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The Drones: Announce Australian Tour

Written by Toby Smith on February 17, 2009

The Drones pinned SOLD OUT signs to all of the shows on their Havilah album launch tour last year; it was the most ambitious tour of the band’s career to date, and the most successful. The summer months came and went with them playing to even bigger crowds at The Falls Festival, Big Day Out and Laneway festivals.

In December Havilah popped up at the beginning of every “top ten” list of releases for 2008 in media across the country, and last week the album earned The Drones their third AMP Award nomination. Their first nomination in 2005 saw them walk away with the prize for “Wait Long By The River & The Bodies Of Your Enemies Will Float By”.

The Drones will be joined on the road by Los Angeles experimental noise-punk outfit Qui, featuring ex- Scratch Acid and The Jesus Lizard vocalist David Yow. Qui have been building a cult following in the USA since they began in 2000, this will be their first trip to Australia.

Havilah is in store now through ATP Recordings and MGM Distribution.

http://www.thedrones.com.au

http://www.myspace.com/thedronesthedrones

Thurs 23rd April – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC

with Qui (USA) and Witch Hats http://www.cornerhotel.com 57 Swan St, RICHMOND Tickets $25 + bf from

Corner Hotel 9427 9198, http://www.cornerhotel.com & http://www.theatlasagency.com Doors open 8.30pm

Fri 24th April – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC

with Qui (USA) and Witch Hats http://www.cornerhotel.com 57 Swan St, RICHMOND Tickets $25 + bf from

Corner Hotel 9427 9198, http://www.cornerhotel.com & http://www.theatlasagency.com Doors open 8.30pm

Sat 25th April – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW

with Qui (USA) and Witch Hats http://www.metrotheatre.com.au 624 George St SYDNEY Tickets $25 + bf from

http://www.metrotheatre.com.au http://www.ticketek.com and http://www.theatlasagency.com Doors open 8pm

Sun 26th April – Fly By Night, Fremantle WA

with Qui (USA)

http://www.flybynight.org Parry St, FREMANTLE Tickets $25 + bf from http://www.theatlasagency.com Doors open 8pm

Wednesday 29th April – Hi Fi, Brisbane QLD

with Qui (USA) and Witch Hats FREE SHOW http://www.thehifi.com.au or http://www.thedrones.com.au

123 Boundary St, WEST END BRISBANE Tickets from http://www.thehifi.com.au Doors open 8pm

Thurs 30th April – ANU Bar, Acton ACT

with Qui (USA) and Witch Hats Sullivans Creek Rd, ACTON Tickets $25 + bf from Ticketek (02) 6219 6666

http://www.ticketek.com.au & http://www.theatlasagency.com Doors open 8pm

Fri 1st May – Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide SA

with Qui (USA) and Witch Hats http://www.thegov.com.au 59 Port Rd HINDMARSH Tickets $25 + bf

The Gov (08) 8340 0744, Venue Tix (08) 8225 8888, http://www.venuetix.com.au & http://www.theatlasagency.com Doors open 8pm

Sat 2nd May – Groovin The Moo, Townsville QLD

With De La Soul, The Living End, Hilltop Hoods, Okkervil River, The Grates, Muscles, The Nextmen + many

more to be announced All info go to http://www.groovinthemoo.com.au

Sun 3rd May – Ripe Festival, Noosa QLD

With Eskimo Joe, Faker, Bill N Eso, Blue King Brown + more

http://www.ripenoosa.com

Sat 9th May – Groovin The Moo, Maitland NSW

With De La Soul, The Living End, Hilltop Hoods, Okkervil River, The Grates, Muscles, The Nextmen + many

more to be announced All info go to http://www.groovinthemoo.com.au

Sat 16th May – Groovin The Moo, Bendigo VIC

With De La Soul, The Living End, Hilltop Hoods, Okkervil River, The Grates, Muscles, The Nextmen + many

more to be announced All info go to http://www.groovinthemoo.com.au

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