Hot on the heels of a string of sold out UK and US shows, Gang Of Youths will be returning for a national tour kicking off this August.

Celebrating the upcoming release of their second studio album, ‘Go Farther In Lightness‘, the band will be playing their biggest shows to date.

The tour kicks off in Brisbane on August 31st, followed by all ages shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart and Adelaide, the band will wrap the tour in Perth on September 16th.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 9am Thursday, May 18th.

Following on from their critically acclaimed album ‘The Positions‘ and ‘Let Me Be Clear‘ EP, Gang of Youths are now set to release their second studio album, ‘Go Farther In Lightness‘ on Friday 18th August in Australia / New Zealand on Mosy Recordings / Verge via Sony Music.

Gang of Youths frontman Dave Le’aupepe explains the album in his own words;

Go Farther In Lightness is my healing record. I suppose it’s my attempt of making sense of the world, and to some effect, my attempt to make the lessons I’ve learned from my heroes, my favourite texts, my friends and from my short time on earth readily accessible and available to you. So, Go Farther In Lightness is about being a real life human being. With all our self-loathing, hopes, anxieties, sorrows and joys. It is about not knowing what the fuck I’m doing, but having a good ol’ stab at it anyways. It is about demonstrating empathy, overthinking metaphysics and, at the risk of seeming overly trite, embracing humanness in myself and those around me in the here and now.
No, I don’t believe that we are “cool”, nor do we clothe ourselves in ornaments of what is currently in vogue re: indie rock in 2017. We are not predominantly white, middle-class progressives producing music self-aware and effete — nor are we making a new fetishised brand of garage punk. We’re something of an in-between, I think. Not cool, but not totally garish and awkward, attempting to make music about, and for the forgotten people whom like us, have always had trouble finding a place.
What I do believe however, is that music that is geared toward connecting with all people on a human level, and bypassing bullshitty, arbitrary ephemera is making a cultural return in some way. Maybe it never left, and I’m playing the dumb card. But I hope that Go Farther In Lightness is part of this new sincere in some way. Because it means a lot to me, and to us and I hope it finds its way into the hearts of you who would dare to let go of your cynicism for an hour and a half.

You can listen to a new track, ‘Atlas Drowned‘ below. The next single, ‘The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows‘ will be released Friday 26th May.

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TOUR DATES

GANG OF YOUTHS
AUGUST
31st – The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+]
SEPTEMBER
1st – The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+]
6th – Festival Hall, Melbourne [Lic/AA]
8th – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney [Lic/AA]
13th – Odeon Theatre, Hobart [Lic/AA]
15th – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide [Lic/AA]
16th – Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle [18+]
—> Tickets available Thursday 18th May.
—> For more information, visit [Here].

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