Hold on to your party hats, as this January sees the annual Boys Of Summer tour return for its fifth and most impressive year yet! With previous line-ups boasting an eclectic collection of acts such as Comeback Kid, I Killed The Prom Queen, Set Your Goals, Misery Signals, Evergreen Terrace and Parkway Drive, we are proud to announce that the 2010 edition will be spearheaded by Buffalo bruisers Every Time I Die (USA)!
Far from being overnight sensations, Every Time I Die are now entering their twelfth year as a band. Backed by a new label – the iconic Epitaph Records – the quintet’s renewed sense of urgency has resulted in their most aggressive and musically complex outing yet, the stunning New Junk Aesthetic. Combining the tongue in cheek five-piece’s trademark riffing and lyrical wit with a hostile and destructive attitude not seen since the group’s formative years, New Junk Aesthetic is sure to top both fan’s and critic’s top 10 lists for 2009.
Propelled by a tireless work ethic that has seen them snake their way across Australia, New Zealand and Europe countless times, Byron Bay come Melbourne hardcore crew 50 Lions are a welcome addition to this year’s festivities. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of former Her Nightmare vocalist Luke Bainbridge on guitar, this road-hardened act will be touring in support of their second full-length, Where Life Expires. Produced by Sam Johnson at Melbourne’s 3 Phase Studios, the record contains 50 Lions’ strongest material to date, something that will be reinforced by the band’s tough as nails live show.
Formed by vocalist/lyricist Ryan McKenney (ex-Backstabbers Inc.) and guitarist Brian Izzi (ex-December Wolves), Trap Them are one of the most abrasive and confronting musical collectives to have emerged in recent memory. Combining elements of Swedish death metal, punk and hardcore, the band has released a slew of critically acclaimed seven-inches, EP’s and full-length records through the highly regarded Deathwish label, all of which has culminated in the group’s recent signing with heavy music powerhouse, Prosthetic Records. With a brand-new album in the works for the first half of 2010, Trap Them are poised to be the metal community’s next big thing.
Rounding out the bill is Wollongong’s own Mary Jane Kelly. Having played with everyone from Propagandhi to Bring Me The Horizon, this melody driven hardcore quartet have enjoyed a huge 2009, a trend that is set to continue when they drop their debut long-play in early 2010! Titled Like There’s No Tomorrow, the release deals with a plethora of issues, ranging from the deeply personal to the highly controversial, while the instrumental aspect of the record sees the band push the limits of their own technicality.
With tickets for the Macbeth Boys Of Summer 2010 trek set to fly out the door, this is one tour you don’t want to sleep on!
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER, 9AM!
TUESDAY 12 JANUARY – PRINCESS THEATRE, BRISBANE QLD (AA)
Tickets from Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au, Oztix 1300 762 545 www.oztix.com.au, plus the following outlets: Kill The Music, Rockinghorse, Skinnys, Butterbeats, Central Station, MoshPit, Music Mania, Sunflower, Cosmic, Bombay Rock, Cooly Hotel, All Music And Vision & The Great Northern Hotel
WEDNESDAY 13 JANUARY – THE HIFI, BRISBANE QLD (18+)
Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au, 1300 The Hifi, all Oztix outlets including: Rocking Horse, Skinnys, Butterbeats, Music Mania and Kill The Music
THURSDAY 14 JANUARY – ALBERT WATERWAYS CNT, MERMAID WATERS QLD (AA)
Tickets from Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au, Oztix 1300 762 545 www.oztix.com.au, plus the following outlets: Kill The Music, Rockinghorse, Skinnys, Butterbeats, Central Station, MoshPit, Music Mania, Sunflower, Cosmic, Bombay Rock, Cooly Hotel & The Great Northern Hotel
FRIDAY 15 JANUARY – CAMBRIDGE, NEWCASTLE NSW (18+)
Tickets from Moshtix 1300 438 849 www.moshtix.com.au, Music Specialists Maitland, Grand Hotel Wyong, and The Rockshop Newcastle.
SATURDAY 16 JANUARY – OASIS YOUTH CENTRE, WYONG NSW (AA)
Tickets from Oztix 1300 762 545 www.oztix.com.au, Moshtix 1300 438 849 www.moshtix.com.au and Resist Records, Macron Music Erina (oztix outlet) and Leading Edge Music Lake Haven
SUNDAY 17 JANUARY – MANNING BAR, SYDNEY NSW (Lic/AA)
Tickets from Manning Bar www.manningbar.com or 1300 762 545, Ticketek on 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au, Moshtix on 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com.au and Resist Records
TUESDAY 19 JANUARY – TUGGERANONG YOUTH CENTRE, CANBERRA ACT (AA)
Tickets from Moshtix 1300 438 849 www.moshtix.com.au and Landspeed Records and The Music Shop
WEDNESDAY 20 JANUARY – HIFI, MELBOURNE VIC (U18)
*Afternoon show! Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au, 1300 The Hifi, Polyester City and Fitzroy and Greville Records
THURSDAY 21 JANUARY – HIFI, MELBOURNE VIC (18+)
Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au, 1300 The Hifi, Polyester City and Fitzroy and Greville Records
FRIDAY 22 JANUARY – THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA (Lic/AA)
Tickets from Moshtix on 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com.au, and Venuetix on (08) 8225 8888 or www.venuetix.com.au and The Gov The Gov 83400744.
SATURDAY 23 JANUARY – AMPLIFIER BAR, PERTH WA (18+)
Tickets from Moshtix 1300 438 849 www.moshtix.com.au, Heatseeker www.heatseeker.com.au.
78’s Records Perth and Mills Fremantle
SUNDAY 24 JANUARY – FLY BY NIGHT, FREMANTLE WA (U18)
*Afternoon show! Tickets from www.flybynight.org, (08) 9430 5976 or during office hours from the venue box office.