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Soundwave 2015 Sidewaves Details

Written by Greg Moskovitch on August 25, 2014

Not even a week has passed since the massive two-day Soundwave 2015 lineup was announced and punters are already pestering AJ Maddah about those all-important Sidewaves. Already we know that Slipknot, Faith No More, and “a few others” will be exclusive to Soundwave 2015.

According to Maddah, 2015 Sidewaves will most likely fall between the two weekends of the festival, though “one or two” may happen before or after. With five days between festival weekends instead of four, there will be more room for Sidewaves, however, there will be “less Sidewaves per city.”

Asked about the possibility of Perth receiving Sidewaves in lieu of a proper leg of the festival, the promoter said simply, “No.” Regarding the possibility of rural areas receiving Sidewaves, he said, “Most bands love Aus and would play Wagga if given the chance. Generally not feasible though.”

Meanwhile, Maddah has confirmed that Melbourne Sidewaves will indeed be affected by the closure of The Palace earlier this year. In addition to sending shockwaves through the city’s treasured live scene, Maddah said its closure will affect Sidewaves “big time,” as well as headline tours.

However, things are looking pretty good for Adelaide. In past years, the SA capital often missed out on Sidewaves in favour of the East Coast. However, Maddah has said it is now “logistically possible” to bring sideshows to the city, depending on “how well the festival sells in Adelaide.”

Asked if the format for Sidewaves will most likely see bands scheduled to play the second day of the Adelaide leg and the first day of the Brisbane leg — i.e. the respective end and beginning of the two weekends — performing Sidewaves in those cities, Maddah replied, “Yeah. That’s most likely.”

To make sure you stay up to date with all of the action surrounding 2015 Sidewaves, Music Feeds has decided to put all the latest news in one handy spot. This page will be subject to constant updates to make sure you don’t miss out on one-on-one time with your favourite Soundwave bands.

Stay tuned to our special Sidewaves 2015 Feed to get updates as soon as they’re announced!

Soundgarden Sidewaves

Soundgarden have announced they will play two Sidewave shows in Sydney and Melbourne whilst visiting for Soundwave. The Seattle rockers will play their first Sidewave at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Tuesday 24th February and will then move on to the Big Top at Sydney’s Luna Park on Thursday, 26th February 2015. See all the tour dates below.

Tuesday 24th February 2015
Festival Hall, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Thursday, 26th February 2015
Big Top Luna Park, Sydney
Tickets: Oztix / eventopia / Big Top Sydney

Smashing Pumpkins Sidewaves

Good news for Smashing Pumpkins fans, the late-round addition to the Soundwave 2015 lineup will be playing two Sidewaves this year, as a special treat for Melbourne and Sydney audiences. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 21st January at 9am local time. Details below.

Monday 23rd February 2015
Festival Hall, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Wednesday, 25th February 2015
Hordern Pavillion, Sydney (All ages)
Tickets: Ticketek

Slash Sidewaves

Guns N Roses riff-maker turned frontman Slash and glam metal act Steel Panther will be playing joint Sidewave shows in Sydney and Melbourne this February. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, 21st January from 9am local time.

Tuesday, 24th February 2015
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek

Thursday 26th February 2015
Festival Hall, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Marilyn Manson, Apocalyptica, Deathstars Sidewaves

Marilyn Manson will play two extra shows in addition to his Soundwave 2015 sets, announcing today Sidewaves for Sydney and Brisbane this February alongside Finish cello-playing titans Apocalyptica and Swedish industrial rocker Deathstars. Tickets go on sale Tuesday 27th January at 9am.

Wednesday, 25th February
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)
Tickets: Ticketek

Friday, 27th February
The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Fall Out Boy, Twin Atlantic, Emily’s Army Sidewaves

Fall Out Boy and Glasgow alt rockers Twin Atlantic will play two Sidewaves in Sydney and Brisbane this February with special guests Emily’s Army, who are now known as Swimmers. Tickets go on sale Monday 2nd February at 9am local time.

