and love; everything evocative. Of all the colours, RED is a warning and a statement.

RED starts with a sonic throat punch titled Do You See Birds and promises to enthral the listener with a tour-de-force of emotions and moods. From the epic and eerie Blood & Bone, the caged rage of Same Life, the visceral impact of The Victor, to the poignant beauty of Sweet Release, the resplendent grandeur of Bright Lights, the swagger of Be Like The River and the manic fury of Everybody’s High But Me. DEVILSKIN have long been noted for their emotive song-writing and ability to touch peoples’ hearts, and on RED they have bared their soul with their finest performance yet

Joining DEVILSKIN are fellow Kiwi’s SHEPHERD REIGN on their first ever Australian visit. SHEPHERDS REIGN are a Polynesian Metal band and seem to be a world first. The band is made up of 5 brothers: Pacific, Māori and Asian, who are united in their passion for writing and performing hard hitting music that expresses where they are from and shares their life experiences. It’s metal with melodic thick textures and big melodies, delivered with attitude and conviction. Their most recent release “Le Manu” has received close to two million views on YouTube.

SHEPHERDS REIGN is best experienced live, where each band member gives it their all and aims to smack the audience in the face with their performance. The live show is a culmination of years of playing together and developing their natural chemistry and here is where they are most powerful.

Rounding out the all metal assault are Brisbane band, THESE FOUR WALLS on their back of their million stream strong new album, “This Is Not A Future” and Sydney alt-metal band, BAD MOON BORN, who have established quite the reputation Australia wide as a powerhouse live act.

Devilskin and Shepherds Reign October 2021 Australian Tour Dates:

Thursday 21 October – CANBERRA, The Basement
Friday 22 October – SYDNEY, Manning Bar
Saturday 23 October – MELBOURNE, Max Watts
Wednesday 27 October – ADELAIDE, Lion Arts Factory
Thursday 28 October – PERTH, Amplifier
Friday 29 October – COOLANGATTA, Coolangatta Hotel

*TFW and BMB not appearing

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Pacific Avenue unveil new single ‘Easy Love’ and accompanying “sugary” video clip

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“Oh my, savour those sweet heavenly harmonies, that scorching guitar solo and classic vibes.  I have a feeling Pacific Avenue are going to make their hometown of Kiama, worldwide famous.”
Scott Smith

Following on from their well-received single ‘My Hero’, Kiama-based indie-rock quartet Pacific Avenue have just revealed their authentic new single ‘Easy Love’ – produced and mixed by Jack Nigro (TOTTYThe Sea Gypsies, Vacations), and mastered by Leon Zervos (The Jungle GiantsAmy SharkHoly Holy).

‘Easy Love’ opens with crunchy guitars, tranquil drums and stoic bass, before the cherubic vocals of Harry O’Brien add to the gracefully rich texture of the song. A dynamically expressive verse makes way for an impassioned chorus complete with delicate vocal harmonies and a touching lead guitar line. Paying homage to their influences with an exquisite solo and an extensive outro, the song’s message touches on the simple intricacy of love.

O’Brien talks about the story behind ‘Easy Love’:

“Whilst love can be an entirely complicated mess, it’s also the easiest thing we do. Running into someone, unexpectedly at that, and finding that you don’t need to try being anyone but yourself, is a very sweet thing and is something that’s worth holding on to. Regardless of who you are, love is love, and that’s what we hope to convey through the song and the video clip.”

Alongside the release of the track is the wistful accompanying music video – filmed, directed, and edited by Tasman Wilson. Shot predominantly in Kiama on 16mm film, creating an antiquated aesthetic, the clip features footage of the band members doing random acts of kindness for their community locals and cruising adventurously in a vintage Pontiac, punctuated with the nostalgic scenery of live performances and young couples frolicking and partying. The vibrant candidness of the video is a nod to the song’s message that love has no limits and can be found in a myriad of ways.

“A lot of thought and work would go into the shots as lighting and movement had to be spot on due to limited amount of film,” explains O’Brien. “Although it was quite a meticulous process, we managed to film the majority of the clip in one day, starting at 5am in the morning and ending at midnight. Safe to say we were exhausted by the end.”

To coincide with the release, the band will embark on an Australian headline tour, playing shows in AdelaideFremantleMelbourneBrisbane, and Sydney. This continues on from an earlier East-Coast run of shows, including a sold-out Lansdowne Hotel performance, and relentless regional touring, having shared stages with Ruby FieldsOcean AlleyThe Wombats (UK), SkeggsLime CordialeThelma PlumTash SultanaBritish IndiaMissy HigginsThe Vanns, and San Cisco. They have also appeared on the main stages at Australian boutique festivals Lost Paradise, and Yours And Owls

Previous singles have been widely embraced by the likes of SpotifyApple MusicPileratsNMELife Without AndyCool AccidentsThe SoundcheckForte MagAAA Backstage, and Happy Mag. They have also seen radio support from triple jtriple j UnearthedFBi RadioSYN FMRadio Adelaide2RRRPBS FM, and Aussie Music Weekly.

