Pre-sale registration for tickets is open now until 5pm AEDT Wednesday November 14. Pre-sale tickets are on sale from 9am AEDT Thursday November 15 to 8am AEDT Friday November 16.What a huge few weeks it’s been for Australia’s own RÜFÜS DU SOL. After dropping their anticipated third LP Solace last fortnight, the trio have since announced their biggest Aussie tour yet, and Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth sold out within minutes of going on sale on Friday, with second shows announced in all three markets, racking up almost thirty thousand ticket sales in Melbourne alone (ForTheLove Festival included). Adding to this epic run, to thank the NSW South Coast fans who have shown endless loyalty to the band, the guys have just announced an exciting outdoor event for Wollongong at MacCabe Park on March 1. This will be the only RÜFÜS DU SOL headline show in NSW. Massive venues, massive tracks; this tour is set to be the Aussie live music event of the new year.
Always excited to head back to the Gong, Tyrone Lindqvist enthuses, “We have such a strong connection to the south coast of NSW. Ever since we started touring as a band, Wollongong has show us so much love. Each time we come back it gets bigger and better, with this March show being no exception.”
Solace follows RÜFÜS DU SOL’s previous two platinum-certified albums ATLAS and Bloom, and is an album that is as sonically rich as it is emotionally intelligent. The Australian three-piece, comprised of members Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt, have explored new territory on Solace; born out of a particularly poignant period for the band, it tackles heavier themes such as the pain of loss and the persistence of memory. This is unequivocally the group’s most sophisticated work to date.
The Australian Solace tour follows a rigorous two-year world tour which saw the band perform everywhere from legendary California festival Coachella, to Serbia’s EXIT. This intensive period of touring helped pave the way for the Solace live show, crafted through years of varied live experience for the band. Giving fans a rare insight into what to expect for the upcoming tour, Tyrone says, “This new show has allowed us to be able to take people on an inner journey and to get lost in the depths of Solace. It’s the most ambitious live experience we’ve put together yet.”
The brand new live show will push the band’s on-stage abilities to new levels. With an emphasis on jamming and live improvisation, the trio will bring the magical spontaneity of their studio process to the stage in an unprecedented format. Bringing a host of new analog gear into the fold, as well as a revamped visual setup, the new live show will allow for each RÜFÜS DU SOL performance to be sonically distinct. Of the upcoming shows, Jon says, “Some of our favourite moments have been at these outdoor venues. These live experiences just bring everyone together – whether you’re losing your friends, or finding new ones, but being so content in dancing and connecting with the music and the band on stage. We really hope to bring those moments and create that emotional connection over the summer.”
Pre-sale registration for tickets is open now until 5pm AEDT Wednesday November 14. Pre-sale tickets are on sale from 9am AEDT Thursday November 15 to 8am AEDT Friday November 16. General public tickets are on sale from 9am AEDT Friday November 16.