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The Tour Rider: 8 November – The Cat Empire, Twelve Foot Ninja, Ali Barter + More!


Time is money. Money is precious. You have hilarious dubs of Hilary and Trump to watch…y’know, until either of them are voted in. 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: The Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd, Harts, Ocean Alley, Sahara Beck, Twelve Foot Ninja, Stick To Your Guns, Parcels, and Ali Barter!

The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd Add Sixth Show To National Tour 


Iconic Australian acts The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd have just announced their addition of a sixth performance as part of their joint national tour! Following the success of Yours & Owls Festival, the two acts will be perform at Stuart Park on Feburary 12 and will be joined by fellow guest artists Harts, Ocean Alley, and Sahara Beck.

The six performances throughout Australia mark the first time The Cat Empire and Rudd will be touring together, and with The Cat Empire’s genre-bending style and Rudd’s effortless folk melodies, the pair sound like a match made in heaven!

Don’t miss out on what sounds like the perfect summer gig! Check out the tour dates below!

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Twelve Foot Ninja Drop Sick Video & Announce ‘Sick’ Tour


Melbourne progressive metal group Twelve Foot Ninja have just graced us with a dark, yet hilarious music video for their single Sick, and it’s….well…SICK!

The track, which comes from the hard rockers’ recent album ‘Outlier’, is profound, turbulent, and meaty as the video takes the form of three chapters which ultimately lead to a hilariously terrible conclusion.

Along with the music video drop, Twelve Foot Ninja have also announced they will be performing a whopping 16-date national tour, so limber up and prepare your neck for some serious head-banding and snag a ticket!


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Stick To Your Guns Announce 2017 Aussie 2017 Tour 


Southern California hardcore outfit Stick To Your Guns have announced they’ll be heading Down Under in 2017 for their ‘Better Australia Than Dust’ Tour. Spanning across nine dates, the tour offers shows right throughout the country, so no matter where you live you’ll be able to feel the fierce and thrashing wrath that is Stick To Your Guns!

Also coming along for the ride is Kentucky metalcore band Knocked Loose while local bands Relentless and Reactions will provide support. If you love a good wall of death, this is the gig for you! Grab your ticket from November 9, full dates below!


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Byron Bay’s Parcels Return From Berlin For Summer Tour + New Single Gamesofluck


Byron Bay funk-pop lads Parcels are set to return home for an Australian tour following the release of their upcoming EP’s second single Gamesofluck! After making the bold decision to relocate to Berlin, Parcels have racked up over a million plays online and a whopping 40 European performances!

Their new single Gamesofluck delivers their signature funk-pop sound with elements of disco and retro-pop. Groovy vocals are paired with catchy instrumental melodies which hurdle you back to a dance floor in the late 1970s.

With their EP set to drop in January 2017, 5-piece band Parcels are quickly proving their place on the international stage, so don’t miss out on witnessing this funky Australian band perform locally, dates below!


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Ali Barter Announces Girlie Bits National Tour 


Armed with her fresh single Girlie Bits and experience from her tours with City Calm Down and The Jezabels, grunge-pop princess Ali Barter is returning to the stage this December for highly anticipated short headline tour!

The 4-date tour set to span across the East Coast will be sure to showcase Barter’s new single Girlie Bits which effortlessly combines 90’s grunge, edgy yet girly rock riffs, Barter’s unique vocals, and a good dose of female empowerment.

Barter’s feel-good punk vibes and angelic voice are the perfect ingredients for a fun-filled summer, so grab a ticket while you still can!


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