Tour Dates


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DEFEATER and BLACKLISTED are teaming up for an Australian tour this September and October.


Tour Dates:
Wed Sept 26 – Enigma Bar, Adelaide Lic / AA – w/ Humans
Tickets from Clarity, Moshtix outlets and

Thur Sept 27 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne – w/ Vultures
Tickets from the venue 03 9427 9198, and

Fri Sept 28 – TLC Bayswater, Melbourne AA – w/ Free World
Tickets from the Oztix outlets and

Sat Sept 29 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney AA (Day) – w/ Perspectives
Tickets from the venue and

Sat Sept 29 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney – w/ Endless Heights
Tickets from the venue and

Sun Sept 30 – Mt Gravatt PCYC, Brisbane AA – w/ De Memoria
Tickets from Kill The Music, Oztix outlets and

Mon Oct 1 – YAC, Byron Bay AA – w/ Rain Dogs
Tickets from the Oztix outlets and

Tues Oct 2 – The Zoo, Brisbane – w/ Waiting Room
Tickets from the venue, Kill The Music, Oztix outlets and

Wed Oct 3 – Amplifier, Perth – w/ The Others, Only Hope
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and

Thu Oct 4 – HQ, Perth AA – w/ Vanity, Mindless
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and

Here’s the official word:

In what could be one of the worst kept secrets of 2012 we can now confirm Massachusetts band Defeater will indeed be returning to Australia this September just over a year since they were here last. Defeater will be joined by none other than Philadelphia’s ever evolving Blacklisted, touring Australia for the first time since 2008.

Defeater are a band that play by their own rules; they write narrative songs about fictional characters, release concept albums, mix melodic hardcore with acoustic ballads – all the while tapping into issues such as social awareness and environmental activism. Since their formation over four years ago, Defeater have released two full-lengths (2008′s Travels and 2011′s double-LP Empty Days & Sleepless Nights) and an EP (2009′s Lost Ground) that all follow a story-telling songwriting style the band has developed about a family set in post-WWII America in a working class town in New Jersey.

Equally as individual as their tour partners and existing as a potent amalgam of individual tastes and varied interests Blacklisted have shaken off the perceived limitations of their alleged genre and begun their own ascension. Their sound is no cliched excercise in the well-worn realm of post-Hardcore. It is no less than the melody of a band hitting it’s stride and not looking back.

DEFEATER – “Empty Glass” video:



PUBLISHED on June 25, 2012.
UPDATED on August 20, 2012 – support acts added.

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