Melbourne punks Clowns announce Australian tour

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Melbourne punks Clowns announce Australian tour

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They'll be bringing along label mates VOIID as they head out across the country.

Australia’s favourite punks Clowns have just announced the upcoming release of their fifth studio album, ENDLESS, due out October 20, 2023, and to celebrate will be heading out on a six-date Australian tour in October and November, supported by label mates VOIID.

The album unveils an exciting new chapter in the band’s storied career and is their first full-length offering since 2019’s ARIA-nominated NATURE/NURTURE.

Clowns Australian tour

  • October 20 – 170 Russell, Melbourne
  • October 21 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
  • October 28 – Crowbar, Sydney
  • November 3 – Amplifier, Perth
  • November 11 – The Black Wreath, Alice Springs
  • November 18 – The Brightside, Brisbane

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This marks their first proper headline tour since 2019, just before the world descended into unprecedented chaos. With a swathe of postponed shows now completed behind them, and their creative ideas born over the pandemic now crystallised into their most compelling record to date, ENDLESS promises to serve as an emphatic conclusion to the tumultuous past few years, ushering in a new chapter for the band and igniting a fresh wave of thrilling prospects.

Accompanying the album and tour announcement is the explosive release of the second single, BISEXUAL AWAKENING, along with a provocative music video certain to turn heads and raise eyebrows. Check it out above!

Written between 2020 and 2022, ENDLESS represents a significant milestone for CLOWNS. During these isolated times, the period forced the band to fully appreciate the importance of in-person rehearsals and studio time to feel connected to their music. As the early home demos unfolded, a powerful theme of immortality emerged in the music, capturing their unyielding determination to persevere and adapt to a rapidly changing world. The concept of immortality naturally revealed itself, first bubbling subconsciously in the band’s creative hive mind and eventually taking centre stage in the album’s narrative. ENDLESS delves into uncharted sonic territories, incorporating elements of 80s heavy metal, new wave, and analogue synthesisers.

Tickets to the shows are on sale now here