Tame Impala have just announced a huge AU/NZ arena tour for this April
Led by Kevin Parker, the band will be doing a homecoming trip around the country in support of their latest record, the forthcoming The Slow Rush.
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It's hard to know where to begin when introducing 2020's Tame Impala. In one way, they're a band that needs little introduction whatsoever – they were the second-ever Australian band to headline US festival institution Coachella, for example (AC/DC was the first, in a year that Tame Impala sub-headlined) - but on the other hand, it feels like a disservice to not mention how far they’ve come in the last decade; Fremantle record shop shows and early-afternoon sets to crowds within the tens growing to stages like the 125,000 capacity festival just mentioned.
In this time, their live craft has evolved immensely – something we’ll be talking about in a little bit more information shortly – but as their global status grows alongside, we’ve had to share them with the rest of the world, meaning we often have to wait a touch longer to see exactly how things have changed between their 2015 magnum opus Currents and their current era. Thus far, their laser-packed new show has played Splendour In The Grass and that’s about it – until now.
Today, we’re stoked to announce Tame Impala’s long-awaited return back home, with their homecoming tour seeing the Kevin Parker-led live troupe play arenas (!!) in Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth this April, joined by Texan genre-blurrers Khruangbin.
It’ll be Tame Impala’s first national tour in support of their new album The Slow Rush – due February 14th – welcoming their new, funk-driven era into the live realm in what’s sure to be an unmissable tour from one of – if not the – best live band in the country.
The tour also comes with Kevin Parker’s $300,000 donation to various charities in support of the going bushfire relief fundraisers, with Parker saying: “In the past few weeks I’ve been devastated to see what’s been happening with the fires at home and we want to do our bit to help, so we’re going to be donating $AUD300,000 to bushfire relief charities. “We've all seen so many generous donations coming in from all around the world, which is amazing. We’re still working through exactly where the dollars will go but I want to ensure that no charity in need during this time is overlooked and that our contribution is helpful for both human and wildlife victims, as well being used actively in climate change research and bushfire prevention.”
Find Tame Impala’s forthcoming AU/NZ tour dates for this April below, with tickets on sale 10AM local time on January 28th.
AUCKLAND: Thursday 16 April – Spark Arena (All Ages)
BRISBANE: Saturday 18 April – Brisbane Entertainment Centre (All Ages)
SYDNEY: Monday 20 April – Qudos Bank Arena (All Ages)
MELBOURNE: Thursday 23 April – Rod Laver Arena (All Ages)
ADELAIDE: Saturday 25 April – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena (All Ages)
PERTH: Tuesday 28 April – RAC Arena (All Ages)
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