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THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS AUSTRALIAN TOUR


The Chemical Brothers
will return to Australia this October and November for their No Geography Live 2019 shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne; their first Australian shows since 2013. There will be one show only in each city. Their ninth studio album No Geography has just been released through EMI Music Australia, featuring the three blistering singles ‘Free Yourself’, ‘M.A.H.’, and ‘Got To Keep On’.
The legendary duo has sold more than 12 million albums and six million singles worldwide over the course of their illustrious career and have had six #1 albums in the UK, and were the first electronic act ever to receive a Grammy. They’ve since taken home three more. Iconic Australian duo The Avalanches (DJ set) will be special guests at all shows.

Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm that The Chemical Brothers will bring their No Geography Live 2019 show — widely praised as one of the best in the world — to Australia later this year. In their first visit to our shores since 2013, the all-conquering electronic duo will perform shows in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane this October and November. There will be one show only in each city, so don’t hesitate to purchase tickets.

The Chemical Brothers will hit Brisbane’s Riverstage on Thursday 31 October, before heading to The Dome, Sydney Showground on Saturday 2 November and Melbourne Arena on Tuesday 5 November.

The Chemical Brothers, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, have sold more than 12 million albums and six million singles worldwide over the course of their illustrious career. They have had six #1 albums in the UK, and were the first electronic act ever to receive a Grammy, taking home Best Rock Instrumental Performance for ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ in 1998. They’ve since taken home three more Grammys.

The Chemical Brothers’ ninth studio album No Geography has just been released through EMI Music Australia. The follow up to 2015’s Grammy-nominated Born In The Echoes (the band’s sixth consecutive #1 album), it features the three blistering singles ‘Free Yourself’, ‘M.A.H.’, and ‘Got To Keep On’. No Geography has been hailed as their finest album since 1999 classic, Surrender.

The Chemical Brothers’ visuals have always been central to their music, and this record is no exception. Already live favourites, ‘Got To Keep On’, ‘Free Yourself’, and ‘M.A.H.’ (for which the video was shot at their recent sold-out London shows at Alexandra Palace) contain visuals created by Adam Smith & Marcus Lyall.  Eight years since they last performed live in Australia, The Chemical Brothers are set to return with a show that’s become a more dynamic and relevant experience than ever, both sonically and visually!
No Geography is a return to the conditions that spawned their early hits. They built a studio within a studio, a tiny room filled with gear that had sat gathering dust in Tom’s attic for the last twenty years. Using the equipment with which they recorded the bulk of their first two albums, they found the freedom to create music in a way they hadn’t for years, embracing randomness and jagged edges, building songs around vocal samples like the snatches of dialogue they found in the late ‘60s experimental Dial-A-Poem project. Several tracks feature vocals from Norwegian artist Aurora and Japanese rapper Nene also makes an appearance.

The Avalanches (DJ set) will be joining The Chemical Brothers as special guests for all dates. The iconic Australian duo are considered to be one of the most influential acts in dance music, with their debut record Since I Left You (2000) laying a blueprint for sample-based music in the 21st century, before their long-awaited 2016 follow-up Wildflower once again blew the world away.

From intimate clubs to headline slots at some of the world’s biggest festivals like Splendour In The Grass, Primavera, and Creamfields, The Avalanches’ DJ sets are lauded as masterpieces in a realm of music flooded with imitators. The Avalanches are the perfect accompaniment for fellow dance legends The Chemical Brothers.

Don’t miss out on tickets to the past, present, and future of electronic music, The Chemical Brothers. They won’t last long.

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
NO GEOGRAPHY LIVE 2019
AUSTRALIA
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2019
With special guests The Avalanches (DJ set)
Presented by Frontier Touring

TELSTRA THANKS® PRE-SALE (AU)
via telstra.com/thechemicalbrothers
Runs 48 hours from: Friday 3 May (10am AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
via frontiertouring.com/thechemicalbrothers
Runs 24 hours from: Tuesday 7 May (10am AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Thursday 9 May (10am local time)

Thursday 31 October
Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD
Lic. All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Saturday 2 November
The Dome, Sydney Showground | Sydney, NSW
Lic. All Ages*
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Tuesday 5 November
Melbourne Arena | Melbourne, VIC
Lic. All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 13 28 49

*General Admission Front is restricted to ages 16+