Rudimental back for September headline tour
In October of last year, Hackney quartet Rudimental made their debut trip to Australia, playing a string of small club shows the country. Less than twelve months later, the boys have announced they’re coming back – and this time, they’re hitting big-capacity venues coast-to-coast. The huge headline tour is presented by Future Entertainment, the same people who brought the group out in March as part of the 2013 Future Music Festival tour.
Kicking off on September 13 at Perth’s Metro City, the Rudimental tour rolls through Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne before winding up at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on September 24. The big tour plans come off the back of a mental couple of months for foursome Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and DJ Locksmith: after dropping the string of big singles Feel the Love, Not Giving In and Waiting All Night; their debut album Home soared to the #2 spot on the ARIA charts in its first week of release.
“We bring a lot of our “extended family” – a lot of friends that we grew up with in London – on the road with us,” Rudimental guitarist and producer Amor told inthemix earlier this year. “So we’ve actually got about seven of us on stage: there’s Mark Crown the trumpet player, Ella Eyre our singer who’s also on the new single Waiting All Night, and Tom Jules. We just have a lot of fun on stage! It’s kind of a carnival vibe: we play the music, jump around, take our tops off, and sometimes forget that the crowd is even there…it’s not that we don’t love playing to the crowd, but we do it almost for our own pleasure and to have fun. It’s just a party vibe.” Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 16.
Future Entertainment pres. Rudimental tour dates
Friday September 13 – Metro City, Perth
Wednesday September 18 – UC Refectory, Canberra
Thursday September 19 – HQ Complex, Adelaide
Friday September 20 – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Saturday September 21 – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Tuesday September 24 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney