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“An electrifying bout of rock revival” – Ones To Watch
“The bigger the stage, the better Ocean Alley get” – triple j
After less than a week on sale, Ocean Alley are thrilled to announce the Sydney and Brisbane legs of their upcoming Australian tour have sold out, with second shows added and on sale now.
The surf-rockers have expanded the tour to a total of seven shows across five cities, adding an all-ages show to Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on Saturday 23 May, and a hometown encore performance at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Saturday 6 June. Perth outfits Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and Dulcie will both continue their support run across these dates.
All shows are selling fast, tickets on sale now from oceanalley.com.au.
These shows mark Ocean Alley’s first national headline tour since 2018, when they last toured off the back of their then newly-released, critically acclaimed second album Chiaroscuro. In the two years since, the band have been writing and recording new music between international tours and festival appearances, releasing singles ‘Stained Glass’, ‘Infinity’ and most recently ‘Tombstone’ in that time.
Launching into the new decade, Ocean Alley are fresh off the national Laneway Festival run and a stint in New Zealand over the New Year period, however 2019 ended with 30 sold out performances around the world after playing their biggest international shows to date. The band gave a career-defining, Saturday night main stage performance at Splendour In The Grass and were widely-praised for electric and commanding sets at Bluesfest, One Night Stand, Land of Plenty, Spilt Milk and the sold out, inaugural A Day For The Beaches – a community event they curated on the Northern Beaches to raise money for local charities. To round out their breakthrough year, smash hit single and #1 Hottest 100 of 2018 ‘Confidence‘ saw the band receive their first ARIA nomination for Song of the Year, and stand-out moments from that 12 month journey are chronicled in the new ‘Tombstone’ video.
Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Ocean Alley have solidified their position as one of Australia’s most exciting and increasingly booming exports. Having surpassed 200 million catalogue streams, as well as achieving the impressive feat of attaining more than 1.5 million monthly Spotify listeners, Ocean Alley continue to captivate audiences worldwide with their infectious blend of psychedelic surf-rock, selling out a slew of shows at home and abroad, plus performing festivals including Falls Festival (AU), Reading & Leeds Festival (UK), BottleRock (US), Sziget (HU) and Bay Dreams (NZ).