TOUR NEWS: The Swellers, Endless Heights; The Rubens

American punk favourites The Swellers will be returning to Australia later this year, and have locked in a local date for mid-October.

The Michigan band, last Down Under as part of the Soundwave Revolution festival last year, will bring their first ever Australian headlining tour to The Patch on October 17. Joining The Swellers on the nine-date tour will be Sydney melodic punk band Endless Heights, who were last in town supporting Basement at Yours & Owls.

Wollongong is one of only two regional stops (alongside Newcastle) on a tour that takes in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra. The Swellers are a cult favourite punk act, and this being only their second time in Australia and their first proper headlining tour, expect tickets for this one to fly out the door.

Tickets are up for grabs from August 23.

The Swellers
w/ Endless Heights
The Patch, October 17
(Facebook event)

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Aussie up-and-comers The Rubens have announced that they will stop by Wollongong next month.

The Sydney indie act have quickly built a name and big reputation for themselves since coming together last year, with a dream run so far including big love on Triple J, recording their debut album in New York with acclaimed producer David Kahne (Paul McCartney, The Strokes, Regina Spektor), a run of sold-out shows across the country, and packed festival slots including Splendour In The Grass. They’ve also just released a video for new single ‘My Gun.’

The Rubens will play Wollongong Unibar on September 20, as part of a big national tour to launch the album. They will be joined on tour by Bertie Blackman, plus guests. Tickets are on sale now from the usual outlets.

The Rubens
W/ Bertie Blackman + guests

Unibar, September 20
(Facebook event)

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