WALKING ON CARS
DEBUT AUS/NZ COLOURS – 2019 ONE LAST DANCE TOUR STARTS THIS MONTH
Irish band, Walking On Cars, are gearing up to grace Australia and New Zealand shores later this month for their very first headline shows in the region on their COLOURS 2019 – ONE LAST DANCE TOUR.
Starting at Wellington’s San Fran in New Zealand on Tuesday 26 November, the four-piece will hit The Tuning Fork in Auckland on Wednesday 27 and then move across the ditch to play Sydney’s Factory Theatre on Friday 29, Max Watts in Melbourne on Saturday 30 and finishing up at Perth’s Badlands on Monday 2 December.
Joining Walking On Cars on all shows (ex-Perth) will be alt-folk musician Riley Pearce, whose breakout single ‘Brave’ has clocked an impressive 23 million streams, while Perth fans will enjoy a warm up from self-described “dreamo-dark pop” Melbourne trio howlite.
Walking On Cars hale from Dingle in Ireland and are childhood friends Patrick Sheehy (vocals), Sorcha Durham (keyboards), Paul Flannery (bass) and Evan Hadnett (drums). In January 2016 they released their debut album Everything This Way (Virgin EMI). The record went on to take out the #1 spot on the album charts in Ireland upon release and remained in the top 10 for 31 consecutive weeks. Everything This Way also made the top 30 on the UK charts and went on to sell 325,000 copies worldwide.
In April this year the group released their second album Colours which features ‘Monster’,‘Coldest Water’ and most recent single ’Too Emotional’. Walking On Cars songs have seen 258 million worldwide streams with the band selling in excess of 170,000 tickets to live shows throughout the world.
This year the band have played across the globe, with huge shows on their home turf at the 3Arena, Dublin and a 12,000 cap Sold Out Irish Independent park, Cork. The band are about to embark on a final run which will begin with shows in New Zealand, Australia, The UAE and Russia before they return to play a small run of intimate shows around Ireland this December then they will cap off the year headlining the televised NYF Dublin’s Countdown Concert on New Year’s Eve.
Don’t miss Walking On Cars on their first ever shows in Australia and New Zealand this November/December.
WALKING ON CARS || COLOURS 2019 – ONE LAST DANCE TOUR
with special guests Riley Pearce* & howlite**
Tue 26 Nov | San Fran, WELLINGTON, NZ*
Wed 27 Nov | The Tuning Fork, AUCKLAND, NZ*
Fri 29 Nov | Factory Theatre, SYDNEY, AUS*
Sat 30 Nov | Max Watts, MELBOURNE, AUS*
Mon 2 Dec | Badlands, PERTH, AUS**
Recorded between the band’s own home studio in County Kerry, London’s legendary RAK studios, and Angelic Studios near Banbury where The 1975 also made their most recent, Colours is a second album kaleidoscopically rich with sounds, emotions, synth-rock imagination and the brilliant songwriting synonymous with the bands previous releases.
As Irish music bible Hot Press put it, hymning the country’s newest big rock export in a cover feature, “With the massive European success of their double platinum-selling debut, Everything This Way, Kerry’s Walking On Cars pretty much owned 2016.” Indeed Everything This Way went on to sell a hefty 325,000 copies worldwide. Over 18 months’ touring the band has sold 170,000 gig tickets, reaching arena level at home and sold out tours across Europe, as well as playing the mains stages of some of the biggest festivals out there, including Isle of Wight, Rock Werchter, Rock Am Ring and Electric Picnic in 2017. Their total global video views stand at an impressive 71 million, their cumulative global streams an eye-watering, ear-trembling 258 million.
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