THE RUBENS RELEASE
NEW SINGLE ‘WASTE A DAY’
& HEADLINE TOUR
The Rubens are back to treat fans with new single ‘Waste A Day’, an earworm bursting with singalong hooks and a strong message of hope right in time for summer. ‘Waste A Day’ is the first song by The Rubens that band mates and brothers Sam, Elliott and Zaac Margin have co-written together. Having come to life right at the end of recording their #1 ARIA-charting album 0202 and just missing the deadline to make the record, now more than ever felt like the right time to release it into the world.
With its slick, breezy melody and the band’s signature lyrical-swirls, ‘Waste A Day’ is a fresh and inspiring offering from the group, yet also sits comfortably alongside recent fan-favourites from 0202, ‘Live In Life’ and ‘Masterpiece’. The band said of the track, “Everyday has the potential to be a good day. Squeeze what you can from it.” The ‘Waste A Day’ video will premiere at 6.00pm AEDT tonight, tune in HERE to chat to the band live and see the video first!
The Rubens plan to spend majority of 2022 on tour, celebrating the release of new music and the 10-year-anniversary of their self-titled debut album, with their fiercely loyal and ever-growing fanbase. Kicking off 2022 is ValleyWays on Feb 19, the band’s own festival in their hometown of Camden, which will see the five-piece perform alongside Aussie heavyweights Skegss, Middle Kids, Stevan & more. Fans can also catch The Rubens on their ‘Waste A Day’ 25+ date headline tour across the country from Feb – April, before rounding out 2022 alongside Vance Joy as part of his The Long Way Home national tour across Sept – Nov.
2021 was a career defining year for The Rubens, which included the release of their fourth album 0202, an AMP & ARIA Award nomination, selling over 23,000 tickets to their 0202 album tour (despite the challenges faced by COVID) and accreditations for hits ‘Live In Life’ (triple platinum in AUS), ‘Masterpiece’ (gold in AUS and NZ) and ‘Never Ever (feat. Sarah)’ (triple platinum in AUS). The Rubens massive past 12 months and even bigger 12 months ahead are a testament to their 10-year career. 2022 will mark a decade since the release of the band’s debut album The Rubens, which went Platinum and featured hits ‘Lay It Down’, ‘The Best We Got’, ‘My Gun’ and more.
DISCOGRAPHY:‘Million Man’ (Gold), ‘God Forgot’ (Gold) and lead to sold out shows and a 42-date Arena tour supporting megastar P!NK. Their second album Hoops saw the band sell out headline shows at Hordern Pavilion and Margaret Court Arena and included hits ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Cut Me Loose’ and of course the 4 x Platinum the hit title track, which topped the 2015 triple j Hottest 100, while their debut self-titled LP was home to ‘My Gun’ (Certified Platinum), ‘Lay It Down’ (Certified Gold), ‘The Best We Got’ and more fan-favourites.Loaded with effortless jams, The Rubens fourth album 0202 saw the band fully transform into an alt-rock/pop powerhouse and, for the first time, self-produce an album that had people re-evaluating what they thought they knew about The Rubens. 0202 followed third album LO LA RU, which featured hits ‘Never Ever (feat Sarah)’ (now Triple Platinum),
THE RUBENS – WASTE A DAY TOUR:Wednesday February 2, 2022 – The Whalers Hotel, Warnambool VIC Thursday February 3, 2022 – Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC Friday February 4, 2022 – Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC Saturday February 5, 2022 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC Wednesday February 9, 2022 – The Gov, Adelaide SA Thursday February 10, 2022 – The Gov , Adelaide SA Friday February 11, 2022 – Shadows Showrooms Mt Gambier SA Saturday February 19th, 2022 ValleyWays Festival, Camden NSW Thursday February 24, 2022 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW Friday, March 04, 2022 Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW Saturday March 05 2022 This That Festival, Sandstone Point, QLD Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton, VIC Thursday, March 17, 2022 Horsham Town Hall, Horsham, VIC Friday, March 18, 2022 Swan Hill Town Hall, Swan Hill, VIC Saturday, March 19, 2022 Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, VIC Sunday, March 20, 2022 Broken Hill Civic Centre Broken Hill, NSW Thursday, March 24, 2022 Orange Civic Theatre Orange, NSW Friday, March 25, 2022 Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW Saturday, March 26, 2022 Katoomba RSL, Katoomba, NSW Thursday, March 31, 2022 Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga, NSW Friday, April 01, 2022 Griffith Regional Theatre Griffith, NSW Saturday, April 02, 2022 The Cube Wodonga, Wodonga, VIC Sunday, April 03, 2022 Paramount Performing Arts Centre, Echuca, VIC Saturday, April 09, 2022 Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat, VIC Sunday, April 10, 2022 The Pier, Geelong, VIC
VALLEYWAYS FESTIVALSaturday, Feb 19 – Camden, NSW Lineup: Skegss The Rubens Middle Kids Slowly Slowly BLESSED Stevan Becca Hatch Hollie Col The Dardi Shades Grace Amos + triple j unearthed winner
VALLEYWAYS + ‘WASTE A DAY’ TOURtherubensmusic.comTue 16 Nov, 9am: pre-sale signup begins Promoter Presale: Mon 22 Nov, 9am > Tue 23 Nov, 9am (local time) GP Onsale: Tue 23 Nov, 10am (local time) For all tour ticketing and information, head too:
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