RÜFÜS DU SOL ANNOUNCE NATIONAL SUPPORTS LASTLINGS & CASSIAN + WOLLONGONG & 2ND MELBOURNE SHOW SELL OUT
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After dropping their anticipated third LP Solace, Australia’s own RÜFÜS DU SOL are gearing up to play what is set to be an epic run of shows in their home country throughout summer 2019. This is their biggest Australian tour yet, with both Melbourne shows now completely sold out, alongside newly announced Wollongong show on March 1 – and the second show in Perth on February 24 is down to the final tickets. With 30,000 tickets sold in Melbourne alone, and no new shows to be scheduled in for this run, fans should jump on this opportunity as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. RÜFÜS DU SOL are thrilled to announce they’ll be taking upcomers Lastlings and Cassian on the entire run. With both acts recently signing to RÜFÜS DU SOL’s very own label Rose Avenue, brother and sister duo Lastlings and rising producer Cassian are set to warm up the stage for the group, sharing main support duties throughout the run. After catching the ears and eyes of RÜFÜS DU SOL while on tour in Australia, Lastlings bounced ideas over the internet with the band, before getting the invitation to fly over and spend two weeks writing and producing tracks for their debut album in RÜFÜS DU SOL’s home studio, on Rose Avenue, Venice California. The first taste of these creations is Deja Vu, a bassline driven dancefloor weapon.
As an accomplished producer, DJ, songwriter, and mixing engineer, Cassian is a seriously versatile talent emerging from the Sydney electronic scene. He’s recently worked with Hayden James and What So Not, among others, and holds mixing credits on both SOLACE and RÜFÜS DU SOL’s sophomore triumph Bloom. Cassian’s latest offering, Lafayette, feels fit for the dance floor, a long car drive, or just a casual listen around the house. The record explores the cyclical nature of relationships, acting as a signpost for the future direction of the Cassian project. “We wanted to make the biggest shows of our career a moment we can share with those closest to us, so we’re thrilled to have our friends Lastlings and Cassiansupporting us for the Australian Solace tour,” says RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Tyrone Lindqvist. “They both have so much incredible new music to come that we’re honoured to play a part in, through our label Rose Avenue. It’s going to be special having them play these beautiful outdoor venues with us.” RÜFÜS DU SOL’s third album Solace is unequivocally the group’s most sophisticated work to date, and has been critically acclaimed following its spectacular debut at number 2 on the ARIA charts. The Australian Solace tour follows a rigorous two-year world tour which saw the band perform everywhere from legendary California festival Coachella, to Serbia’s EXIT. The brand new live show will push the band’s on-stage abilities to new levels. With an emphasis on jamming and live improvisation, the trio will bring the magical spontaneity of their studio process to the stage in an unprecedented format. Bringing a host of new analog gear into the fold, as well as a revamped visual setup, the new live show will allow for each RÜFÜS DU SOL performance to be sonically distinct. Of the upcoming shows, Jon says, “Some of our favourite moments have been at these outdoor venues. These live experiences just bring everyone together – whether you’re losing your friends, or finding new ones, but being so content in dancing and connecting with the music and the band on stage. We really hope to bring those moments and create that emotional connection over the summer.” General public tickets to remaining shows are on sale now. RÜFÜS DU SOL SOLACE AUSTRALIAN TOUR TUE 01 JAN | FIELD DAY, SYDNEY NSW | 18+ Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets THU 14 FEB | SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE VIC | ALL AGES **SOLD OUT** Tickets available from https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ | 136 100 | All Ticketmaster Outlets FRI 15 FEB | SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE VIC | ALL AGES**SOLD OUT** Tickets available from https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ | 136 100 | All Ticketmaster Outlets WED 20 FEB | ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE SA | ALL AGES Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets FRI 22 FEB | FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, PERTH WA | 18+ (MINORS MAY ATTEND WITH SUPERVISING ADULT)**SOLD OUT** Tickets available from https://www.oztix.com.au| 1300 762 545 | All OzTix Outlets SUN 24 FEB | FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, PERTH WA | 18+ (MINORS MAY ATTEND WITH SUPERVISING ADULT) **SELLING FAST** Tickets available from https://www.oztix.com.au| 1300 762 545 | All OzTix Outlets SAT 23 FEB | 3 OCEANS WINERY, MARGARET RIVER WA | 18+ Tickets available from https://www.oztix.com.au| 1300 762 545 | All OzTix Outlets FRI 01 MAR | MACCABE PARK, WOLLONGONG NSW | 18+**SOLD OUT** Tickets available from https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ | 136 100 | All Ticketmaster Outlets SAT 02 MAR | RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE QLD | ALL AGES **SOLD OUT** Tickets available from https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ | 136 100 | All Ticketmaster Outlets SUN 03 MAR | RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE QLD | ALL AGES Tickets available from https://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ | 136 100 | All Ticketmaster Outlets