Tuesday, 24th February
UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney (Licensed, All Ages)
Tickets: Ticketek

Wednesday, 25th February
The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Incubus, Antemasque, Le Butcherettes Sidewaves

Joint Incubus, Antemasque and Le Butcherettes Sidewaves have been announced. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 21st January from 9am local time. See tour dates and ticketing information below.

Wednesday 25th February 2015
Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Friday, 27th February 2015
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Tickets: Ticketek

Of Mice & Men, Atreyu, The Devil Wears Prada Sidewaves

Of Mice & Men, California’s Atreyu and Ohio’s The Devil Wears Prada are the latest bands to join the tsunami of Soundwave Festival Sidewaves crashing down upon us, with two headlining sideshows announced for Melbourne and Sydney. Tickets go on sale Thursday 5 February, 9am local time.

Monday, 23rd February
Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Corner Hotel / Oztix

Wednesday, 25th February
Factory Theatre, Sydney (A/A)
Tickets: Factory Theatre / Ticketek

Dragonforce, Judas Priest Sidewaves

It’s official — after earlier teasing a Judas Priest/Dragonforce combo Sidewave, Maddah has come good on his promise. Soundwave have announced shows in Sydney, on 24th February, and Brisbane, on 26th February. Details below.

Tuesday, 24th February 2015
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek

Thursday, 26th February 2015
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Tickets: Oztix, Eventopia

Millencolin, The Vandals, The Interrupters Sidewaves

Punk legends Millencolin, The Vandals and The Interrupters will join forces and take to the stage for two Sidewaves in addition to their Soundwave 2015 sets, playing shows in Melbourne and Brisbane this February. Tickets go on sale Thursday, 29th January at 9am local time.

Monday, 23rd February 2015
The Hi Fi, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: The Hi Fi

Friday, 27th February 2015
The Hi Fi, Brisbane (18+)
Tickets: The Hi Fi

All Time Low, Fireworks Sidewaves

All Time Low have announced two Sidewaves in addition to their Soundwave 2015 sets, and will be playing alongside fellow pop punk act Fireworks for Sydney and Melbourne audiences this February, including one all ages show. Tickets go on sale Monday 2nd February at 9am local time.

Wednesday 25th February
The Hi Fi, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: The Hi-Fi

Thursday, 26th February
The Factory, Sydney (All Ages)
Tickets: Ticketek / Factory Theatre

Lamb Of God, Killer Be Killed Sidewaves

Virginian natives Lamb Of God and Soundwave’s resident supergroup Killer Be Killed and special some soon to be announced special guests will play Sidewaves in Sydney and Melbourne this February in addition to their sets at Soundwave 2015. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, 24th January from 9:00am local time.

Tuesday, 24th February
170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: 170 Russell

Thursday, 26th February
Metro Theatre, Sydney (Licenced All Ages)
Tickets: Ticketek

Ministry, Godflesh Sidewaves

Chicago industrial metal outfit Ministry and England’s Godflesh are the latest to join the Sidewave party today announcing two headlining sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney. Tickets go on sale Friday 6th February at 9am local time.

Tuesday, 24th February 2015
The Corner, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Corner Hotel / Oztix

Friday, 27th February 2015
The Metro, Sydney (A/A)
Tickets: Ticketek

Falling In Reverse, Escape The Fate ‘Bury The Hatchet’ Sidewaves With The Color Morale

Las Vegas outfits Falling In Reverse and Escape The Fate will be joining forces to bring two Bury The Hatchet Sidewaves to Melbourne and Sydney this February, along with with special guests The Color Morale. Tickets go on sale Monday 2nd February at 9am local time.

