The ‘Birds camp are stoked to be hitting the road again at the end of this month.
Not only are they gracing the stage at the AMAZING ‘Splendour In The Grass Festival’ in Byron Bay alongside Janes Addiction, Bloc Party, MGMT, Grinspoon and a bunch more great bands, the guys get to tour some towns in NSW and QLD they have NEVER, EVER been to including Hornsby, Bathurst, Penrith, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Airlie Beach, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.
On another note, NUMBERS RADIO (yep those cats with that killer “Boring” song all over triple j) are joining Birds on this tour.
Also announced are the opening bands from the towns we’re hitting, all details are listed in the TOUR page.
Entering its 31st year, Stonefest returns in 2009 with a line-up chocked full of homegrown goodness. Arguably the longest running festival in Australia’s history, Stonefest continues to be one of the most highly anticipated events to take place in our nation’s capital each year.
Stonefest 2009 will see all the action happening across one day, with promoters promising “twelve hours of music that will rock you to the very depths of your soul”. Heading up this day of Canberra soul-rocking (which will quite suitably be taking place on Halloween this year) are three of the largest names in Aussie music: The Living End, Birds Of Tokyo, Josh Pyke, Children Collide and more.
BIRDS OF TOKYO were the big winners at the 17th Annual WAMI (West Australian Music Industry) Awards last Thursday 7th May.
The quartet were nominated for five awards, winning them all including;
*Most Popular Act
*Most Popular Album – Universes
*Most Popular Live Act
…as well as the industry voted;
*Best Rock Act and
*Best Male Vocalist – Ian Kenny
The wins concrete the already impressive past 10 months since the release of their sophomore album UNIVERSES in July 2008.
*Accredited Gold status in Australia
*High Rotation airplay with 3-singles ATB on all formats
*2 x sold out Australian National tours totaling 35 shows
*A main stage appearance on the national BIG DAY OUT tour
The band are now gearing up for the “Splendour in the Grass” festival alongside Janes Addiction, the Flaming Lips, Bloc Party and MGMT at the end of July in Byron Bay.