• Welcome to your Wednesday edition of The Purge. This morning we kick things off with ‘Don’t Tell Me’, the staggeringly beautiful single from 14 year old performer Ruel. When we featured it on the site back in mid-July, we said it “oozes class. It’s overflowing with soul. And seriously, it’s one of the songs of 2017.” Brilliantly, the track has also been serviced to Australian media this week. Hopefully we get plenty of love from major networks across the country as it deserves to be heard.
• Taylor Swift has broken out another track from her forthcoming album ‘Reputation’. ‘Ready For It?’ premiered across the weekend and as with its predecessor ‘Look What You Made Me Do’, it shot straight to the top of the iTunes chart. The track was also serviced to Australian media on Monday morning.
• Voting in the 2017 ARIA Awards will get underway from this Monday; a bank of panellists from across the country will make their views count in a range of categories, with the top five highest ranked in each being revealed as the nominees in the lead-up to this year’s ceremony. The 31st annual ARIA Awards is locked down for Tuesday November 28 and will be telecast on Channel 9.
• US outfit Future Islands will play shows across Australia later this year. They’ve confirmed appearances at the Fidelity Festival in Perth (December 02), Fairgrounds Festival in Berry (December 08) and the Meredith Music Festival (December 09), but have now also added headline shows at the Metro Theatre in Sydney (December 05), The Triffid in Brisbane (December 06) and the Croxton Hotel in Melbourne (December 11). Tickets for the latter three are on pre-sale for 24 hours from 9am tomorrow, with general public tickets on sale from 9am on Friday, September 08.
• Alison Wonderland’s upcoming ‘Wonderland Scarehouse Project’ just got a whole lot bigger, with the addition of the superstar clout of A$AP Ferg. Other names on the bill include Young Franco, Antony & Cleopatra and Haiku Hands. The Wonderland Scarehouse Projects are due to hit Brisbane on November 26, Melbourne on December 02 and Sydney on December 09. All the details HERE.
• And Tim Rogers will wrap a big 2017 with a series of live shows later in the year as part of the ‘De-Touring’ tour. Kicking off at the Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne’s inner north on November 10, Tim’s tour will also make stops in Oakleigh, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Hardy’s Bay, Port Macquarie, Old Bar, Fremantle and Adelaide. Tickets for all shows are on sale this Friday.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 06 : FOMO (Nationally)
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 06 : Let Them Eat Cake (Melbourne)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 07 : Ne-Yo (Darwin)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 07 : Robbie Williams (Nationally)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 08 : Future Islands (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 08 : Paul Kelly (Perth, Adelaide, Darwin)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 08 : Tim Rogers (Nationally)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 08 : Guy Sebastian (Nationally)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 08 : The Shins (Nationally)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 08 : Roger Waters (Nationally)
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11 : James Blunt (Nationally)
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11 : Jack Johnson (Nationally)
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11 : Ed Sheeran (Perth)
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 : Lionel Richie/Chic (Canberra)