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Watch: TOM THUM: What Happens In Your Throat When You Beatbox

Brissy Beatboxer Tom Thums’ second Tedx Talk went live ‘What Happens In Your Throat When You Beatbox’. His first performance with Tedx Talks has become the most viewed Ted X talk EVER with over66 Million + views to date! His online audience is also phenomenal with 300K Youtube subscribers, 60K instagram followers + 315K followers on facebook. 

Tom Thum’s reputation long precedes him when it comes to his world class talent behind the mic. The beatboxer has become more than just a popular name in Australia but abroad too; his debut performance for TEDx has been viewed over 66 milliontimes, making it the most viewed TEDx talk ever.  

Following on from his hugely successful experience in 2013, Tom has returned for his second appearance – ‘What Happens In Your Throat When You Beatbox’,armed with a camera lodged deep inside his throat, he delivers the world’s first, live on stage laryngoscopy of a beatboxer.
‘What Happens In Your Throat When You Beatbox’delves deeper in investigating just how he is able to create the sounds he does. Joined by Dr Matthew Broadhurst, Tom reveals the science and physical maneuvers behind his craft and, just like his first Tedx performance, this one will definitely have people talking afterward. “Basically I wanted to get a deeper understanding (in the most invasively literal way) of how my art-form worked. I realised that beatboxing had been relatively understudied compared to other vocal styles and I wanted to be part of the story in my own weird way.” Tom Thum

The obscurities of Tom’s craft are explored through ‘What Happens In Your Throat When You Beatbox’, while the full scope of Tom’s ‘professional’ work is also highlighted. What are the risks associated with being fully reliant on the flexibility of your voice? How major is the role muscle memory plays when it comes to vocal manipulation? There are so many intricacies that come with the physical and biological elements of Tom’s work, that he decided to bring Dr. Broadhurst in to give him (and 5,000 audience members) an intrinsic lowdown.


“Never have I been so ensconced by a stage performance, waiting to see what would come next.”Australian Stage Review


“Tom, in contrast, is a one-man whirlwind of energy, spewing out an entire high-energy nightclub, in the best possible way.”Scenestr


“There are not enough superlatives to describe the wonder of this beatboxing virtuoso – I am still trying to figure out how he got those sounds out of his mouth.”The Daily Telegraph (UK)


“Tom Thum is the best in beatboxing, that Australia has to offer, and exhibits talent beyond comprehension.”Beat Magazine

Carrying himself with an effervescent charm and natural on stage presence, Tom Thum’s new TEDx ‘performance’ invites the audience to get to know him possibly better than any other crowd has before. Find out more about the man behind the voice. Or rather, the body behind the voice.

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News: WITHIN TEMPTATION Releases Music Video For ”The Reckoning” Feat. PAPA ROACH’s JACOBY SHADDIX

WITHIN TEMPTATION Releases Music Video For ‘The Reckoning’ Feat. PAPA ROACH’s JACOBY SHADDIX

Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released the official video for “The Reckoning”, the first single from their forthcoming studio album, Resist. The track features a guest appearance by PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix.

’We’re super excited to finally share with you the music video of ‘’The Reckoning’’. We know the wait was long, but we are extremely psyched to share our new music with you and we truly hope you enjoy it as much as we do!’’ commented WITHIN TEMPTATION vocalist Sharon Den Adel

Resist is scheduled for release on 14 December 2018 viaVertigo/Caroline AustraliaResist marksa departure from the past; armed with ten anthemic tracks, driven by grand melodies and dark hooks, Resist brings a futuristic take on metal to the table – both instrumentally and thematically.

Lead singer Sharon den Adel continues: Resist is a true milestone for us. If it wasn’t for ResistWithin Temptation wouldn’t be here anymore. With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and gave it a face – a very dark one. Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge.

“Resist” will also feature IN FLAMES‘ Anders Fridén andARID‘s Jasper Steverlinck on guest vocals.

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27 Listicle Series: KG

Canberra hip hop artist KG who has proven time and time again he is a force to be reckoned.  Having spent time visiting Indigenous communities over the last few months learning more about the culture and also sharing his own background, music and dance to help inspire, KG and this new single ‘Change’ looks to charge momentum surrounding the marginalised and the sectors of our communities who need help and positivity the most.

