Tour Rumours: No Doubt, Odd Future, Rolling Stones, Gwar, Joe Satriani
The summer touring schedule has already left your wallet in severe distress, but the tour announcements haven’t ended yet. If all these rumours are true it might be time to look at taking on a second job.
No Doubt last toured Australia in 2002, but with the release of their first album in over a decade Push and Shove they’re eyeing off a return trip. Drummer Adrian Young told The Leader that the band hopes to be in Australia after their American tour, and guitarist Tom Dumont revealed to The Music that there’s “a 99 percent chance” that they’ll tour Australia. No Doubt’s current American tour wraps up on December 6 in Los Angeles.
Odd Future’s manager, Christian Clancy, has confirmed that he’s “absofuckinglutely working on” getting the hip-hop crew back to Australia for another tour. Odd Future have made two visits to Australia causing havoc with shows at the Sydney Opera House at Vivid LIVE last year and returning as part of the Big Day Out bill earlier this year.
The Rolling Stones
With a massive amount of wishful thinking, The Age has kicked off yet another Rolling Stones tour rumour claiming that the band is making plans to bring their 50th anniversary tour to Australia in 2013. Their “evidence” comes from Sir Mick Jagger himself who, when pressed on Australian tour plans, told the paper “Not this week, but I hope to come to Australia. I haven’t been there for ages. I’m really looking forward to it.”
However, local promoter Dainty, who has partnered with Richard Branson to present the upcoming Rolling Stones 50th anniversary shows, has told FL not to expect to see the band in Australia anytime soon. Following the announcement of the four shows – two in London and two in New Jersey – FL contacted Dainty for comment on the possibility of Australian tour dates only to be told that for now there are “just these four shows and we are proud to be the promoter of these historic events”.
Joe Satriani is on his way to Australia for a series of guitar master classes in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth between Monday, April 8 and Wednesday, April 17. No live shows have been announced, yet. The guitar hero was in Australia earlier this year for Bluesfest and a run of headline shows as part of G3 with former student Steve Vai and Toto’s Steve Lukather. Satriani is also a member of Chickenfoot with ex-Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, and Rod Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
On the heavier side of things, Heathen Skulls touring has also announced that “French funeral doom lords” Monarch! will be returning to Australian shores “sometime in 2013”. Guitarist Shiran Kaïdine says the main idea of Monarch! is “to play slow and loud as fuck”.
Hit the Lights, Ill Nino, As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Gwar tours
In addition to working on the Soundwave and Harvest tours, AJ Maddah also has a few other headline tours up his sleeve. Earlier this month he confirmed on Twitter that a tour for pop punk crew Hit The Lights is happening. The Ohio band recently released their third album Invicta through Soundwave’s record label 3Wise.
Maddah has also revealed that upcoming tours for Ill Nino, As I Lay Dying and All That Remains will be announced “early next year” and that there’s a chance of Gwar heading back to Australia for another tour next year as well.