Wednesday, 25th February
170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Oztix | 170 Russell

Friday, 27th February
The Hi-Fi, Sydney (All Ages)
Tickets: The Hi-Fi

Godsmack, Papa Roach, Nonpoint Sidewaves

Godsmack and Papa Roach have announced two extra sideshows while they’re in town for Soundwave 2015, and will be playing Sidewaves for Melbourne and Brisbane audiences this February alongside special guests Nonpoint. Tickets go on sale Thursday 29th January at 9am local time.

Tuesday, 24th February
The Forum, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Thursday, 26th February
The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)
Tickets: Ticketmaster

New Found Glory, Bayside, The Wonder Years Sidewaves

New Found Glory, Bayside and The Wonder Years will play joint sideshows in addition to their Soundwave Festival sets, announcing today two sidewaves, one each for Melbourne and Sydney this February. Tickets go on sale Friday 30th January at 9am local time.

Tuesday, 24th February
The Hi-fi, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Hi-Fi

Friday, 27th February
The Factory, Sydney (Lic A/a)
Tickets: Ticketek / Factory Theatre

Fear Factory, Exodus And Terror Universal Sidewaves

The unholy trinity of Fear Factory, Exodus and Terror Universal will join forces for two monster Soundwave 2015 sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne this February. Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 5th, from 9am AEDT.

Monday, 23rd February
170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: 170 Russell

Wednesday, 25th February
Metro Theatre, Sydney (Licensed, All Ages)
Tickets: Ticketek

The Aquabats! Sidewave

The Aquabats! were named as part of the Sidewaves “extravaganza” set to hit Melbourne venues this February. They’ll be supported by local act Foxtrot. Tickets go on sale Thursday, 12th February, 9am AEDT.

Friday, 27th February
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Tickets: Ding Dong Lounge

Animals As Leaders Sidewave

Animals As Leaders were named as part of the Sidewaves “extravaganza” set to hit Melbourne venues this February. Tickets go on sale Thursday, 12th February, 9am AEDT.

Tuesday, 24th February
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Tickets: Ding Dong Lounge

Fucked Up Sidewave

Fucked Up were named as part of the Sidewaves “extravaganza” set to hit Melbourne venues this February. They’ll be supported by local act Cuntz. Tickets go on sale Thursday, 12th February, 9am AEDT.

Monday, 23rd February
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Tickets: Ding Dong Lounge

Butcher Babies Sidewave

Butcher Babies were named as part of the Sidewaves “extravaganza” set to hit Melbourne venues this February. They’ll be supported by locals acts HEAVEN THE AXE and Kashmere Club. Tickets go on sale Thursday, 12th February, 9am AEDT.

Wednesday, 25th February
Cherry Bar, Melbourne
Tickets: Cherry Bar

The Swellers Sidewave

The Swellers were named as part of the Sidewaves “extravaganza” set to hit Melbourne venues this February. They’ll be supported by local act My Echo. Tickets go on sale Thursday, 12th February, 9am AEDT.

Wednesday, 25th February
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Tickets: Ding Dong Lounge

This Wild Life Sidewave

This Wild Life were named as part of the Sidewaves “extravaganza” set to hit Melbourne venues this February. They’ll be supported by local act Chasing Ghosts. Tickets go on sale Thursday, 12th February, 9am AEDT.

Thursday, 26th February
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Tickets: Ding Dong Lounge

The Treatment Sidewave

The Treatment were named as part of the Sidewaves “extravaganza” set to hit Melbourne venues this February. They will be supported by local acts Massive and Black Aces. Tickets go on sale Thursday, 12th February, 9am AEDT.

Monday, 23rd February
Cherry Bar, Melbourne
Tickets: Cherry Bar

Slipknot / Faith No More

When asked if any of the 2015 headliners are exclusive to the festival, Maddah confirmed that Slipknot, Faith No More, and “a few others” will be exclusive to Soundwave 2015 and will not play any sideshows.

However, Maddah says there will “probably” be a Slipknot meet and greet in place of a Sidewave.

UPDATE 06/01/15: Maddah has confirmed that Slipknot and FNM are “definitely not doing any sideshows”.

