Monday Round-Up: Tours galore!
June 4, 2012
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A few big gigs have been announced in the last 24 hours. I’ll work through them chronologically, so as not to show any favouritism.
Firstly, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have leaked via their twitter that they intend to tour down-under with Mumford & Sons in October of this year. Edward Sharpe last toured Australia last year with Big Day Out, and 2012 will be their third straight year touring down here, having down a headline tour at the beginning of 2010 as well. This years tour will sample songs from their new album Here, which was released last week. With a new album due out in late September, Australia will be one of the first to hear Mumford and Sons play their new tracks live. Having toured Australia twice in 2010, this will be the first tour here for the band since Splendour in the Grass of that year. Dates have not yet been finalised, but expect Festival Hall to be the venue.
Secondly, The xx have confirmed details for a surprise July tour. In a message on their Facebook this morning, the band will play The Forum on the 18th of July. In an attempt to combat scalpers, the group are issuing a ticket ballot for those fans wanting to buy tickets. The group also announced their newest album Coexist will be released on 7th September through Young Turks/Remote Control locally.
Finally, legendary surf-pop outfit The Beach Boys will tour their new album, along with the giant back-catalogue in August. With the original members reunited for the first time in 20 years, the group will play Rod Laver Arena on 31st of July. With their 29th Studio Album That’s Why God Made The Radio in stores this week, the group will play a fairly wide-ranging set.