Touring News: Gotye, Margins, Kill Devil Hills, Tex Perkins
News posted Monday, August 1 2011 at 01:00 PM.
Related: Gotye, Tex Perkins, Margins, Kill Devil Hills.
– To coincide with the release of his new album Making Mirrors, Gotye has arranged for a 10-piece mini-orchestra to accompany him on a national tour. The orchestra will include Gotye (aka Wally De Backer) on vocals, midi marimba and drums, as well as a 3-piece horn section, keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion and backing vocals. There will also be visuals by the likes of Rubber House, Lucinda Schreiber, Mechanical Apple and PictureDRIFT. *Making Mirrors – Gotye’s third full-length – will be released on August 19 via Eleven. It’ll be previewed at a pair of Sydney Opera House shows this month; the first of which has sold out.
Sat, Aug 20 – Graphic Festival @ Sydney Opera House, NSW (sold out)
Sun, Aug 21 – Graphic Festival @ Sydney Opera House, NSW
Fri, Sep 30 – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Thurs, Oct 6 – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Sat, Oct 8 – Valley Fiesta @ Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD
Sat, Nov 26 – Foreshore Festival, Canberra, ACT
Sat, Dec 3 – Homebake Festival @ The Domain, Sydney, NSW
– Two years in the making, Divide by Margins will finally see the light of day in October. Released through Casadeldisco Records (Harmony, Oh Mercy, The Nation Blue), it’s the second album for the Melbourne instrumental outfit, following their 2009 self-titled debut. An August tour of Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne was originally planned to coincide with the release of the Suspend EP (mixed and arranged by JoyBoyRock), but “technical difficulties” has delayed its release. It will now be available with pre-orders of Divide. Details soon.
Sat, Aug 6 –
La Mama Theatre, Melbourne, VIC (w/Matt Bailey + Chris Rainier)
Sat, Aug 13 – The Hotel Metropolitan, Adelaide, SA (w/The Burning Sea)
Fri, Aug 19 – Hardware Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Sun, Aug 28 – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW (w/Jason Simon)
– Hirsute WA five-piece The Kill Devil Hills will preview tracks from their forthcoming album in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide this month. Following a 40-date odyssey through Europe, the band have been working on the follow-up to 2009’s Man, You Should Explode with new drummer Todd Pickett. Supports from fellow West Australians The Floors.
Thurs, Aug 18 – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW Fri, Aug 19 – Ruby’s Lounge, Melbourne, VIC Sat, Aug 20 – East Brunswick Club, Melbourne, VIC Sun, Aug 21 – Jive, Adelaide, SA
– Following a trio of shows in June, Tex Perkins has announced a fully fledged national tour in support of new album Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses. Perkins will showcase songs from the new album with his Dark Horses bandmates - Charlie Owen, Joel Silbersher and two new members, bassist Steve Hadley and drummer Gus Agars. Tickets on sale this Friday (August 5). Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses is out now through Dark Horse Records/Inertia. Interview with Tex here.
Thurs, Sep 15 – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Fri, Sep 16 – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Thurs, Sep 22 – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Fri, Sep 23 – Rosemount, Perth, WA
Fri, Oct 7 – Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Sat, Oct 8 – Civic Hall, Mullumbimby, NSW
Sun, Oct 9 – Caloundra Music Festival, QLD
Wed, Oct 12 – Lizottes – Newcastle, NSW