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After their new album Node debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts this week, Northlane have wasted no time announcing a national tour in support of the release. They’ll tour the country with August Burns Red, Like Moths To Flames, Buried In Verona and Ocean Grove. It’s a hell of a bill and one that’s likely to sell out Melbourne’s 170 Russell pretty quickly. Hurry if you want tickets to the Friday November 6 (18+) and Saturday November 7 (U18) shows.
 
Pennywise also had no problem selling out 170 Russell and have announced a second show for their About Time 20th Anniversary Tour. Catch the second and final Melbourne show on September 29. Anti-Flag will be supporting.
 
Melbourne three-piece Have/Hold have been in the studio recording their debut album King Salt, which is scheduled for an August 18 release via Never Home Records. They’ll launch the LP down the East Coast this September, including a hometown show at the Public Bar on Saturday September 26. Tickets will be available at the door.
 
Tony Lovato, singer of pop punk band Mest, is in Australia and offering songwriting workshops while he’s here. He’s also playing some acoustic shows supported by Something With Numbers’ Jake Grigg and Hey Reckless. Curiously, there have been no Melbourne shows scheduled. Hit up theoxygenartistslounge@gmail.com and let ‘em know if you want to see him.
 
Thanks to Destroy All Lines and Chugg Entertainment, the legendary Zakk Wylde andhis Black Label Society will tour the country this year. The tour lands at 170 Russell in Melbourne on Tuesday December 1. Sounds like a solid way to see in the summer. Tickets on sale from Friday.
 
Cosmic Psychos are real grots aren’t they? The mischievous three-piece have just announced a tour in support of new single Bum For Grubs. The Melbourne show is going to be quite the banger, with Peep Tempel, High Tension and Wod lined up as supports. It happens on Friday September 18 at 170 Russell. Better grab your tickets post haste.
 
Totally out of nowhere, Hand Of Mercy have split up. The band announced the shitty news early this week saying, “We’ve been Hand Of Mercy 2005-2015. It’s been real. Thank you all for the support over the years. See you in the pit”. Their upcoming tour with Buried In Verona (spanning most of September) will be their last, so you best purchase tickets for the September 18 show at Evelyn Hotel.
 
Yes. Cancer Bats are returning. We knew it wouldn’t be long before the Canadian legends returned to spruik their new album Searching For Zero. They’re going to tour the country, with hot ticket High Tension throughout Spring. You can see them at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood on Thursday September 24 or Barwon Club in Geelong on Friday September 25. Tight venues – you can’t lose. Tickets are available now.