Currently on their biggest ever headline tour, playing arenas around Australia,Â Gang Of YouthsÂ have releasedÂ ‘TRIPLE J LIKE A VERSION SESSIONS’Â EP via the band’s own label Mosy Recordings, licensed through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The first ever of its kind, the EP will feature all of the bandâ€™s Like A Version performances including two previously unreleased covers and two previously unreleased originals from years gone by.Â
The EP comes to the delight of fans who have been experiencing the glory of theÂ ‘angel in realtime.’Â tour first-hand with incredible shows in Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle and Sydney. With a four-star review,Â Sydney Morning HeraldÂ labelled the Qudos Bank ArenaÂ show as aÂ â€œnear-biblicalâ€Â experience for fans. The band will take the stage for their sold-out Rod Laver Arena shows tonight and again tomorrow. Still to come, the band will playÂ A More Perfect UnionÂ dates in Tasmania on Sunday August 14th and Sandstone Point on Saturday August 20th as well as their recently announced acoustic and intimate show at Sydneyâ€™s Enmore Theatre on Monday August 22nd.
‘TRIPLE J LIKE A VERSION SESSIONS’Â EP includes their very first Like A Version from 2015 with their cover ofÂ LCD Soundsystemâ€™sÂ All My FriendsÂ and their original songÂ Benevolence Riots performed withÂ Montaigne.Â Â
In 2018, the band returned to theÂ triple jÂ studios to turnÂ The Middle Eastsâ€™ 2010 folk trackÂ Blood into a heart-cracking rock anthem and also performedÂ The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest ShadowsÂ from their 2017 ARIA Award-winning albumÂ ‘Go Farther In Lightness’. Â
For their most recent Like A Version the band tackled the 1999Â TravisÂ classicÂ Why Does It Always Rain on Me? On the cover choice, front manÂ Dave Leâ€™aupepeÂ saidÂ â€œTheyâ€™re a band thatâ€™s about as uncool as us, and I thought that was really sweet to do it.â€Â During this most recent session, DaveÂ also performed the hauntingly beautifulÂ brothersÂ from their critically acclaimed third studio albumÂ ‘angel in realtime.’.
‘angel in realtime’.Â saw the band make the biggest impact of their career to date. It saw them achieve a #1 ARIA Album Debut, #1 Australian Album, #1 Physical, #1 Digital, #1 Vinyl as well as their first UK Top 10 chart position. The albumâ€™s release capped off a remarkable few months for the band including lead single from the album,Â angel of 8th avenue.Â coming in at #6 onÂ triple jÂ Hottest 100,Â in the wake of your leaveÂ added to playlists atÂ BBCÂ Radio 1 andÂ BBCÂ Radio 2 in the UK, being the cover artists on the February issue ofÂ NMEÂ Australia and announcing their biggest Australian headline shows to date and their own festivalÂ A More Perfect UnionÂ as part of the run.Â Â
The record wasÂ triple jâ€™s feature album of the week and received high praise from media across the board withÂ The AustralianÂ labelling itÂ â€œlifesavingâ€. The band performed three show-stealing US TV performances onÂ The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,Â CBS MorningsÂ andÂ Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Over 2021 and 2022, the band have completed a sold-out UK headline tour that sold out the O2 Academy Brixton as well their North American headline tour which also included numerous sold-out shows.Â
REMAINING AUSTRALIA TOUR DATES
Tickets available viaÂ handsometours.com
Friday 12 August 2022 @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne VIC **
Saturday 13th August @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne VIC **Â
Sunday 14 Aug @ A More Perfect Union, Hobart TAS â€ Â
Saturday 20 Aug @ A More Perfect Union, Sandstone Point QLD â€¡Â
Monday 22nd August 2022 @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
** joined by Middle Kids and Gretta RayÂ
â€ joined by Cub Sport, Arlo Parks (UK), Gretta Ray, Adam Newling & The Lazy EyesÂ
â€¡ joined by Matt Corby, Middle Kids, Budjerah, Blessed, Becca Hatch & RomeroÂ
GANG OF YOUTHS‘ ‘Triple J Like A Version Sessions’ EP is out now – LISTEN HERE
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Thanks to Sony Music Australia