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Thu 10 May, 2012 Manning Bar, Sydney - 18+
Sat 12 May, 2012 Corner Hotel, Melbourne - 18+

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HEADLINE SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR BELGIAN ROCKERS

Frontier Touring has the honour of presenting Belgium’s biggest artist – dEUS – for their very first Australian headline shows!

Hailing from Antwerp, Belgium, dEUS is spearheaded by original members Tom Barman on vocals and guitars and Klaas Janzoons on keyboards and violin, who are joined by drummer Stéphane Misseghers, bassist Alan Gevaert and guitarist/backing vocalist Mauro Pawlowski.

“A band that some might say are Europe's answer to Sonic Youth. At times, it sounds like Queens of the Stone Age chilling with a string section beside a tar pool, whilst at other points it goes full-on purple-rock raining down from on Beck's mansion, before croaking and creaking to a stop.” - Drowned In Sound

dEUS have enjoyed a remarkable 20 year career thus far, with their star growing bigger by the day. Their previous five albums have earned them a place on the hit-lists of numerous tastemakers including Drowned In Sound and Pitchfork whilst their latest offering Keep You Close (out in Australia on 30 March, through Liberator) has been described as a glorious climax of their musical talents:

“One of the finest albums to have come out this year and one of the finest albums in the band's entire career. 5 Stars.” – Sputnik Music

“It’s the world-class album that the band has had in them for a long time.” – Goddeau

“A brooding and atmospheric mini-masterpiece of an album on which love is never more than a kiss or a stolen glance away, and heartbreak lurks around every hidden corner. 4/5 Stars.” – Virgin Media

Keep You Close has been awarded ‘Rock Album Of The Year’ from iTunes in France, Holland and Belgium and their European album sales exceed a total of 60,000 copies following a hugely successful tour of the continent, which included numerous sold out dates.

The seasoned performers played an astonishing 20 festivals in the summer of 2011, yet have never before graced Australian fans with tour dates – until now. Their Melbourne and Sydney shows are sure to impress, catch dEUS at their premiere headline shows down under before it’s too late!

Watch the music video for new single ‘Ghost’ from Keep You Close here: http://youtu.be/DU0Q0U08gAc

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