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It has been a tumultuous year and a half for Australian rock fans with no new international tour announcements but that changes now. With the governments four phase plan underway, which anticipates more flexible travel for internationals by early 2022, Silverback Touring is saying “f**k it” and taking the Covid bull by the horns and wrestling it to the ground for a 1,2,3 count.

Silverback Touring is going hard in early 2022 and bringing you the ultimate Rock Package by delivering two of the hottest live bands on the planet BUCKCHERRY and FOZZY.

BUCKCHERRY recently dropped theirincredible new and possibly best yet, album Hellbound and just this week a stunning new video and single ‘No More Time’. Whilst FOZZY have been tearing up the U.S. Billboard charts with their latest single ‘Sane’ whilst their anthemic track ‘Judas’ continues to amass huge numbers.

Multi-Platinumselling rockers BUCKCHERRY return to Australia armed with a new album Hellbound. BUCKCHERRY staunchly uphold the commandments of rock music with an arsenal of anthems primed to explode on impact live on stage and teeming with riotous energy, sexy swagger, and primal chops intact.  It’s something that the boys have done since day one, but it’s more necessary now than ever. With an array of classic such ‘Lit Up’, ‘Crazy Bit*h’, ‘Sorry’, ‘Say F*ck It’ and ‘All Night Long’, BUCKCHERRY are ready to once againparty down under.

Watch ‘No More Time’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxIX_1CFRKE

BUCKCHERRY is unique, complex, simple, passionate, explosive, original, and always a good time. BC has been my love, my pain, my passion and I’m so proud of what we have accomplished. I never knew when I started this that dedicating myself to music would be taking on so much responsibility. For a guy who never thought he was going to live past 30 this has been an incredible journey. Our ninth record Hellbound marks 22 years since our debut self-titled release and what an amazing roller coaster we have been on. From hit songs to platinum and gold records and millions of fans worldwide – all during a time period when traditional sounding hard rock bands didn’t exist – except for BUCKCHERRY. We beat the odds and built our reputation on the live shows, and our “one of a kind” approach to every opportunity. – Josh Todd

After touring the world with the likes of Metallica, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown and building a loyal fanbase for the better part of twenty years, FOZZY is the epitome of what a great rock n roll band should be: catchy, groovy, hooky, sweaty and most importantly, an AWESOME F**KIN TIME! With five consecutive TOP 30 singles, FOZZY is steadily becoming one of the most successful bands on Modern Rock Radio.

Watch FOZZY ‘Sane’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dusPBwR8MWM

Rich Ward leads the band and is one of the most versatile, talented riff machines & songwriters in rock n roll today. Chris Jericho’s skills as a frontman are second to none and his vocal style & range are both unique and instantly recognizable. The powerhouse drumming of Frank Fontsere is the cornerstone of FOZZY’s sound, along with the blazing solos of Billy Grey and the rock star energy of new bass player, PJ Farley. These are five legit rock stars, whose energy and charisma light up every stage they play on and every crowd they perform for. As a result, it’s no surprise that FOZZY has skyrocketed into one of the hottest rock acts in years.

BUCKCHERRY and FOZZY February 2022 Australian Tour Dates

Mon 21 Feb – Perth – Amplifier * Fozzy not appearing

Tue 22 Feb – Adelaide – The Gov

Thu 24 Feb – Brisbane – The Triffid

Fri 25 Feb – Sydney – Max Watts

Sat 26 Feb – Melbourne – Max Watts

TICKETS:

Silverback Members Pre sale: Fri 30 July at 9am – Sun 1 August 5pm

General Public On sale: Mon 2 August at 9am

From: https://www.silverbacktouring.com.au/buckcherry-fozzy-australia-2022/

Scandinavia heads down under as Silverback Touring bring you two of Sweden’s finest Hard Rock exports H.E.A.T and CRAZY LIXX. This will be the first Australian Tour for both bands and the action takes place in April / May 2021.

Over the last several years H.E.A.T have established themselves as one of the leading bands in the melodic rock scene, both in their homeland Sweden and internationally. They have toured and performed front of thousands and thousands of fans around the world.

