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The Tour Rider: 1 November – Diplo, Blondie, Velociraptor + More!


Time is money. Money is precious. You have hilarious dubs of Hilary and Trump to watch. Each day seems to get away from you faster then the last. You have boutique music festivals to pretend to know about. You have foreign foods to google so you can make Urban List articles feel like old news. We know how full your schedule is, that’s why we at AAA want to save you some time with The Tour Rider!

Contained in this top-secret dossier we have the best tour announcements that come across our editorial desk (and even a few that we had to go searching for), so read up if you want to show up! The Tour Rider is published bi-weekly.

In this edition of The Tour Rider: GD FRNDS’ Xmas Miracle, Alter Bridge, Boo Seeka, Velociraptor, Diplo, Cyndi Lauper, and Blondie.

Diplo Announces (WTF, Dinosaur Themed?) Aussie Tour


Hold the phone! DJ superstar Diplo has just announced he will be touring Australia in March ’17!

Set to deliver six epic shows around the country, the internationally acclaimed DJ has announced his Australian shows will be more like club shows, saying “I haven’t done any solo shows in Australia in venues for like eight years because I’ve only been playing the festival circuit so I want to come back and do more of a club show”.

If you’ve been living under a rock and you have no idea who Diplo is, the Los Angeles based electronic producer is one of the most sought after DJs in the world. Diplo, who forms half of Jack Ü and one third of Major Lazer is responsible for producing some of the biggest club bangers of recent times like Where Are Ü Now and Boy Oh Boy. Superheading his very own record label, Diplo has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including M.I.A, Kid Cudi, Justin Bieber, and Skrillex.

Rumour has it Diplo will be bringing some of his fellow DJ friends along with him! Fellow collaborator Justin Bieber is also set to tour the country in March ’17 (make of that what you will)!

Tickets go on sale November 4 and they’ll be sure to disappear before you get the chance to round up your squad, so get in quick! Start getting hyped with Skrillex and Diplo’s Mind ft. Kai below!


More Info HERE

Cyndi Lauper + Blondie Shows, Feel Old Yet?


Two of new wave’s most influential female artists Cyndi Lauper and Blondie have announced they will be teaming up for a string of performances across Australia in 2017.

The pop/rock songstresses responsible for some of the biggest hits of the late ‘70s/early ‘80s will be joining forces to deliver two Arena shows and five intimate performances as part of food, wine, and music festival A Day On The Green.

As co-headliners the pair will share the spotlight and perform their greatest hits while taking turns closing each show. Both artists are ecstatic to be delivering a unique experience for Australian fans.

Lauper has said, “Blondie were the true trailblazers of the New York City new wave and punk scenes. As a young artist, they had such a big impact on me. I just thought that Debbie was so cool.  She is still a hero of mine. I’m so excited to do this tour of Australia with them. We are going to have a blast!”.

Just as excited as Lauper, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry has said, “You can’t miss this show. The b*tches are coming back to make it happen in Australia just like they do it everywhere. All the songs and music you want to hear from us and much much more…. We’re looking to have the best tour in OZ ever!”.

Emerging in the late ‘70s, Lauper’s hugely successful career saw her sell over 50 million albums which brought us classic hits like Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Time After Time, and True Colours. Her 11th studio album ‘Detour’ was released earlier this year, proving the 63 year-old has still got it!

Punk rock group Blondie helped pioneer the late ‘70s New York punk scene and gifted us with number one hits like The Tide Is High, Call Me, and Heart of Glass. The group have since been inducted to the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Blondie are also set to release a new album in March 2017!

If you’re a fan of new wave, punk rock, or you just want to relive the golden years, this is a must see performance! Tickets are on sale November 8, but until then relive these classic Cyndi Lauper/Blondie moments below!

Cyndi Lauper and Blondie Australian Tour Dates 

ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

A Day On The Green 
Headlined by Cyndi Lauper and Blondie

Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley
Sirromet Wines, Mt. Cotton
Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley
Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale
Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Perth


Get Info HERE

Dinosaurs Riding Motorbikes!? Velociraptor Announce Short East Coast Tour


Brisbane’s-own prehistoric enigma Velociraptor will be bringing a massive FREE show to a string of venues up the East Coast next week! Joining the 12 (?) strong posse will be Australia (the band, der!) and Barefoot Alley.

These shows are in support of Sailor Jerry’s ‘Jerry Can Ride’, which will see a bunch of motorbike riders hitting the open road and travelling from Melbourne to Brisbane. The journey is set to be made into a mini-documentary, for some reason…

Aside from the music there’ll be FREE tattooing from the Sailor Jerry team at each location.

With new music on the way and frontman Jeremy Neale’s first foray into the directing world with the upcoming blockbuster ‘T-Rax’, the FREE gigs are going to be insane!

Velociraptor Tour Dates
supported by Australia (the band) & Barefoot Alley

Lulie St Tavern, Melbourne
Frankie’s Pizza By the Slice, Sydney
Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane

Sureshaker Announce Shake N Bake Tour


The dudes behind Sydney Label Sureshaker will be bringing back their super popular ‘Shake N Bake’ parties in early January. The ‘Shake N Bake’ tour will be headed by stellar electro duo Boo Seeka, who are looking to party once again with thier local fans after playing some massive shows in the US, including the iconic venue Red Rocks.

The never-ending tour will continue for the one-man machine Lyall Moloney, who’ll surley get the crowds jumping in the sizzling summer temps with his unique fusion of reggae and hip-hop.

Also joining in on the showcase will be the new addition to the Sureshaker family, reggae rockers Gold Member. Bootleg Rascal are also set to be joining in on the fun in some form or another, it’s just not confirmed yet what they’ll actually be getting up to…


Get Tickets HERE

GD FRNDS Early Xmas Party

Here at AAA we’re sure you’ve been nice and good,  ’cause boutique local label GD FRNDS are bringing the xmas goods early in the form of their upcoming showcase of the some of the best acts floating around the Gold Coast’s growing scene.

GD FRNDS will be bringing standout Sydney “cherry-rockers” Borneo to the Gold Coast, alongside local buzz rockers Yes Sir Noceur. Local production duo Idiio will also be gracing the Shark Bar stage with their dreamy hooks, while Wren Klauf will be tasked with kicking off the night with their audacious math-rock.

Grab your tickets on the door!

GD FRNDS Presents ‘A Christmas Miracle’

Miami Taverns Shark Bar, Gold Coast



Alter Bridge Bring ‘The Last Hero’ Down Under

Alter Bridge 2.0

US rockers Alter Bridge (or ¾ of Creed plus the dude who sings for Slash) have announced they’ll be coming to Australia in 2017 in support of their latest album ‘The Last Hero’.

The hard rocking 4-piece were last in Australia for 2014’s Soundwave (R.I.P), so Down Under fans have been waiting a while to see them! The group has announced four Aussie dates and will be hitting all of the major cities, as well making the jump over the ditch to our Kiwi pals.

The tour will see the group playing tracks from ‘The Last Hero’ live for Australian fans for the first time, as well as classics from their impressive back catalogue. On top of this the band are playing smaller, more intimate venues, meaning that fans will definitely be in for a treat!


Get Tickets HERE