Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman wound-up their first-ever Australian Tour at Melbourne’s Prince Bandroom on Tuesday 26 June 2018. Formed in Delta, British Columbia during 2001, Theory is fronted by Tyler Connolly on lead vocals and guitar, along with Dave Brenner on guitar, Dean Back on bass, and Joey Dandeneau on drums. They have had eight top ten hits on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including three that went to number one: Bad Girlfriend, Lowlife, plus Rx (Medicate) that is from their sixth and latest studio album Wake Up Call released last October.
Swedish rockers Hardcore Superstar played Melbourne’s Prince Bandroom on Friday 15 June 2018, as part of their first Australian Tour in ten years. The self-described street metal band formed in Gothenburg, Sweden during 1997 and have had several number one hit singles and Grammy wins in their country. The band comprises original members Joakim “Jocke” Berg on vocals, Martin Sandvik on bass, and Magnus “Adde” Andreasson on drums, plus Vic Zino (Crazy Lixx) on guitar since 2008. They played songs from their eleventh studio album You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N’ Roll that’s due for release in September, along with many of their greatest hits spanning most of their albums.
Boston rock band Extreme played the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Wednesday 6 June 2018, during their first Australian Tour since 1993. The Grammy-nominated band is Gary Cherone (Van Halen) on lead vocals, Nuno Bettencourt (Satellite Party, Rihanna) on lead guitar, Pat Badger on bass, plus Kevin Figueiredo (Satellite Party, DramaGods) who has been on drums since 2007. The band was one of the most successful rock acts of the early ’90s, selling over 10 million albums worldwide. […]
American hard rock supergroup Mr. Big played Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Wednesday 6 June 2018, as part of their Defying Gravity World Tour, and first-ever visit to Australia. Formed in Los Angeles during 1988, the band has remained active and popular over the decades, with a particularly massive fan-base in Japan that loves their musicianship and vocal harmonies. Their ballad To Be with You from their second album went to number one on the singles charts in fifteen countries. […]
American rock band Escape the Fate played a sold-out show at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Wednesday 30 May 2018, as part of their Australian Tour celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the album This War Is Ours. That was the band’s second studio album, and the first to feature former Blessthefall singer Craig Mabbitt on vocals, after their original singer Ronnie Radke (Falling in Reverse) was fired as he went to prison for two years. […]
South African rockers Seether played Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Friday 25 May 2018 as part of their Poison the Parish World Tour. Seether is Shaun Morgan on lead vocals and guitar, along with Dale Stewart on bass, John Humphrey (The Nixons) on drums, plus touring guitarist Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo, Stereomud, Dark New Day). After forming in Pretoria during May 1999, the band released their seventh studio album Poison the Parish a year ago this month, which peaked on Australia’s ARIA Album Chart at number 29, and number 14 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album is the band’s heaviest to date, and fans tonight enjoyed hearing a slew of tracks from it, along with classic Seether hits like Remedy, Fake It, Broken, Rise Above This, and Gasoline.
Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer performed a special intimate show at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Tuesday 29 May 2018, as part of their 5SOS3 World Tour. The sold-out show coincided with the release of their new single Want You Back (already viewed almost 20 million times on YouTube) and serves as a teaser for their full-blown national tour later this year, following the release of their third studio album Youngblood next month. […]
Sweden’s legendary hard rock band Europe played Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Saturday 19 May 2018, in the middle of their first-ever Australian Tour. Best known for their worldwide 1986 mega-hit The Final Countdown that reached number one in 25 countries, Europe has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. […]
Brazilian heavy metal icons Sepultura kicked-off their Australian Tour at 170 Russell in Melbourne on Tuesday 15 May 2018. Sepultura has released fourteen studio albums to date that have sold almost 20 million copies worldwide, garnering them multiple gold and platinum records around the globe, and making them the most successful Brazilian heavy metal band in history. The band’s current lineup consists of vocalist Derrick Green, guitarist Andreas Kisser, bassist Paulo Jr. and drummer Eloy Casagrande. The Melbourne crowd enjoyed another blistering live performance that culminated with a final encore song of their classic song Roots Bloody Roots.
San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal band Death Angel played Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Tuesday 15 May 2018 to kick-off their Australian Tour. The Californians are touring behind their eighth studio album The Evil Divide that was released in 2016 and reached number 80 on the Australian ARIA album charts. The band was initially active between 1982 and 1991, and now again since 2001. The line-up has remained the same over the last 9 years, which includes original lead guitarist Rob Cavestany, singer Mark Osegueda, rhythm guitarist Ted Aguilar, bassist Damien Sisson, and drummer Will Carroll.