10 June, 2015

The Rubens Return With Massive Oz Tour

The Rubens will launch forthcoming second album Hoops with a whopping 22-date Australian tour, their first since 2013’s sold-out Never Be the Same run.

Kicking off in WA on September 16, the tour – with Melbourne alt-soul rockers Saskwatch and Central Coast folksters Winterbourne supporting on most dates – includes metro and regional shows, as well as appearances at the Red Earth and Yours & Owls festivals.

Hoops, released August 7, is the follow-up to the band’s platinum-certified self-titled debut album, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA chart.

“We put more of a focus on how the songs would work in a live setting for this album,” frontman Sam Margin explains. “We wanted to write songs that would be fun for us to play live as well as fun for our audience to listen and move to.”

Check out Hoops‘ first single ‘Hallelujah’ below, and watch an exclusive video of the band performing stripped back versions of ‘My Gun’ and ‘Lay it Down’ from their debut album here.

Tour dates

Wed 16 Sep
Bunbury
Prince of Wales Hotel 18+
Thu 17 Sep
Margaret River
Settlers Tavern 18+
Fri 18 Sep
Perth
Astor Theatre 18+
Sat 19 Sep
Dampier
Red Earth Arts Festival AA
Fri 25 Sep
Launceston
Club 54 18+
Sat 26 Sep
Hobart
Uni Bar 18+
Fri 2 Oct
Canberra
ANU Bar 18+
Sat 3 Oct
Wollongong
Yours & Owls Music and Arts Festival Weekender 18+
Thu 8 Oct
Adelaide
HQ 18+
Fri 9 Oct
Melbourne
Forum Theatre 18+
Sat 10 Oct
San Remo
Westernport Hotel 18+
Sun 11 Oct
Lorne
Lorne Hotel 18+
Wed 14 Oct
Melbourne
Forum Theatre 18+
Fri 16 Oct
Cairns
Tanks Arts Centre AA
Fri 23 Oct
Brisbane
Max Watt's 18+
Sat 24 Oct
Coolangatta
Coolangatta Hotel 18+
Thu 29 Oct
Port Macquarie
Panthers 18+
Fri 30 Oct
Bateau Bay
Entrance Leagues Club 18+
Sat 31 Oct
Sydney
Enmore Theatre 18+
Sat 7 Nov
Coffs Harbour
C.ex Coffs 18+
Wed 11 Nov
Newcastle
Bar on the Hill 18+
Fri 13 Nov
Darwin
Discovery 18+