‘Five things I’d change about the Cultural Gap’  by KG

1.) Education in schools. The curriculum needs to include real Australian history not vague stories of what really happened to our Indigenous people. 
2.) Indigenous languages should be taught in all Australian schools yet instead we learn languages of other countries other than our own.. 
3.) The tourism industry should promote visits to our communities so we can actually see how people in our country live in circumstances so different from our own. NT is by far one of the most beautiful places on earth. 
4.) Media – the fact we have hardly any Indigenous or people of other cultural backgrounds in our media – whether it be sports,journalists, tv panels, musicians. What is the reason for this? How can we even learn about other cultures when we only see the same kinds of people in the media?
5.) When the media are covering Indigenous issues – how about actually get Indigenous people on the panels rather than an all white panel discussing Indigenous social issues? Then we can understand how life is for an Indigenous person and the daily struggles they face, it would teach the general public to show more empathy and compassion towards those in different circumstances therefore minimizing the cultural gap.

Education man it’s the key. My biggest thing right now is education. I’ve learnt Australian children are taught the bare minimum on Indigenous culture throughout primary school. Our kids are being taught more about the First Fleet and making James Cook out to be a hero, when in fact isn’t true. I’ve learnt that our real history is hidden. Is it because Australians are ashamed of their history?

So you see if young people aren’t learning the truths of what our First Nation people went through then how can we expect them to have empathy or understanding on their current situations? 
It’s accountability and more than anything acknowledging the past, it’s the only way we can change the cultural gap. The issue we have in Australia is people don’t want to acknowledge the truths of the past.. so if we can’t do that than how can we move forward. We need to all be educated on what our First Nation’s were put through, how their peaceful lives and culture were uprooted from colonization. How it still affects people in this day. I think Australian’s also don’t recognize how recent these events really were and they really need to understand that’s it’s not as simple as ‘getting over it’.

I know we can’t change the past but we can definitely change the cultural gap by acceptance and acknowledgement of the past. That way we can all start living together and respecting one another as one nation but until we make some huge changes, starting with our government and policies, than we still have a long way to go before any kind of reconciliation. 
The fact our Prime Minister was to justify Australia Day staying where it is just shows still how the people ruling our country haven’t the slightest idea of Australian history or culture. 
We have the oldest culture in the world, which should be something all Australians are proud to be part of and instead we’re so far from that. I’ve spoken to so many Indigenous people and they’d do anything to share that culture with all Australians, which would be such an honor, but of course that can’t happen till we make many of the changes I’ve just touched on. 

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News: WILLARIS. K SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘PERPETUAL LOVE’ TOURING AUSTRALIA THIS OCTOBER

Willaris. K(Jack McAllister) is excited to share the new video for ‘Perpetual Love’ lifted from his recently released debut Alchemy EP out now via Soothsayer (ANZ). Directed by celebrated Australian director Kris Moyes, the video pulsates across cinematic landscapes that match the mesmerising intensity of the track. McAllister says of the track, “The Alchemy EP is based around themes of transformation and movement, seeing light in the dark. Perpetual Love is exactly that.

The news of the video comes off the back of last week’s Alchemy Art Exhibition held in Sydney andMelbourne, showcasing video stills, along with a few installation pieces from the previously released ‘Alchemy / River Song / Dour nights’ video trilogy and ‘Risen video by long-time collaborator Yeoseop Yoon

Perpetual Love’ is the fifth and final song to be taken off Willaris. K’s debut Alchemy EP, a full 7-track mini album that moves between his signature blend of thick industrial techno and sparse pensive melodic moments. The Alchemy EP features his previous singles – the breakout debut single ‘Alchemy’, ‘River Song’, ‘Dour Nights’ which was named by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong as his Essential New Tune and the more recent radio favourite ‘Risen’ described by triple j as “a stunning nocturnal rave fantasy”. 

