Things just get better and better for The Living End, undisputed stars of the 2006 Jack Awards on Tuesday 20 June, taking out four gongs (and were the only artist to receive more than one award). First up, their acclaimed State Of Emergency album is a scant few units away from hitting platinum status locally. What’s more, it’s about to be released through Adeline Records (the label formed by Green Day’s frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and manager Pat Magnarella) to coincide with their appearances on the Warped Tour and their own North American headline tour, with releases scheduled for Canada and Japan shortly thereafter. And if that wasn’t enough, they’re just about to release Long Live The Weekend as a single here at home and head off on a 34 date national tour with End Of Fashion and The Red Riders, which will visit Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Monday 9 October, the Central Coast Leagues Club at Gosford Tuesday 10, Big Top Luna Park on Thursday 12 (all ages), Shelly’s in Wollongong on Friday 13 (over 18s) and Saturday 14 (under 18s) and Canberra’s Royal Theatre on Sunday 15.
The Living End have announced a massive 34-date nationwide tour in support of their latest album, State Of Emergency. After cleaning up at the Jack Awards and winning awards for best band, best male, best live television appearance and perhaps most surprisingly, best drummer, the band will play an all ages show at The Civic Centre in Wodonga on September 19 and two under 18s shows at The Palace in St Kilda on September 20 and 21. The main support for the tour will be Perth’s End Of Fashion, with Sydney up-and-comers Red Riders opening. Before that, the band will be on the 39-date Warped and headline tour of the United States, with their latest record available over there through Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong label, Adeline Records.
Primed and ready to spring into action on the last day of winter, The Living End are set to take on an all states tour. Set to tour North America for the next two months, The Living End’s famous commitment to local fans is again realised as they return home to deliver their typically dynamic rock performances around the nation. Wednesday 13th September at Latrobe Uni, Bendigo, Tuesday 19th at Wodonga Civic Centre (all ages), and Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st (both under 18) and Friday 22nd at the Palace. Guests for all shows will be End Of Fashion and Red Riders, tickets on sale from July 13th.
Having just completed one tour, The Living End is now ready to undertake an even bigger one, the All States Of Emergency tour. While this is of more significance to regional folk, who didn’t get to see them last time, it does mean that we get to see one of the best live bands in the country once again. Bonus. They’ll tour North America for the next two months (where they’ll be part of the massive Warped Tour, as well as doing their own headlining shows), then return home to deliver their typically dynamic rock performances at The Palace on September 20 and 21 for all ages, and September 22 for over 18s. The support for all shows are End Of Fashion and Red Riders. Tickets go on sale on Thursday July 13 Ticketek and www.tpa.net.au
Scott, Andy and Chris from The Living End are keen to meet the fans who helped their debut album to No. 1 – after they’ve slaked their thirst, of course. The band will sign copies of their new single at HMV in Pitt St on Friday from 4:30pm, and tickets for their May 12 concert at the Hordern Pavillion are on sale tomorrow through Ticketek. Picture: Nicole Cleary
One of Australia’s most popular and successful bands, The Living End, recently donated their time to help support the RSPCA‘s biggest fundraising event of the year, the 2005 Million Paws Walk. As keen animal lovers and supporters of the RSPCA, the members of The Living End took time out from their hectic touring schedule to show their support. The Million Paws Walk on Sun May 15 at Bonython Park is a chance for animal lovers to walk together and unite for the same cause – to raise much needed funds for animals in need. If you would like more information on the RSPCA Million Paws Walk, just log on to <www.millionpwaswalk.com.au> or call 8212 6871.
This September and October, The Living End, one of this country’s mightiest, tightest and most talented trios, return to Oz to shake it down with home town audiences on their From Here On In tour. Stay tuned for more information on supports and a special album collection and get ready too for the return of The Living End. Tickets are on sale through VenueTix from Thu Jul 29 and are expected to sell fats. Don’t miss The Living End in Adelaide on Sun Oct 3 at Thebarton Theatre.
Fans of The Living End are probably aware that the energetic Melbourne band has been touring relentlessly over the past 6 months, promoting the latest album “Modern Artillery”. You may not be aware though, that all three members are partial to Pal Ale. During March & April TLE teamed up with The Vines and Jet for the “Aussie Invasion” tour of the U.S. and Canada before going on to support some big name American acts in may and June. It was midway through the Aussie Invasion that Lynn McDonnell, from Warner Brothers Music, contacted Frank in customer service looking for Pal Ale in her hometown of L.A. Lynn went on to explain that she was hosting a BBQ for the tireless tourers and wanted to put on a few Pal Ales for the boys. After we relayed the story to our U.S. distributors, Preiss Imports, Lynn was able to pick up three complimentary cartons of Pale Ale from their office in Cerritos, California. A big thankyou to Henry and the team at Preiss Imports for their assistance! The week after the BBQ, Lynn emailed some photos of Scott, Chris and Andy enjoying a Pale Ale or two during the short break in their hectic schedule. It was the least we could do for three hard working Aussie Ambassadors with great taste in beer.