American rockers THE BRONX have announced they are returning to Australia and New Zealand in 2022, playing their first Australian shows since 2018. The extensive tour will see The Bronx kick things off at Perth’s Amplifier on May 17, before heading to Adelaide, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Geelong, wrapping things up in New Zealand in Wellington and Auckland’s Powerstation on May 31. Supporting them on the Australian leg of the tour will be West Londoners Chubby and the Gang.
Tickets go on sale at 10am, Friday Dec 17.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.
This announce follows the release of their chart-topping new album VI by The Bronx (released Aug 2021), which debuted at #16 on the ARIA Albums Chart, breaking their Australian chart record! It’s the band’s first album to feature former Queens Of The Stone Age drummer Joey Castillo as a member.
The Bronx formed in 2002, releasing their self-titled debut album the following year. Over the Los Angeles-based band’s 19 year career, The Bronx have released five original albums under their original namesake, and three albums under their alter ego, Mariachi El Bronx. Both iterations of the now legendary SoCal outfit have been hailed for harnessing the “unleashed cries of youthful blue-collar anguish” (Los Angeles Times), and for writing “hard-hitting and catchy hard rock tracks” (Loudwire). The Bronx is Matt Caughthran (vocals), Joby J. Ford (guitar), Ken Horne (guitar), Brad Magers (bass) and Joey Castillo (drums).
Joining the Bronx for their first shows on Australian soil is the West London five-piece Chubby and the Gang. Made up of musicians from across the consistently thriving and criminally overlooked UK hardcore scene, Chubby and the Gang marinate its characteristic speed and sick-of-it-all energy in a mixture of 50s pop sounds. The result is a prickly take on the older, more melodic genres that punk derives from, chewing them up and spitting them out into something mangled but revitalised.
Don’t miss The Bronx with support of Chubby and the Gang in 2022!
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM, FRIDAY DECEMBER 17
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au