News: California Rockers Cold War Kids Are Ready to Hit Aussie Shores | 2016

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California rockers Cold War Kids are en route to Australia to perform at the 2016 Byron Bay Bluesfest. But first – these indi-pop soul shakers have plans to give punters a bit of extra action on the side in the lead up to the famous blues & roots music festival.

Joining an impressive lineup for Bluesfest featuring the likes of Ash Grunwald, D’Angelo, Eagles of Death Metal, Don McLean, Hiatus Kaiyote, Jeff Martin, Kendrick Lamar, Melissa Etheridge, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Cat Empire, UB40 and so much more music goodness, Cold War Kids will be performing on the Crossroads Stage Thursday 24th March.

Cold War Kids

No strangers to Australian shores, these indi-rock perfectionists will start their first out of four headlining shows in Perth, Sunday 20th March at Metropolis Fremantle. Riding here on a wave of fresh new material since the release of their fifth studio album, Hold My Home, Cold War Kids are ready to bring their piano stomping, pop-rock hybrid commodity to Aussie fans once again.

Following the success of the group’s previous hits Hang Me Out To Dry, All This Could Be Yours and Hospital Beds, their latest album release offers their massive hit First – perhaps one of their biggest sounds yet, which reached No.1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart. Have a listen below.

Cold War Kids Hold My Home

Conquering some of the greatest stages worldwide, Cold War Kids have graced fans and music enthusiasts alike with their dynamic performances at Coachella, Falls Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and now…Bluesfest 2016, just to name a few. Renowned for live show that are filled with pinnacle moments, Cold War Kids are worshiped for their quality musical craftsmanship, enduring ‘cool’ factor and spontaneous punk-rock locomotive live performances; creating a bubble of euphoria wherever they go.

Willett’s hugely impressive voice is the band’s calling card – there’s really no comparison,” said the Los Angeles Times. “Seeing CWK live is seeing them at their best. It’s a stage show full of raucous vigor… there’s never a dull moment,” said MTV News.

Selling over 500,000 albums worldwide, over 1 million singles and more than 50 million streams to date, Cold War Kids are Nathan Willett, Matt Maust, Dann Gallucci, Joe Plummer and Matthew Schwartz; who formed in 2004. Don’t miss the chance to witness their refreshing arrangements, deep soul-rock riffs and high quality energy live – make sure you get your tickets today!

Cold War Kids Australian Tour Dates | 2016

Sunday 20th March – Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle
Purchase tickets from here. Event details here.

Tuesday 22nd March – HQ Nightclub, Adelaide
Tickets: XIII Touring.

Thursday 24th March – Bluesfest Music Festival, Byron Bay
Tickets: Bluesfest. Event details here.

Friday 25th March – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: XIII Touring.

Saturday 26th March – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: XIII Touring.

Cold War Kids Australian Tour


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