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KINGSWOOD ANNOUNCE 10TH ANNIVERSARY MICROSCOPIC WARS TOUR

Ten years ago, KINGSWOOD firmly staked their claim as one of Australia’s finest new voices in rock music with the release of a dynamic and electrifying debut album, MICROSCOPIC WARS. Following a string of successful EP releases that helped define the band’s early sound, generating momentum and fan bases around Australia. When it came time for Kingswood to deliver their first studio album, they went big.

Drenched in rhythm, carried by the band’s strong chemistry,  bolstered by a confidence and swagger felt between songwriters Alex Laska and Fergus Linacre, MICROSCOPIC WARS heralded not just an exciting jump off point for the Melbourne group; for fans, it was the start of a journey with a band whose ambition would see them navigate a diverse range of music influences to follow.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the MICRO WARS era, Kingswood are taking their ARIA Award nominated record around the country this August. Joining them on tour at all stops will be Melbourne’s JACOB FITZGERALD & THE ELECTRIC CITY, while in Adelaide and shows in Perth and Bunbury respectively, fierce talent MOLLY ROCKET and DEATH BY DENIM will be opening for their hometowns. And, for their very first time touring together, Kingswood will be joined on all East Coast dates by THE DELTA RIGGS; the beloved group enjoying their ascendancy as one of the country’s finest rock groups at the same time as Kingswood prolific rise. For the bands and fans alike, this type of tour is one that has been a long time in the making — now ready to be devoured and enjoyed by all.

Kingswood are excited to breathe new life into this beloved material, with a live show set to impress and show love to the music, but also to the fans – longtime and new alike – who have been part of the journey.

“​​The Microscopic Wars Era was full of giant leaps into new worlds, previously just a kids dream. We embraced every moment with unbridled enthusiasm. Bigger shows, bigger crowds, festivals, international touring, it was a truly magical time that only fuelled our passion and confirmed our chosen path as the right one. So many friendships and memories made remain nurtured and cherished today.

The album itself culminated many years of learning, honing, cultivating, experimenting. We threw everything we had at the chance to go to Nashville and record with Producer Vance Powell. We also met our now long-time collaborator Eddie Spear, who engineered the album. Nashville inspired us and we’ve returned there for most of our subsequent records.

We are well aware of the impact that album had and remains to have on our devoted fans. For a band that shifts genre freely and willingly it can be difficult to move with us, and we know we have our own army of ‘frogstompers’.

So we cannot wait, genuinely we couldn’t be more pumped to honor this album by playing it in full, along with other hard charging heavy Kingswood tunes, and get nostalgic with the fans that helped throw our little band onto the big stage. “- Fergus Linacre, Kingswood

MICROSCOPIC WARS brought Kingswood to Nashville for the first time, the band recording at Blackbird Studio with multiple Grammy Award winning producer and engineer, Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys). Featuring now seminal favourite tracks including ‘Micro Wars’, ‘Ohio’, ‘ICFTYDLM’ and ‘Sucker Punch’, MICROSCOPIC WARS put Kingswood on the map, taking them around Australia numerous times – a crucial step in the development of their powerful sound as a live unit.

Their time spent in Nashville was the beginning of a long-lasting love for the American city, and has since become a second home of sorts for Kingswood as they would go on to record 2016’s After Hours, Close To Dawn, 2020’s Juveniles, and both of 2023’s Home and The Tale of G.C. Townes in the iconic music city.

Ten years and six studio albums on, Kingswood remain one of Australia’s hardest working bands but still, there is time to reflect on and celebrate the project that in many ways, started it all.

KINGSWOOD MICRO WARS ANNIVERSARY TOUR INFO

Early Bird Tickets Presale: Wednesday 22nd May 10:00am local

General Tickets on sale: Friday 24th May 10:00am local

Jacob Fitzgerald & The Electric City appearing at all shows

** Supported by The Delta Riggs

^ Supported by Death By Denim

+ Supported by Molly Rocket

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FRIDAY 2 AUGUST 170 Russell MELBOURNE **
THURSDAY 8 AUGUST Coolangatta Hotel GOLD COAST **
FRIDAY 9 AUGUST The Triffid BRISBANE **
SATURDAY 10 AUGUST Metro Theatre SYDNEY **
SUNDAY 11 AUGUST King Street NEWCASTLE **
FRIDAY 16 AUGUST Lion Arts Factory ADELAIDE +
SATURDAY 17 AUGUST Prince of Wales Hotel BUNBURY ^
SUNDAY 18 AUGUST Magnet House PERTH ^

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