It takes something as special as Soundwave Festival to bring three of the heavy music scene’s most explosive and forward-thinking bands together, but organisers have done fans one better by corralling The Dillinger Escape Plan, Glassjaw, and Dir En Grey into a single Sidewave tour.
When it comes to faultless reputations, the one band everyone thinks of is The Dillinger Escape Plan. Since their groundbreaking 1999 debut, Calculating Infinity, the band have cemented themselves as one of the most uncompromising and boundary-pushing bands still touring.
The band’s most recent album, One of Us is the Killer, was released to rave critical acclaim, making countless end-of-year best-of lists, and ranks as one of the band’s finest records, further solidifying their position as innovators and leaders in a genre that they themselves helped forge.
DEP will be joined by post-hardcore New Yorkers Glassjaw, well known for their singular aesthetic choices, devoted fan base, and their commitment to ongoing musical exploration and experimentation. They’ll be bringing a show to remember this February.
Rounding off the bill will be Japan’s own Dir En Grey, who fans demanded make this year’s Soundwave roster, banking on their ability to put on unrivalled live performances that pulverise cultural barriers and feature blistering set lists sourced from their eight studio albums.
This impeccable lineup of bands kicks off their Australian Sidewaves tour on Monday, 24th February at a Licensed All Ages gig at The Metro in Sydney, finishing off on Thursday, 27th February at Melbourne’s The Hi-Fi. Tickets go on sale 9:00am AEDT Wednesday, 5th February.
Watch: The Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us is the Killer
The Dillinger Escape Plan, Glassjaw, Dir En Grey Australian Tour Dates
Tickets on sale 9:00am AEDT Wednesday, 5th February
Monday, 24th February 2014
The Metro, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)
Tix: Via Ticketek
Thursday, 27th February 2014
The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (18+)
Tix: Via The Hi-Fi