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 April / May 2021.
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 2021 Australian Tour Dates:
Thursday 29th April – Sydney, Manning Bar
Friday 30th April – Brisbane, The Zoo
Saturday 1st May – Melbourne, The Prince
Sunday 2nd May – Adelaide, The Gov
Tickets on sale now from: https://www.silverbacktouring.com.au/heat-australian-tour-2021/
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The Silverback Agency Launches, With A Roster Of Killer Aussie / NZ Rock!
THE SILVERBACK AGENCY is a full-service artist and talent agency offering artist services in management, booking, touring, artist development, digital distribution, merchandise, publicity and media.
The agency was developed as the next phase in the evolution of SILVERBACK TOURING, the touring agency, which was established in 2018 and has established itself, in a short time, as a serious player in rock touring in Australia. Whilst the music industry came to a screeching halt in 2020 thanks to COVID-19, the Silverback team accelerated their plans for a local talent agency.
The focus of the agency is its artists first and foremost. Whilst the traditional model of talent agencies continues to operate, the Silverback team believe that it is a new world we are now in where the role of an agent extends beyond simply booking shows for its artists. The agency is adaptable and multi layered.
Silverback’s Danny Bazzi elaborates, “the development of artists is paramount in this day and age. The roles of agents, managers and business managers cross over more today than they ever have. If we can offer our artists a team to get them up and running, put them in front of great audiences and, in the process, contribute to re-imagining the rock scene in Australia and extend that into New Zealand, Asia and the rest of the world , then we are doing our job”.
The foundation Silverback roster includes a range of up and coming rock acts which sit comfortably side by side in the very wide and diverse lane that is hard rock and metal. The artists range from alt-metal, heavy blues through to straight up hard rock and glam.
In addition to the original artist roster, Silverback has also established a tribute arm to its roster of artists. On the topic of tribute acts, Bazzi says, “tribute acts are both loved and polarise at the same time. Some of these acts are amazing at what they do. Everyone loves nostalgia and we established our tribute roster to put these bands in front of new audiences, some on their first ever national tours, as well as into new territories. South East Asia is our first international stop for a number of these acts, a far reach from playing local pubs”.
If 2020 has taught us one thing, it is that the local music landscape is rapidly changing. It is time to bring some of our amazing local artists to the forefront.
Silverback Agency Roster
Artist: Bad Moon Born
Description: Big, dark riffs, heavy breakdowns with melancholy vocals.
For Fans Of: Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me The Horizon, Asking Alexandria
Artist: The Black Cardinals
Description: Heavy blues with groove and soulful vocals.
For Fans Of: Rival Sons, The Black Crowes, Black Stone Cherry
Artist: Wicked Things
Description: Good time hard rockers heavy on ‘70s and ‘80s influence.
For Fans Of: Van Halen, The Struts, ‘80s Rock
Artist: El Colosso
Description: Huge riffs, infectious hooks with a massive sound.
For Fans Of: Black Sabbath, Corrosion of Conformity, Kyuss
Description: Full throttle beer drinking hard rock.
For Fans Of: AC/DC, Guns ’N’ Roses, Green Day
Artist: Shepherds Reign
Description: Metal with melodic thick textures.
For Fans Of: Alien Weaponry, Metallica, The Hu
Artist: Sisters Doll
Description: High energy riffs and hooks for days.
For Fans Of: Kiss, Poison, Melodic Rock
Artist: These Four Walls
Description: Heavy and high-powered music punctuated by powerful melodic vocals.
For Fans Of: Butterfly Effect, Alterbridge, Bring Me The Horizon
Silverback Tribute Roster:
Nirvana Tribute – Nirvana show from the United Kingdom
Poizon’us – The Australian Poison Show
Damage Inc – The Australian Metallica Show
Kissteria – The Australian Kiss show
Iron Lion – ‘80s inspired glam and rock show
DJ Jordan Adam – Rock DJ
Headhunters – hard rock live karaoke and covers show
For more information: email@example.com
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Icons & Legends – A Tribute To The Music Of Bon Jovi featuring Mark Furze & Virginia Lillye
Silverback Touring is ecstatic to announce the launch of their new brand, Icons & Legends, a nod to the artists which have shaped our lives and popular culture as we know it.
On the concept, Danny Bazzi, head of Silverback, says:
“We wanted to bring the music of some of these iconic and legendary acts to the forefront. This is not a dress up tribute show, this is about the music and the legacy of the music, delivered by a killer band with some amazing voices up front and in some of our countries best rock venues. This is a celebration that will appeal to every single fan. We wanted to select bands that have that universal appeal and who better than Bon Jovi to kick things off”.
Icons & Legends: A Tribute To The Music Of Bon Jovi will focus on Bon Jovi’s releases between 1983 and 2005 and will feature a hit and anthem filled set including: ‘Living On A Prayer’, ‘Wanted Dead Or Alive’, ‘It’s My Life’, ‘Runaway’, ‘Keep The Faith’, ‘Bad Medicine’ and lots more. Leading the charge and up front on vocals are the massive voices of Virgina Lillye & Mark Furze who both gave Australia an insight into their rock credentials as semi-finalists on The Voice this year. The backing band, providing the soundtrack, are Melbourne band, HEADHUNTERS, an accomplished group of Australian musicians led by Brazilian guitar maestro, Marcelo Machado.
This is a show which is a must for not only any Bon Jovi fan, but any rock fan. Tickets are limited as all venues are operating in COVID safe capacities.
Icons & Legends – A Tribute To The Music of BON JOVI
2021 Tour Dates
Friday 8 January – PERTH, Freo Social Club
Saturday 9 January – ADELAIDE, Lion Arts Factory
Friday 29 January – CANBERRA, The Basement
Saturday 30 January – SYDNEY, Max Watts
Friday 5 February – MELBOURNE, The Prince
Friday 12 February – BRISBANE, The Zoo
Saturday 13 February – GOLD COAST, Coolangatta Hotel
Tickets On Sale Now From: https://www.silverbacktouring.com.au/icons-bon-jovi/
‘By The C’ Featuring Icehouse, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi, Motor Ace, March 2021
One of Australia’s greatest bands, Icehouse, will headline some very special and very massive shows at some of Australia’s most beautiful outdoor venues in March 2021.
Icehouse have left an indelible mark on Oz music from their pub rock days, to a string of iconic hits and amazing live performances.
They will be joined by their very special friends with varying lineups. These include the likes of James Reyne, Pete Murray, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi, You Am I, Tex Perkins and Motor Ace to form some massive line ups.
|Saturday 6th March, 2021||Don Lucas Reserve||Cronulla, NSW|
|Saturday 14th March, 2021||St Kilda Catani Gardens||St Kilda, VIC|
|Saturday 27th March, 2021||City Beach Oval||City Beach, WA|
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