Pennsylvanian metalcore kings August Burns Red, Texan rising stars Kublai Khan TX and Connecticut riff machines Currents will join Polaris on a massive Australian tour.
Polaris have just announced the most “bang for your buck” tour line-up any Aussie metal fan could ever ask for.
This September, Polaris will take their new album, Fatalism, to the biggest venues they’ve ever performed in alongside international heavy-hitters August Burns Red, Kublai Khan TX and Currents.
This is the biggest metal tour we've seen hit Australian shores since Parkway Drive's ill-fated tour with Every Time I Die and Hatebreed was announced (and inevitably cancelled due to Covid-19).
Six days after Fatalism is released (Friday, 1 September), the fun begins. Kicking off on Thursday 7 September at Metro City in Perth, the Fatalism Australian Tour will continue on a massive run around the country, visiting Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Newcastle, Brisbane and, to close out this mammoth tour, a night at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Saturday 16 September.
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“I can’t wait to be hitting the road around Australia this September for our new album Fatalism,” Polaris vocalist Jamie Hails said in a statement. “These are going to be some of our biggest headline shows to date and in venues I have dreamt about playing ever since I was a kid.
“We’re so damn excited to be joined by none other than our friends in August Burns Red, Kublai Khan TX and Currents while bringing along our biggest production to date. Get your tickets and we will see you at the show!”
Last week, Polaris announced their new album, which is preceded by the Every Time I Die-tinged banger, Inhumane. Fatalism was recorded over a period of five months with the band and their live sound engineer, Lance Prenc, while vocal recording duties were handled by Alpha Wolf guitarist Scottie Simpson.
Earlier this month, August Burns Red guitarist JB Brubaker took Kill Your Stereo behind the scenes of making the band’s tenth album, Death Below, sharing five facts about its process. You can check that out here.
The new Sharptone Records signees featured numerous special guests on Death Below, including Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach on the first single, the devastating Ancestry; vocalists JT Cavey (ERRA) on The Abyss and Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath) on album closer Reckoning, as well as Chelsea Grin and All That Remains guitarist Jason Richardson on Tightrope.
A few months ago, Kublai Khan TX and their fans joined forces to assist a badass fan in a wheelchair in achieving her dream of stage diving and crowd surfing.
When she touched the stage, she looked back at the crowd, pointed, and wheeled her way into the arms of a dedicated, compassionate audience, who guided her safely back into the group.
Hate5six captioned the video, “Hardest shit I’ve ever seen,” and it’s difficult to argue against that, even when he's documented chaotic sets from Lamb Of God, Power Trip, Harm's Way, Turnstile, Kruelty, Jesus Piece, Code Orange and stacks more of the hardest in hardcore music.
At the beginning of May, Currents released their new album, The Death We Seek, which finds the band at both their most powerful and most vulnerable. Songs like Unfamiliar, Vengeance, Remember Me, and So Alone are unflinching explorations of rugged emotional terrain. Currents are uncompromisingly heavy and as raw as a nerve exposed.
FATALISM AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS AUGUST BURNS RED, KUBLAI KHAN TX & CURRENTS
THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER - METRO CITY, PERTH (18+)
SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER - MARGARET COURT ARENA, MELBOURNE (LIC AA)
SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER - HINDLEY ST MUSIC HALL, ADELAIDE (LIC AA)
TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER - US REFECTORY, CANBERRA (18+)
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER - BAR ON THE HILL, NEWCASTLE (18+)
FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER - FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE (LIC AA)
SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER - HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY (LIC AA)