THE RUBENS ANNOUNCE
RESCHEDULED ‘LIVE IN LIFE’
TOUR DATES FOR 2021
The Rubens have surprised fans by releasing their Live In Life Remix EP, a kaleidoscopic collection of ‘Live In Life’ remixes featuring local favourite Alice Ivy alongside international offerings by NASAYA, Pink Skies & Father Bobby Townsend. The release today is a treat to fans in light of the unfortunate second postponement of their largest headline tour to date due to COVID-19 (originally scheduled from May – July, then Sept – Dec). The new dates, taking place from April – June, 2021, will see the NSW band play metro cities for the first time since their 2018 LO LA RU album shows, across venues such as Fortitude Music Hall (Bris), Freo.Social (Freo), The Forum (Melb), and the Enmore Theatre (Syd). After having embarked on 3 regional tours in the past 18 months, the band will be revisiting some old regional favourites as well as some towns they’ve never played before, including Bundaberg, Warrnambool, Shepparton and more.
Melbourne-based electronic producer Alice Ivy released her debut album I’m Dreaming in February 2018 and has since performed more than 250 shows worldwide. Alice Ivy’s eclectic signature sound spans sample-influenced soul, hip-hop and electronic pop that she brings to life live as a multi-instrumentalist.
“I was so stoked to be asked by the Rubens to remix ‘Live In Life’. When I first listened to the stems and dropped them into Ableton I envisioned flipping this song into a moody house banger, I feel like I kind of achieved that?! Super stoked to have this out and to be joining them on their album tour in 2021”.
NASAYA draws influence from the ethnically diverse culture of his homestead. Inspired by the breeze and easy-going nature of the French Island, his musical influence draws from jazz, dance music, pop, and even classic rock. With releases on Majestic Casual and Concord Records, NASAYA’s colourful sound is home to some of music’s finest tastemakers.
“I made this remix when I was stuck back home in Reunion Island while in lockdown.
It was quite tough for me to stay inspired and ‘productive’ at the time and working on this remix definitely helped me to stay a bit more sane – it was such a fun process and helped me to take my mind off what is going on in the world.”
California’s Pink Skies’ sound is a genre-bending mix of psychedelic rock, pop, R&B, 70’s, electronic, hip/hop and chill- wave. Racking up credits with artists like 6LACK, Khalid, Glass Animals’ Dave Bailey and FWDSLXSH, Pink Skies is blazing a trail as an artist’s artist.
“When I first heard the track I thought it was awesome. I particularly love the line about the beer in the cellar, I’ve never heard a lyric like that in a song before. I spent a couple of days with the track, and tried to make it my own. I think I had like 5 different versions of the song, and this one felt like it had the best pocket. I’m happy that it’s out, and I hope everyone is into it!”
Father Bobby Townsend is a music producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Canada. He had his musical epiphany, falling in love with pop music, after discovering The 1975 on YouTube.
“I’m a sucker for slow jams so when my manager sent me the song I thought damn this is great, I’m gonna decelerate this baby. This is my late night drive in the rain remix. Big thanks to The Rubens for letting me hop on the project.”
Live In Life (Alice Ivy Remix)
Live In Life (NASAYA Remix)
Live In Life (Pink Skies Remix)
Live In Life (Father Bobby Townsend Remix)
Live In Life
Available to buy/stream here
‘LIVE IN LIFE’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2021
Supported by Alice Ivy Sat-Apr-03-21 – Crooked River Winery – Gerringong, NSW
Thu-Apr-08-21 – Fortitude Music Hall – Brisbane, QLD
Fri-Apr-09-21- Moncrieff Entertainment – Bundaberg, QLD
Sat-Apr-10-21 – Highfields Tavern – Toowoomba, QLD
Fri-Apr-16-21 – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, NSW
Sat-Apr-17-21 – Bar On The Hill – Newcastle, NSW
Wed-Apr-28-21 – Riverlinks Westside – Shepparton, VIC
Fri-Apr-30-21 – Melbourne, VIC Forum
Wed-May-05-21 – Whitestar Hotel – Albany, WA
Thu-May-06-21 – The River – Margaret River, WA
Fri-May-07-21 – Freo Social – Fremantle, WA
Sun-May-09-21 – Wintersun Hotel – Bluff Point, WA
Fri-May-14-21 – The Gap View Hotel – Alice Springs, NT
Thu-May-20-21 – Altar Bar – Hobart, TAS
Fri-May-21-21 – Altar Bar – Hobart, TAS
Sat-May-22-21 – Saloon Bar – Launceston, TAS
Sun-May-23-21 – Forth Pub – Forth, TAS
Wed-May-26-21 – The Leichardt Hotel – Rockhampton, QLD
Thu-May-27-21 – Seabreeze – Mackay, QLD
Fri-May-28-21 – Otherwise Bar – Townsville, QLD
Sat-May-29-21 – Tanks Arts Centre – Cairns, QLD
Wed-Jun-09-21 – Beer Deluxe – Albury, NSW
Thu-Jun-10-21 – The Whalers Hotel – Warrnambool, VIC
Fri-Jun-11-21 – Torquay Hotel – Torquay, VIC
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