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GIG ALERT: AMY SHARK

HOMEGROWN multi ARIA award winning, Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark is back, bigger and better than ever with her upcoming headlining tour set to be one of the first post COVID-19 arena tours!

The Cry Forever tour due to kick off on Friday June 11 at Newcastle’s Entertainment Centre marks a momentous occasion in both the return of live music, touring and as Amy’s most ambitious live undertaking yet. Eponymously titled after her new album the tour is set to see her performing in some of Australia’s largest venues on offer.

Amy is committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure the national tour goes ahead and although to meet COVID-safe guidelines the tour will now be entirely seated in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, fans can still expect a full arena production and a show that is not to be missed! Fans with existing tickets will be able to convert their standing floor tickets to allocated seats on the floor. 

The tour will see the debut of a fresh new show featuring A1 production and musicianship that is set to bring her new album to life. Armed with a bunch of new songs and some impressive ARIA wins (including ‘Best Australian Live Act’ which she picked up for her last tour, along with ‘Best Pop Release’ for ‘Everybody Rise’), the Gold Coast local is no stranger to the big stage and sure knows how to put on an impressive show. With support from exciting newcomers Evie Irie and Adelaide’s Triple J Unearthed High 2020 winners Teenage Joans – don’t snooze on tickets because this tour promises to be huge.

The new album Cry Forever set for release on April 30 is the follow up to Amy Shark’s 2018 #1 ARIA Album Of The Year, LOVE MONSTER. Written and recorded between the US, UK, New Zealand and Shark’s own home studio on the Gold Coast, the 13-track album showcases her exceptional songwriting on full display. Co-produced with A-List producers: Dann Hume (ARIA 2018 & 2019 Producer Of The year), M-Phazes (Ruel, Eminem), Joel Little (Lorde, Taylor Swift), Jamie Hartman (Lewis Capaldi, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man), Dan Wilson (Adele, Leon Bridges) and Sammy Witte (Harry Styles, King Princess. The album also features collaborations with some of music’s heavyweights: ‘Love Songs Ain’t For Us’ feat Keith Urban and ‘C’Mon’ feat Travis Barker. While tracks like ‘Baby Steps’ take us to the heart of who Amy Shark is and the journey she has been on.

CRY FOREVER’ ALBUM TRACKLISTING:
1.    The Wolves
2.    Everybody Rise
3.    Worst Day Of My Life
4.    C’MON (feat. Travis Barker)
5.    All The Lies About Me
6.    Miss You
7.    Love Songs Ain’t For Us (feat. Keith Urban)
8.    I’ll Be Yours
9.    You’ll Never Meet Anyone Like Me Again
10.  That Girl
11.  Lonely Still
12.  Baby Steps

13. Amy Shark

The album is available for preorder via Wonderlick/Sony Music at this link

Tickets to the national tour are on sale now and can be purchased here. Current GA ticketholders will receive an email from Ticketek detailing how to convert GA tickets to seated floor tickets.

FEATURE PIC: JADE KENNEDY

Elton John lets rip at security in Perth

Look, it’s fair to say we don’t know the whole story here but Elton John for PM, please and thank you.

The English legend halted his second Australian farewell concert in Perth last night – one of the final of around 300 in the Farewell Yellow Brick Road worldwide tour – to give security an absolute mouthful when he saw a couple of guards apparently ejecting a woman from the venue.

“Hey, you two security guards with the girl, fuck off,” Sir Elton can be heard saying in a video of the exchange.
“Let her up here immediately. Come on you cunts.
“Morons. Both of you morons,” he continued.
“You don’t treat girls like that. Leave her alone you turds.”

Whilst obviously we don’t know the full story or why the woman was ejected from the venue, it must have been a pretty forcible ejection for Sir Elton to arc up the way he did.

Most fans on Twitter praised Sir Elton’s rant (which he soon apologised for) but some didn’t approve:

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Not that he hasn’t yelled at security before – like this time he told security to ‘sit the fuck down, please,’ for stopping fans from dancing at a show in Leicester three years ago:

To be fair, Sir Elton really only seems to get riled up when the people paying money to see him perform are having that experience impeded. It isn’t his fault there are no visible crowd barriers in the video from Leicester to help with crowd safety, is it?