Following his debut festival set at Coachella Music & Art Festival this April along with his debut sold out headline tour, Willaris. K will round out 2018 with festival sets at Beyond The Valley and Lost Paradise and his final national headline tour this October with supports from Theo KottisbeatriceLonelyspeckPat Carroll and Rossen Culture. See dates and details below. 
 

WILLARIS. K ALCHEMY EP TOUR
Sat 29 Sept – Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Perth (TIX)
Wed 3 Oct – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (TIX*SELLING FAST
Thurs 4 Oct – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (TIX) (SOLD OUT
Fri 5 Oct – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (SOLD OUT
Sat 6 Oct – Metro Theatre, Sydney (TIX*SELLING FAST
Fri 12 Oct – Fat Controller, Adelaide (TIX)
Sat 13 Oct – The Triffid, Brisbane (TIX)

Tickets on-sale now. 

The Alchemy EP is out now via Soothsayer (ANZ).
Buy/stream it here

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News: DIESEL GREATEST HITS ALBUM OUT NOW + GIVE ME SATURDAY NIGHT NATIONAL TOUR

Diesel is celebrating 30 years in music with a newly curated collection of songs.
 “The last greatest hits I did was in ’97, that was a long time ago and obviously there’s been a lot of records since then. It’s nice to look back and recap, do a little stocktake, put them all together and make a little family out of them”. – Diesel
Take a trip down memory lane with Diesel on his YouTube Channel as he looks back and shares the history of some of his most celebrated songs. Diesel gives fans an insight on how the songs and video clips came to be with some never before heard stories and anecdotes.
 ‘This collection features 14 Top 40 hits, including Tip Of My Tongue, Come To Me and Soul Revival; … plus a crowd-pleasing new song, Give Me Saturday Night. The album tells the tale of an artist who rose above the marketing and the hype to create a compelling catalogue’  – Stack Magazine
Last Friday, Diesel appeared on The Project and had a chat with the team about his long standing career – watch it here

Fender are also celebrating Diesel’s anniversary and releasing a Limited Edition Diesel Signature Stratocaster which was launched at the Melbourne Guitar Show over the weekend.
DIESEL
GIVE ME SATURDAY NIGHT NATIONAL TOUR
SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2018

Tickets onsale now from dieselmusic.com.au

Friday 14 September
The Bridge Hotel | Rozelle, NSW

moshtix.com.au | 1300 438 849

Saturday 15 September             
The Bridge Hotel | Rozelle, NSW

moshtix.com.au | 1300 438 849
 
Friday 21 September
Miranda Hotel | Miranda, NSW
oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545
 
Saturday 22 September        
Pittwater RSL | Pittwater, NSW

pittwaterrsl.com.au | Ph: 02 9997 3833
 
Friday 5 October              
Northshore Tavern | Hillarys WA

ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
 
Saturday 6 October   
Charles Hotel | Perth WA

ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
 
Sunday 7 October
Ravenswood Hotel | Ravenswood, WA
           
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
 
Friday 12 October
The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD

oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

Saturday 13 October
Sol Bar | Maroochydore, QLD

oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545

Thursday 25 October
Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC

cornerhotel.com | (03) 9427 7300

Friday 26 October
Chelsea Heights Hotel | Chelsea Heights, VIC

oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545

Saturday 27 October
Burvale Hotel | Nunawading, VIC

oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545

Friday 2 November 
The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel | Adelaide, SA

thegov.com.au | 1300 762 545

Saturday 3 November
Coopers Alehouse | Wallaroo, SA

coopersalehouse.com.au | (08) 8823 2488

Friday 16 November
The Juniors- Kingsford | Kingsford, NSW

thejuiniors.com.au | (02 9349 7555

Saturday 17 November 
Wenty Leagues | Wentworthville, NSW

wentyleagues.com.au | (02) 8868 9200
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News: RELIQA DROP ‘HANGMAN’ SINGLE & ANNOUNCE ‘EVENTIDE’ EP NOVEMBER 9

Not backward about coming forward, Central Coast alternative/metal outfit Reliqa are today releasing their brand new single ‘Hangman’. A hard-out track that opens on a piano riff, then doesn’t mess around getting to the point, Reliqa are dropping this track as the second taste of their forthcoming EP ‘Eventide’. ‘Eventide’ will see its release on Friday November 9 in iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all good online stores and streaming outlets. 

