To borrow a saying from a very popular TV show, “WINTER IS COMING!”. Melbourne bred progressive alternative rock juggernaut Circles are today announcing their ‘Winter’ Tour across Australian landscapes, and to the shores of New Zealand throughout July & August 2019, with a new music video for their single ‘Winter’ (off latest album The Last One) forthcoming as well. In addition, they are taking fellow Wild Thing powerhouses City Of Souls and Ebonivory along for the ride. With each band’s recent performances at PROGFEST 2019 completely breathtaking, and with Circles‘ live show one of the most powerful and mind blowing going around, this is a tour you definitely do not want to miss!
The tour lands in New Zealand first, where Auckland’s post-alternative rock kings City Of Souls will headline shows in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch, then returns to Australia for Circles‘ headline shows in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Belgrave, and Ballarat. Tickets are on sale now at wildthingpresents.com.
2018 was a watershed year for CIRCLES, releasing their masterpiece album The Last One through Wild Thing Records in Australia/New Zealand and Season Of Mist internationally. Louder said that The Last One was “…very much in a similar fashion to countrymen Karnivool, Circles have crafted a modern progressive tapestry with plenty of wider appeal thanks to songwriting nous coupled with their apparent technicality.” They then joined TesseracT on their Australian Tour in September as special guests. Soon after, Circles jetted off on their momentous return to Europe, touring across the continent with fellow Australian progressive rock trailblazers Caligula’s Horse between October-November, while also appearing at prominent festivals ProgPower Europe and Euroblast. Upon their return to Australia, they dazzled audiences on tour with Dead Letter Circus in December, before mesmerising PROGFEST in January 2019, with memorable performances as the festival’s Australian headliner playing to full houses every night.
City Of Souls, New Zealand’s six-piece premier alternative-progressive outfit, have just signed internationally to Australian record label Wild Thing Records, as well as UK/EU bookings to Artery Global. They recently released their very first taste of new music – with their new single ‘Wolf’, and its stellar accompanying music video. Amed with lush soundscapes that are deep on emotion, but filled to the brim with hooks, City Of Souls are truly captivating. A true NZ supergroup with members of multi platinum selling NZ acts, and following sharing the stage with Bring Me to The Horizon, Stone Sour, Limp Bizkit and PROGFEST 2019, the time is now to discover this incredible act.
Hailing from Ballarat in rural Victoria, Australia, Ebonivory creates an engaging mosaic of raw emotion, complex rhythmic devices, and prismatic melody. The world-class 5-piece ensemble employs a unique distillation of alternative rock, progressive metal, post-hardcore and modern punk, delivering a breathtaking performance that unifies musicians, melomaniacs, and casual listeners alike. Recently, they announced singing to Wild Things Presents for Management.
Tickets are on sale now for Circles ‘The ‘Winter’ Tour, supported by City Of Souls and Ebonivory at wildthingpresents.com.
The Last One, an album of tremendous power and lyrical inventiveness, delivers on the promise made on their Basick Records debut album Infinitas (2013). With guitarist Ben Rechter assuming the role of lead vocalist and fellow band members Ted Furuhashi (guitar/backing vocals), David Hunter (drums), and Drew Patton (bass guitar/screamed vocals) providing a maelstrom of musical brutality, Circles have written and recorded a simply phenomenal album. The band’s uniquely designed off-kilter stadium-like riffs and dynamic grooves, exemplified in the track Dream Sequence, beautifully contrast with breathtaking soaring vocals and catchy hooks apparent in highlight song Tether, with new front-man Ben Rechter’s lush melodic singing styling instantly becoming a signature of Circles’ ever expanding sound.
Formed in 2010 by Ted Furuhashi, David Hunter and Drew Patton, Circles have constantly been at the forefront of progressive heavy music, with their musical foundations becoming a strong component of the worldwide djent movement. Their previous releases, 2011’s EP The Compass (Basick Records) and 2013’s Infinitas, garnered unanimously positive reaction from fans and critics across the globe. Circles’ past European jaunts have included supporting heavy music luminaries such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Monuments, and After The Burial. In Australia, they’ve toured nationally as direct support to eminent rock and metal acts such as Periphery, Fear Factory, Twelve Foot Ninja, and Ne Obliviscaris, while also performing at the nation’s premier progressive music festival PROGFEST on three occasions.
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The ‘Winter’ Tour
Australia & New Zealand 2019
With Special Guests: City Of Souls & Ebonivory
Thursday July 4 – Valhalla, Wellington*^
Friday July 5 – Galatos, Auckland*^
Saturday July 6 – Club Tavern, Christchurch*^
Thursday July 11 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday July 12 – Jive, Adelaide
Saturday July 13 – Max Watt’s, Melbourne
Friday July 19 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Saturday July 20 – Badlands, Perth^
Friday July 26 – The Basement, Canberra**
Friday August 2 – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave**
Saturday August 3 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat**
*City Of Souls Headline **City Of Souls Not Appearing ^Ebonivory Not Appearing
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