To celebrate the announcement of their major headline tour happening, Sydney pop rock collective The Rubens have released the brand new single, ‘Waste A Day’.
After finally embarking on their 0202 album tour earlier this year (with a couple of dates still being postponed), The Rubens are on a mission to spend the majority of next year on tour and have now upped the ante with another headline tour.
To celebrate the release of new music and the 10-year-anniversary of their self-titled debut album, The Rubens have announced their ‘Waste A Day’ tour, taking to more than 25 locations across the country from February through to April before performing alongside Vance Joy as part of his The Long Way Home national tour across Sept – Nov, as well as the band’s own festival ValleyWays which will go down in February.
What you need to know
- The Rubens announce massive headline tour for 2022 in support of new single
- ‘Waste A Day’ arrives just nine months after The Rubens’ fourth studio album, 0202
- You can sign up for pre-sale tickets now.
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The Rubens will hit up Hamilton Performing Arts Centre in Hamilton on March 16, Horsham Town Hall in Horsham on March 17, Her Majesty’s Theatre in Ballarat on April 9 and The Pier in Geelong on April 10 2022.
The band will also perform their rescheduled 2021 tour dates at The Whalers Hotel in Warnambool on February 2, Torquay Hotel in Torquay on February 3 & 4, and The Forum in Melbourne on February 5 2022.
Released today, ‘Waste A Day’, with its slick, breezy melody and the band’s signature lyrical-swirls, is a fresh and inspiring offering from The Rubens, yet also sits comfortably alongside recent fan-favourites from 0202, ‘Live In Life’ and ‘Masterpiece’. The band said of the track, “Everyday has the potential to be a good day. Squeeze what you can from it.”
An absolute earworm bursting with singalong hooks and a strong message of hope right in time for summer, ‘Waste A Day’ is the first song by The Rubens that band mates and brothers Sam, Elliott and Zaac Margin have co-written together.
‘Waste A Day’ arrives just nine months after The Rubens’ fourth studio album, 0202. Featuring the singles ‘Live in Life’ and ‘Masterpiece’, 0202 continued the run of success that began with the Sydney band’s Platinum-selling debut, self-titled album a decade ago in 2012
Loaded with effortless jams, 0202 saw the band fully transform into an alt-rock/pop powerhouse and, for the first time, self-produce an album that had people re-evaluating what they thought they knew about The Rubens. 0202 followed third album LO LA RU, which featured hits ‘Never Ever (feat Sarah)’ (now Triple Platinum), ‘Million Man’ (Gold), ‘God Forgot’ (Gold) and lead to sold out shows and a 42-date Arena tour supporting megastar P!NK. Their second album Hoops saw the band sell out headline shows at Hordern Pavilion and Margaret Court Arena and included hits ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Cut Me Loose’ and of course the 4 x Platinum the hit title track, which topped the 2015 triple j Hottest 100, while their debut self-titled LP was home to ‘My Gun’ (Certified Platinum), ‘Lay It Down’ (Certified Gold), ‘The Best We Got’ and more fan-favourites.
A second headline tour in a year is great news for lovers of live music and is a credit to the band and the Aussie venues who are slowly bouncing back following the year that was.
You can sign-up for pre-sale tickets now. Promoter pre-sale runs for 24 hours from Monday, 22nd November, 9am (local time). General public tickets go on-sale Tuesday, 23rd November at 10am (local time). Hit The Rubens’ website for more details.