Post-punk royalty THE THE announce 2024 Australian tour

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Post-punk royalty THE THE announce 2024 Australian tour

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New wave London icons THE THE are returning to Australia and New Zealand as part of their Ensouled world tour.

After leaving a trail of sold-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne during their last visit in 2018, Matt Johnson and the THE THE crew are gearing up to make their mark once again. This time, they’re not only revisiting familiar grounds in Sydney and Melbourne but also gracing Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Auckland – marking their first shows in these cities in over 30 years.

“We’re very excited to be coming down to Australia and New Zealand again and to be playing more cities than our last tour in 2018. We’ve always been treated very well by our wonderful audiences in these two countries and we’re very happy to be able to see them again and re-connect to share some old and new memories,” expresses the band.

The The Australian Tour Dates

  • Auckland, New Zealand – Thursday, 14 November – Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre
  • Melbourne, VIC – Saturday, 16 November – Palais Theatre
  • Adelaide, SA – Monday, 18 November – Hindley Street Music Hall
  • Sydney, NSW – Thursday, 21 November – Venue to be announced*
  • Sydney, NSW – Friday, 22 November – Venue to be announced*
  • Brisbane, QLD – Saturday, 23 November – Fortitude Music Hall
  • Perth, WA – Wednesday, 27 November – Fremantle Arts Centre

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Known for iconic hits like “This Is the Day” and “Uncertain Smile,” THE THE promises a nostalgic trip for Australian fans, blending the classics with some newer material. Hailing from the same scene that birthed Nick Cave and The Cure, THE THE carved their own path to global acclaim, blending melodic synth-pop with socio-political alt-rock.

Frontman Matt Johnson, a veteran of London’s nightlife and live music scene, formed his first band at 11 and dove into the music industry at 15. Beyond his role in THE THE, Johnson is a film soundtrack composer, publisher, broadcaster, and political activist.

In 2018, Johnson resurrected THE THE for tours across the UK, Europe, and the US, culminating in The Comeback Special live album and film. Ticket sales skyrocketed, selling out within minutes, reaffirming the unwavering love of their fanbase.

Early Bird Presale: Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 9 AM local time. General On Sale: Thursday, 23 November 2023, 9 AM local time via THE THE and Destroy All Lines.