In April 2008, their self-titled debut album was released and became a massive vitamin injection for the genre and instantly received accolades from both fans and critics worldwide. The release was followed up by immense touring and H.E.A.T played with bands such as Alice CooperThin Lizzy and on big festivals like Sweden Rock.

Since that time H.E.A.T have released a further 5 studio albums that latest being this years H.E.A.T II and have established themselves as a major force in the hard rock world.

oining H.E.A.T are fellow Swedes CRAZY LIXXCRAZY LIXX carry the torch of Rock ‘n’ Roll with pride with their brand of Hard Rock and Hair Metal. Since their album debut in 2007, the band has been enthralling crowds with their unique brand of 80’s Hard Rock and stellar live show.

Their latest album Forever Wild is another sleaze metal gem that harkens back to the best of ‘80s rock, while also keeping a foot planted in the 21st century. Forever Wild further cements CRAZY LIXX as one of the leaders of the Scandinavian led ‘80s hard rock revival.

Rendering the pure nostalgia of 80’s Arena Hard Rock and ‘The New Wave of Swedish Sleaze’ CRAZY LIXX come packed with impressive guitar solos, memorable hooks, catchy choruses, big drums and genre defining riffs.

H.E.A.T and CRAZY LIXX 2021 Australian Tour Dates:

Thursday 29th April – Sydney, Manning Bar

Friday 30th April – Brisbane, The Zoo

Saturday 1st May – Melbourne, The Prince

Sunday 2nd May – Adelaide, The Gov

 

Tickets on sale now from:

https://www.silverbacktouring.com.au/heat-australian-tour-2021/

What are you planning to do once restrictions ease? Silverback Touring will tell you their plan. They are throwing one hell of a loud, loose and rowdy rock ’n’ roll party.

The Eighties. When music was fun, loud, not so serious and encouraged massive sing-along’s. The Sunset Strip. The epicentre of debauchery and good times and the birthplace to the last bastion of good time rock ’n’ roll, the glam and hair metal scene led by Motley Crue, Guns ’N’ Roses and Poison. Together, they are the perfect formula for a throwback rock ’n’ roll party to bring you out of those pandemic blues.

Eighties on Sunset is a national tour paying tribute to the sounds, sights and vibes of ‘80s hard rock. One of the poster boys of that scene, Bret Michaels and his band Poison, brought the Sunset Strip to the world in a good time rock ’n’ roll fashion with a string of chart topping hits that played out as the soundtrack to the lives of many.

Whilst Poison has not toured Australia for over three decades, Australia boasts the next best thing. Led by “Aussie Bret”, the Australian Poison Tribute Show – POIZON’US capture the essence of a Poison show, note for note, hit for hit, all with a front man that will make you look twice. The Aussie Poison Show headlines all of the Eighties on Sunset shows with a brand new show promising deep cuts and plenty of surprises. Joining them will be Iron Lion, Powerstryde (Melbourne only) and Propane Candy (Adelaide only) a trio of Australia’s most formidable ‘80s rock tribute bands who will deliver the hits of Guns ’N’ Roses, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi and more.

The party is rounded out by rock DJ’s and visuals of your fave ‘80s movies and videos. The only thing lacking is bad fashion and hair, but that remains your choice. If there was ever an excuse to step back in time and celebrate life with the joy of nostalgia, this is it.

2020 Tour Dates:

Sat 15 Aug – Brisbane – The Triffid

Sat 22 Aug – Melbourne – Max Watts

Fri 28 Aug – Canberra – The Basement

Sat 29 Aug – Sydney – Factory Theatre

Fri 4 Sept – Perth – Amplifier

Sat 5 Sept – Adelaide – The Gov

Tickets available NOW from silverbacktouring.com.au

 

You wouldn’t know it if you walked past but nestled away behind some shops in Pier Street Altona sits one of the Melbourne’s most exciting recording studios. Owned and operated by Melbourne musician Mat Robins Coloursound Recording Studio is already beginning to carve out a history for itself in the Melbourne music scene as bands like The Baby Animals and The Dandy Warhols have already used its services.

