Tours: a-ha announces first Australian Tour in 34 years, along for the ride is Rick Astley

Roundhouse Entertainment and Frontier Touring are excited to announce the return of pop icons a-ha for their first Australian tour in 34 years next February and March. a-ha will also tour New Zealand in what will be the band’s first ever visit to the country, and also mark the return of a day on the green to New Zealand. They’ll be joined by very special guest Rick Astley at all their Australian and New Zealand shows.

News: Melbourne Guitar Show returns for 2019

The Australian Music Association is excited to today announce the 2019 return of the Melbourne Guitar Show, set to rock Caulfield Racecourse on August 3 and 4 – and this year’s show is set to be colossal. Proudly presented by Triple M and Australian Musician, the lineup boasts an impressive haul of both local and international artists.

Tours: Country 2 Country final line-up and stage roster announced.

Australian Country Music fans have less than 100 days to go before Country to Country (C2C) Australia lands in Sydney and Brisbane! With the countdown clock ticking, TEG Live and AEG Presents are proud to announce the final list of artists that will be appearing at C2C Australia in September 2019.

Tours: Batushka announce Australian Tour

As civilisation continues to eat itself, heavy music’s dark spiritual quest has never seemed more vital. Emerging from the shadows of eastern Poland back in 2015, BATUSHKA have already established themselves as one of the modern era’s most powerful and evocative bands.

Interview: Eva Hendricks of Charly Bliss

I feel really lucky that when I am writing, I feel like I am just writing for myself. I am writing because I need to get something out, or whatever is coming to me that day.

News: Introducing Brisbane’s newest Venue, The Outpost

Within the four walls of The Fortitude Music Hall, lies The Outpost. Brisbane’s newest 300 capacity multipurpose venue that will feature a diverse program of artists, an impressive drinks menu featuring a cocktail list curated by the talented team at Proof & Company, and a 3am licence.

News: Lacuna Coil announce new album “Black Anima”

Black Anima is the follow up to Lacuna Coil’s Delirium (2016), which entered the charts in the US (#16 Current Album Chart, #2 Hard Rock Chart) and all over Europe and The 119 Show – Live In London, which was released in late 2018 to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary.

News: Chris O’Brien and Joshua Smith announce Open Door Management

The name for the company came quite easily and it was truly a light bulb moment when we were discussing what we want the business to stand for. We want to create an Open Door policy where our artists feel free to be part of the process and not be in the dark with anything happening in their careers

News: Steel Panther announce new album and new single

California’s greatest export and renowned feminist supporters Steel Panther recently took a break from working with NASA scientists on a multiple orgasm-inducing guitar pedal to record their fifth studio album. The band is excited to announce that their new album Heavy Metal Rules is finished and scheduled for release on Friday September 27th. The album showcases the band’s musical and lyrical growth and is destined to become an instant classic in the band’s impressive catalog.

News: Punk Goes Acoustic Vol. 3 drops July 26th on Fearless Records

Launched in 2000, the Punk Goes series embodies each ebb and flow of popular culture for nearly 20 years — with a twist. As such, the Fearless Records staple holds the distinction of being “the top-selling compilation in the alternative genre,” tallying cumulative album sales in excess of 2.5 million and nearly a-quarter-of-a-billion streams to date.

Tours: The Amity Affliction Announce Trophy Eyes And Make Them Suffer To The ‘Heaven And Hell’ Brisbane Line Up

THE AMITY AFFLICTION, arguably Australia’s most successful heavy music exports have announced the addition of TROPHY EYES and MAKE THEM SUFFER to the huge “Heaven And Hell’ line up as part of Brisbane Festival’s 30th anniversary of Riverstage celebration which is part of their Australian Tour in September supported by UNDERØATH, CROSSFAITH andPAGAN. This show also includes additional performances by SOUTHEAST DESERT METAL, VOID OF VISION, ENDLESS HEIGHTS, THORNHILL.

Interview: Dez Fafara of DevilDriver

Look, I am not 20 anymore. I am going to play the stuff I want to play. Thats just the way that it is. Here in the US, a lot of people have been hitting up social media, and have been extremely happy that I have embraced that, finally.

Tours: Elton John adds more dates to Australian Tour


Review: BLKLST – Spider Love

Spider Love might just be the 6 songs that give the metal scene the BLKLST stamp that might be hard to ignore, amongst a lot of competition. Get this one when its out June 7th

Review: Santana – Africa Speaks

Of course Santana is known for his guitar prowess, and this album is filled with timeless, classic riffs, fulled with emotion and energy. The opening and title track, begins with spoken word , and then transcends into Carlos’ guitar and the vocals flowing between each other. It is like the opening scene of an epic movie.

Tours: Grinspoon announce “Chemical Hearts” National Tour for Oct/Nov 2019

Legendary Aussie rockers Grinspoon have today announced their epic Chemical Hearts national tour, set to make its way around the country in October and November, supported by The Hard Aches, Gooch Palms and Bugs. In celebration of the tour, the band will be releasing a Chemical Hearts vinyl record on the day the tour kicks off, October 11, with a tracklist that will offer fans a nostalgic taste of what’s to come at the shows.

