ARCHITECTS, the Brighton-based outfit Kerrang recently awarded the title of “Best British Live Band” today announce their return to Australia in support of their eighth album, “Holy Hell”. The tour kicks off at Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on Tuesday, August 6 before heading to Brisbane’s brand-new and soon-to-be-unveiled Fortitude Music Hall on Thursday, August 8, Sydney’s Big Top on Saturday August 10 and Festival Hall in Melbourne on Sunday August 11. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am Wednesday, February 13. My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning10am Tuesday, February 12 until 10am Wednesday, February 13. For complete tour and ticket information,visit: livenation.com.au. “Holy Hell” marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect’s founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious,” Dan explains. “I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.” “It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?’” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.” “Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.” Finding a way forward, the band spent 2017 recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. “For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it,” Dan offers. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.” Having recently finished up an arena tour of the UK, 2019 sees the group touring “Holy Hell” throughout Europe, North America and now also Australia. This will be band’s first tour of Australia since 2017 which saw them sell out three shows in Melbourne and two in Sydney –their return is expected to be nothing short of epic.
HOLY HELL – AUSTRALIA 2019
THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE
TUESDAY AUGUST 6
FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE THURSDAY AUGUST 8
BIG TOP, SYDNEY SATURDAY AUGUST 10
FESTIVAL HALL, MELBOURNE SUNDAY AUGUST 11
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Live Nation pre-sale begins 10am Tuesday, February 12 until 10am Wednesday, February 13. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: architectsofficial.com & livenation.com.au