MasterCard is excited to kick off the Debit MasterCard Priceless Music series for 2011 with another truly Priceless experience with West Australia’s own, Birds of Tokyo, set to take the lead to perform against an unforgettable backdrop on Sydney Harbour’s Cockatoo Island on Friday, 27 May.

The 2010 Debit MasterCard Priceless Music Series shows, which featured heavy-weights Pendulum, Katy Perry and Good Charlotte, were some of the most talked about gigs on the music calendar and 2011 is shaping up to be another stellar year!

Birds of Tokyo’s profile has been steadily on the rise since their formation in 2004, but 2010 was definitely the year of the Birds with their popularity soaring to new heights off the back of their self-titled, third studio album, which spawned the massive hits The Saddest Thing I Know, Plans and Wild At Heart. These three singles all made it into this year’s Triple J Hottest 100 with Plans shooting high into the No. 4 spot. Critical acclaim also met the band in 2010, with a massive six ARIA Award nominations resulting in the boys walking away with the Award for Best Rock Album. 2011 has kicked off in similar style with the band having two songs shortlisted for APRA’s Song of the Year and their new single, Circles, currently picking up radio adds around the country.

Last year’s success is on track to continue internationally for Birds of Tokyo in 2011, with the buzz from Australia rapidly reaching the US, resulting in the upcoming global release of the Birds of Tokyo album on iTunes, a US label deal in the works and an appearance at the Canadian Music Festival. Suffice to say, the Perth quartet are one hot commodity, which is why they are the perfect band to kick start the 2011 Debit MasterCard Priceless Music Series.

Tickets to the exclusive gig (including return ferry fare), to be held at Cockatoo Island will be extremely limited and will go on sale on Wednesday 4 May at 9.00am AEST. Tickets can be purchased at with a Debit MasterCard only.

How to Get Your Ticket and Access to Priceless Music Experiences

To catch Birds of Tokyo in concert for their Debit MasterCard Priceless Music Series show at Cockatoo Island on Friday, 27 May, 2011, visit and pre-register for an alert before Thursday, 28 April. Tickets, inclusive of return ferry fare, are priced at $40.00 (limit 4 per person) and will be available from 9.00am AEST on Wednesday 4 May. Tickets must be purchased with a Debit MasterCard. To get hold of a Debit MasterCard contact Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Bankwest or Bendigo Bank and apply for access to future Priceless Music experiences.