As you probably know, Escape The Fate are hitting us up next month for their first Australian headline tour in almost five years. Along with Melbourne’s Dream On, Dreamer, the local bands opening up each respective show have just been announced.
Honestly, save for a couple bands, I was genuinely seeing some of these names for the first time when going over the list. But hey, take a look below for yourself, you might find something you like. Or something that you can hate on till the end of days. Whichever works for you!
We Set Signals are opening the Brisbane show of the tour and are described as “post-hardcore meets pop punk”, and that’s a pretty apt description, really. The band also have covers of Katy Perry’s ‘Roar‘ and Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe‘. I’m honestly not sure whether I should be stoked on that or fearful.
Hot off their tour with For All Eternity, Newcastle’s Of Divinity will be coming down from Sydney to play some metalcore for y’all. They’ll most likely be showcasing the new cuts from their recently released album ‘Malice‘. Also in NSW, is Sydney’s Sienna Skies. Oh, Sienna Skies, bless your souls. One of Sydney’s longer running metalcore/post-hardcore bands will be opening up the tour’s stopover at Manning Bar. Alongside the main tour supports, Dream On, Dreamer, I’d actually say that Sienna Skies are perfect vibe for this tour.
Danger! Earthquake! Fuck me, with a name like that I think I’d remember hearing these guys before but alas, I haven’t heard of this band before. After checking out a couple songs, it’s solid if rather by the numbers post-hardcore with a really strong focus on keyboard layering and as the presser states, their avoidance of “breakdowns at all costs!”. I think that last part may be satire. Also, playing first at the Melbourne show at the Prince Bandroom will be fellow locals, Apollo On Fire. Considering their alternative sound and their image, I say it’s safe to say that they are massive ETF fans. Call it a hunch.
As for South Australian/Adelaide show, local metalcore outfit The Daily Chase will be warming up the crowd early on. Heading further out West is Perth with supports from Emberville. Considering their current post-hardcore style and the fact that ETF’s Craig Mabbit featured on an old single, ‘Skeleton‘, the band are one of the more appropriate musical fits of the tour. Speaking of which, check out the full tour dates below:
Monday, October 3: The Triffid, Brisbane Lic/AA with We Set Signals
Wednesday, October 5: Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle 18+ with Of Divinity
Thursday, October 6: Manning Bar, Sydney 18+ with Sienna Skies
Friday, October 7: Prince Bandroom – Melbourne 18+ with Danger! Earthquake! and Apollo On Fire
Saturday, October 8: Fowlers Live, Adelaide Lic/AA with The Daily Chase
Sunday, October 9: Amplifier Bar, Perth 18+ with Emberville