TOUR NEWS: Henry Rollins, The Beautiful Girls, Gossling, Kobra Kai

Lots of local tour action announced recently!

Legendary frontman of Black Flag, Henry Rollins, has announced a new, extensive Australian tour for May 2012. He’ll be bringing his spoken word skills to town, playing the IPAC on May 8th as part of his ‘The Long March’ tour. Radar checked Mr Rollins out last time he was in Wollongong, and it was pretty amazing; for almost two full hours, Rollins stood on stage – without break, without even a sip of water – as he recounted stories from his days in Black Flag, his extensive world travels to some of the most dangerous places on Earth, through to tales of his time on ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and embarassingly personal yarns about his love life. Without a doubt one of the most interesting and hilarious spoken word artists you’ll ever see, and a musical legend to boot, we can’t recommend this highly enough.

The Beautiful Girls are hitting the road again in December, with an extensive national tour making a stop at Waves Nightclub just before New Year’s Eve. The roots/surf act are set to play the Towradgi venue on October 30, with Kid Mac in support. Tickets are $30, through Moshtix.

Melbourne singer-songwriter Gossling will play Yours and Owls on December 16. It will be a headline show for Gossling (aka Helen Croome) in the middle of tour supporting Whitlams’ frontman Tim Freedman. She has been gaining national attention through her collaboration with rapper 360 on ‘Boys Like You,’ which has been scoring heavy Triple J airplay. Click here to see Radar’s interview with Gossling from earlier this year, or click here for the Facebook event profile and more info.

Sydney band Kobra Kai have announced a show at The Patch on December 9. The band have played on a swag of festivals recently including Parklife, Big Day Out, Creamfields, Stereosonic and Future Music Festival, so they’ve got some serious playing chops. They’ve gotten praise from Mark Ronson and Skrillex, with their mix of dubstep, Drum and Bass, Hip hop and electronica drawing comparisons to Pendulum, Shapeshifter and Skream. Their track ‘Your Problem’ is one of the most downloaded songs in the country right now, so make sure to check them out when they hit town.

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