• Welcome to your midweek edition of The Purge and welcome to ‘Bloom’, the new single from Aussie pop star Troye Sivan. The singer teased the new track on his socials yesterday (HERE), with further information about it no doubt forthcoming when it drops at 2pm AEST this afternoon. Sounds good from the snippet in the clip.
• Aussie singer/actor Guy Pearce has confirmed the release of his sophomore album ‘The Nomad’. The new release follows on from 2014’s ‘Broken Bones’ and, according to the performer himself, is a deeply personal record. “I had a rather tumultuous year back in 2015. It began, sadly with my marriage coming to an end,” Guy reveals. “After going on the road to tour ‘Broken Bones’, I then started work on some new material, which is essentially what’s formed this new record. It is very personal and does delve into the melancholy at times but it also allows for that beautiful ‘silver lining’ that keeps us going in life.” He’ll launch the LP (out July 06) with a one-off show at the Arts Centre in Melbourne on Sunday July 08. Tickets are on sale now.
• British outfit Suede will release their eighth studio album ‘The Blue Hour’ in September. According to their label, the new long player is set to “explore new ground sonically and features a choir and spoken word”. The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra also features on the new 14 tracker, which is due out on Friday September 21.
• Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne will return to Australia later this year as part of his ‘Italianissimo’ world tour. Though he’s currently here on a promotional visit for his latest long player, after which the tour is named, he’ll be back in late October for live shows in each of our five main capital cities. He’ll play the QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane on October 24, Perth’s Riverside Theatre on October 26, the AEC Theatre in Adelaide on October 28, the Darling Harbour Theatre in Sydney on October 30 and Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on November 01. Tickets are on sale from midday local time on Tuesday May 08.
• British performer Ben Howard has confirmed two headline sideshows while he’s in the country for Splendour In The Grass at the end of July. He’s set to hit the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday July 24 before heading to Melbourne for a gig at the Palais Theatre on July 26. Pre-sale tickets go live from midday tomorrow ahead of general sales, which are live from 9am local time on Friday.
• Hiatus Kaiyote will play a one off show in Sydney as part of the city’s upcoming Vivid Live festival. They’re set to play tracks from throughout their discography at the gig, which will hit the City Recital Hall on Saturday May 26. Tickets are on sale at 10am today.
• And with his shows in Sydney and Melbourne selling out within an hour on Monday, organisers added second and final concerts in both cities to the upcoming Kendrick Lamar Australian tour. Kendrick is now playing Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on July 13 and 14 and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on July 24 and 25. Tickets for the second dates went on sale on Monday.
WEDNESDAY MAY 02 : Hiatus Kaiyote (Sydney)
WEDNESDAY MAY 02 : Pendulum (Nationally)
THURSDAY MAY 03 : Queens Of The Stone Age (Nationally)
FRIDAY MAY 04 : Def Leppard (Nationally)
FRIDAY MAY 04 : Ben Howard (Sydney, Melbourne)
TUESDAY MAY 08 : Patrizio Buanne (Nationally)