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Them Crooked Vultures Announce Tour Supports

Written by Daniel Clarke on January 15, 2010

The supergroup arrives in Australia next week, and in preparation organisers have announced the local support acts who will be lucky enough to share the stage with them across the country.

Punk rock band The Novocaines will help kick off the tour in their hometown of Perth. The Novocaines were ‘unearthed’ by, and later featured as a ‘next crop’ artist on Triple J radio. They have gained wide recognition for their ferocious on stage presence.

Both Melbourne shows will see Sailors and Swine bring their dark rock style to the stage. Said to harbour “blood soaked narratives and twanging guitars” (Time Out Brisbane), their performance will no doubt leave audiences enthralled.

Some call their sound grunge, others call it punk but Zeahorse are determined to break all moulds. The band is lined up to warm the Brisbane crowd with their spontaneous energy and bone rattling sound.

Formerly known as The Follow, The Art have finally returned home from their USA stint raring to go. The Sydney rockers have captivated audiences home and away with their high energy rock performances and at the Sydney show on January 26th, you’ll see just how much they have grown.

Crowds at the second Sydney show best stay alert, Melbourne rockers Fangs are taking the stage. Praised for their “highly animated and impassioned performance” style, their suave showmanship and anthemic tunes will knock you off your sensibilities and into the mosh pit in no time.

Kiwi band Cairo Knife Fight will open the show to audiences in Wellington and Auckland. Their unique sound is best described as a mix of rock, soul and beats as their songs grow, twist and turn against a solid rhythm section.

Anticipation for this tour has been building for months, from the stir generated by the ‘Follow What’s Heard’ campaign to the extra shows in Melbourne and Sydney to cope with popular demand. The addition of these bands cements this tour as too hot to miss in the New Year, or ever.

Tickets to the first Melbourne and Sydney shows sold out weeks ago and the rest will surely follow, get yours now.

Tuesday 19th January
Perth, Challenge Stadium
with The Novacaines
Tix: Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

Friday 22nd January
Melbourne, Festival Hall SOLD OUT
with Sailors and Swine

Saturday 23rd January
Melbourne, Festival Hall
with Sailors and Swine
Tix: Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

Monday 25th January
Brisbane, Riverstage
with Zeahorse
Tix: Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

Tuesday 26th January
Sydney, Hordern Pavilion SOLD OUT
with The Art

Wednesday 27th January
Sydney, Hordern Pavilion
with Fangs
Tix: Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

Friday 29th January
Wellington, TSB Arena
with Cairo Knife Fight
Tix: Ticketek www.ticketek.co.nz

Saturday 30th January
Auckland, Vector Arena
with Cairo Knife Fight
Tix: Ticketmaster 09 970 9700 or www.ticketmaster.co.nz

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