Get ready for a double shot of Hardcore as Canada invades Australia with SILVERSTEIN and COMEBACK KID joining forces (and now they are joined by Australia’s BELLE HAVEN to head our way in May 2018!
BELLE HAVEN is more than just a band. Belle Haven means family.
Consisting of five best friends who call Melbourne home and have an overwhelming passion for music and people, Belle Haven is a constantly evolving art form. Releasing their debut record ‘Everything Ablaze’ in March 2015, the band has since been consistently touring both nationally and internationally.
October 2016 saw the release of their new chart topping single, “The Carving Knife’’, which has left the impression that the band’s growth had only just begun. Shortly following the successful single release, the band announced their sophomore record, ‘You, Me and Everything in Between.’ as well as their first Australian headline tour. YMEB. was released in June 2017 which was celebrated by a sold out album launch show at Northcote Social Club.
BELLE HAVEN is always challenging what it takes to make both studio and live music special. That is something that will never change.
Longevity is a rare feat for any band, especially one rooted in a foundation of punk and hardcore. Aggressive music is often fuelled by youthful fire, and sustaining a career without completely abandoning that urgent sound is almost impossible for most bands. But what’s possible for “most bands” has never been a concern for post-hardcore pioneers SILVERSTEIN. Throughout the course of their 17-year career, from Ontario basement shows to touring the world and selling over a million records, SILVERSTEIN has always managed to be completely comfortable in their own skin while never being afraid to challenge themselves. This perfect balance marks the band’s eighth full-length, Dead Reflection – an album that proves SILVERSTEIN still has plenty of fire left. For Silverstein there is no settling, no stopping, and they give nothing less than everything.
Complacency kills creativity, and nobody seems to know that better than COMEBACK KID. Outsider, the long-running hardcore outfit’s latest LP, showcases that in spades. Capturing the all-out intensity of the band’s riotous live shows, it’s as urgent and unrelenting as anything they’ve done in the past. And yet while many of their peers consider sonic evolution an enemy of their scene, COMEBACK KID has built a career on progression and evolution, continually expanding their now-signature sound while never compromising its integrity. COMEBACK KID still takes pride in pushing sonic boundaries and bringing their riotous live show across new borders. “We still feel lucky to be a part of this,” Singer Andrew Neufeld says assuredly. “It’s bigger than us and we have no intentions of slowing down or standing still.” They’ve performed at virtually every major heavy music festival and shared the stage with a who’s who of their peers across virtually every genre that seeps into their ever-evolving sound.
Silverstein and Comeback Kid 2018
Australian and NZ Tour Dates
Monday May 14th – PERTH, Amplifier Bar 18+
Tuesday May 15th – ADELAIDE, Fowlers Live Lic/AA
Wednesday May 16th – MELBOURNE, 170 Russell 18+
Friday 18th May – SYDNEY, Manning Bar 18+
Saturday 19th May – NEWCASTLE, Cambridge Hotel 18+
Sunday 20th May – BRISBANE, The Triffid Lic/AA
Tuesday 22nd May – AUCKLAND, Whammy 18+
Wednesday 23rd May – WELLINGTON, Valhalla 18+
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