THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS (UK)
– ACCLAIMED ELECTRONIC
DUO RETURNING TO
AUSTRALIA IN FEBRUARY
& MARCH 2024
Frontier Touring are pumped to confirm one of the most acclaimed and innovative electronic duos in the world – The Chemical Brothers – will bring their world-renowned live shows to Australia in February – March 2024. With show direction by the iconic Smith & Lyall, these mind-bending shows – their first visit to our shores since 2019 – will hit Brisbane, Sydney and Geelong!
Kickstarting the party will be special guest DJs: The Presets DJ Set (Sydney & Geelong), Anna Lunoe (all shows) and James Holroyd (all shows).
The Chemical Brothers will play Brisbane’s Riverstage on Tuesday 27 February, before heading to Sydney Showground on Thursday 29 Februarythen hitting the stage at a day on the green at Mt Duneed Estate in Geelong, Victoria on Saturday 2 March.
Having just announced their tenth studio album, The Chemical Brothers – Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons – are reminding us of their legendary status in the electronic music scene.
heir first full-length album since 2019’s No Geography, which featured massive singles ‘Got To Keep On’, ‘Free Yourself’ and ‘Mad As Hell’, the duo will release For That Beautiful Feeling, via Universal Music Australia on Friday 8 September – pre-order here.
Much to the anticipation of fans, the project promises the iconic sound of The Chemical Brothers, a record that hunts for and captures that wild moment when sound overwhelms you and almost pulls you under yet ultimately lets you ride its wave, to destinations unknown. That transcendent state that they evoke like no one else in modern music – it’s The Chemical Brothers at their very best. For That Beautiful Feeling features the singles, ‘No Reason’, ‘Live Again (feat. Halo Maud)’ and ‘Skipping Like A Stone ft. Beck’.
“At a time of great cultural and global insecurity, there’s never been a more tempting time to get lost in their sensory overload.” – Pitchfork
For three decades, they have defined the cutting edge of electronic dance music both on their multi-platinum selling records and with their hugely lauded hallucinogenic live shows which have played to millions at festivals and arenas all over the world. With huge global hits, ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, ‘Galvanize’, ‘Go’ & ‘Block Rockin Beats’ these are instantly recognisible tracks that make The Chemical Brothers a household name worldwide.
“Whether you’re enticed by the lights, the visuals, the songs, the sound, the memories, the dancing or a combination of all these things, The Chemical Brothers’ live show is a thrilling journey worth taking.” – Double J
“The Chemical Brothers are still the superstar Djs we’ll always love…an act that you go to experience – and truly, every music fan should.” – Tone Deaf
The Chemical Brothers recently announced details of a career-spanning retrospective book. Paused in Cosmic Reflection is due for publication by White Rabbit on October 26th 2023 (available for pre-order in Australia, here). The book is made up of new interviews with the band as well as many of their friends and collaborators from the past three decades, including Noel Gallagher, Aurora, Wayne Coyne, Beth Orton, Beck, Michel Gondry and many more.
About The Presets
The Presets – Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes – are recognised worldwide for their dynamic live performances and epic DJ sets. From playing hundreds of shows domestically and internationally, including key slots at renowned international music festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, SXSW, Exit, Melt and Splendour In The Grass, The Presets (DJ Set) are guaranteed to ignite The Chemical Brothers audiences in Sydney and Geelong.
The Presets above
Best known for their electro-smash club hits, in 2008 The Presets released the chart topping Apocalypso, selling in excess of Triple Platinum sales in Australia and features four hit singles, including the classic ‘My People’. Setting new standards for dance music in Australia, The Presets went on to win 5 ARIA awards (and 2 ARIA Artisan Awards) including Album of the Year, as well as the J Award and FBI SMAC Award for Album of The Year. Kim and Julian also shared the coveted Songwriter of The Year Award at the 2009 APRA Awards. Follow up album Pacifica was released in 2012, featuring Rolling Stone Magazine’s Song Of The Year, ‘Ghosts’. The Presets returned in 2018 with their long awaited fourth album, Hi Viz, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes album chart within hours of its release and was nominated for two ARIA Awards as well as the prestigious Australian Music Prize. The record spawned triple j Hottest 100 favourites ‘Do What You Want’ and ‘Martini’.
n 2023 to celebrate 20 years of making beats together, The Presets announced 20 nights of DJ sets around Australia, playing small clubs and bars (July/Aug/Sep), reconnecting with the electric spirit that got them making music in the first place. Get ready to experience The Presets explosive DJ set!
