The Rions announce huge Australian tour for September to November

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The Rions announce huge Australian tour for September to November

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The Rions today unveil their feverishly anticipated debut EP, Minivan.

Fresh off their signing with Sony Music Publishing, The Rions are back with their much-awaited debut EP, Minivan. The Eora/Sydney quartet marks the EP’s release with an exciting announcement of a national tour from September to November.

Looking to Victoria, you’ll be able to catch the band at the Torquay Hotel in Torquay, Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Pelly Bar in Frankston, The Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne and Volta in Ballarat.

The Rions Australian Tour Dates

  • Aug 26 – The Station, Ngarigo Land/Jindabyne
  • Sep 29 – Dee Why RSL, Dharug Land/Dee Why
  • Sep 30 – King St Bandroom, Awabakal Land/Newcastle
  • Oct  6– Torquay Hotel, Wadawurrung Land/Torquay
  • Oct 7– Grapevine Gathering, Wurundjeri Land/Coldstream
  • Oct 8 – Grapevine Gathering, Noonucal, Gorenpul, Nughi Land/Mount Cotton
  • Oct 14 – Grapevine Gathering, Whadjuk Land/Caversham
  • Oct 14/Oct 15 – Yours & Owls, Dharawal Land/Wollongong
  • Oct 20 – Drifter’s Wharf, Darkinjung Land /Gosford
  • Oct 21 – Grapevine Gathering, Wonnarua Land/Pokolbin
  • Oct 22 – Grapevine Gathering, Kaurna Land/McLaren Vale
  • Oct 27 – Corner Hotel, Naarm/Melbourne
  • Oct 28 – Pelly Bar, Bunurong Land/Frankston
  • Oct 29 – The Gasometer Hotel, Naarm/Melbourne (AA)
  • Nov 3 – Lion Arts Factory, tarntanya/Adelaide (LIC/AA)
  • Nov 4 – Jack Rabbit Slims , Boorloo/Perth
  •  Nov 9 – Solbar, Kabi Kabi Land/Maroochydore
  • Nov 10 – The Northern, Arakwal Land/Byron Bay
  • Nov 11 – Burleigh Bazaar, Kombumerri Land/Burleigh Heads
  • Nov 18 – The Zoo, Meanjin/Brisbane
  • Nov 19 – Mary’s Underground, Eora/Sydney (LIC/AA)
  • Nov 24 – Oxford Art Factory, Eora/Sydney
  • Nov 25 – Volta, Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung Land/Ballarat
  • Nov 26 – Republic Bar , nipaluna/ Hobart

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Produced and recorded in collaboration with Chris Collins (known for his work with Matt Corby, Skegss, and Middle Kids), Minivan captures The Rions’ attempt to navigate the chaos around them in real-time. The EP delves into a range of emotions from self-reflection during times of crisis to the exploration of heartbreak. The EP’s lead single, “Take What You Want,” stands as a powerful anthem of heartbreak-induced change.

The Rions express their excitement for the EP’s release, stating, “We’ve been looking forward to this day for a couple of years now. An EP is something we’ve been wanting to create for a very long time, and to finally reveal it to everyone is a huge deal for us. We hope that the story of Minivan (EP) resonates with our fans the way it does with us.”

“Minivan” showcases a coming-of-age journey, exploring themes of self-discovery, grief, and heartbreak. The EP digs deeper into The Rions’ experiences compared to their earlier works like Sadie and Dissociation. New tracks like Talking To Walls, Got My Hopes Up and Take What You Want capture the essence of youth grappling with the transition to adulthood.

With their recent releases Scary Movies and the title-track Minivan receiving widespread acclaim, The Rions have secured a strong foothold in the music scene. Their back-to-back Hottest 100 entries and tours supporting Lime Cordiale, Boy & Bear, and Pacific Avenue have further solidified their presence. The Rions are set to appear at Grapevine The Gathering, Yours & Owls, and more.

General on-sale tickets will go live on Monday, 14 August at 10 AM AEST here