Gang of Youths add second Melbourne show
07.04.2022

Gang of Youths add second Melbourne show

Gang of Youths
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After selling out their last Rod Laver Arena show in August, home-grown indie rock legends Gang of Youths are adding second shows in Melbourne and Newcastle on their current 'angel in realtime.' tour.

Following the overwhelming demand for tickets at the now sold-out show at Rod Laver Arena on August 12, Gang of Youths are adding a second performance on Saturday August 13. The tour is in support of the band’s third studio album, released in February of this year, which received a number one ARIA chart debut, a UK top 10 debut and was featured as a triple j feature album.

What you need to know

  • Gang of Youths are adding a new date to their Melbourne leg of their tour
  • The new show is on Saturday August 13 2022, at Rod Laver Arena
  • It is part of a tour for angel in realtime., the band’s third album

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here. 

Inspired by the loss of front man Dave Le’aupepe’s father, the genre-spanning work remains as honest as it is emotionally intense. Self-recorded in the UK, angel in realtime. explores a previously untapped and liberated sound for the band, featuring samples and original instrumentals from the Polynesian Islands and the wider South Pacific as an exploration of Le’aupepe’s heritage. “I don’t have to try and remake the same album 50 times. I just want to invest time in new sounds and being open to the world,” says Le’aupepe on recording their third album without studio influence, “we just wanted autonomy to fuck around.”

 

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Gang of Youths are performing on July 30 in Perth, August 3 in Adelaide, August 5 in Newcastle, August 6 in Sydney and August 12 and 13 in Melbourne. They are also headlining their own curated festival experience, A More Perfect Union, in Hobart on August 14, featuring support from Arlo Parks, Cub Sport, Gretta Ray, The Lazy Eyes and Adam Newling. A More Perfect Union will appear in Queensland as well, on August 20, featuring support from Matt Corby, Middle Kids, Budjerah, Blessed, Becca Hatch and Romero.

Gang of Youths consist of Dave Le’aupepe (vocals, guitar), Max Dunn (bass), Jung Kim (guitar, keyboards), Donnie Borzestowski (drums) and Tom Hobden (keyboards, guitar, violin).

Tickets go on sale Monday, April 11 at 11 am local, grab them here.