There’s always plenty of concerts and gigs for live music lovers to see all around Australia. Get all the latest info on dates, venues, and tickets for announced upcoming tours from Mantra, The Delta Riggs, Katchafire, Hellions, MTNS, and a Syrian Refugee Benefit Concert.

Mantra Australian Tour 2013

One of the country’s most respected rappers, Aussie MC Mantra has announced a national album tour to launch his upcoming release and third studio album, Telling Scenes on 13th September through Ten To Two Records. Joining Mantra on select dates is Melbourne’s Grey Ghost. Catch Mantra as he performs around the country this September and October. All shows are 18+.

GREY GHOST will be joining MANTRA in WA, QLD & SA
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 15 AUGUST, 9AM

THURSDAY 19 SEP – FLYRITE, PERTH – 18+
FRIDAY 20 SEP – MOJO’s, FREMANTLE – 18+
THURSDAY 3 OCT – GREAT NORTHERN, NEWCASTLE – 18+ *
FRIDAY 4 OCT – ANNANDALE HOTEL, SYDNEY – 18+ *
SATURDAY 5 OCT – BEACHCOMBER, TOUKLEY – 18+ *
FRIDAY 11 OCT – THE EVELYN, MELBOURNE – 18+ *
THURSDAY 17 OCT – TEMPO HOTEL, BRISBANE – 18+
SAT 19 OCT – SOL BAR, MAROOCHYDORE – 18+
SAT 26 OCT – ED CASTLE, ADELAIDE – 18+
* Grey Ghost not appearing
All ticket and show details available from www.mantraemcee.com

The Delta Riggs Australian Tour 2013


Following on from releasing their debut album HEX.LOVER.KILLER in April and fresh off their recent and well-received support slot with Los Angeles’ sexpots Deap Vally, Melbourne’s The Delta Riggs are proud to announce their latest single release ‘America’ and an east coast tour with Sydney psyche-rockers The Walking Who. Traversing the seaboard through September/October, the American Single Tour is sure a meeting of two blistering live bands that will make for some electrifying shows.

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE WALKING WHO
Tickets available 9am Thursday Aug 8

WED SEPT 11 / THURS SEPT 12 (TBC) | BIGSOUND LIVE – BRISBANE
FRI SEPT 13 | EFTERSKI FESTIVAL – THREDBO*
Tickets: www.efterskifestival.com/packages-booking/tickets
FRI SEPT 20 | KAROVA LOUNGE –  BALLARAT
Tickets: www.oztix.com.au
SAT SEPT 21 | THE TOFF – MELBOURNE
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au

SAT SEPT 28 | SMALL BALLROOM – NEWCASTLE
Tickets: www.oztix.com.au
THU OCT 3 | ALHAMBRA – BRISBANE
Tickets: www.oztix.com.au
FRI OCT 4 | ELSEWHERE – GOLD COAST
Tickets: www.oztix.com.au
SAT OCT 5 | THE STANDARD – SYDNEY
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au

*The Walking Who not appearing
Tix & info at http://www.thedeltariggs.com/

Katchafire Australian Tour 2013


NZ’s sweetest purveyors of reggae Katchafire announce their return to Australian shores to celebrate their Best So Far album release, bringing Hawaii’s Common Kings rock/reggae/R&B head nodding beats & feel good vibes along for the ride. With shows packed to the rafters on Katchafire’s last Aussie tour, and with Common Kings’ star on the rise, this tour looks set to sell out in record time.

TOURING w/ COMMON KINGS
Thursday 3rd October – BYRON BAY BREWERY
Friday 4th October – CALOUNDRA FESTIVAL
Saturday 5th October- BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB, Cairns
Sunday 6th October – WHITSUNDAY CALLING MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday 10th October – PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL – Bunbury
Friday 11th October – METROPOLIS, Fremantle
Saturday 12th October – ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, Perth
Sunday 13th October – THE HI-FI BAR, Brisbane
Wednesday 16th October – PENRITH PANTHERS
Friday 18th October – SELINA’S, COOGEE BAY HOTEL, Sydney
Saturday 19th October – THE HI-FI BAR, Melbourne
Sunday 20th October – PARKWOOD TAVERN, Gold Coast

Tickets on sale Monday August 12 – www.katchafire.co.nz

Hellions Australian Tour 2013


Forming from the ashes of The Bride, Sydney band Hellions releaese their debut album Die Young  on Friday 20th September through UNFD. To celebrate the release of the album Hellions have announced three East Coast launch shows, with a full-scale national tour announcement to come in the following weeks. These initial shows will see Die Young played in its entirety to fans. Watch new single ‘Daughters’ here.

Thursday 19 September – Hot Damn, Sydney
Saturday 21 September- Bang, Melbourne
Thursday 3 October – Snitch, Brisbane

Tix & Info at facebook.com/hellionsaus

MTNS Australian Tour 2013


Brisbane band MTNS have made their stamp and arrived on the music scene with the release of their single ‘Lost Track Of Time’ (watch/listen to the video here), and now to cap off a huge few weeks that saw them announced as the winners of Triple J Unearthed’s BIGSOUND 2013 Competition, the band have announced additional tour dates to complement their appearance at the Brisbane industry conference.

AUG 09 – X & Y Bar, Brisbane
AUG 22 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
AUG 23 – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney (w/ Goldsmith)
AUG 30 – Oh Hello!, Brisbane (w/ Pigeon)
SEPT 11 – BIGSOUND, Brisbane (triple j Unearthed Stage, 8:20-8:50)

Tix and info at www.facebook.com/mtnsmusic

Keeping The Dream Alive Syrian Refugee Benefit Concert


To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s infamous “I have a dream” speech, a charity concert has been organised to raise money for Syrian Refugees. All the bands, venue, advertisers (and even the sound guy) will be offering their services to raise funds for the World Vision Syrian Refugee Appeal at ‘Keeping the Dream Alive: A Night of Acoustic and Instrumental Music.’ Artists performing include Nick Wilson (Underlander), Lauren Bruce, Azure Brass, Tom McGowan (Folding for Air), an Running Away From The Circus. The evening will also feature the debut performance of a piece composed in honour of the occasion, “Tell ‘em about your dream, Martin.”

A Night of Acoustic and Instrumental Music
Wednesday 28th August, 2013
Gertrudes Brown Couch
30-32 Gertrudes St, Fitzroy
8pm, Tickets just $5
pre-book at http://keepingthedreamalive.eventbrite.com.au/

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