"We are so excited to go out on our first headline tour of Australia."
(Pic by Neal Walters)
Melbourne/New Zealand four-piece Banks Arcade will embark on their first-ever headline tour of Australia in 2023 with special guests Belle Haven and Liveconformdie opening all dates.
Seven nights of metalcore fun begin on Friday, 4 February, on the Sunshine Coast, followed by shows in Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. Tickets are on sale now; find them below. Promoting their debut album, Future Lovers, released in July this year, vocalist Joshua O'Donnell said, "We have spent all of last year touring non-stop and refining our live sound.
"We are so excited to go out on our first headline tour of Australia, playing our album in full and bringing our best show yet to the fans. The supports on this run are incredible, and we are big fans of them, so these shows are going to be insane. We look forward to seeing you at a show next year!"
Banks Arcade have made a name for themselves thanks to their tireless work and for colliding metalcore and electronic music together. From supporting Yours Truly, In Hearts Wake and Thornhill on their respective Aussie headline tours this year, to performances in the UK, including Download Festival and Great Escape Festival, Banks Arcade are now turning their gaze to celebrating their impressive recent full length on stages around Australia in the new year.
Belle Haven are no newcomers to the local metal scene. The Melbourne quartet was formed in 2010 and has toured alongside Creeper, Dance Gavin Dance, Silverstein and In Hearts Wake. The beloved band deliver searing tunes, unforgettable live performances and a boundless ability to capture life's experiences with effortless charm.
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Perth's liveconformdie meld 90s and 00s nu-metal flavours, a DIY ethic and unbridled authenticity to dish out sweltering bangers. The band have played alongside the likes of Thy Art Is Murder, Chelsea Grin, The Amity Affliction and countless others. Liveconformdie also recently released a new EP Vol II: Music For Living Failures.
Liveconformdie recently called out US-based nu-metal band Dropout Kings for stepping down from their Australian tour at the last minute; the Perth group was slated to open all dates. Liveconformdie took to social media to voice their extreme annoyance at the news, sharing a statement via Facebook and Instagram, which you can read here.
2023 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BELLE HAVEN & LIVECONFORMDIE
FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2023 - ELEVEN DIVE BAR, SUNSHINE COAST
SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2023 - BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE
FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2023 - TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA
SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2023 - FACTORY FLOOR, SYDNEY
FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2023 - STAY GOLD, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2023 - LYNOTTS LOUNGE, PERTH
SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY - ENIGMA BAR, ADELAIDE