Half Moon Run announce supports and Plus One involvement

Canadian indie-rockers HALF MOON RUN are gearing up for an epic return to Australian stages this January, playing Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney headline shows along with an anticipated appearance at the Woodford Folk Festival over the New Year break.

Today, they reveal that fellow Québécois, THE FRANKLIN ELECTRIC, will join the forthcoming tour as special guests on all dates. Following their breakthrough single ‘This Is How I Let You Down’, The Franklin Electric will release their second album, Blue Ceilings, in January to coincide with their Australian visit. Having supported the likes of Ben Howard, Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and City & Colour, The Franklin Electric are well-versed to take on support duties for Half Moon Run this January.

Up-and- coming local outfit, BETTY & OSWALD, will kick off proceedings in a special one-off appearance at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Saturday 14th January. Earning praise from triple j, Rolling Stone and more, they deliver tunes that are a little bit groovy, a little bit gritty, and a little bit somewhere in-between.

For their Australian tour, Half Moon Run have partnered with Plus One, donating $1 from every ticket sold to support the Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation’s literacy programs in remote Indigenous communities.

An initiative that was conceived by the band Arcade Fire, Plus One connects performing artists, causes, and audiences. Artists partner with Plus One, to add $1 to each of their concert tickets, which is then donated to a charitable organization of their choice. Half Moon Run will deliver proceeds directly to the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, dedicated to raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia.

The band partners with Music Feeds to today launch an exclusive contest, providing fans in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney with a chance to win the ultimate Half Moon Run Australian tour experience. Winners will get to attend a show with three friends, watch from a private viewing area, and enjoy a complementary rider – Enter now!

Half Moon Run will land in Australia straight off the back of extensive North American touring, including a hometown headline festival appearance at Montreal’s Osheaga Festival in July. Earlier this year, they delivered a mind-blowing set at the world famous Glastonbury Festival, showcasing the band’s trademark energetic live show, stunning three-part harmonies and prowess playing multiple instruments on-stage. BBC captured a high-intensity rendition of ‘Turn Your Love’ from the band’s Glastonbury set, which you can check out here.

Watch the official video for ‘Turn Your Love’ here.



With Special Guests The Franklin Electric
Betty & Oswald (Sydney only)

Brought to you by Music Feeds, Laneway Presents & Chugg Entertainment

Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th December

Wednesday 11th January – The Triffid
thetriffid.com.au or 1300 762 545

Thursday 12th January – Corner Hotel
cornerhotel.com or 1300 724 867

Saturday 14th January – Metro Theatre
ticketek.com.au or 132 849