- Monday 22 August 2016
Joining them on this 13-day regional jaunt around the great southern land will be Hellions and Ocean Grove.
Released on Friday, August 12, The Amity Affliction’s fifth album This Could Be Heartbreak is currently sitting at #1 on the iTunes chart and has scored them the cover of Rolling Stone magazine this month as well as been hailed as their “personal-best album” by Kerrang!
This Could Be Heartbreak follows The Amity Affliction’s ARIA platinum-certified #1 album, Let The Ocean Take Me, which was an international breakout success for the group and was also the second consecutive time topping the ARIA album chart following 2012’s gold-certified Chasing Ghosts.
More recently, the band released Seems Like Forever the #1 ARIA gold-certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction’s history up through their epic Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour, which saw the band performing in front of capacity crowds around the globe, including sold-out shows at New York City’s Irving Plaza and London’s KOKO.
Furthermore, the band’s most recent single, Shine On came in at #25 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2016.
For more than a decade, The Amity Affliction has confronted the very darkest edges of man’s existence through their music and with Severed Ties, 2008’s full-length debut, and 2010’s ARIA gold-certified follow-up, Youngbloods, The Amity Affliction instantly established themselves as leading force in the heavy music world.
On the live front, The Amity Affliction have spent most of 2016 playing to seas of people on the European summer festival circuit, impressive colossal crowds at Hellfest, Download, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Slam Dunk and Graspop.
After wrapping up their sold out I Bring The Weather With Me tour along the East Coast, The Amity Affliction will head back to the Northern Hemisphere for more touring. They will then head to Perth to bring in the New Year headlining Redfest before hitting up regional centres of Australia.
Support act, Sydney’s Hellions have been riding a wave of critical acclaim since they dropped their third album Opera Oblivia, which debuted at #4 on the ARIA album chart, landed the coveted triple j feature album, scored flawless reviews and sold out their headline tour before doors even opened.
The grandeur on display in Opera Oblivia has been likened to that of British rock Legends Queen, solidifying their reputation as one of the most innovative, passionate and talented bands around.
Emerging from the depths of Melbourne, Ocean Grove, peddling their erratic live show up and down the highways of Australia while striving to develop a distinguishable sound like no other, a feat they fully realised with Lights On Kind Of Lover.
Their first single under the UNFD banner has notched up over 360,000 streams on Spotify and continues to climb.
Over the past 12 months, Ocean Grove have impressed audiences with their head-turning performances on UNIFY 2016 and the mammoth Equinox tour announcing Ocean Grove’s arrival on a national scale.
The great news is this is an “all ages” licenced event with ticket prices at just $58. For more information or to book tickets, please head to www.scvenuesandevents.com.au
The Lake Kawana Community Centre is located at 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. Parking is available at the venue.