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The Tour Rider – 27th September: Ben Lee, Bring Me The Horizon, Band Of Skulls + More


You don’t have a lot of time. You’re a busy person. You have boutique burger or burrito joints to share ‘Grammable pics of. You have ‘Stranger Things’ to watch. You have internet arguments with people who are far more qualified to comment on things to engage in. 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 magical document 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.

Akala Announces Aussie Leg Of ’10 Years of Akala’ Tour

UK hip-hop stalwart Akala has announced a ’10 Years of Akala Tour’ for Australia and New Zealand! The outspoken UK artist is bringing his unique performance to Australia and New Zealand this December.

With a reputation for being a dynamic live artist, this tour will be his chance to take us on a musical journey through his entire career. These intimate and personal shows will surely be one for the books, so grab your tickets before they sell out!


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NYCK Drop Debut Single + Announce East Coast Run


Melbourne newcomers NYCK have dropped a new single, an accompanying video, as well as announcing a short run of East Coast shows!

If their live version of Decision is anything to go by the duo, made up of Nick Acquroff and Dominique Gerrard, will pull at ALL your heartstrings as you sway along completely absorbed by their music. Maybe take a box of tissues and a fluffy toy with you to the shows…

NYCK Live Dates

Oxford Arts Factory Gallery, Sydney
Wesley Anne, VIC
Valley Fiesta, Brisbane
Emma Louise Support @ Corner Hotel, Brisbane

Bring Me The Horizon Announced Rescheduled 2017 Shows


After the sudden cancellation of their Melbourne and Adelaide shows last week, Bring Me The Horizon (BMTH) have announced they’re making it up to fans by coming back for three shows early next year.

Fans were understandably heartbroken when the band broke the news BMTH vocalist/heartthrob Oliver Sykes, came down with a severe and sudden case of laryngitis, leaving him unable to perform.

Metalcore heavyweights Architects who joined BMTH on their recent Aussie tour have also announced they’re making the cancelled shows up to fans in the form of a full Australia headline tour. The band stated on a Facebook post, “We wanted to let you know that while replacement shows aren’t possible for this tour, we are putting together an Australian Headline Tour for you guys as soon as possible. We will have an announcement as soon as we can.”


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Morgan Bain To Support Dan Sultan On ‘Magnetic’ Tour

Morgan Bain

Perth-based soul singer Morgan Bain has been an extremely busy guy over the past few months, and shows no signs of slowing down. Earlier this year the multi-instrumentalist released his song Summed It Up, the first track off of his upcoming EP which is due out later this year. The soulful track displays Bain’s impressive vocal capabilities, set against some piano driven R’n’B, and is sure to have everyone tapping their foot along in no time.

On top of this Bain has a spot in Drapht’s touring band, as well as joining him off stage to cover The Avalanches’ song Frankie Sinatra for triple j’s Like A Version, which you listen to HERE.

Bain has recently been announced as main support for Dan Sultan on his ‘Magnetic’ national Tour in November. The tour is in support of Sultan’s highly anticipated fourth album, which is set to be released later this year. Be sure to check out Bain at one of these shows, or check him out as part of Drapht’s touring band!


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Ben Lee Drops New Single, Announces Album, AND Tour!


Ben Lee is back, with a new single, a new album in the works, and a national tour to finish off the year! The new single The Enemy Within is the first single off of his upcoming eleventh album ‘Freedom, Love & The Recuperation of the Human Mind’, which is due out Friday, 21st October.

Beginning with his low-fi punk band Noise Addict before transitioning to being a solo artist, Ben Lee’s music has always been brutally honest and transparent, and this new track continues in much the same vein. Lyrically the track deals with confronting our inner struggles. The track retains the pop sensibilities, clever melodies, and honest vocals that are signature Ben Lee.


