The Chemical Brothers return to Australia in 202430 Aug 2023
Frontier Touring are pumped to confirm one of the most acclaimed and innovative electronic duos in the world - The Chemical Brothers – will bring their world-renowned live shows to Australia in February – March 2024. With show direction by the iconic Smith & Lyall, these mind-bending shows – their first visit to our shores since 2019 – will hit Brisbane, Sydney and Geelong!
Kickstarting the party will be special guest DJs: The Presets DJ Set (Sydney & Geelong), Anna Lunoe (all shows) and James Holroyd (all shows).
The Chemical Brothers will play Brisbane’s Riverstage on Tuesday 27 February, before heading to Sydney Showground on Thursday 29 February then hitting the stage at a day on the green at Mt Duneed Estate in Geelong, Victoria on Saturday 2 March.
Having just announced their tenth studio album, The Chemical Brothers – Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons – are reminding us of their legendary status in the electronic music scene.
Their first full-length album since 2019’s No Geography, which featured massive singles ‘Got To Keep On’, ‘Free Yourself’ and ‘Mad As Hell’, the duo will release For That Beautiful Feeling, via EMI on 8 September – pre-order here.
Much to the anticipation of fans, the project promises the iconic sound of The Chemical Brothers, a record that hunts for and captures that wild moment when sound overwhelms you and almost pulls you under yet ultimately lets you ride its wave, to destinations unknown. That transcendent state that they evoke like no one else in modern music - it’s The Chemical Brothers at their very best. For That Beautiful Feeling features the singles, ‘No Reason’, ‘Live Again (feat. Halo Maud)’ and ‘Skipping Like A Stone ft. Beck’.
“At a time of great cultural and global insecurity, there's never been a more tempting time to get lost in their sensory overload.” - Pitchfork
For three decades, they have defined the cutting edge of electronic dance music both on their multi-Platinum selling records and with their hugely lauded hallucinogenic live shows which have played to millions at festivals and arenas all over the world. With huge global hits, ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, ‘Galvanize’, ‘Go’ & ‘Block Rockin Beats’ these are instantly recognisible tracks that make The Chemical Brothers a household name worldwide.
“Whether you’re enticed by the lights, the visuals, the songs, the sound, the memories, the dancing or a combination of all these things, The Chemical Brothers’ live show is a thrilling journey worth taking.” - Double J
“The Chemical Brothers are still the superstar Djs we’ll always love...an act that you go to experience – and truly, every music fan should.” - Tone Deaf
The Chemical Brothers recently announced details of a career-spanning retrospective book. Paused in Cosmic Reflection is due for publication by White Rabbit on October 26th 2023 (available for pre-order in Australia, here). The book is made up of new interviews with the band as well as many of their friends and collaborators from the past three decades, including Noel Gallagher, Aurora, Wayne Coyne, Beth Orton, Beck, Michel Gondry and many more.
Last in Australia in 2019, performing sold-out headline shows across the East Coast, The Chemical Brothers have been busy touring the world. Embarking on headline tours and festivals sets across the UK & Europe, the duo are only building further anticipation for their dedicated Australian fans when they grace our shores next February & March.
Hey Boy Hey Girl, Superstar DJs, here we go...