About Anna Lunoe
Anna Lunoe, the boundary-breaking artist from Sydney, has made her mark as a versatile DJ, radio host, producer, vocalist, and curator in the dance scene. Rising from a radio host on FBi community radio, she quickly became one of Australia’s top DJs. Her debut EP, Anna Lunoe & Friends, showcased her exceptional DJ and production skills, leading to a series of club bangers on labels like Future Classic, Fools Gold, Mad Decent, and OWSLA. Anna’s success extended to the USA, with appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and EDC Las Vegas, where she was the first solo female to play the main stage.
Anna Lunoe above
Through the pandemic, Anna maintained momentum, releasing the single ‘Back Seat’ and launching the Create/Destroy podcast. 2022 brought the release of her club-anthem ‘Double Dip’ and the acclaimed EP Saturday Love. With no plans to slow down, Anna remains on track and ready to impress with festival appearances and headline performances, leaving an exciting year ahead with more music and touring in 2023 into 2024, including playing at all three The Chemical Brothers shows!
James Holroyd above
About James Holroyd
Long standing opening DJ for The Chemical Brothers, James Holroyd started plying his trade back in 1991 in the heady days of the original Back to Basics at Leeds’ Music Factory in the UK. He was introduced to the decks playing a mixture of funk, house, disco and hip hop, and by 1992 his unique style had secured him a job as resident. James Holroyd is guaranteed to warm up live audiences at all three Australian shows!
Last in Australia in 2019, performing sold-out headline shows across the East Coast, The Chemical Brothers have been busy touring the world. Embarking on headline tours and festivals sets across the UK & Europe, the duo are only building further anticipation for their dedicated Australian fans when they grace our shores next February & March.
Hey Boy Hey Girl, Superstar DJs, here we go…
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERSWith special guest DJs: The Presets DJ Set (Sydney & Geelong), Anna Lunoe (all shows) and James Holroyd (all shows) AUSTRALIA TOUR FEBRUARY & MARCH 2024 Presented by Frontier Touring, Roundhouse Entertainment (Geelong only) and Double J
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE frontiertouring.com/thechemicalbrothersRuns 24 hours from: Wednesday 6 September (2pm AEST) or until pre-sale allocation exhaustedvia
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALEBegins: Friday 8 September (1pm AEST)
Tuesday 27 Februaryticketmaster.com.auRiverstage | Brisbane, QLD 18+ Special guests DJs, Anna Lunoe & James Holroyd On sale: Friday 8 September (1pm AEST)
Thursday 29 Februaryasx.com.auSydney Showground | Sydney, NSW 18+ Special guest DJs, The Presets (DJ Set), Anna Lunoe & James Holroyd On sale: Friday 8 September (1pm AEST)
Saturday 2 March ticketmaster.com.auMt Duneed Estate | Geelong, VIC* a day on the green Lic. All Ages Special guest DJs, The Presets (DJ Set), Anna Lunoe & James Holroyd On sale: Friday 8 September (1pm AEST)
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For That Beautiful FeelinghereThe Chemical Brothers Out Friday 8 September through Universal Music Australia Pre-order
That Beautiful Feeling tracklisting:
Live Again (feat. Halo Maud)
Skipping Like A Stone (feat. Beck)
The Darkness That You Fear (Harvest Mix) Feels Like I’m Dreaming
For That Beautiful Feeling (feat. Halo Maud)
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