To most people within the Australian metal and hard-core scenes, the emergence of metal band Northlane has been somewhat of an overnight rise. Since the release of their debut album “Discoveries” on November 11 last year (11/11/11), the band has gone from strength to strength. Packing out rooms on their headlining tour, supporting Parkway Drive, August Burns Red and House Vs Hurricane, and most recently being announced Parkway Drive’s arena tour this coming December, and Soundwave this coming Feb/March.
But what people don’t know, is that the band built their name up long before the industry took notice, taking a D.I.Y approach to touring and making it their mission to hit every regional town they could. Their name spread quickly in the underground, with a unique approach to lyric writing and a perfectionist’s approach to performing live. Throughout 2010 and 2011, the band had played all around Australia, choosing to headline and make their own path, rather than relying on big supports or internet driven hype.
In January 2013, the Sydney five piece will return to the touring that made them who they are today, headlining down the East and South Coast’s of Australia on a strictly regional run in the Summer warmth.
Introducing the WORLDEATER tour. Cheap tickets in small rooms right across the small and medium sized towns in Australia. Along for the ride will be close friends and label mates, In Hearts Wake, who are in fine form after the release of their debut album Divination, which debuted #27 on the ARIA Charts and was backed up with support tours for House Vs Hurricane, Dream On Dreamer and Enter Shikari. Rounding out the touring bill will be Endless Heights, a Sydney act who have been touring incessantly on the back of their stellar EP “Dream Strong”, gathering a loyal following and a reputation as Australia’s premier melodic hard-core act.
Northlane 2013 Australian Tour
0-Jan-13 THU YOUTH ACTIVITIES CENTRE, BYRON BAY
11-Jan-13 FRI BOAMBEE COMMUNITY HALL, COFFS HARBOUR
12-Jan-13 SAT THE LOFT, NEWCASTLE
13-Jan-13 SUN RHYTHM BOAT CRUISE, SYDNEY HARBOUR
15-Jan-13 TUE OASIS YOUTH CENTRE, WYONG
16-Jan-13 WED CWA HALL, ORANGE
17-Jan-13 THU KOONANWARRA COMMUNITY HALL, WOLLONGONG
18-Jan-13 FRI NEIL WILSON PAVILION, WODONGA
19-Jan-13 SAT MECHANICS INSTITUTE, BALLARAT
20-Jan-13 SUN CITY BAND HALL, MT GAMBIER
21-Jan-13 MON KULCHA SHIFT, WARNAMBOOL
24-Jan-13 THU KAPUNDA INSTITUTE, KAPUNDA
25-Jan-13 FRI WEST WHYALLA FOOTBALL CLUB, WHYALLA
26-Jan-13 SAT THE EDGE, BURONGA
27-Jan-13 SUN EXPO CENTRE, DUBBOWrite a Letter to the Editor