Tonight Alive

It looks like Fall Out Boy and Tonight Alive will be doing sideshows together. In a since deleted tweet, Maddah said those shows will be in Sydney and Brisbane.

UPDATE 30/01/15: Fall Out Boy’s Sidewaves have been announced and they are with Twin Atlantic not Tonight Alive.

UPDATE 12/02/15: Sad news, Maddah says a Tonight Alive Sidewave is “looking unlikely”.

Gerard Way

Good chance.”

Speaking recently to Music Feeds Podcast, Way said, “I know that we’re looking into all options, like headlining sideshows or opening up for a sideshows. There’s options there, but definitely gonna be up to something. It’s definitely not just gonna be the Soundwave shows.” According to the singer, “The plan is to play a bunch.”

Maddah also recently confirmed to a fan on Twitter that Way will have a sidewave show. “There will be 1 for sure. Not sure where yet,” wrote the promoter.

UPDATE 06/01/15: Maddah has added that Way will likely play a Melbourne Sidewave at either the Hi-Fi or the Prince of Wales Hotel.

UPDATE 17/02/15: It’s looking likely that Way will be the support act at Smashing Pumpkins‘ upcoming Sidewaves in Melbourne and Sydney, according to AJ Maddah.

Mayhem

Maddah says there’s a chance of a Mayhem sideshow in Melbourne.

Crown The Empire

Asked if there’s a chance for a CTE sideshows, Maddah said, “probably.”

Icon For Hire

Will “probably” happen. Maddah’s “thinking Brisbane“.

UPDATE 12/02/15: Maddah says a Sydney Sidewave is “definitely” possible and he’s working on it now.

Coldrain

Maddah has told one of his loyal followers that he’ll ensure First Wave band Coldrain or Dayshell perform a headline show in Adelaide. Speaking to Coldrain vocalist Masato earlier this month, he said the topic hand’t yet been raised but that he hopes the band plays some sideshows.

Dayshell

Maddah’s promised a fan that he will schedule a Dayshell or Coldrain performance for Adelaide, provided the fan reminds him in “early October.”

Conditions

Maddah says he thinks they should get a Melbourne sideshow.

Evergreen Terrace

A Melbourne sideshow is possible for the Florida five piece.

UPDATE 04/09/14: Following a grim update for Adelaide fans last month, AJ Maddah has now confirmed “there won’t be any” Sidewaves coming to Adelaide in 2015 – full details here.

UPDATE 19/10/14: Tassie, you can get excited. Maddah says it might be “time for a Tas Sidewave”“, charging Twitter follower and Terror Byte Clothing owner and manager Lindsay Mansfield to research potential venues in Hobart. Mansfield has responded, claiming to have found a willing venue for Maddah to approve. Yay!

UPDATE 06/01/15: Maddah has commented that there will be “fuck all” Sidewaves in Melbourne in 2015 due to the city’s lack of mid-size venues. The promoter cited “greedy developer cunts”, “corrupt City Of Melbourne Council scumbags”, and the recent loss of the Palace Theatre as the reason for the lack of Sidewaves.

He has since taken to Twitter to clarify that acts in need of bigger venues such as Marilyn Manson and Smashing Pumpkins and those such as Gerard Way who can make do in smaller capacity venues such as the Hi-Fi shouldn’t be affected and will likely see some Melbourne Sidewaves.

UPDATE 15/01/15: Maddah has promised big Sidewave announcements for Incubus, Slash and Steel Panther, Smashing Pumpkins and Fall Out Boy will be coming this Friday, 16th January. With more to be announced next week

Updates to come on all of these great Soundwave 2015 bands:

Lagwagon
Hollywood Undead
One OK Rock
Area 7
Ne Obliviscaris
Lower Than Atlantis
Nothing More
He Is Legend
Crossfaith
King Parrot
Butcher Babies
Rival Sons
King 810
Monuments
Confession
Sleepwave
Patent Pending
The Bennies
Raglans

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