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Violent Soho Collab With Stone & Wood To Create ‘Eat Coast Crusher’ Beer


In whats surely a dream come true for the Mansfield rockers, Violent Soho have collaborated with Byron Bay based brewery Stone & Wood to create their own beer: The East Coast Crusher. To celebrate the release of the brew, Violent Soho will be hosting a series of free launch parties so fans can get their hands on this one-of-a-kind beer!

The match-made-in-heaven began in late 2013 when the band released the video for Dope Calypso, which included a clip of the lads buying a carton of Stone & Wood. It just so happened that a few brewers at Stone & Wood were Voho fans, and the relationship has grown ever since. The East Coast Crusher is an unfiltered Kosch that’s been hopped with Ella and Victoria’s Secret, to create a floral flavour that is balanced out with a refreshing bitterness.

These launch parties will take place just before the band head off on their massive headline tour with The Bronx in October and November. The first 50 people to show their tickets for the headline tour will get their taste courtesy of Violent Soho! A limited number of cartons of East Coast Crusher will be available later in the month via Stone & Wood’s website, so keep your eyes peeled to get your hands on this limited edition bevvie!


Going Swimming Touring Ahead Of New Single


Melbourne DIY punks Going Swimming have announced their ‘Swimming In Debt’ East Coast tour ahead of the release of their single Debt Collector. The track is the direct follow up to the bands self-released 2015 album ‘Deadtime Stories’, which helped solidify the bands unique brand of anxiety-riddled surf rock. Tickets are available on the door, so make sure to get down early and snag yourself one!


Anti-Flag To Announce 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Pennsylvania punk outfit Anti-Flag are returning to Australia to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their album ‘For Blood and Empire’. The band will play the album in its entirety as well as an encore consisting of fan selected songs.

“Pittsburgh to Australia isn’t an easy commute…when we get there we want it to be special. This tour is no different, celebrating 10 years of ‘For Blood and Empire’ we will be performing the record and then an encore of all audience requests,” say the band.

Anti-Flag released their tenth studio album ‘American Spring’ last year, and are still waving the punk flag high with their outspoken political views and highly politicised lyrics. This show will surely be a highlight for many punks, so polish your Doc Martens and get your mohawk’s ready for this absolutely incredible show. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 28th September at 9am, so be sure to grab one to avoid missing out!

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Brisbane Rockers Baskervillain Announce Single Launch


AAA favs Baskervillain have announced a launch show for their upcoming single, It’s A Love. The show will be at the Foundry in Brisbane, on Thursday 13th October. The psych-blues quartet will be supported by local psychedelic group Shady Bliss and indie-rockers Trails!


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Sticky Fingers Upcoming Album Tour

Sticky Fingers

If you missed out on this year’s Splendour In The Grass by being too hammered to make the Sticky Fingers performance, or, like the rest of us, just couldn’t hear their god damn set don’t stress! Sticky Fingers are hitting the road for a short run of shows in support of their upcoming third studio album!

‘Westway (The Glitter & The Slums)’ was fully recorded in Thailand. Going off their latest singles, this album could really go either way. More chill vibes? A heavier album? One thing we do know is that Australian rapper Remi makes a guest appearance on the album, but apart from that who knows what these Sydney rockers have brewed up!

Sticky Fingers National Album Tour Dates

Enmore Theatre, Sydney
The Tivoli, Brisbane
NightQuarter, Gold Coast
Odeon Theatre, Hobart
Festival Hall, Melbourne
Metro City, Perth
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide

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Band of Skulls Drop November Tour


British alt-rock trio Band Of Skulls are heading Down Under! The band have a string of headline shows lined up in support of their fourth album ‘By Default’, as well as a headline slot at Disconnect Festival in Perth. The lead single album Black Magic channels everything the group have become known for, featuring punchy fuzz laden guitars, chunky bass lines, and huge catchy choruses.

The band have toured alongside some absolute juggernaut acts, from Queens of the Stone Age to Muse, as well as countless music festival appearances including one at our very own Splendour In The Grass and Bluesfest. It’s this relentless ethic that has gained them a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands around at the moment!


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