Genre defying US band Akron/Family will be returning to Australia this September/October on their Cosmic Birth Tour, with tracks from their latest and highly acclaimed album S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT in tow. Amalgamating soaring harmonies, pastoral chants, rolling percussion and driving guitars set against an expansive aural backdrop, Akron/Family are a veritable polyphonic tour de force.
Akron/Family last toured Australia in 2009 and their unforgettable performances galvanised the band’s reputation for primal and intense live shows.
Embracing creative Nirvana, Akron/Family’s album S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT (out now through Spunk) was written in a cabin built into the side of an active volcano in Akan National Park, Hokkaido, Japan and was then recorded in an abandoned train station in Detroit with Chris Koltay (Liars, Women, Deerhunter, Holy Fuck, No Age).
Akron/Family 2011 Australian Tour Dates
BRISBANE – Friday 30 September
SURREALISM UP LATE – Gallery of Modern Art
(Tickets for this show on sale Monday 11 July)
Tickets available via: www.qtix.com.au or 136 246
SYDNEY – Saturday 1 October
Tickets available via www.handsometours.com,
www.annandalehotel.com or 02 9550 1078
MELBOURNE – Sunday 2 October
The Corner Hotel
Tickets available via: www.handsometours.com
FREMANTLE – Tuesday 4 October
with Apricot Rail and Mental Powers
Tickets available via www.heatseeker.com.au
Tickets for Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle will go on sale Monday 18 July, while tickets for Brisbane will be available from Monday 11 July.
*Tickets on sale Monday 18 July*