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Confirmed: The Amity Affliction & A Day To Remember Will Join Forces For The ‘Big Ass Tour’

Written by Nastassia Baroni on August 18, 2015

After a tour poster leaked overnight, Australian hardcore mainstays The Amity Affliction and US heavyweights A Day To Remember have now confirmed they will be joining forces and heading out on a co-headline tour across the country this December.

Rumours of the tour sparked overnight, when an alleged poster for the so-titled Big Ass Tour was shared across social media, announcing Amity and ADTR’s five day jaunt across Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane, alongside US acts The Ghost Inside and Motionless In White.

A Day To Remember vocalist Jeremy McKinnon has today confirmed the poster’s validity, telling triple j the idea for the joint tour was born at ATDR’s Self-Help Festival in California this year, and adding that he “can’t wait” to visit to Australia for the first time since ADTR played Soundwave in 2014.

“Australia is our favourite place to play in the world so any excuse we can get to be there is great one,” he says. “Honestly I don’t think we’ve ever had a bad tour in Australia.”

“You can’t say no to A Day To Remember,” The Amity Affliction’s Joel Birch adds. “They’re a force to be reckoned with in their own right. I think it’s going to be a good fit.”

Birch also promised fans that Amity’s live show will be “stepping it up significantly”.

“This is probably going to be the first tour we’ve ever done where the production’s going to match the venue. As opposed to just being some confetti, it’ll actually be an event.”

See dates and ticketing details for the Big Ass Tour below.

UPDATE 1/10/15: The first Big Ass show at Brisbane’s Riverstage has sold out and so the bands have announced a second Brisbane date for the following night on Sunday, 20th December. See details below.

UPDATE 01/12/15: The Ghost Inside have cancelled all their current tour dates, including Australia’s Big Ass Tour, and have released a statement saying they wish to focus on their recovery following the fatal bus crash in Texas.

UPDATE 04/12/15: Canberra five-piece Hands Like Houses have been announced as the replacement for The Ghost Inside.

UPDATE: 17/12/15: Both Brisbane legs of the Big Ass Tour have merged into one huge ass show. Details here and updated details below.

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Big Ass Tour Dates
The Amity Affliction, A Day To Remember, Motionless In White & Hands Like Houses

General tickets go on sale Tuesday, 1st September.

Fan Club pre-sale: 2pm Friday, August 21st until 5pm, Sunday August 23rd.

Telstra pre-sale: 11am Tuesday, August 25th until 5pm Thursday August 27th.

My Live Nation pre-sale: 2pm Friday, August 28th until 5pm Sunday August 30th.

Ticket Agent pre-sale: 2pm Friday, August 28th until 5pm Sunday August 30th.

Head to bigasstour.com for more details.

Saturday, 12th December
QANTAS Credit Union Arena, Sydney
Tickets: Live Nation

Monday, 14th December
Perth Arena, Perth
Tickets: Live Nation

Wednesday, 16th December
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Tickets: Live Nation

Thursday, 17th December
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tickets: Live Nation

Saturday, 19th December – SOLD OUT
Brisbane Riverstage, Brisbane
Tickets: Live Nation

Sunday, 20th DecemberMERGED TO SATURDAY, 19TH DECEMBER
Riverstage, Brisbane
Tickets: Live Nation

Gallery: A Day To Remember – The Forum, Sydney 27/02/14 / Photos by Chantelle Bootlis

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