Reliqa’s new single, ‘Hangman’, is a foreboding caution, and an anthem of tragedy. It opens the door to a story that Reliqa are carefully crafting. ‘Hangman’ is available today in Spotify and can be streamed here. Their upcoming eight-track sophomore EP, ‘Eventide’, ushers in a number of experiments in style. The leading single ‘Earthbound’ was a solemn slow burn, not quite heavy, and not quite a ballad. This track as well as a number of others on ‘Eventide’ bridge gaps between heavy music and other genres, including hip hop, jazz, electronic, and orchestral. 

Reliqa is the four piece alternative metal band that has been on the Central Coast, NSW scene for a year now. Their debut EP ‘Afterlight’ was released at the beginning of 2018 and marked much of the building blocks of their style and sound – blending Monique Pym’s powerhouse vocals vocals with aggressive riffage. Reliqa’s drive and ambition has already seen them play alongside legends Far Away Stables, Liberties and Grim Indiana.
Reliqa’s new single ‘Hangman’ is out today and their forthcoming EP ‘Eventide’ will be out in the world on Friday November 9. Details about Pre-Orders for the EP will be available very soon.


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News: John Butler Trio & Missy Higgins are hitting the road next year

JOHN BUTLER TRIO & MISSY HIGGINS

TEAM UP TO MAKE AUSSIE MUSIC HISTORY ON THECOMING HOME TOUR THIS JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2019
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS STELLA DONNELLY
(ALL SHOWS) & BAKER BOY (HOBART)

Frontier Touring are beyond excited to reveal that Aussie music icons John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins will be joining forces in January and February for the Coming Home Tour. The tour’s name reflects both the title of John’s imminent new album and the fact that it will finally reunite two artists whose early careers were closely intertwined.

Missy was supporting John at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion the night that her debut hit‘Scar’went to #1, and a few months later they were pivotal early drivers of the Wave Aid tsunami benefit show at the SCG. They won their first ARIA Awards as Best Male and Best Female artists in 2004 and 2005 respectively, and even shared their first Rolling Stone cover together. Since those days, John and Missy have become Australian musical icons, performing at numerous benefit gigs together and standing side-by-side in several environmental campaigns, but this will be their first national tour together in nearly 15 years.

John Butler Trio’s first album in four years, HOME, is out in just two weeks’ time (28 Sep through Jarrah Records), and will be brought to life across some of Australia’s most celebrated venues like the Sydney Opera House Forecourt and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

It will be coupled with the hits that have made him the highest-selling independent artist of all time, such as ‘Zebra’‘Better Than’, and ‘Ocean’. Fans will hear the head-turning first single from the record, also titled ‘Home’, as well as brand new single ‘Just Call’, released today with a stunning video that adds clarity to the puzzle revealed with HOME.
“‘Just Call’ is an earnest love song I’ve had for 13 years which I was finally able to finish in these sessions. This is the story of how I found my best friend and partner, out in a small town in the middle of nowhere, in a world of 7 billion people,” said John Butler.


The album takes listeners through an emotional sonic landscape, mirroring the frustrations, vulnerabilities, joys and tensions of modern life that have shaped the last four years for John Butler.
“What you’re hearing is the destination, but getting here felt like an odyssey; some rite of passage that I couldn’t go around, couldn’t go over, and couldn’t go under, I had to go through. This album is my most personal work yet and it feels like taking it on the road to connect with fans directly is the final act of delivering this body of work.

“This album touches on the anxieties and demons I’ve been grappling with since the last album, but it’s also full of joy, hope and redemption, and I’m looking forward to conveying the stories and passion of all of this journey one on one live with fans.”

John Butler Trio has expanded to a five piece band for the duration of the Coming HomeTour, hence the name JBT+, taking the John Butler Trio live experience to a whole new level.

