Thursday, 22 November 2012

KillRockStar Big Dog Entertainment Present: Presidents of The United States Of America Announce 2013 Australian Tour Support

With tickets to all their 2013 Australian tour shows selling like crazy Presidents of The United States of America have announced that their special guests at all shows nationally will be Brisbane up and coming party starters Hey Geronimo.

Hey Geronimo have quickly built a loyal following thanks to their smash singles Why Don’t We do Something? and Carbon Affair- two massive indie-pop anthems which have seen the talented quintet’s ridiculously catchy, slacker tinged pop - dominate the airwaves and international blogosphere for the past few months. On choosing Hey Geronimo as support PUSA's Jason Finn said, “We're glad to have them on the tour, we love the videos, and with what we've heard so's a good match, and makes the show an almost CRIMINAL good deal for the punters!“

The Presidents Of The United States of America will be playing their classic, 5 x platinum, self-titled debut album in its entirety along with all their greatest hits. In 1995 Presidents Of The United States Of America took the world by storm with their unique take on guitar based pop rock. Armed with their uniquely modified electric guitars, an arsenal of perfect infectious pop hooks and super-smart songwriting skills the band scored massive hits around the world with the singles Lump, Peaches and Kitty. Whilst there was no doubting the extreme catchiness of POTUSA's songs it was the undeniable sense of humor and fun with which they were delivered that really won the affection of music lovers of the decade.

The Presidents Of The United States of America's connection with this country has been a long and fruitful one with the band wholeheartedly embraced by Australian music lovers with their first two albums going five times and two times platinum respectively. Off the back of their 2004 album Love Everybody The Presidents toured Australia to packed houses selling out all shows in record time, so much so that they were back in the country playing to adoring fans some six short months later.

Presidents Of The United States Of America welcome Hey Geronimo on board for what is sure to be one of the most enjoyable and fun-filled tours of 2013.

*All tickets purchased include a *FREE* digital download of the exclusive Presidents Of The United States Of America 2013 Australian Tour EP

KillRockStar Big Dog Entertainment Present:

Presidents Of The United States Of America
                                                                              Australia 2013                                                                                             

Playing their classic, 5 x platinum, self-titled debut album in its entirety along with all their greatest hits!”

*All shows selling fast!!!

All tickets purchased include a *FREE* digital download of the exclusive Presidents Of The United States Of America 2013 Australian Tour EP

8 March Brisbane @ HiFi
with special guests Hey Geronimo
9 March Gold Coast @ Coolangatta Hotel
with special guests Hey Geronimo
10 March Melbourne @ Palace
with special guests Hey Geronimo
14 March Adelaide @ HQ
with special guests Hey Geronimo
15 March Sydney @ Roundhouse
with special guests Hey Geronimo
16 March Fremantle @ Metropolis
with special guests Hey Geronimo


Direct from the UK, the extraordinary story of Susan Boyle is brought to
life in this thrilling new musical which boasts Susan's unique
personal endorsement.
Charting Susan's climb from humble beginnings to a standing ovation
at her audition for Britain's Got Talent, through to her global superstardom,
I Dreamed A Dream
features many of the hit songs from Susan's
multi-platinum selling albums.
Leading an outstanding cast and orchestra is Elaine C Smith in an unmissable production that will make you laugh, cry and dare to dream...
but most of all prove that dreams really do come true.
 "Funny and touching"
Sunday Telegraph
The Times
 "Sheer theatrical magic…a hugely uplifting evening."
Daily Express

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Slam Summer Launch Party at Bondi Beach, Sydney

SLAM SUMMER BEACH VOLLEYBALL FESTIVAL kicking off ; Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia...

SummerSlam Beach Volleyball Festival is kicking of its 13th national tour with an exclusive media launch.

Music industry, celebrities and media will mark the start of the season at Sydney’s most iconic beach venue, The Bucket List in Bondi.

With Giaan Rooney as MC and live entertainment throughout the evening the VIP’s are in for a real treat.

The main act was Van Hoorn, a rock and blues band formed by international model!singer Cheyenne Tozzi and Australian guitarist Josh Mullane.

Their first recordings were garnished out of a barn in the South of Sydney that has accumulated a huge response. Opening for shows such as Vogue, David Jones, Menstyle, Van, She, The Troops tour, The Kooks and the Melbourne Cup.

