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: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), ‘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.


THE RUBENS – WASTE A DAY TOUR:Wednesday February 2, 2022 – The Whalers Hotel, Warnambool VICThursday February 3, 2022 – Torquay Hotel, Torquay VICFriday February 4, 2022 – Torquay Hotel, Torquay VICSaturday February 5, 2022 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VICWednesday February 9, 2022 – The Gov, Adelaide SAThursday February 10, 2022 – The Gov , Adelaide SAFriday February 11, 2022 – Shadows Showrooms Mt Gambier SASaturday February 19th, 2022 ValleyWays Festival, Camden NSWThursday February 24, 2022 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSWFriday, March 04, 2022 Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSWSaturday March 05 2022 This That Festival, Sandstone Point, QLDWednesday, March 16, 2022 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton, VICThursday, March 17, 2022 Horsham Town Hall, Horsham, VICFriday, March 18, 2022 Swan Hill Town Hall,  Swan Hill, VICSaturday, March 19, 2022 Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, VICSunday, March 20, 2022  Broken Hill Civic Centre Broken Hill, NSW  Thursday, March 24, 2022 Orange Civic Theatre Orange, NSWFriday, March 25, 2022 Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSWSaturday, March 26, 2022 Katoomba RSL, Katoomba, NSWThursday, March 31, 2022 Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga, NSWFriday, April 01, 2022 Griffith Regional Theatre Griffith, NSWSaturday, April 02, 2022 The Cube Wodonga, Wodonga, VICSunday, April 03, 2022 Paramount Performing Arts Centre, Echuca, VICSaturday, April 09, 2022 Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat, VICSunday, April 10, 2022 The Pier, Geelong, VIC


VALLEYWAYS FESTIVALSaturday, Feb 19 – Camden, NSWLineup:SkegssThe RubensMiddle KidsSlowly SlowlyBLESSEDStevanBecca HatchHollie ColThe Dardi ShadesGrace Amos+ triple j unearthed winner


VALLEYWAYS + ‘WASTE A DAY’ TOURTue 16 Nov, 9am: pre-sale signup beginsPromoter 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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