Following their long-awaited reunion, with the November release of new single Aurora and frenzied headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney in December, Children Collide will charge north this March for headline shows in Brisbane and Maroochydore.
Joined by bassist Chelsea Wheatley who performs as Chela, Children Collide will take to the stage at Maroochydore’s Solbar on Thursday 26 March and Brisbane’s The Foundry on Friday 27 March before they headline El Palmo Pacificano Festival in Forster on Saturday 28 March. They will then venture to the west coast to perform as special guests for POND at Freo.Social on Saturday 4 April.
Returning with a post-punk charge and the unmistakable trademarks of Children Collide, Aurora is a love letter to humanity’s grand illusions. “I kept listening back to the demo and remembering how much fun it was playing this kind of music,” says vocalist / guitarist Johnny Mackay of the track. “It was originally written for our third album ‘Monument’, so it’s felt like unfinished business ever since and a big part of the reason we made another album. In the end if felt like it was burning a hole in my hard drive, so we had to put it out.”
A live phenomenon, Children Collide have performed sets at SXSW, The Great Escape, Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Groovin The Moo and the Big Day Out. They’ve performed countless sold-out headline shows across the nation in addition to dates in London, Paris, LA, New York and Tokyo. Most recently, they joined Bad//Dreems, West Thebarton, Hayley Mary and more at Fire Aid in Adelaide with a stern reminder of what audiences had been missing.
Aurora is the first taste of new music since the twice ARIA-nominated band’s third studio album ‘Monument’ in 2012. It was another enduringly popular LP, following 2008‘s The ‘Long Now’ and 2010’s ‘Theory Of Everything’, which debuted at #5 on the ARIA album chart and claimed the triple j feature album. Their repertoire includes some of the most well-loved Australian singles of the past decade, a roll call that includes Social Currency, Skeleton Dance, Chosen Armies, Loveless and triple j hottest 100 entries Farewell Rocketship, Jellylegs and My Eagle.
CHILDREN COLLIDE TOUR DATES
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Thursday 26 March – Solbar, Maroochydore QLD
Friday 27 March – The Foundry, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 28 March – El Palmo Pacificano, Forster NSW
Saturday 4 April – Freo Social, Fremantle WA*
*special guests for POND
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