Vancouver duo Japandroids will return 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. The band made a brief stop in Australia last December for sets at Meredith Music Festival and Fairgrounds, as well as intimate fan shows in Sydney and Melbourne which sold out in under three hours.

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Japandroids are a two-piece band from Vancouver, BC, which began in 2006 and consists of Brian King and David Prowse. 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.

Pick up a copy on CD [Here], Vinyl [Here] or digitally [Here].

Tickets for the tour are on sale at 9am this Friday 21st April. Dates and venues below.

TOUR DATES

JAPANDROIDS
JULY
11th – Corner Hotel, Richmond [18+]
14th – The Factory Theatre, Marrickville [18+]
16th – The Brightside, Brisbane [18+]
18th – Fat Controller, Adelaide [18+]
19th – Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]
—> Tickets available Friday 21st April.
—> For more information, visit [Here].

TOUR POSTER
Japandroids
COVER ART
Japandroids - Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
TRACK LISTING

1. Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
2. North East South West
3. True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will
4. I’m Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner)
5. Arc Of Bar
6. Midnight To Morning
7. No Known Drink Or Drug
8. In A Body Like A Grave

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PHOTO CREDIT

Japandroids photo by Leigh Righton

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