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The Art Announces Australian Tour 2010

Written by John Ritchie on July 5, 2010

The Art have announced an Australian tour starting in July. Formerly known as the Follow, They changed their name when they relocated to the US in 2008.

From the press release:

Since returning from the US late last year, The Art (formerly The Follow) has supported Marilyn Manson and Them Crooked Vultures, gained a spot in this year’s Big Day Out and were even handpicked by Kim Deal and Frank Black to tour with The Pixies for their Australia and NZ tour.

The Art is now set to jump on board to support 30 Seconds To Mars and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (both selected shows only) as well as embarking on a nationwide headlining tour.

The group started as Sydney-based band The Follow, and received underground success with their debut album, Empty Orchestra, and tours with Sonic Youth and Nine Inch Nails.

Their name change came about upon relocation to the US in 2008. As lead singer Azaria puts it, “It was psychologically a good thing to change the name, to move on from the old songs”. Their EP Hope You’re Happy, produced by Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nice Cave, INXS) received critical media recognition.

Predominantly based in Los Angeles, The Art has taken the US by storm, travelling all across the nation playing sell-out shows in The Troubadour, The Viper Room and Spaceland and showcase gigs at the SXSW Festival (with Amanda Palmer, The Drones, The Grates).

Their success caught the eye of Richard Bishop, who signed The Art onto 3AM (Three Artist Management), and now co-manages the band with LA booker and former Guns N’ Roses manager Vicky Hamilton.

The Art has recorded their first album Here Comes The War, with Frenchie Smith (Jet, Trail of Dead, Dandy Warhols). The lead single ‘I Wanna Know’ has been receiving spot rotation on Triple J and community radios nationwide, and the album will be released later in the year.

AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2010


Friday 9 July –Bizzo’s, Carringbah 18+

$10

Thursday 15 July – The Harpe, Wollongong

ALL AGES SHOW
$10

Friday 16 July – Fisho’s – Manly 18+

$10

Saturday 17 July – Space, SFX – Sydney 18+

$12

Thursday 22 July – Shark Bar – Gold Coast 18+
$10

Friday 23 July – Auto Pilot Stage Door, 388 – Brisbane

ALL AGES SHOW
$10

Saturday 24 July – Challenge Stadium – Perth

SUPPORTING 30 Seconds To Mars
ALL AGES SHOW
$68.70 +bf
Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.com.au

Tuesday 27 July – Fowlers – Adelaide

SUPPORTING Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
ALL AGES SHOW
$56.10 +bf
Tickets are available from www.moshtix.com.au

Wednesday 28 July – Festival Hall – Melbourne
SUPPORTING 30 Seconds To Mars
ALL AGES SHOW
$64.75 +bf
Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.com.au

Friday 30 July – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney

SUPPORTING 30 Seconds To Mars
$67.05 +bf
Tickets are available from www.ticketek.com.au


Saturday 31 July – The Rocket Room – Perth

$10

Sunday 1 August – Newport Hotel – Fremantle

$10

Tuesday 3 August – Metro – Fremantle
SUPPORTING Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
18+
$61.80 +bf
Tickets are available from www.ticketek.com.au

Saturday 14 August – Ding Dong Lounge – Melbourne
$10

Thursday 19 August – Crown And Anchor – Adelaide
$10

Tickets for The Art headlining shows are available on
www.followtheart.com and www.gobookem.com

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