The previously announced May tour from Swedish industrial metal act, PAIN, WILL go ahead in May! The recent troubles surrounding failed promoter Stag Music Touring led to one of their tours being canceled and cast doubt over the future of PAIN‘s upcoming May tour. Hardline Media in association with the newly formed Overdrive Touring are proud to step in and take over the tour to ensure the bands fans are not left wanting. All dates on the tour remain the same (see below) with all tickets previously purchased valid for the shows. Tickets are on sale now!
Hardline Media chief Doug Dalton says of the tour: “Hardline Media are very proud to announce that we are taking over the PAIN tour due to unfortunate circumstances surrounding Stag Touring. We are also very happy to have Overdrive Touring joining in, two (metal)heads are better than one. Will be an honor to have the legend Peter Tägtgren here in Oz for the first time. See you at the shows!!!!”
Overdrive Touring‘s Bailey Graham comments: “We’re super excited to be teaming up with the incredible Hardline Media team to ensure this once-in-a-lifetime tour goes ahead! With the unfortunate events surrounding Stag Music Touring in recent months, I think I speak for all involved at Overdrive Touring when I say that we’re looking forward to making sure PAIN make it down to Australia for the very first time and finally providing fans with a long-overdue night of industrial metal brilliance!”
Former tour manager of Stag Music Touring, Buzz Burnsen says, “Though Stag Music Touring is now defunct at the hands of our former boss I am proud I never gave up and am able to hand over the reigns to Hardline & Overdrive. This tour is in great hands and I couldn’t be more thankful!”
Special Guests on all shows are Melbourne’s WITCHGRINDER. Combining industrial rhythms with 80’s and 90’s metal markers and wrapping them in horror and sci-fi-centred lyrics, WITCHGRINDER deliver an exhilarating live show via their commanding stage presence. Having shared the stage with WEDNESDAY 13, SUICIDE GIRLS, GHOST, HANZEL UND GRETYL and more, they are the perfect appetiser for the maincourse.
»Australian Coming Home Tour«
w/ WITCHGRINDER, local supports to be announced
23.05. AUS Perth – Badlands Bar*
24.05. AUS Adelaide – Fowler‘s Live
25.05. AUS Melbourne – Max Watts
26.05. AUS Sydney – The Bald Faced Stag
27.05. AUS Brisbane – The Zoo
Swedish industrial metal titans, PAIN, will tour Australia for the first time ever in May 2018 in support of their eighth studio album, »Coming Home«. Led by one of the most iconic and legendary figures in the extreme metal world, Peter Tägtgren, PAIN will crush every capital city on the map.
Mixing metal with electronica and techno, PAIN has gone from side project to fully fledged wrecking ball since forming in 1997. Pulsating beats and wall of sound guitars drive the PAIN sound, however it’s the atmospheric, orchestral arrangements and ambience that complete it. Live, the band are unstoppable. Delivering an inescapable sonic assault that demands your full attention and co-operation.
Tägtgren is one of the most prolific people in the music industry. He is the front man for legendary death metal act HYPOCRISY and owner of the iconic recording studio, The Abyss. With over 100 album producing credits to his name, Peter is synonymous with Scandinavian heavy music. In 2015 he also partnered with RAMMSTEIN front man Till Lindemann to release »Lindemann« which Peter describes as “a baby between RAMMSTEIN and PAIN… a mix of RAMMSTEIN vocals and PAIN music.”
Perhaps the never ending stream of album credits and his own musical output is the reason why PAIN haven’t visited Australian shores until now… Tägtgren comments: “We cant wait to play for our Australian fans. They’ll get 100% energy from us, we’re so happy to be finally coming!
Please come to the shows and support us, cause we will give you all we got! On the last Europe tour, fans voted for the songs they wanted to hear – we copied the first 15 on the list and added a few more. Let us know what you want to hear!”