Talking to Robins you release that this is a man that lives and breathes music, it runs through his veins and the passion in obvious in his voice. “I think like anyone I kind of just fell into it,” he says when I ask how he started out in the music industry. “Everyone has a drive or passion for something and they usually steer a way towards that so for me it was playing in bands as a kid, and I still play in bands now, but when I was playing in bands as a kid I was always looking over the shoulder of the engineer in the studio. I was always very much wanting to know about that stuff but not really understanding it, but over time you just take those small steps forward and you try stuff and you tick off stuff and then that turns into what it is today… whatever that is going to be, for me that is running a studio and managing artists… and I love it, it is a great thing.”

Robins’ musical journey begun with his parents listing to ELO and The Beatles at home and then turned to him starting his first band during his teenage years with the 90s grunge inspired Thimble Eye, today he is a member of Cicada Stone who recently played in a Bushfire Relief Concert for Silverback Touring.

Now he spreads his time across Cicada Stone and Coloursound two things he really enjoys. “Coloursound in its current form has been in Altona for the last ten years, it has been a steady growth procession. My journey started at home, I was recording on anything that I could afford and then I kept upgrading and buying this and buying that, then we moved into a garage and then into a more permanent space here in Altona. The concept was that I didn’t want to set up a studio like everyone else’s studio. Years ago I went into Hothouse Studios in St Kilda for a session and I just loved the idea of a studio being hidden away on a main street, you have life at your fingertips, whatever you need is just outside and all the studios I had been in in the past had been in warehouses or backyards and life was quite difficult.”

“So what I wanted to do was set up a studio that emulated that whole Hothouse concept,” he says continuing. “So when I set up Coloursound it was based on that – it is on a main street, it is hidden away behind shops, it is right near a beach – it’s a really good spot. It’s not even a big studio – I’ve got a control room and a main room for tracking, a couple of isolation booths, but it is amazing what you can get away with in a dedicated small space. I don’t even have a lot of equipment, I’ve got a nice vintage console, some really tasty microphones, but it is not about the equipment it is about how you use the equipment and it is about how you approach the songs.”

As the studio has grown over the years Robins says he has had a number of highlights. “Highlights would have to include getting in anyone,” he says with a laugh. “I think it is a highlight that anyone would go ‘hey, I believe in you and I believe that you can do something with my song.’ That is the greatest compliment, but if I were to drop names we’ve had some great artists in here. Locally we’ve had bands like Palace Of The King and Warbirds come in recently. Some international bands that I’ve had have been I had The Dandy Warhols in here recording drums for an album they did a few years ago… that really blew me away to have a band of such a calibre recording in Melbourne, especially at my place. We’ve had Whitfield Crane come in and when those sessions happen you kind of sit back and think ‘Shit, I never thought I would have people like this in my place.’ I mean I had Suzi DeMarchi in here with The Baby Animals and it is pretty amazing when stuff like that happens.”

Of course along with the highlights come the challenges and Robins says he has faced some of them along the way as well. “Honestly the biggest challenge is keeping the doors open,” he admits. “And I think any studio will say that. On the outside every studio always looks busy, everybody is trying to make themselves look bigger than they are but the reality is it is a small industry here – it is very niche. And with modern technology the way that it is, and I am all for it, modern technology is taking the power out of the studio and into the home and that is a good thing, people should be expressing themselves and doing their own thing but it doesn’t help established studios keep the bills paid. So that has been the biggest hurdle – finding projects where bands want to invest into a studio. And also for bands to invest into albums is getting harder and harder to pick up, bands are happy to do the single or the EP but finding an album project seems to have got harder over the past few years, maybe it is the sign of the times – bands don’t really want to do albums anymore.”

Aside from offering recording services Robins has also started to run workshops at Coloursound where he can pass on valuable information to people looking to learn more about the industry. “Over my time I have learnt a lot,” he says humbly. “I always find that I love talking about this stuff and I just realised that there is nothing wrong with passing on this information so I set up a workshop and it is a good way to fill in the days that aren’t busy here and there is always someone who has reached that point where they need to have a breakthrough and doing this kind of workshop can certainly unlock that for someone. I know I would have loved that when I was teenager trying to learn this stuff at home, if there had been a weekend style workshop that I could have done that would have been great.”

Melbourne is lucky to have a studio like Coloursound so if you are looking to work on that next project you may want to go down and spend some time with Mat Robins to get it done.