THIS SHOW IS STRICTLY 18+
Presented by Handsome Tours
The tour comes hot on the heels of the band's acclaimed third album, 'Near To The Wild Heart Of Life' - released January on Pod/Inertia. The run of dates marks Japandroids' first visit to Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth in four years, following a sold out tour in 2013. Japandroids made a brief stop in Australia last December for triumphant sets at Meredith Music Festival and Fairgrounds, as well as intimate fan shows in Sydney and Melbourne which sold out in under 3 hours!
Japandroids are a two-piece band from Vancouver, BC, which began in 2006 and consists of Brian King and David Prowse. Japandroids are one guitar, one set of drums, and two vocalizers. Japandroids are maximal in their delivery; a two-piece band sounding like a five- piece band. With the release of their second album, 'Celebration Rock' in 2012 the band embarked on what seemed like an endless world tour, performing over 200 shows in over 40 countries, and played their final show in support of Celebration Rock in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2013.
They would not perform live again for three years. Their third album, 'Near To The Wild Heart Of Life', was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. The title comes from a passage in the novel "A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man" by James Joyce: ͞He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life.͟Like their prior albums Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album is 8 songs.
If 'Celebration Rock' was the culmination of something, then 'Near To The Wild Heart Of Life' can be considered the beginning of something else. Don't miss Japandroids’ highly-ancitipated return to Australian shores in July 2017.