|Sun 23 Apr 2017, 8:00pm|
Having spent the majority of 2016 touring & selling out theatres, stadiums & festivals throughout the world including North & South America, Europe, the UK & Scandinavia, Wolfmother finally return to Australia for the home leg of their Gypsy Caravan Tour, marking their first full national album tour since the release of 2009's 'Cosmic Egg'.
Boasting an extensive history & career, including multi-platinum sales, ARIA, Grammy & other award nods too numerous to mention, Wolfmother released album number 4, 'Victorious' in 2016 to rave reviews & enthusiastic international response resulting in the aforementioned extended world tour.
Led by vocalist-guitarist Andrew Stockdale, Wolfmother have collected a global fan base, played to packed-house crowds around the world, delivered show-stealing sets at star-studded festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds, and have been invited to share stages with rock icons Aerosmith and AC/DC. For their induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame, Led Zeppelin personally invited Wolfmother as their guests (the band showed their appreciation by delivering an electrifying cover of "Communication Breakdown"). For most artists, such accomplishments usually mark the culmination of a career – if they're lucky.
Pitchfork praised the songs for striking "a balance between meaty vintage metal and crisp, stoner-rock melodies." NME said it ticked "the requisite boxes for all great rock & roll" and called it "utterly, utterly thrilling," and Q Magazine called it "immense fun." When it was released in 2005, Wolfmother's eponymous debut was exactly what rock & roll needed: a meaty, beaty, big and bouncy genre resuscitator that not only broke through to the mainstream, but broke big. Wolfmother was certified Gold in the States and Triple-Platinum in the band's Australian homeland. Lead single "Woman" hit top ten on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks Chart and won a Grammy for "Best Hard Rock Performance." Their songs became ubiquitous, appearing in films (Shrek, Jackass, The Hangover), video games (Need For Speed, MLB: The Show, Saints Row) and television commercials (Apple, Mitsubishi). No wonder Rolling Stone named it one of the best albums of the year.
Ten years after their arrival, Wolfmother have returned with what could arguably be called their best work to date. With Victorious, Stockdale once again arrives right on time – in an era dominated by single-song downloads, this is an album worthy of repeat listens from top to bottom. Following 2009's Cosmic Egg and 2014's New Crown, the much anticipated Victorious (Universal Music Enterprises) is an electrifying testament to the range and depth of Stockdale's artistry. Recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with two-time Grammy winning producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Bruce Springsteen), the songs are edgy, innovative and uncompromising and rank among the band's best ever.
With Special Guests:
Tumbleweed (Wollongong & Sydney Only)
Davey Lane (all shows except Margaret River, Perth, Adelaide & Frankston)
Immigrant Union (all shows except Margaret River & Perth)
Dram Rimmy (appearing at Margaret River & Perth only)
Presented By Triple M.
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