‘Easy Love’ is available worldwide now.

PACIFIC AVENUE ‘EASY LOVE’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR

FRI 28 MAY | GRAVE EMILY HOTEL, ADELAIDE SA
SAT 29 MAY | MOJO’S BAR, FREMANTLE WA
FRI 4 JUN | HOWLER, MELBOURNE VIC
FRI 18 JUN | WEST ROOM, BRISBANE QLD
FRI 2 JUL | OXFORD ARTS, SYDNEY NSW

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Jimmy Barnes Announces ‘Flesh & Blood’ Tour, July 2021

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Flesh And Blood Tour will visit Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sydney this July

Fan Pre-sale starts May 3 and On-sale May 5  

Flesh And Blood will be released July 2 through Bloodlines

Heading to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sydney this July, the Flesh And Blood Tour will appropriately feature many members of Jimmy’s family. Over the last year hundreds of ‘at home’ performances by the Barnes’ clan have attracted more than 100 million views on social media and helped inspire a slew of new songs as well.

“It’s great to be back playing live again”, says Jimmy. “It was good to get some downtime at home for a change but now we’re hungry to get back onstage together. If 2020 taught me anything it’s that Facebook and YouTube videos can be fun but they’re no substitute for a real gig.”


Pre-sale tickets are available to jimmybarnes.com subscribers from Monday 3 May. Instructions + fan pre-sale code will be sent out via email on Monday morning 3 May. CLICK HERE to sign up for the Fan Pre-sale.

JIMMY BARNES – FLESH AND BLOOD AUSTRALIAN TOUR
JULY 2021

Presented by Frontier Touring and Triple M

FAN PRE-SALE 
Runs 24 hours from: Monday 3 May (1pm AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Wednesday 5 May (noon local time)

ALL SHOWS ALL AGES
All shows all ages *
* U18s must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian
This event is recommended for patrons aged 16+

Friday 02 July
Riverside Theatre | Perth, WA
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Friday 16 July
Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA
All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Thursday 22 July
Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC
All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 25 July
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre | Gold Coast, QLD
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Wednesday 28 July
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre | Brisbane, QLD
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Friday 30 July
State Theatre | Sydney, NSW
All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Jimmy Barnes is also appearing on the Red Hot Summer Tour. 
For details head to jimmybarnes.com

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H.E.A.T & Crazy Lixx Announce Aussie Tour!

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Scandinavia heads down under as Silverback Touring bring you two of Sweden’s finest Hard Rock exports H.E.A.T and CRAZY LIXX. This will be the first Australian Tour for both bands and the action takes place in the rescheduled dates of September 2022.

Over the last several years H.E.A.T have established themselves as one of the leading bands in the melodic rock scene, both in their homeland Sweden and internationally. They have toured and performed front of thousands and thousands of fans around the world.

In April 2008, their self-titled debut album was released and became a massive vitamin injection for the genre and instantly received accolades from both fans and critics worldwide. The release was followed up by immense touring and H.E.A.T played with bands such as Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy and on big festivals like Sweden Rock.

Since that time H.E.A.T have released a further 5 studio albums that latest being this years H.E.A.T II and have established themselves as a major force in the hard rock world.

“What can you say about H.E.A.T? If you don’t like these energetic Swedes you must be dead inside, as this year they’ve shown the UK crowd how to be the most complete band on the planet” – Classic Rock Magazine.

Joining H.E.A.T are fellow Swedes CRAZY LIXX! CRAZY LIXX carry the torch of Rock ‘n’ Roll with pride with their brand of Hard Rock and Hair Metal. Since their album debut in 2007, the band has been enthralling crowds with their unique brand of 80’s Hard Rock and stellar live show.

Their latest album Forever Wild is another sleaze metal gem that harkens back to the best of ‘80s rock, while also keeping a foot planted in the 21st century. Forever Wild further cements CRAZY LIXX as one of the leaders of the Scandinavian led ‘80s hard rock revival.

Rendering the pure nostalgia of 80’s Arena Hard Rock and ‘The New Wave of Swedish Sleaze’ CRAZY LIXX come packed with impressive guitar solos, memorable hooks, catchy choruses, big drums and genre defining riffs.

H.E.A.T and CRAZY LIXX 2022 Australian Tour Dates:

Thursday 8 Sept – Sydney, Manning Bar
Friday 9 Sept – Melbourne, The Prince
Saturday 10 Sept – Brisbane, The Zoo
Sunday 11 Sept – Adelaide, The Gov

Tickets on sale now from: https://www.silverbacktouring.com.au/heat-australian-tour-2021/

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