Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows Announced Including The Killers, & Alabama Shakes

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Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows Announced Including The Killers, & Alabama Shakes

The Big Day Out 2013 sideshows have been announced! The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band Of Horses, Bloody Beetroots, Alabama Shakes and Crystal Castles are hitting venues around the country to offer fans a second opportunity to see them outside of the Big Day Out.

The Big Day Out has relaunched itself this year after suffering setbacks last year culminating in the departure of co-promoter Vivian Lees and the sale of 50% of the business to Lollapalooza promoters C3 Presents.

The 2013 lineup features The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more international buzz bands and in the words of Ken West “truly represents the depth and scale of what BDO is all about. And with over 20 new releases on the way, by some of the best artists on the planet, it’s shaping up to be an epic summer for music.”

Adding that, “while the line-up is paramount, it is only part of what it takes to present a great event. Stay tuned for details over the coming months for the new announcements about food, fun and non-music entertainment we have in store to deliver you the best and biggest day possible.”

Not only that, but they’ve managed to do it in a budget that doesn’t affect the ticket-buyer, with the new all-inclusive ticket price of $165.

Speaking of the drastic new economic price, West pointed out, “we think it’s time to make ticket pricing more fair and simple, so we’ve held the price and absorbed all the frustrating extras… No booking fees, no charges for credit cards, no carbon offsets, no mailing costs. And for all of you in Perth, no transport levy! $165 flat. No surprises, no kidding!”

Along with the standardised ticket, the festival is also introducing – for the first time – a ‘premium ticket’, “designed for the kind of person that wants something more – an experience that money CAN buy.

Its called the ‘Like A Boss’ ticket and as the title suggests its about fun not status… or is that status not fun?” quizzes West. The ‘Like A Boss’ ticket will give access to the exclusive backstage area known as the OASIS as well as all of its – yet to be revealed benefits.

But as West urges “if the OASIS feels like the place you need to be, get your people to contact our people via the website. Its $265 flat and numbers are very limited.”

Details on tickets to the Big Day Out and the official sideshows are below. But don’t blink you might miss the chance to attend what are sure to be the most talked-about gigs in January!

The Killers Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows

On Sale 9am Friday 21 September at www.bigdayout.com

With their roll call of anthems THE KILLERS are renowned for their epic stadium shows but, after a two year hiatus and a new album in Battle Born, the band are offering Australian audiences a unique live experience with these intimate sideshows.

WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY – THE METRO, SYDNEY

TUESDAY 22 JANUARY – THE PALACE, MELBOURNE

Bloody Beetroots Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows

On Sale 9am Friday 21 September at www.bigdayout.com

Be catapulted at warp speed when THE BLOODY BEETROOTS debut their new live show at BIG DAY OUT 2013. The world premiere will see an in-your-face sonic assault spearheaded by their new single Rocksteady. Get a second serve of mayhem with THE BLOODY BEETROOTS sideshows.

SATURDAY 19 JANUARY – THE ENMORE, SYDNEY
with guest Peking Duk

TUESDAY 22 JANUARY – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
with guest Peking Duk

THURSDAY 24 JANUARY – THE PALACE, MELBOURNE
with guest Generik

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows

On Sale 9am Friday 21 September at www.bigdayout.com

The YEAH YEAH YEAHS are something like a phenomenon and the New York power trio return to Australia to play BIG DAY OUT 2013 in a swirl of dangerous riffs, stomping propulsion and Karen O’s unmistakable howl.

TUESDAY 22 JANUARY – THE METRO, SYDNEY

Band Of Horses Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows

On Sale 9am Friday 21 September at www.bigdayout.com

South Carolina’s BAND OF HORSES are back with their high-lonesome harmonies and new album Mirage Rock. Produced by Glyn Johns (The Rolling Stones, The Who), Mirage Rock is arguably the band’s most cohesive and accomplished set of compositions and performances to date. Prepare to swoon.

TUESDAY 22 JANUARY – THE ENMORE, SYDNEY
with guests Mike Noga and the Gentlemen of Fortune

WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY – THE PALAIS, MELBOURNE
with guests Mike Noga and the Gentlemen of Fortune

Alabama Shakes Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows

On Sale 9am Friday 21 September at www.bigdayout.com

We think they’re the most exciting band of 2012 and ALABAMA SHAKES make their Australian debut at BIG DAY OUT 2013. Frontwoman Brittany Howard’s soul-drenched howl falls somewhere between Howlin’ Wolf and Janis Joplin, making for an electrifying live show.

THURSDAY 17 JANUARY – THE METRO, SYDNEY

THURSDAY 24 JANUARY – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE

Crystal Castles Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows

On Sale 9am Friday 21 September at www.bigdayout.com

It’s impossible to be not in love with the fiercely uncompromising CRYSTAL CASTLES. From their inception they have created a stir with shows that enthrall and excite an impassioned cult following. This year heralds the arrival of their third album with its first single ‘Plaque’ described as “dangerous, demented and utterly thrilling” by NME.

