Hilltop Hoods Announce New ‘Restrung’ Album, National Tour Dates

Aussie rap stalwarts Hilltop Hoods have unleashed the motherload this morning, unveiling a fresh new track, news of a forthcoming “Restrung” release and dropping a stack of 2016 tour dates, ensuring that the new year is going to be all about the Hoods.

The hip-hop heroes have announced a special new orchestral album, Drinking From the Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung, which will be a spiritual sequel of sorts to their 2007 release The Hard Road: Restrung, and which they’ll be bringing on the road for a national tour next April.

The 19-track album will be unveiled on February 19th and will feature reworked tracks from the Hoods’ two albums Walking Under Stars and Drinking From the Sun, recorded with the 32-piece Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the 20 piece Adelaide Chamber Singers Choir.

“It’s six songs from our last two albums…and we’ve gone and hit up an orchestra again,” Pressure and Suffa told triple j. “And we’ve recorded about seven new songs.”

Not only that, the boys also premiered fresh new track Higher, featuring vocals by James Chatburn who the Hoods discovered through their APRA initiative earlier this year. The song will be tomorrow,Friday December 4th, and you can check out details here.

To celebrate all this news, Hilltop Hoods will be hitting the road next year alongside Australia’s best orchestras and choirs, playing capital city arenas in their only headline shows of 2016.

The Restrung Tour will kick off in Sydney on Saturday 2nd April, before moving on to Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. They’ll be joined by special guest s London-born, rural Ireland- raised Maverick Sabre, who has already collaborated with the Hoods on Won’t Let You Down and Live and Let Go. Also joining them will be New Zealand born conductor Hamish McKeich.

Check out all the details below, alongside a behind-the-scenes video of the recording of Drinking From the Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung.

Watch: Hilltop Hoods – Re-Strung Trailer

Hilltop Hoods ‘The Restrung Tour’ Dates

Fan pre-sale starts today, Friday 4th December from 2pm.

General tickets on sale Tuesday 8th December, 9am local time.

Saturday, 2nd April

Allphones Arena, Sydney (All Ages)

With Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Chamber Choir & Maverick Sabre

Tickets: Hilltop Hoods

Friday, 8th April

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (All Ages)

With Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Show Choir & Maverick Sabre

Tickets: Hilltop Hoods

Saturday, 16th April

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide (All Ages)

With Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Chamber Singers & Maverick Sabre

Tickets: Hilltop Hoods

Saturday, 23rd April

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (All Ages)

With Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Polyphonic Voices & Maverick Sabre

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Saturday, 30th April

Perth Arena, Perth (All Ages)

With West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Giovanni Consort & Maverick Sabre

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