It’s been a long time coming for fans of both bands, but this February, the waiting finally ends.
Aussie nu-metal music fans, rejoice as one of your longest-awaited heavy music tours is finally heading down under. Today, Mudvayne and Coal Chamber announce a co-headline tour of Australia, landing on our shores in February 2024.
While the latter last visited Australia in March 2012, Mudvayne haven’t performed in Australia since January and February 2006. It’s been a long time coming for fans of both bands, but this February, the waiting finally ends.
The upcoming tour begins on Wednesday, 14 February, at Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall before heading to Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Friday, 16 February, Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Saturday, 17 February, Adelaide’s Hindley Street Music Hall on Monday, 19 February, and ends on Wednesday, 21 February, at Perth’s Metro City.
You can register here for pre-sale tickets to shows in all five cities, with access to pre-sale tickets closing on Tuesday, 12 September, at 9 am AEST. Tickets will also be available via The Phoenix and Teamwrk Touring.
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In 2021, Mudvayne reformed after a 12-year hiatus at the Inkcarceration Festival in Mansfield, Ohio. The band has continued touring since their return. While no music has surfaced yet, vocalist Chad Gray hinted that the reunion would see them hit the studio together on an episode of Avenged Sevenfold member Johnny Christ's podcast Drinks With Johnny.
Mudvayne's last release was 2009's self-titled full-length. In July 2022, they joined Static-X, Rob Zombie and Powerman 5000 on the Freaks On Parade tour.
Mudvayne got their introduction to Australian audiences at the Big Day Out in 2000. A wander over to one of the side stages found you confronted by a band decked out in some pretty serious makeup (although there can be little doubt their guitarist looked a little like Darth Maul or perhaps a ladybird) fronted by a maniacal frontman sporting four foot long blue dreadlocks from his beard.
Coal Chamber are a supremely influential heavy band, managing to blend noisy and detuned guitars (in a good way), hardcore punk and hip-hop. Their most recent album, Rivals, arrived in 2015. You know you’re in for a good time.
Wednesday 14 February: Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Friday 16 February: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Saturday 17 February: Festival Hall, Melbourne
Monday 19 February: Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
Wednesday 21 February: Metro City, Perth