After the top 5 success of her recent album Solastalgia (out now through EMI) and the birth of a baby girl just last month, Missy Higgins will bring her stunning new material to the stage alongside her long time musical compadre John and his new five piece band. She’ll of course be bringing the classics too – the songs that have sold more than a million albums in Australia alone, earned her 23 ARIA Award nominations, and seen her support superstar Ed Sheeran on his recent stadium tour.
“It will be so good to get out of the house and get back on the road alongside John and his band”, said Missy. “I have great memories of all those gigs I did with him when I was first starting out and it will be great to play some really special venues together again after all these years.”
Rising star Stella Donnelly will join John Butler and Missy Higgins at all shows (except Margaret River and Albany). Seemingly coming out of nowhere with her powerful debut EPThrush Metal, she has instantly becoming one of Australia’s most talked about new acts. Her lo-fi folk-pop is laced with quick wit, savage social commentary and feminist defiance, with songs like  catapulting the singer onto stages across Australia and the world.

Baker Boy will also perform at the final show of the tour in Hobart. Another artist bursting on the scene in a meteoric fashion, the NT rapper responsible for 
 is quickly proving why he holds a one-way ticket to hip-hop stardom. Rapping exuberantly in Yolngu Matha and English, as well showcasing his other talents as a dancer, his live shows are packed with unbridled energy and passion.

Together, Missy Higgins and John Butler have created the soundtracks to countless lives as two of Australia’s most treasured singer-songwriters. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to witness them both live and in full effect, reunited once more to tour the country for a once-in-a-lifetime show.

JOHN BUTLER TRIO & MISSY HIGGINS
COMING HOME TOUR
AUSTRALIA
JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2019

Presented by Frontier Touring and Triple M 
JOHN BUTLER & MISSY HIGGINS PRE-SALE
via johnbutlertrio.com or missyhiggins.com
Begins: Wednesday 19 September (12pm AEST)
Ends: Thursday 20 September (12pm AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE 
via frontiertouring.com/jbtmissyhiggins
Begins: Wednesday 19 September (12pm AEST)
Ends: Thursday 20 September (12pm AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Friday 21 September (12pm local time)
Thursday 7 February                
Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne, VIC

All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
 
Thursday 14 February                
Sydney Opera House Forecourt | Sydney, NSW

All Ages
sydneyoperahouse.com | Ph: 9250 7777
 
Saturday 23 February   
Tolosa Park | Hobart, TAS

18+ *
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
*Minors must be accompanied by Parent/Guardian
Also playing:
Friday 25 January           Wignalls Winery | Albany, WA *
Sunday 27 January         Leeuwin Estate Winery | Margaret River, WA *
Friday 1 February            Kings Park | Perth, WA *
Saturday 9 February        A Day On The Green | All Saints Estate | Rutherglen, VIC *
Sunday 10 February        Stage 88 | Canberra, ACT *
Saturday 16 February      A Day On The Green | Bimbadgen | Hunter Valley, NSW *
Sunday 17 February        Park Beach Reserve | Coffs Harbour, NSW *
Wednesday 20 February  Moncrieff Theatre | Bundaberg, QLD * 
                                         (Missy Higgins not appearing at this show)
Thursday 21 February     Great Western Hotel | Rockhampton, QLD *
                                        (Missy Higgins not appearing at this show)
Friday 22 February          Riverstage | Brisbane,QLD *
                                        (Missy Higgins not appearing at this show)

* Not Frontier Touring shows
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News: Progfest 2019 – 10th Anniversary Edition First Line Up Announced

WELKIN ENTERTAINMENT AND WILD THING PRESENTS 
PROGFEST 201910th Anniversary Edition!Featuring The Ocean, Monuments & SkyharborPlus Many More To Be Announced!

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Progfest is the ultimate annual gathering for progressive music fans and prog as a genre is one of the nation’s fastest growing. Featuring progressive bands of all styles and genres, from prog, post, psychedelic, art rock, metal and everything in between, PROGFEST is about showcasing bands that think for themselves; bands who rather than following the latest trends, have decided to challenge themselves musically and create music with depth and vision.  Beginning life in December 2008, Progfest has grown alongside Australia’s love of progressive music, and has become the centrepiece of the nation’s burgeoning prog scene. In the intervening years, the progressive scene in Australia has exploded and the bands associated with it are now a global force to be reckoned with. Many of the acts have gained huge followings from all over the world. Ne ObliviscarisCaligula’s Horsesleepmakeswaves and Twelve Foot Ninja have all headlined Progfest in the past, and each of them have gone on to crack the ARIA Mainstream chart and have global success.

