“After a few beats, the crowd kicked in on the refrain, which delighted
[Brian] King, brought him to the edge of the stage, urging them on,
revving up on their energy until he was ready to hit the guitar riff
into the sky, somewhere in the vicinity of the moon.” Consequence Of Sound, reviewing Primavera 2017“Everything’s played with such vigour that we’re not quite sure if
this is simply the last night on tour or the denouement of an
apocalyptic last night on earth.” Clash
“King and Prowse play their rock’n’roll like a high-wire act, sounding
ever on the edge of falling apart, flirting with chaos and collapse,
just on the right side of din and derangement.” The Guardian
Today, Handsome Tours and FBi Radio are happy to announce special guests supporting Vancouver punk duo Japandroids for their first national headline tour since their sold-out run of dates in 2013.
Melbourne sees Japandroids joined by the frenetic and raw energy of Brunswick natives Press Club, and two piece punk-rock powerhouse Von Stache will be opening things up in Geelong. NSW audiences will be treated to scuzz-pop up-and-comers Body Type in Sydney and hometown heroes Paper Thin in Newcastle, with triple j Unearthed favourites WAAX on the job in Brisbane. Warming up the rooms in Adelaide and Perth respectively will be Horror My Friendand FOAM.
The tour comes hot on the heels of the release of the band’s acclaimed third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life – which was just included in the Top 50 Albums of the Year So Far by Rolling Stone, SPIN, Stereogum and Billboard. The run of dates marks Japandroids’ first visit to Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth in four years from a sold out tour in 2013, and their first ever time rocking Geelong and Newcastle. Japandroids made a brief stop in Australia last December for triumphant sets at Meredith Music Festival and Fairgrounds, as well as intimate fan shows in Sydney and Melbourne which sold out in under three hours.
Japandroids are fresh off the back of a European tour, which included a sweaty and raucous stop at Primavera Festival. Other international highlight shows this year include Reading and Leeds Festival, Electric Picnic and End Of The Road, and the band have also just been announced on the Foo Fighters‘ very own music festival Cal Jam.
Don’t miss this opportunity to catch their lauded live show in Australia this year.
JAPANDROIDS AUSTRALIA & NZ TOUR
presented by Handsome Tours and FBi Radio
Tuesday July 11 | Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC **SELLING FAST** with special guests Press Club
Wednesday July 12 | The Barwon Club, Geelong VIC with special guests Von Stache
Friday July 14 | The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW **SELLING FAST** with special guests Body Type
Saturday July 15 | The Small Bandroom, Newcastle NSW with special guests Paper Thin
Sunday July 16 | The Brightside, Brisbane QLD with special guests WAAX
Tuesday July 18 | Fat Controller, Adelaide SA with special guests Horror My Friend
Wednesday July 19 | Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA with special guests FOAM
Friday July 21 | King’s Arms, Auckland NZ supports TBA
Saturday July 22 | San Fran, Wellington NZ supports TBA
1. Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
2. North East South West
3. True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will
4. I’m Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner)
5. Arc Of Bar
6. Midnight To Morning
7. No Known Drink Or Drug
8. In A Body Like A Grave