Again, I don’t know what the woman did to attract the attention of security and I am not defending her actions, but I do applaud anyone that calls out inappropriate behaviour at shows, whoever they are and however they do it.
Even if it’s Sir Elton John dropping the C-bomb.

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Australian Tour

Wednesday, 4th December 2019
Botanic Park Adelaide, Adelaide
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Thursday, 5th December 2019
Botanic Park Adelaide, Adelaide
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Saturday, 7th December
A Day On The Green, Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong
Tickets: Official Website

Tuesday, 10th December 2019
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
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Wednesday, 11th December 2019
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
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Saturday, 14th December 2019
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
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Sunday, 15th December 2019 
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
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Wednesday, 18th December 2019
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
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Thursday, 19th December 2019 
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
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Saturday, 21st December 2019
ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney
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Monday, 23rd December 2019
ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney
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Tuesday, 7th January 2020
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
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Thursday, 9th January 2020 
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
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Saturday, 11th January 2020
Hope Estate, Hunter Valley NSW
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Sunday, 12th January 2020 
Hope Estate, Hunter Valley NSW
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Saturday, 18th January 2020
Sirromet Wines – A Day On The Green, Mount Cotton QLD
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Sunday, 19th January 2020
Sirromet Wines – A Day On The Green, Mount Cotton QLD
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Wednesday, 22nd January 2020
Carrington Park, Bathurst
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Saturday, 25th January 2020
Hanging Rock, VIC
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Sunday, 26th January 2020 
Hanging Rock, VIC
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Wednesday, 29th January 2020
All Saints Estate – A Day On The Green, Rutherglen VIC
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Friday, 31st January 2020
Rochford Wines – A Day On The Green, Yarra Valley
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Saturday, 1st February 2020 
Rochford Wines – A Day On The Green, Yarra Valley
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Saturday, 22nd February
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Tickets: Official Website

Tuesday, 25th February 
C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour
Tickets: Official Website

Wednesday, 26th February
C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 29th February
North Queensland Stadium, Townsville
Tickets: Official Website

Tuesday, 3rd March
Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast
Tickets: Official Website

Wednesday, 4th March 
Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast
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Saturday, 7th March
Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
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Feature photo: AAP

Fall Out Boy Announce Aussie Tour

In the worst-kept secret this year, American rockers Fall Out Boy are heading Down Under for four mammoth all-ages shows early next year.

Rumours have been circulating since earlier this month, when Ticketmaster allegedly leaked their Brisbane Riverstage date:

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Yesterday, the band posted the following on Twitter:

This morning, Select Touring and Blue Murder confirmed the rumours, announcing shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in February and March.

The Grammy-winning act has released six chart-topping albums, and hasn’t been to Australia since a Soundwave appearance in 2015. Their new album, M A N I A, is set for release in September.

Young and Menace and its follow up, Champion, are the first two singles off their forthcoming album which is their most adventurous and ambitious to date. The record is an ode to what the band does best – reinvent themselves. This time around Fall Out Boy set out to unite both the personal with the political, mixing lyrics that are poignant and nostalgic with a heavy dose of cultural commentary.

Joining the tour will be Brisbane’s very own vibe-punks WAAX. Following the release of their punchy five track Wild & Weak EP earlier this year, the five-piece sold out shows across the country and have since become seasoned favourites on Triple J and radio nationwide. Helmed by the formidable and ferocious Marie DeVita, WAAX is a live force to be reckoned with.

 Tickets to the M A N I A tour go on sale Monday 17th July at 11am EST for members pre-sale and Thursday 20 July at 9am local time for general public.