The launch also introduced new SLAM ambassadors, the gorgeous Mowen Sisters, Justine and Jordan, who are currently training for the Brasil Olympics in beach volleyball and enthusiastic supporters of how SLAM highlights the sport in Australia.

WHAT– Slam Beach Volleyball Media Launch
WHERE– The Bucket List, Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, BONDI.
WHEN– 5:30pm – 9pm, Wednesday 21 November 2012.

The SLAM launch announces five tournaments across the nation to create an interactive health and well being environment. SLAM and it’s sponsors Corona!Extra, Midori, Women’s Fitness, Schick, Reef, Channel V and Mossimo will be visiting Noosa Beach QLD, Cronulla Beach NSW, St Kilda Beach VIC, Scarborough WA and Coolangatta QLD over summer.

SLAM lives and breathes beach volleyball and is the largest touring active beach party for the summer so please join us for the much anticipated launch.


Slam Summer beach Volleyball Festival

Bondi Pavilion website

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Music News Australia

The Living End plays The Hi-Fi Sydney, Moore Park

The Living End plays The Hi-Fi Sydney...

The Living End played at popular Sydney club, The Hi-Fi, Moore Park, Wednesday, and will be back there again tomorrow night for the hardcores.


THE LIVING END are thrilled to announce that they will embark on an unique and ambitious tour this year. THE RETROSPECTIVE TOUR will see Australia’s legendary rock’n'roll sons play each of their six albums IN FULL, back-to-back, start to finish, across 35 shows in five capital cities.

This will be the very FIRST TIME each album has been performed live from start to finish, and the feat will almost certainly be the first time any Australian band has undertaken such an inspired tour. The Retrospective Tour will not take in stadium-sized venues either. Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and of course Melbourne will get seven shows across seven nights in intimate club venues, each with a limited capacity. Seven shows and only six albums you ask? Well, eponymous Australian classic album 'The Living End' will get two airings in each city.

The idea of The Retrospective Tour is to give a big TLE-style 'THANK YOU' to all those fans who have bought the albums, come to shows, shown their support and been intensely loyal to the band over the past 15 years. There is something there for everybody, whether you are a die-hard fan of the seminal 'The Living End' album or fell prey to the hard-rockin' riffage presented on The Ending is Just the Beginning Repeating, or something in between. This will be the fans only chance to watch TLE pull out their most memorable, fiery live shows, performing some never-played-before favourites alongside career classics.

When The Retrospective Tour rolls into Sydney in the last week of November the band will be joined by Melbourne indie rock stalwarts EVEN for three consecutive nights, Sydney locals CABINS will take support duties for two shows and AREA 7 will once again join TLE for both performances of their debut self titled album. Spinning tunes each night during the Sydney stint will be 2manyPJs more commonly known as PHIL JAMIESON from GRINSPOON.

Set List:

How Do We Know 
Raise The Alarm 
White Noise 
Moment In The Sun 
Waiting For The Silence 
Make The Call 
Loaded Gun 
21st Century 
Hey Hey Disbeliever / Most People I Know (Think That I'm Crazy) 
Sum Of Us 


Six albums. Each one, a milestone: The time we thought we were indestructible. The time we lit a fire under the establishment. The time we wondered if it was all worth it. No.6, if we put it under the scalpel, is the album that hunts down the truth, asks the big questions and demands answers. THE ENDING IS JUST THE BEGINNING REPEATING is The Living End’s most honest album yet.

Chris Cheney, Scott Owen and Andy Strachan have always forged their own path, irrespective of passing fads, haircuts, and any vogue for keytar-wielding debutantes. Their songs require of the listener a social conscience and mosh pit stamina, and give in return a visceral experience that’s flawlessly executed. It’s this attitude that’s earned the band four platinum and one gold albums.

Winding up the tour cycle that followed 2008’s WHITE NOISE, Cheney went to New York to buckle down and write, before the songs were jammed out organically in a South Melbourne rehearsal room. Finally the demos were taken to 301 Studios in Byron Bay and Chris’s studio Red Door Sounds in Collingwood for a reworking with producer Nick DiDia — who has put the Midas touch on records by The Living End-approved Bruce Springsteen and Rage Against the Machine — imported especially for the occasion from Atlanta. Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Powderfinger, AC/DC) took the reigns as mixer. The results are astonishing.


The Hi-Fi official website

The Living End official website

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Music News Australia