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English electronic duo The Chemical Brothers are set to bring their world-renowned live show to Australian stages this October and November.
The Chemical Brothers are set to return to Australia for some special shows as part of their No Geography Live tour – but be warned, they’re only promising one show in each city.
The tour follows the release of The Chemical Brothers’ ninth album No Geography, and will be the duo’s first visit to our shores since 2013.
The Rolling Stone described the album as “a euphoric, multi-faceted odyssey of blistering synths and deep grooves,” while others have said it’s their finest record since their 1999 classic, Surrender – and we are completely aware that that is a HUGE call.
No Geography saw Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons return to their old ways. They filled a tiny room with the gear that had been collecting dust in Rowlands’ attic for the last twenty years, and through that process found the freedom they had on their first two albums.
The show that accompanies the new record is on a whole new level – even for The Chemical Brothers. If their UK run is anything to go by we should be expecting everything from “voodoo priests made of lights” to “scary clowns and giant robots soundtracked by a war zone indie-rave” (thanks The Guardian UK). So really, we should be expecting the unexpected here.
The pair are no strangers to the spotlight. With six #1 albums in the UK under their belts and more than 12 million album and six million singles sold worldwide, it’s safe to say The Chemical Brothers have held down an illustrious career. Add to that their four Grammy awards (did you know they were the first electronic act to ever receive a Grammy?) and you should be expecting nothing short of world-class when the show rolls in.
As an added bonus, Australian duo The Avalanches will perform a DJ set as special guests on the night. From their 2000 debut Since I Left You to their long-awaited return in 2016’s Wildflower, The Avalanches have remained at the forefront of dance music, and there is no better accompaniment for the night.
The Chemical Brothers will perform at Riverstage, Brisbane on Thursday 31 October and The Dome, Sydney Showground on Saturday 2 November. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com.au.