Real Estate confirm second Melbourne date
Brooklyn-via-New Jersey’s indie titans Real Estate will close the summer in Australia, today announcing an additional Melbourne date on their East Coast headline dates for February. Performing from their critically acclaimed new album Atlas locally for the first time, the recently expanded five-piece have just confirmed a second Melbourne show at Howler on Tuesday 24th February, in addition to the already announced Corner Hotel show on Wednesday 25th February, Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Thursday 26th February and The Zoo in Brisbane on Friday 27th February.
From the warm escapism of their eponymous 2009 debut and its cherished follow-up, Days, to Atlas’ bittersweet melodic jangle, Real Estate have become modern day guitar heroes across five years of collaboration – world renowned for their shimmering, unhurried pop. Recorded at Wilco's Chicago studios and lead by the pristine single ‘Talking Backwards’, Atlas would earn the band their third consecutive Pitchfork Best New Music, an invitation to perform on the Late Show With David Letterman and lead four star reviews from MOJO, Uncut and the Sydney Morning Herald.
Announcing just one show in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne – with no festival appearances to follow – Real Estate’s February 2015 tour marks the band’s first Australian headline run since their sold-out, fondly remembered debut visit in 2012, and the stand-out performances on Laneway Festival’s 2013 circuit which would follow.
Joining Real Estate in Melbourne only will be locally-based, deep pop thinkers, Dick Diver as well as The Stevens. Special guests in Sydney are Day Ravies and The Stevens, and in Brisbane, Blank Realm.
Conjuring the timeless American atmosphere of quiet, late-night drives and the sunniest afternoons of the year, the full band line-up of Martin Courtney, Matt Mondanile, Alex Bleeker and their new bandmates Jackson Pollis and Matt Kallman will deliver Real Estate’s blissful suburban pop to Australia this February.
1ST MELBOURNE SHOW AND SYDNEY SHOW NOW SOLD OUT. 2ND MELBOURNE SHOW AND BRISBANE SHOW ON SALE NOW.
Tuesday 24 February | Howler, Melbourne NEW SHOW ANNOUNCED
special guests Ocean Party and Totally Mild
Wednesday 25 February | Corner Hotel, Melbourne - SOLD OUT
special guests Dick Diver and The Stevens
Thursday 26 February | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney - SOLD OUT
special guests Day Ravies and The Stevens
Friday 27th February The Zoo, Brisbane
special guests Blank Realm
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