The 2019 line up of Progfest is definitely their biggest yet with three colossal internationals  announced. Germany’s legendary post-metal act The Ocean and UK’s djent-groove metal pioneers Monuments will share headlining duties across all 3 Progfest festivals, along with India’s finest progressive rock export Skyharbor, who will be making their first ever appearances on Australian shores. 

THE OCEAN 
Hailing from Berlin, Germany, The Ocean are one of the most accomplished and revered post-rock & post-metal acts on the planet. Having toured with the likes of Opeth, Mastodon, Mono, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Anathema, Devin Townsend, and many many more.  
They are also staples on festival circuits the world over, having spent the past 5 years taking their last conceptual studio release, 2013’s Pelagial, to fans in every corner of the globe. 
With Volume 1 of their 8th album, Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic coming on November 2, the band will once again show the world why they remain atop of the progressive music scene. Bleak and heavy, angry and dystopian, The Ocean deliver wave after wave of emotion to the listener enveloping you in layers of sound that both suffocate and liberate.

MONUMENTS
Monuments are the epitome of modern progressive metal. The London based quintet deliver as many hooks as they do political messages. In an age of mass media and hysteria, Monuments fly the flag high for critical thinking and self awareness. While lyrically the band are inspired by conspiracy theories and the Zeitgeist films, musically they move between jarring riffage, roaring vocals and towering melodies.Monuments are set to release their latest offering Phronesis on October 5. The title coming from the Greek word for personal wisdom. Wisdom on your actions, judgement and character. You would be wise to witness a band who are on the leading edge of musical virtuosity, vocal superiority and lyrical smarts. 

SKYHARBOR
Formed in New Dehli, India, Skyharbor bridge the gap between the postmodern prog-metal movement and the rock world. Creativity, dedication to their craft, and composure, but with the ability to shake your foundations! The band’s ability to deliver atmospheric and emotional moments via walls of sound, relatively ambient silence, and a monstrous groove have given them rise like few other acts.The anthemic soar of Linkin Park, the fury of the Deftones, the uplift of Incubus and the sonic tapestries of Devin Townsend combine to give Skyharbor a dimension all their own.With multiple accolades from the heavy music media around the world, and an ever growing legion of fans, the band (spread between India and the USA) are truly a progressive global powerhouse in every sense.

 Their incredible new album Sunshine Dust is out now via Goodfight/eOne smarturl.it/sunshinedust   Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the 2019 festival is the biggest edition ever with further line up announcements to come, including some of Australia’s best homegrown progressive music talent. Just you wait to see what’s in store! 

PROGFEST TOUR DATES 2019
Saturday, January 26: The Croxton, Melbourne
Sunday, January 27: The Factory Theatre, Sydney
Monday, January 28: The Valley Drive In / The Brightside, Brisbane (Public Holiday) Tickets and Presale Info fromwildthingpresents.com

Exclusive Presale: Wednesday, September 26, 10.00am – 6.00pm AESTGeneral Sale: Thursday September 27, 10.00am AEST 

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News: Panic! At The Disco Extra Sydney Tickets Released Today + E^ST Confirmed As Special Guest + Tour Starts Next Week! + Ade, Bris & Mel Sold Out

PANIC! AT THE DISCO

EXTRA SYDNEY TICKETS RELEASED TODAY
+ E^ST CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUEST
+ TOUR STARTS NEXT WEEK!
+ ADELAIDE, BRISBANE & MELBOURNE SOLD OUT

Led by frontman Brendon Urie, one and only, two-time Grammy nominees Panic! At The Disco return to Australia in less than a fortnight’s time for their epic Pray For The Wicked World Tour. Tickets are in high demand, with shows in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne already sold out.

