Californian melodic hardcore outfit Being As An Ocean make their long awaited return to Australian shores in just under a month to celebrate the 10th anniversary of debut album Dear G-d… and they’ll be joined by Stepson and Bloom.
Presented by Destroy All Lines and Sound Talent Agency, Being As An Ocean will kick things off on Thursday February 9 in Perth before travelling through Adelaide, Melbourne, Belgrave, Wollongong, Newcastle, Sydney and finally Brisbane on Sunday February 19 to perform their acclaimed debut record in full. Each show boasts a healthy lineup of up and coming local artists to warm up their Australian audiences. Tickets on sale now via Destroy All Lines.
“We will be playing the greater part of Dear G-d…, including songs we have yet to perform live and a mix of fan favorites spanning the band’s career,” says the band. “We know these performances will be something special and can’t wait to see you all again. Here’s to 10 years and the future ahead.”
Releasing in 2012, Dear G-d… is Being As An Ocean’s first album and is a visceral and memorable album for many, delving into a sonic landscape littered with stories of strength from weakness and the beauty in tragedy.
Voracious devourers of music new and old, Being As An Ocean taps into a deeper well of inspiration. Those weaned on genre-giants like Underoath and mewithoutyou readily identify with what BAAO is all about. Fans of like-minded artisans La Dispute, Touché Amore, and Defeater also support the cause. As they evolve, Being As An Ocean looks further outside, to iconic greats like The Beatles and Queen, if not so much in sound then in spirit and celebratory vision.
Brisbane melodic hardcore monsters, Stepson, take their place as main support on the Dear G-d… 10 year anniversary tour. The band has sold out headline shows around Australia as well as supporting acts such as Polaris, In Hearts Wake, Northlane, I Prevail, While She Sleeps, Counterparts and Stray From The Path. Stepson’s debut album Help Me, Help You was released in 2020 via SharpTone Records which debuted at No. 13 on the Australian ARIA Album charts and was named The Triffid Album Of The Year.
Fierce Sydneysider’s Bloom also join in on the fun, taking the second support slot across the nation. Teaming up with Greyscale Records to release their wildly successful In Passing EP, Bloom carved their place in the Australian alternative music space and have since jumped from strength to strength.
Join Being As An Ocean in celebrating their 10 year debut album milestone in intimate venues across the country. Tickets on sale now via Destroy All Lines.