Fall Out Boy M A N I A tour dates:
Supported by WAAX
Wednesday 28th February – Riverstage, Brisbane (Lic AA)
Friday 2nd March – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (Lic AA)
Saturday 3rd March – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (Lic AA)
Monday 5th March – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth (Lic AA) *Public holiday

Watch the video for Champion here:

Stage Dive Don’ts With Frenzal Rhomb

via Facebook
via Facebook

Frenzal Rhomb drummer Gordy Forman showed how not to stage dive at Perth’s Amplifier Bar at the weekend.

In a twist of irony, the poor dude was trying to show a fan how to do a proper stage dive when the accident happened.

“Pretty sure if you wanna stage dive it’s simple,” he said in a video of the incident.
“Here’s a one-two-three-dive.
“Stand up here,” he said as he moved to the front of the stage and launched himself into the crowd to drunken shouts of approval.

While a face-plant would be the obvious cause of injury, it was actually the unceremonious dumping back over the crowd barrier which led to the drummer breaking his arm on the metal frame.

“Don’t break his arm, he needs that,” frontman Jay Whalley reportedly said to the crowd.
“Oh no. It’s broken right? Yeah. Come here, come here,” he said as he escorted Forman off stage.

Bassist Tom Crease took over drumming duties for the rest of the set, leaving Whalley on bass and vocals.

The band commented on the incident on Facebook today, confirming the fate of the rest of their Live Long, Prosper and Get Fucked tour dates:

You’ve got to admit, we’re pretty great at Irony. A dude in the crowd (at his 22nd Frenzal Rhomb show) tried to stage dive and he sucked. So Gordy, being the benevolent soul he is, got up from behind his drum kit to show the young gent how it’s done. Unfortunately a combination of an enthusiastic crowd, a selfless drummer and an unforgiving crowd barrier meant that Gordy’s humerus (yes, we know he’s funny but what about his arm?) landed in two pieces. Snapped in half like an drumstick. The surgeons at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, under the expert tutelage of Drew Goddard from Karnivool, superglued the offending bone back together and wrapped it in packing tape. Should be good to go in a coupla months. Until then we might have to push back the Newcastle, Wollongong and Adelaide shows because Jason still hasn’t worked out You Are Not My Friend on bass. This will also give us a bit more time to write a hit single for our upcoming album, or at least arrange to hire the dude from Def Leppard’s drumkit.

Soundwoes For Two Major Cities

At a time when many festivals seem to be struggling, the hugely popular Soundwave festival has had two huge blows this week.

First, Public Transport Victoria announced there would be no public transport available to or from the venue this year, including trains, trams and buses, “due to other citywide commitments.”
This has led to panicked punters trying to sell their tickets online, although festival organizers have created ways around the problem, including running shuttle bus services to and from North Melbourne and Footscray Train Stations – tickets must be pre-booked via the official Soundwave web site here.

Car pooling is also encouraged, with a limited public car park available at the nearby Riverbank. Another suggestion, aside from parent and taxi drop offs, is the park and ride from Moonee Valley Racecourse. All except drop offs need to be pre-booked via the web site (as linked above).

In a bigger blow for Adelaide fans, promoter AJ Maddah has announced that this year will be the final event in South Australia, which means that from 2016 the tour will be east coast only.
Maddah revealed last week that ticket sales had been “pathetic” in the City of Churches, and that despite the leg being his favourite, he needed at least 6,000 more sales to convince him to keep the date.
Ticket sales have picked up since this announcement, however Maddah said the numbers were, “nowhere near enough” and this weekend will see the “last ever Adel SW.”

A permanent fixture on the summer touring schedule since 2007, Soundwave (which originated in Western Australia in 2004) dropped the Perth leg of the tour last year, with Maddah citing, “a perfect shitstorm” of factors – including low sales, high operating costs and government interference – behind the decision.
“Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong,” Maddah said of the Perth debacle.
“It’s really, really sad but the reality of the situation is that Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne have been subsidising Perth since the thing went national.”

Soundwave 2015 will happen over two days in Adelaide and Melbourne this weekend, and Sydney and Brisbane next weekend, headlined by Slipknot, Faith No More, Soundgarden and The Smashing Pumpkins.