Tours: One Electric Day to expand nationally in 2019. John Farnham to headline VIC, TAS, SA, NSW & QLD

As it heads into its seventh year, one of Melbourne’s favourite one-day festivals, ONE ELECTRIC DAY, is going national. In an exciting coup for music-lovers, the all-Aussie rock festival, which has sold out annually since its inception, will be also heading to Launceston, Sydney, Brisbane and the Barossa in November and December this year. Headlined by the incomparable John Farnham with special guests James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, The Black Sorrows, and a special reformation by Southern Sons, these are shows that no music fan should miss.

Live Review: Baby Animals with Killing Heidi – Brisbane 2019

A night with Australian Rock Royalty, Baby Animals and Killing Heidi! Two amazing bands with female powerhouses front and centre! The Tivoli was a buzz with people for the sold out Final show of their tour. Everyone excited t see these 2 bands kick into their sets with everything they had.

News: Noel Gallagher’s Flying High Birds to support U2 in Australia

Following the highly successful 2017 tour in celebration of U2’s seminal album, The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will see U2 make a much anticipated return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the record-shattering U2 360° Tour in 2010. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds last toured Australia in 2016 alongside their performance at Bluesfest.

News: BMG to reissue Motorhead SPV Back Catalogue, Scott Ian pays tribute

Motörhead and their music are part of the very fabric of rock n roll. It’s in the DNA that spawned countless sub-genres and inspired everyone from Metallica to the Foo Fighters.
In a career spanning over 40 years Motörhead became synonymous with pure excess. Sex, drugs and rock n roll. There was no ‘off stage’ with these guys, they lived it 24/7.

Live Review: Crooked Colours Melbourne

Crooked Colours really took their live soundscape to a higher level. They moved between the differing emotions in their songs with ease, and left a sold out Forum crowd feeling they had completed the journey with the band, even though they seemed to struggle with a connection at points, but that may be just their 100% commitment to bringing the songs to life

Tours: Kiss Announce 3rd and Final Melbourne show for End Of The Road Tour

Gene Simmons “This is a bittersweet moment. We love Australia. And Aussies have been so kind to us over the years. But now is the time. We want to go out on top. And we promise to give you the show of shows, and appreciation for all the love you’ve shown us for so many years. We love you, Australia.”

Review: Frank Iero and The Future Violents – “Barriers”

The album is one of survival, one of pain, but most of all one of hope. It’s not an album you can cherry pick a few songs, you need to listen to the whole thing, you should listen to the whole thing. Immerse yourself and walk a mile in someone else’s shoes through the power of music, and you might feel something you have never allowed yourself to feel before.

Interview: Don Felder

Don’s new solo album “American Rock ‘N’ Roll”, which features guest spots from Slash, Richie Sambora, Sammy Hagar, Orianthi, Chad Smith, Joe Satriani and Mick Fleetwood among others.

Tours: Tim McGraw Announces Australian Headline shows

TEG Live and AEG Presents today announced that superstar Tim McGraw will perform two massive headline shows at the hugely-popular weekend destination, Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley on Friday 4 October and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Sunday 6 October.

Halestorm Announce Australian Tour with special guests Black Stone Cherry

Hard rock juggernaut HALESTORM are delighted to announce plans for their December 2019 Australian headline tour, presented by MJR Presents by arrangement with UTA. Recently in Australia for the second annual Download Festival Australia, they will return down under with special guests Black Stone Cherry to bring the ruckus

Review: Amon Amarth – Berserker

Many people say Amon Amarth are predictable maybe so, maybe they just do what they do, and do it well. You can’t say anything against a band with a proven formula that sells albums and fills concert halls

Tours: Devin Townsend announces “An Evening With” – Australian Acoustic Solo Tour

Canadian progressive heavy music genius, Devin Townsend, is pleased to announce a very special Australian ‘An Evening With’ solo acoustic tour. The intimate evenings will feature Devin performing tracks from across his catalogue, as well as taking part in a Q&A where fans will get to know more about what Devin is up to at this stage in his career and the newly released album, Empath. This will prove to be a unique & special experience for all in attendance.

News: Northlane announce new album “Alien” out August 2nd via UNFD

For a band that have traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, Alien is easily the most personal statement of their career. “I was raised in hell but I made it out,” says Northlane vocalist Marcus Bridge. “Raised in a place I shouldn’t have been, and no child should have been. But I’ve been able to break free.”

Tours: A Day On The Green with Rob Thomas

ROB THOMAS is one of the most distinctive artists of this or any other era – a gifted vocalist, spell-binding performer and an acclaimed songwriter known worldwide as the lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty, as well as for his multi-platinum solo work and chart-topping collaborations. As a songwriter and collaborator, Thomas has racked up global sales of more than 80 million records.

Tours: Rob Thomas announces Chip Tooth 2019 Australian Tour

Fans can expect a dynamic show of huge hits and favourites plucked from Thomas’s 30+ year career, as well as a tasting of new tracks lifted from Chip Tooth Smile. Among his numerous hits are solo classics like Lonely No More, This Is How A Heart Breaks, and Streetcorner Symphony; Matchbox Twenty favourites Push, 3AM, If You’re Gone and Bent, as well as Smooth, his worldwide smash hit Santana collaboration.

Tours: The Struts return to Australia for headlining tour

Young & Dangerous has taken the band to new heights, with Elton John spinning it on his BBC1 show, streams topping 20 million a month, and invitations to play The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, America’s Got Talent and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show rolling in. Foo Fighter Dave Grohl has declared them “the best opening band we’ve ever had”