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Date Venue Status
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane - All Ages
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 The Tivoli, Brisbane - 18+
Fri 17 Jun, 2016 HQ, Adelaide - 18+
Sat 18 Jun, 2016 Metro City, Perth - 18+
Fri 24 Jun, 2016 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney - All Ages
Sat 25 Jun, 2016 Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne - All Ages

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Mansionair

Mansionair

Support act Mansionair are absolutely not-to-be-missed. In 2014 the intriguing Sydney three-piece dropped what would go onto be an international smash hit ‘Hold Me Down’. Since then, Mansionair have released two stunning standalone singles, ‘Speak Easy’ and ‘Pick Me Up’ and received a heap of critical acclaim and triple j airplay. The angelic voice of lead singer Jack Froggatt is one that is likely to stay with you for a long time (listen to a live version of ‘Speak Easy’ here).


Slum Sociable

Slum Sociable

Opening the show will be lo-fo washed-out jazz hop animals from Mordialloc, Slum Sociable. The triple j favourites will perform their unique sounding tracks lifted from their debut 2015 EP TQ (out now through Liberation Music) including ‘Anyway’ and ‘All Night’. Live, the duo expand into a 4-piece, having recently taken to the stage at Sugar Mountain & BIGSOUND, to plenty of critical acclaim. Don’t miss your chance to see what this fresh and promising band have to offer. 


Ali Barter

Ali Barter

Taking to the stage first in Sydney and Melbourne is former triple j unearthed winner Ali Barter. 2015 saw the release her brilliant indie pop/rock EP AB-EP featuring her much loved single ‘Hypercolour’. Having supported the likes of The War On Drugs, Phosphorescent and Husky, Ali is a brilliant opener for lucky ticket holders in Sydney and Melbourne.

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EATONS HILL HOTEL, BRISBANE
7.30pm | Doors Open
7.45pm | Slum Sociable
8.25pm | Mansionair
9.30pm | The Rubens


THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
6.30pm | Doors Open
7.15pm | Slum Sociable
8.10pm | Mansionair
9.30pm | The Rubens


ADELAIDE
7.30pm | Doors Open
7.45pm | Slum Sociable
8.25pm | Mansionair
9.30pm | The Rubens


PERTH
7.00pm | Doors Open
7.45pm | Slum Sociable
8.25pm | Mansionair
9.30pm | The Rubens


MELBOURNE & SYDNEY
6.00pm | Doors Open
6.30pm | Ali Barter
7.15pm | Slum Sociable
8.10pm | Mansionair
9.30pm | The Rubens


* Please note stage times are a guide only and subject to change without notice

HOLD ME BACK TOUR

with special guests Mansionair, Slum Sociable & Ali Barter

After what has been their most successful year to date, Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm a massive Australian tour for The Rubens this June. Playing their biggest headline shows yet in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, these once-in-a-lifetime concerts will give fans an opportunity to see a band at a momentous stage of their career. Joining The Rubens on these highly anticipated shows is Mansionair, Slum Sociable and Ali Barter (Sydney and Melbourne only).

Bursting onto the scene in 2012 with their Platinum-certified debut The Rubens, the three Menangle-born brothers plus two friends are no strangers to success. The album debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart and earned The Rubens three ARIA Award nominations, while thumping track ‘My Gun’  picked up both Rock Work of the Year at 2013’s APRA Music Awards and a spot in the top 10 of triple j 2012 Hottest 100.

The momentum behind The Rubens’ trademark bluesy rock sound continues to grow following their massive triple j Hottest 100 win earlier this year with their anthemic platinum single ‘Hoops’. Lifted from their sophomore album of the same name, Hoops (out now through Ivy League Records) debuted at #2 on the ARIA Album Chart and continues to sit in the Top 100 since its August release. The tour not only celebrates the massive success of Hoops but also mammoth singles ‘Hallelujah’ and new single ‘Hold Me Back’.

‘With Hoops The Rubens confirm that they're Australia's go-to for outstanding indie-soul’ – Rolling Stone

Hoops shoots even more soul into The Rubens' blues-rock sound and shows off just how far they have grown as a band’ – triple j

‘Descriptions of this album as a “timeless record” can definitely be justified’ – Musicfeeds

‘Full of rock belters and woozy nuggets, The Rubens' second album won't disappoint’ – The Music

Whether playing to tens of thousands of people at Splendour in the Grass (2015) or an intimate show for a few lucky fans, The Rubens have proven time and time again that they are a force to be reckoned with on the live stage. Fans should expect high energy antics from the boys, in particular lead singer Sam Margin’s notorious crowd surfing and stage swagger. Reviews of their sold out 2015 Hoops national tour were glowing:

‘It suggested the difference between a band that could merely carve out a decent career in front of adoring Australian audiences, and one that could really show the whole world a thing or two’ ★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald

‘It was a great performance, one that is only going to get better’ –The AU Review

‘The Rubens’ live show is passionate, lively and bright, made of genuine soul and nothing less’ – Rip It Up

Support act Mansionair are absolutely not-to-be-missed. In 2014 the intriguing Sydney three-piece dropped what would go onto be an international smash hit ‘Hold Me Down’. Since then, Mansionair have released two stunning standalone singles, ‘Speak Easy’ and ‘Pick Me Up’ and received a heap of critical acclaim and triple j airplay. The angelic voice of lead singer Jack Froggatt is one that is likely to stay with you for a long time (listen to a live version of ‘Speak Easy’ here).

Opening the show will be lo-fo washed-out jazz hop animals from Mordialloc, Slum Sociable. The triple j favourites will perform their unique sounding tracks lifted from their debut 2015 EP TQ (out now through Liberation Music) including ‘Anyway’ and ‘All Night’. Live, the duo expand into a 4-piece, having recently taken to the stage at Sugar Mountain & BIGSOUND, to plenty of critical acclaim. Don’t miss your chance to see what this fresh and promising band have to offer.

Taking to the stage first in Sydney and Melbourne is former triple j unearthed winner Ali Barter. 2015 saw the release her brilliant indie pop/rock EP AB-EP featuring her much loved single ‘Hypercolour’. Having supported the likes of The War On Drugs, Phosphorescent and Husky, Ali is a brilliant opener for lucky ticket holders in Sydney and Melbourne.

Riding high on the success of 2015, The Rubens, alongside Mansionair, Slum Sociable and Ali Barter will undoubtedly bring their A-game to these massive Australian shows. Secure your tickets to what will surely be a passionate and electric live rock show.

New single ‘Hold Me Back’ is out now. Get it on iTunes for $1.19 for a limited time only here


Tour Dates

Friday 10 June – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane QLD (All Ages)
Saturday 11 June – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD (18+)
Friday 17 June – HQ, Adelaide SA (18+)
Saturday 18 June – Metro City, Perth WA (18+)
Friday 24 June – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW (All Ages)
Saturday 25 June – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne VIC (All Ages)

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