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Gang Of Youths Announce New Album ‘Angel In Realtime.’ And National Tour

Gang of Youths have announced their new album angel in realtime, which is due to land on Friday, 25th February 2022. To support the record, the band will be coming home for their biggest national tour yet. They’ve been posted up in the UK for a while now, so their return home is set to be a celebratory affair.

“The album is about the life and legacy of Dave’s father, indigenous identity, death, grief and God. And also the Angel, Islington,” according to the band.

To coincide with the announcement, the band have released a new single, titled ‘tend the garden’, which is one of the more personal tracks from frontman Dave Le’aupepe.

“My dad was a gifted and passionate gardener,” he began. “It’s where he funnelled a lot of his energy and sensitivity, and despite our humble economic status, we were always surrounded by beauty.

“The journey he made from Samoa to NZ to Australia was a difficult and inspiring one, but also fraught with mistakes, regret and terrible choices.

“I like to think he was building something beautiful, and pondering what life had given him in spite of his mistakes and concealment. We never knew his story until after he died, so this is the most poetic interpretation of his affinity for gardening that I could think of.”

The band’s national arena tour is set to kick off on Saturday, 30th July at the RAC Arena in Perth, before heading on to Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Wednesday, 3rd August. The tour will then head to Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday, 6th August, and then to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Friday, 12th August.

There are also going to be shows in Hobart on Sunday, 14th August and Brisbane on Saturday, 20th August, but more details are yet to be announced.

The Telstra Plus pre-sale will begin on Tuesday, 16th November at 3PM local time. General tickets will go on sale on Friday, 19th August at 9AM local time. Check out the full details – and listen to ‘tend the garden’ – below.

Gang of Youths angel in realtime. Australia Tour 2022

Saturday, 30th July

RAC Arena, Perth

Wednesday, 3rd July

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Saturday, 6th August

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

Friday, 12th August

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Sunday, 14th August

Hobart (TBA)

Saturday, 20th August

Brisbane (TBA)

angel in realtime. tracklist

1. you in everything

2. in the wake of your leave

3. the angel of 8th ave.

4. returner

5. unison

6. tend the garden

7. the kingdom is within you

8. spirit boy

9. brothers

10. forbearance

11. the man himself

12. hand of god

13. goal of the century

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