Touring nationally July 2017; TICKETS AVAILABLE 9am THIS FRIDAY April 21

Japan Droids

“It’s big, it’s relatable and it truly feels like a song that’s as much
(if not more) about its audience than the band that plays it.”

Double J on “Near To The Wild Heart Of Life”

“…the fist-raising summer anthem you need in your life right now.”
FasterLouder on “Near To The Wild Heart Of Life”

“If Japandroids’ sweaty, deliciously slobby gig at The Red Rattler
on Tuesday proved anything, it’s that a beloved band can return to
its roots with ease, somehow stepping back to its beginnings without
such a move ever seeming like a regression.”

The Brag

Handsome Tours and FBi Radio are excited to announce the return of Vancouver duo Japandroids for a national Australian headline tour this July.

The tour comes hot on the heels of the band’s acclaimed third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life – released this January on POD via Inertia. The run of dates marks Japandroids’ first visit to Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth in four years, following a sold out tour in 2013. Japandroids made a brief stop in Australia last December for triumphant sets at Meredith Music Festival and Fairgrounds, as well as intimate fan shows in Sydney and Melbourne which sold out in under three hours!

Japandroids are a two-piece band from Vancouver, BC, which began in 2006 and consists of Brian King and David Prowse. Japandroids are one guitar, one set of drums, and two vocalizers. They are maximal in their delivery; a two-piece band sounding like a five- piece band. With the release of their second album Celebration Rock in 2012, the band embarked on what seemed like an endless world tour – they performed over 200 shows in over 40 countries, and played their final show in support of that record  in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2013.

They would not perform live again for three years. Their third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. The title comes from a passage in the novel A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce: He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life. Like their prior albums Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album is 8 songs. If Celebration Rock was the culmination of something, then Near To The Wild Heart Of Life can be considered the beginning of something else.

Don’t miss Japandroids’ highly-anticipated return to Australian shores in July 2017.


presented by Handsome Tours and FBi Radio

Tuesday July 11 | Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Friday July 14 | The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Sunday July 16 | The Brightside, Brisbane QLD
Tuesday July 18 | Fat Controller, Adelaide SA
Wednesday July 19 | Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
Friday July 21 | King’s Arms, Auckland NZ
Saturday July 22 | San Fran, Wellington NZ

Handsome Tours Members pre-sale from Thu 20 April, 12PM AEST (Australian shows only)
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GA on-sale from Fri 21 April, 9AM AEST