Laneway Presents Tame Impala 2020 Tour
This April, legendary psych-rock phenomenon TAME IMPALA will embark on their biggest ever tour of Australia and New Zealand. Starting in Auckland on Thursday 16 April at Spark Arena, the incredible all ages show heads to Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre on Saturday 18 April, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Monday 20 April, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Thursday 23 April, Adelaide’s Entertainment Centre Arena on Saturday 25 April; before heading to Perth for a huge hometown show at RAC Arena on Tuesday 28 April.
Joining Tame Impala on all dates are Texan genre-defiers, Khruangbin. In Australia last year playing their debut sell-out headline tour, the sunny instrumental three-piece will warm crowds with their mind-expanding live show.
Led by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker, Tame Impala have established themselves as one of Australia’s most astounding live acts. A meditative, light-infused party of psychedelic euphoria, their live experience is world renowned - last year impressing at prestigious headlining slots such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Primavera, and Splendour in the Grass.
“Kevin Parker and his sensational band continue to prove that their ever-expanding sound is fit for the biggest of stages” - ★ ★ ★ ★ NME
“The panoramic sound, trippy light shows, and confetti cannons of Tame Impala’s live shows are the stuff of stoner legend.” - Pitchfork
“the mind-melting live experience that's made them one of Australia's most treasured and in-demand music exports” – triple j
In response to the bushfires currently ravaging Australia, Kevin Parker has announced that a donation from Tame Impala’s 2020 tour will be made to bushfire relief efforts, saying --
“I’ve been hanging out to tour Australia for a long time now so I’m super excited to be able to finally be able to announce. In the past few weeks I’ve been devastated to see what’s been happening with the fires at home and we want to do our bit to help, so we’re going to be donating $AUD300,000 to bushfire relief charities.
We've all seen so many generous donations coming in from all around the world, which is amazing. We’re still working through exactly where the dollars will go but I want to ensure that no charity in need during this time is overlooked and that our contribution is helpful for both human and wildlife victims, as well being used actively in climate change research and bushfire prevention.”
This April, fans will experience songs from the highly anticipated new album, The Slow Rush to be released February 14. Tantalising with shimmering singles, the most recent ‘Lost in Yesterday’ is “swimming in nostalgia and hooked on a funky rhythm section” (Billboard).
In the wake of No.1 ARIA charting album Currents, Tame Impala’s last Aussie tour in 2015 saw them sell out venues across the country, including an iconic Sydney Opera House forecourt appearance. Debuting smash hit ‘The Less I Know The Better’ on tour that year, the anthemic song has accumulated over 450 million streams.
Obtaining global success, Tame Impala boasts two Grammy Nominations, eight ARIA Awards, and a Brit Award, amongst countless others. Besides his acclaimed Tame fame, Kevin Parker has also lent his musical genius to collaborations with Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Travis Scott.
KHRUANGBIN return after last year’s in-demand Australian tour, which saw them add shows and upgrade venues. On their upcoming visit, they will bring songs from 2019’s Hasta El Cielo, along with ‘Texas Sun’, a recent collaboration with fellow Texan, Leon Bridges. A mix of Thai-surf punk, Persian rock music, 1980’s Algerian symphonia, with a dash of disco, soul, and Balearic music, their hypnotic live show is not to be missed “rich in beautiful psychedelic colour, by extension, it celebrates international culture and unity.” – The Line of Best Fit
Sure to be one of the most exciting tours of the year, experience Tame Impala’s triumphant return across Australia and New Zealand this April!
AUS TICKETS ON SALE 10AM, TUESDAY 28 JANUARY (LOCAL TIME)
NZ TICKETS ON SALE 12PM, TUESDAY 28 JANUARY (LOCAL TIME)
TAME IMPALA | 2020 TOUR DATES
With Special Guests Khruangbin
Presented by triple j, Laneway Presents, Frontier Touring, & Chugg Entertainment
Thursday 16 April – Spark Arena (All Ages)
Saturday 18 April – Brisbane Entertainment Centre (All Ages)
Monday 20 April – Qudos Bank Arena (All Ages)
Thursday 23 April – Rod Laver Arena (All Ages)
Saturday 25 April – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena (All Ages)
Tuesday 28 April – RAC Arena (All Ages)