Handsome Tours and FBi Radio are excited to announce the return of Vancouver duo Japandroids for a national Australian headline tour this July.
The tour comes hot on the heels of the band’s acclaimed third album, ‘Near To The Wild Heart Of Life‘ – released January on Pod/Inertia. The run of dates marks Japandroids’ first visit to Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth in four years with performances taking place in Sydney and Melbourne also.
Japandroids are a two-piece band from Vancouver, BC, which began in 2006 and consists of Brian King and David Prowse. Japandroids are one guitar, one set of drums, and two vocalizers. Japandroids are maximal in their delivery; a two-piece band sounding like a five- piece band. With the release of their second album, ‘Celebration Rock‘ in 2012 the band embarked on what seemed like an endless world tour, performing over 200 shows in over 40 countries, and played their final show in support of Celebration Rock in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2013.
They would not perform live again for three years. Their third album, ‘Near To The Wild Heart Of Life‘, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. The title comes from a passage in the novel “A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man” by James Joyce: ͞He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life.͟
Japandroids will be supported by FOAM; a three-piece heavy-alternative band from Perth, WA. Their live performances deliver a filthy wall of sound reminiscent of the alternative rock boom of the late 80’s/early 90’s. With influences including The Jesus Lizard, The Breeders, The Drones and Shellac, FOAM tread the line between infectious melody and vicious punk.
Don’t miss Japandroids’ highly-ancitipated return to Australian shores in July 2017.