• Acclaimed performer Geoffrey ‘Gurrumul’ Yunupingu’ will return with his new LP ‘The Gospel Album’ on July 31 and to celebrate its release, he’s confirmed a selection of tour dates across the country. Commencing at the Enmore Theatre (Sydney) on July 29, the tour will touch down in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra over the following weeks. Tickets for Melbourne and Adelaide are on sale now; tickets for Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra are on sale from this Friday.
• Sydney outfit Seekae has added a second headline show in Melbourne early next month. They’ll now play Howler in the Victorian capital on July 09 and 10 in the weeks leading up to their performance at Splendour In The Grass.
• Fellow Sydney-siders Gang Of Youths have confirmed a huge 24-date tour of the country. Taking I Know Leopard and Brisbane’s Zefereli along for the ride in the support role, they’ve locked down dates in all states except the Northern Territory, kicking off with a show at Transit Bar in Canberra on August 05.
• Well that was brief. After just one week at the top on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, Ms Taylor Swift has already lost her chart crown. She’s been replaced, of course, by Wiz Khalifa, who she herself replaced on last week’s chart. So Wiz is now reigning over all for the seventh non-consecutive week with ‘See You Again’. The rest of the top ten Stateside is virtually at a standstill. And could Omi be on his way to the top in the US? ‘Cheerleader’ has been No.1 here in Australia and, more recently, in the UK. This week, it’s up from No.27 to No.16 over in the States. The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’ is new at No.20.
• A$AP Rocky has premiered in the No.1 position on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. The Twenty One Pilots album drops from pole position to No.6. Boosie BadAzz’s ‘Touch Down 2 Cause Hell’ is new at No.3 and Hillsong United premieres at No.5.
• And as always we’ll be back from 6pm on the East Coast tonight with ‘Chart Watch’, our weekly ARIA top 100 chart roundup. You don’t want to miss it!
FRIDAY JUNE 12 : Gurrumul (Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra)
FRIDAY JUNE 12 : Ben Lee (Nationally)