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Augie March Announce On The Quiet Tour

Written by Toby Smith on February 2, 2009

Over the course of this Long Hot Summer, Augie March have been gracing the main stages of several of the country’s largest and finest music festivals, to tens of thousands of excited music lovers, befitting their status as one of the country’s most popular and acclaimed bands. Loud, electric, ten-piece band and giant sing-a-longs taking place in the Australian Great Outdoors. In the South and West they will have played to another sea or two of people on massive outdoor stages supporting the legendary Leonard Cohen.

So it must be time for a 180-degree turn. Just when you think you have them pinned ……

Augie March announce their next step … AUGIE MARCH – ON THE QUIET will showcase the band in an intimate set up playing some very fine, very small venues, for a very fine, very small run of shows. Playing as a full band, but with a large dose of acoustic instruments. Sometimes no amplification at all, sometimes full blast electric amplification. But at all times, intimate, harmonious and close; treating each show as a lounge room romp playing a mix of all sorts of new and old material. On the quiet.

The band have also been invited by WWF to launch EARTH HOUR in Australia with a live performance on Saturday March 28 at Melbourne’s Federation Square to an anticipated audience of 10,000. The band will play “One Crowded Hour”, the official theme for WWF’s climate change campaign. That’s at 8.30pm, then from Fed Square they will be riding bikes or walking the 3 city blocks to The Toff in Town to take the stage for one of the On The Quiet shows.

To cap it off the band will present a brand new clip for “Lupus”, the next single from their critically acclaimed fourth studio LP, Watch Me Disappear (2008). Re-mixed by Chris Thompson at ABC Studios in Melbourne, “Lupus” is accompanied by a dark clip loosely based on Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, abstractly portraying an old man and his younger wolf alter ego. Produced & Directed by Lucy Dyson & Madeleine Griffith, and filmed at Bakehouse Studio, Richmond and various locations in inner-city Melbourne. Watch Me Disappear is heading steadily towards Gold status.

Friday 6 March – Moomba Waterfest, Melbourne VIC
http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au Alexandra Gardens, St Kilda Rd, MELBOURNE
Free Event Gates: 4pm, On-stage: 8pm

Thursday 19 March – Ruby’s Lounge, Belgrave VIC
http://www.rubyslounge.com.au 1648 Burwood Hwy, BELGRAVE
Tickets: $25 +bf pre-sales / $30 door from http://www.moshtix.com.au & 1300 GET TIX
Doors open: 8pm

Saturday 21 March – The Palais, Hepburn Springs VIC
Special guest: Luluc http://www.thepalais.com.au 111 Main Rd, HEPBURN SPRINGS
Tickets: $25 +bf pre-sales / $30 door from http://www.moshtix.com.au, 1300 GET TIX & from the venue (03) 5348 4849
Doors open: 8pm

Thursday 26 March – The Toff In Town, Melbourne VIC
Special guest: Luluc http://www.thetoffintown.com 2nd Floor, 252 Swanston St, MELBOURNE
Tickets: $30 +bf pre-sales / $35 door from http://www.moshtix.com.au & 1300 GET TIX
Doors open: 8pm

Saturday 28 March – The Toff In Town, Melbourne VIC
Special guest: Grand Salvo http://www.thetoffintown.com 2nd Floor, 252 Swanston St, MELBOURNE
Tickets: $30 +bf pre-sales / $35 door from http://www.moshtix.com.au & 1300 GET TIX
Doors open: 7pm

Saturday 28 March – Earth Hour Concert, Melbourne VIC
http://www.earthhour.org Federation Square, MELBOURNE Free Event – Augie March to open Earth Hour with “One Crowded Hour” On-stage 8.30pm

Thursday 2 April – The Basement, Sydney NSW
Special guest: Sarah Kelly (Redsunband) http://www.thebasement.com.au 29 Reiby Pl, SYDNEY
Tickets: $30 +bf pre-sales / $35 door from the venue (02) 9251 2797 – dinner & show or standing tickets, http://www.moshtix.com.au & 1300 GET TIX, http://www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849 – standing only tickets
Doors open: 7.30pm

Friday 3 April – The Basement, Sydney NSW
Special guest: Ned Collette http://www.thebasement.com.au 29 Reiby Pl, SYDNEY
Tickets: $30 +bf pre-sales / $35 door from the venue (02) 9251 2797 – dinner & show or standing tickets, http://www.moshtix.com.au & 1300 GET TIX, http://www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849 – standing only tickets
Doors open: 7.30pm

Saturday 4 April – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Special guest: Andrew Morris http://www.yourcambridge.com 789-791 Hunter St, NEWCASTLE WEST
Tickets: $25 +bf pre-sales / $30 door from the venue (02) 4962 2459, http://www.bigtix.com.au, Rock Shop: (02) 4929 1856, Billy Hyde’s City Music: (02) 4965 4222 Doors open: 7.30pm

Saturday 11 April – Bendigo Easter Festival, Bendigo VIC
http://www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au Tom Flood Arena, BENDIGO
Tickets: $55 from The Capital (Bendigo): 03 5434 6100 & http://www.thecapital.com.au; Oztix: 1300 762 545 & http://www.oztix.com.au; Burkes Music (Castlemaine); New Generation (Ballarat, Bendigo); The Regent (Ballarat), Billy Hyde’s Little Music Shop (Shepparton)
Gates: 2pm

Monday 13 April – Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay NSW
http://www.bluesfest.com.au Belongil Fields, BYRON BAY Tickets: http://www.bluesfest.com.au

Saturday 18 April – West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots, Fremantle WA
http://www.sunsetevents.com.au Esplanade Reserve, FREMANTLE Tickets: $119 +bf from various outlets
Gates: 10.30am

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