triple j Hottest 100 #1 single ‘Hoops’ is now 3 x Platinum ARIA Accredited
Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce Menangle five-piece The Rubens will perform for audiences across the country this November and December in celebration of their third studio album LO LA RU (out now via Ivy League Records). The tour will see the alt-rock favourites delight fans in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Fremantle and Melbourne as well as eight regional centres across Australia. They will be joined at all headline shows by special guest Little May with an additional opening support act in each state to be announced via a triple j Unearthed competition.
2018 has proven to be The Rubens’ biggest year to date. Following the release of LO LA RU in June, undertaking a mammoth worldwide headline tour across Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe and most recently supporting P!NK on her massive 42-date sell out arena tour of Australia and New Zealand!
‘Full of fun, soul-injected rock tracks’ – theMusic
‘Pleasantly melodic, often with a good sense of groove, and tastefully recorded.’ – Sydney Morning Herald
‘The Rubens have made a conscious effort to create something unique, beautiful, and different to what they’re used to. The result? A well-constructed album, proving they truly can do anything.’ – Beat
Their bold and confident third album LO LA RU debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart, receiving praise from fans and critics alike. Recorded in a converted WWII bunker in their hometown of Camden on the outskirts of Sydney, the album was produced by Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar (the co-producers of Run The Jewels 3) and pushes the band’s sound into new territory.
Drawing on RnB and hip-hop influences without losing any of the soulful warmth that fans have come to know and love about The Rubens, LO LA RU features exuberant party jam‘Million Man’, heart wrenching hit ‘Never Ever feat. Sarah’ (now accredited Gold) and current track ‘Freakout’.
Fans can also expect to hear The Rubens delving into their impressive back catalogue from previous albums The Rubens (Platinum ARIA Accredited) and Hoops (Gold ARIA Accredited). Crowd favourites ‘Hoops’ (recently 3 x Platinum ARIA Accredited),‘Hallulejah’, ‘Lay It Down’ and ‘My Gun’ are sure to be jockeying for setlist positions.
Joining The Rubens at all shows will be indie folk trio Little May. Formed in Sydney in 2012, Little May released their debut album For The Company in 2015, co-produced by Aaron Dessner of The National. With a number of standout songs including ‘Boardwalks’and ‘Hide’, Little May are guaranteed to enchant audiences across the tour.
The Rubens have teamed up with triple j unearthed to select an additional opening support act in each state. Each winner will also sing the female part of The Rubens hit song ‘Never Ever feat. Sarah’ on stage with the band on the night. Head to triplejunearthed.com for details.
Following an incredible year from The Rubens, these shows are not to be missed! Get in early to avoid disappointment.
VIDEO: ‘Never Ever feat. Sarah’ by The Rubens
VIDEO: ‘Boardwalks’ by Little May
THE RUBENS LO LA RU ALBUM TOUR
with special guests LITTLE MAY
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2018 Presented by Frontier Touring, triple j & Beat (Melbourne only)
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE via frontiertouring.com/therubens Begins: Wednesday 29 August (12noon AEST) Ends: Thursday 29 August (12noon AEST) or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE Begins: Wednesday 5 September (10am local time)
Friday 9 November
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD 18+ ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100 Friday 16 November
Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW All Ages ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849 Friday 30 November
HQ | Adelaide, SA 18+ moshtix.com.au | Ph: 1300 438 849 Saturday 1 December
Metropolis | Fremantle, WA 18+ oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545 Saturday 8 December
The Forum | Melbourne, VIC 18+ ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
REGIONAL TOUR DATES *Not Frontier Touring shows
Saturday 3 November* This That Festival | Newcastle, NSW