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Nice guy Californian pop punk band Versus The World will join Good Riddance on their Australian tour this August. The band (made up of members of The Ataris and Lagwagon) will release their third album Homesick/ Roadsick this month via Kung Fu Records. See them with Good Riddance on August 7 at the Corner Hotel. Tickets available now.
 
Brisbane’s A Night In Texas are heading out on the Up In Smoke Tour this July with Sydney metal band Semper Fi. Blaze on when the tour arrive at Melbourne All Ages venue Empire Live on July 11.
 
Tombowler and Axiom Touring will bring A Skylit Drive to Australia this August. Last here supporting Dream On Dreamer, ASD will headline shows with support from locals Polaris and A Breach Of Silence. Tickets are available now for the August 28 gig at the Corner Hotel.
 
Parkway Drive and Resist Records have started a countdown till Tuesday morning. To what, we don’t know, but it seems like there might be a new album called Ire on the way. Keep you eyes peeled for more developments. The new album has been a long time coming. 2012’s Atlas was a massive album so can’t wait to see what they can come up with this year.
 
Chelsea Grin have added another local band to the bill for their upcoming Australian tour. Graves will join the lineup, which also includes Boris The Blade and hits the Corner Hotel on August 14. There’s also a rad all ages show at Wrangler Studios on Saturday August 15.
 
The Reverence Hotel have announced the lineup for their annual birthday bash. This year’s collection is mighty fine, featuring The Peep Tempel, Licoln le Fevre & The Insiders, Super Best Friends, Hoodlum Shouts, Georgia Maq, Foxtrot, Deafcult and Kissing Booth. It’s all happening from 6.30pm on Saturday July 18. Tickets are just $20 and available now.
 
Long Island band Stray From The Path will release their eighth studio album Subliminal Criminals on August 14. It comes courtesy of UNFD, who embraced the band “like we were part of the family for no other reason but they loved our band”.
 
Wil Wagner of The Smith Street Band will perform a one off show at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre to celebrate the release of a home recordings cassette. I Hope I Don’t Come Across Intense will be available shortly via Poison City and tickets for the gig on July 10 are now on sale.
 
Danzig has released the title of his upcoming covers album. Skeletons has been on the cards for a while, but it looks like it’ll finally be released in August this year.
 
Chris Cornell’s upcoming solo tour has been selling pretty quickly so old mate has added a couple of extra dates. Tickets for a second show at the Palais Theatre on December 5 are available now. Cornell is playing songs drawn from throughout his entire career as well as newies from a forthcoming studio album due out in September.