THURSDAY 17 JANUARY – THE HIFI, SYDNEY
with guests Gold Fields

TUESDAY 22 JANUARY – BILLBOARD, MELBOURNE
with guests Gold Fields

Off! Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows

Tickets on sale 9am Friday September 21

LA punk rock super group OFF! have had busy year off the back of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Summer 2013 will see them bring their explosive old-school rock show to the national Big Day Out, and it’s been announced they’ll also headline sideshows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

Thursday 17 January – Annandale Hotel (18+)
Tickets: www.annandalehotel.com
Oztix: 1300 762 545, www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au,  Oztix Outlets

Monday 21 January – The Zoo (18+)
Tickets: Oztix: 1300 762 545, www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au, Oztix Outlets

Wednesday 23 January – The Corner Hotel (18+)
Tickets:  Corner Box Office: 03 9427 9198 or www.cornerhotel.com

Animal Collective Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows

Tickets on sale Friday 21 September, 9am

Animal Collective have taught us to expect the unexpected across ten albums and more than ten years. Already announced for Big Day Out, the enigmatic quartet will bring their live show to Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and Melbourne’s Palace Theatre, making their first visit since their sold out tour three years ago.

Wednesday 16 January 2013 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets on sale Friday 21 September 9am from Penny Drop online and Ticketek.

Wednesday 23 January 2013 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets on sale Friday 21 September 9am from Penny Drop online and Ticketek.

Sleigh Bells Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows

Frontier Members pre-sale via www.frontiertouring.com/sleighbells 3pm AEST, Wed 19 September to 3pm AEST, Thurs 20 September. General on sale from 9am local time, Fri 21 September.

Fringe music fans all over the world were brought to their knees with the 2010 release of their debut album Treats that juxtaposed songwriter and producer Derek Miller’s bombastic synth-laden beats with Singer Alexis Krauss’s sultry vocals.

Quickly becoming the band that everybody was talking about, expectations were decidedly high for the follow up. And boy did they deliver. This year’s release of their sophomore album Reign Of Terror (out now through Liberator Music) continued the evolution of their cutting edge sound and catapulted Sleigh Bells from buzz artists to the saviours of indie rock.

Saturday 19 January 2013 – Metro Theatre Theatre, Sydney
with DZ Deathrays, Baio (DJ Set), and I Oh You DJs

Wednesday 23 January 2013 – Billboard, Melbourne
with DZ Deathrays, Baio (DJ Set), and I Oh You DJs

Jeff The Brotherhood Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows

Tickets on sale Friday 21 September at 9am EST from www.lovepolice.com.au/tours

Jake (guitars, vocals) and Jamin Orrall (drums) are at the forefront of Nashville’s exploding indie rock scene. The duo have grabbed headlines from all corners of the world for their high energy live events, memorable melodic songs, output and their relentless work ethic. The’ve clocked in over 400 shows in the past two years alone and have shared bills with Best Coast, Fucked Up, Pentagram, The Kills, The Greenhornes and more.

Thursday 17th January – The Standard, SYDNEY – NSW
Supported by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Saturday 19th January – Great Northern, BYRON BAY – NSW
Supported by Kitchens Floor

Wednesday 23rd January – Bridge Hotel, CASTLEMAINE – VIC
Supported by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Thursday 24th January – Corner Hotel, MELBOURNE – VIC
Supported by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Sunday 27th January – Mojo’s – FREMANTLE, WA
With Special Guests

Gary Clark Jr Big Day Out 2013 Sideshows

Australian guitar fans were abuzz a while back with the news that Gary Clark Jr was heading Down Under for the first time in his fledgling career, and now they have even more reasons to be excited!

The ultra-hip performer has already been announced as part of the stellar Big Day Out 2013 line-up, but now fans will have the chance to see the budding bluesman up close and personal in newly-announced intimate headlining shows in Melbourne, and Sydney.

Saturday 19 January, 2013 – Factory Theatre, Sydney
Tickets are available from factorytheatre.com.au & lovepolice.com.au/tours

Tuesday 22 January, 2013 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets are available from cornerhotel.com & lovepolice.com.au/tours

BIG DAY OUT 2013 // FULL LINEUP & TICKET DETAILS

Tickets are one sale now at www.bigdayout.com for the all-inclusive price of $165 or $265 for the Like A Boss ticket. Until September 23 Big Day Out is offering Pay Over Time Ticketing where you can pay for your ticket (GA & Like A Boss) in 4 instalments, with the final instalment happening just in time for the Christmas stocking. Visit www.bigdayout.com and follow the ticket links for your city. Then choose the Pay Over Time option.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (Exclusive Australian Shows)
THE KILLERS
YEAH YEAH YEAHS
VAMPIRE WEEKEND
BAND OF HORSES
THE BLOODY BEETROOTS (LIVE)
KASKADE
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
B.o.B
SLEIGH BELLS
FOALS
ALABAMA SHAKES
360
CRYSTAL CASTLES
PRETTY LIGHTS
OFF!
GRINSPOON
AGAINST ME!
GARY CLARK JR
NICKY ROMERO
MORGAN PAGE
LOGO EVERY TIME I DIE
DELTA SPIRIT
CHILDISH GAMBINO
ME
HUNTING GROUNDS
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD
DEATH GRIPS
ADVENTURE CLUB
JAGWAR MA
HOUSE VS HURRICANE
AVALANCHE CITY TOUCAN
HELENA
NINA LAS VEGAS
SAMPOLOGY (AV / DJ SHOW)

Friday 18 January – SYDNEY – Showground
Sunday 20 January – GOLD COAST – Parklands
Friday 25 January – ADELAIDE – Showground
Saturday 26 January – MELBOURNE – Flemington Racecourse
Monday 28 January – PERTH – Claremont Showgrounds


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