In exciting news, Frontier Touring are delighted to confirm a final ticket release for the first pit stop of the tour: Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday 6 October. Meeting fans’ huge demand, due to a production release there are new great seated tickets up for grabs plus a limited amount of general admission. The additional Sydney tickets are on sale now via frontiertouring.com/panicatthedisco.

Adding to the anticipation surrounding the ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night)’ outfit, Frontier Touring is also delighted to announce that prodigious Central Coast, NSW, via South Africa pop songwriter and artist E^ST will join as special guest at all shows.

With her upcoming EP Life Ain’t Always Roses released 26 October (through Warner), E^ST’s (aka 19-yer-old Mel Bester) pop aesthetic is well and truly on the rise. Check the video for current single ‘Alien’; it’s clear E^ST has something innate which sets her apart from her peers: a natural curiosity teamed with a gift for expressing the conflicted emotions of youth in her own distinctive voice.

Relocating to Australia from South Africa when she was a kid, E^ST was first noticed six years ago after she sent an acoustic demo off to Swedish publishing and production powerhouse The Kennel, who were so impressed they flew her over to record in their studio. E^ST has a mastery of sad words and happy music. She won over triple j fans aplenty back in 2015 when she went on to cover The Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ for Like A Version, and was more recently chosen by Paper Mag (US) as a “women revolutionising pop” thanks to the strength of the sublime track ‘I Don’t Lack Imagination’.

With their sixth album Pray For The Wicked debuting at #1 in Australia and a catalogue of hits including ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night)’‘This Is Gospel’‘Emperor’s New Clothes’), ‘High Hopes’‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’‘The Ballad of Mona Lisa’, and ‘Nine In The Afternoon’, Panic! are pop-rock royalty.

With final tickets only remaining in Sydney for the Pray For The Wicked tour, and now with E^ST also gracing the stage, there’s not a second to spare – grab your tickets now!

PANIC! AT THE DISCO
with special guest E^ST
AUSTRALIAN TOUR
OCTOBER 2018

Presented by Frontier Touring

Saturday 6 October        
Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, NSW

All Ages | NEW TICKETS RELEASED!
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
 
Tuesday 9 October        
AEC Theatre | Adelaide, SA

All Ages | SOLD OUT!

Thursday 11 October        
Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD

All Ages | SOLD OUT!

Saturday 13 October        
Hisense Arena | Melbourne, VIC

All Ages | SOLD OUT!

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News: SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS RELEASE THEIR HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, LIVING THE DREAM

For Living The DreamSlash and his band re-teamed with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette(Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus); the group are currently putting the finishing touches on the powerful 12 song collection.

The band’s previous album, World On Fire entered the Australian ARIA chart at #2 and Apocalyptic Love also debuted at #2 on the Australian ARIA chart and is Gold Accredited. Both albums debuted in the Top Ten on 12 charts globally, spawned three #1 hit singles at U.S. Rock Radio and earned worldwide praise garnering Slash some of the best critical acclaim of his career.

 World On Fire  and was tagged by Guitar World as another bold and unapologetically riffy statement” and “a varied, immersive and incredibly hard rocking effort” (December 2014). Rolling Stone describedApocalyptic Love–the band’s debut album–as “filled with head bangers and plenty of fancy fretwork”andRevolver declared it “a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars, or more suitably, open-air stadiums” (May 2012).

TOUR DATES:

Friday 21 September: Paradise Cove Margaritaville – Tulsa, OK
Saturday 22 September: WinStar World Casino – Thackerville, OK (Dallas)
Monday 24 September: Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, TX
Wednesday 26 September: House Of Blues – Houston, TXFriday 28 September: Louder Than Life Festival – Louisville, KY
Saturday 29 September: Four Winds Casino Resort – New Buffalo, MI
Monday 1 October: Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
Tuesday 2 October: The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
Thursday 4 October: Casino Rama – Rama, ON
Friday 5 October: Pier 17 @ South Street Seaport – New York, NY
Saturday 6 October: Mohegan Sun – Wolf’s Den – Uncasville, CT
Tuesday 9 October: The Paramount – Huntington, NY
Wednesday 10 October: Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
Thursday 11 October: House Of Blues – Boston, MA
Sunday 14 October – Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA