In news that’s certain to have discerning dance music fans and old-skool party people alike jumping for joy, the UK’s legendary Leftfield have announced that they’ll be laying down LIVE shows in Sydney on March 17 and Melbourne March 18 respectively. News of these two ‘rare as hens teeth’ headline shows follows hot on heels of Leftfield’s confirmation that they’ll be rocking crowds around the nation on the massive forthcoming Future Music Festival 2011 tour.
From the press release:
For the last 20 years, Leftfield have been tirelessly helping to shape electronic music as we know it today. Widely regarded as one of the most influential acts in dance music history, their discography features anthems like Phat Planet, Open Up, Release The Pressure and Afrika Shox and two all-time classic albums – 1995’s Leftism which placed #34 in Q Magazine’s Top 100 British Albums Ever, and 1999’s Rhythm and Stealth which enjoyed number one status in charts all over the world.
After reforming in 2010, Leftfield are back with a vengeance and their hallmark blend of House, Dub, Progressive and blissful Electronica is laying claim to the dancefloors and iPods of an entirely new generation of international clubbers and electronic music lovers. Neil Barnes has confirmed who will be joining him in front of the legendary Sound System in 2011. Original vocalists Djum Djum, Earl 16, and Cheshire Cat, all of whom played key roles in one or both of Leftfield’s classic albums ‘Leftism’ and ‘Rhythm & Stealth’, will be joining Neil for the shows. Completing the live line up will be Adam Wren (keyboards), Jess Mills (Vocals), Kwes Sey (Keyboards) and Sebastian Beresford on drums. Paul Daley, Neil’s former partner in Leftfield, will not be taking part in the shows. Neil Barnes says “The opportunity to perform the songs to a whole new audience with the original vocalists is an opportunity that I simply couldn’t turn down. The goodwill surrounding the live show has overwhelmed me, the expectation is tremendous. I simply can’t wait to blow everybody away –literally.”
Joining Leftfield on support duties are two of Australia’s finest exports: New South Wales all-conquering LIVE act Infusion, and Victoria’s very own Progressive House kingpin, Kasey Taylor.
Leftfield Headline show dates:
Sydney, Thursday March 17th, The Enmore
Tickets on sale Thursday 17th February at 9.00am EAST through Ticketek.
http://www.ticketek.com.au or 13 28 49
Melbourne, Friday March 18th, The Palace
Tickets on sale Thursday 17th February at 9.00am EAST through Ticketmaster.
http://www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100
Leftfield also performs nationally on Future Music Festival 2011: http://www.futuremusicfestival.com.au
Tickets are $69 + plus credit card fees and postage. For the cheapest ticket option pay cash at your closest outlet.