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The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

THE JANOSKIANS, The Tivoli, Bris­bane, June 22: Anti-boy band and in­ter­net sen­sa­tions The Janoskians plan to take over the world one prank at a time. The Melbourne group has an­nounced its first national tour af­ter sell­ing out 16 shows in the US and the UKwithin min­utes. The pop-singing and prank­ing quin­tet – Daniel Sahy­ounie, James Yam­mouni and broth­ers Beau, Luke and Jai Brooks – have be­come a global draw with just two sin­gles to their name. Rather than re­ly­ing on record com­pany mar­ket­ing, The Janoskians be­came YouTube sen­sa­tions courtesy of their Jack­ass meets Punk’d- style en­ter­tain­ment, boast­ing a Twit­ter fol­low­ing of nearly four mil­lion. Cur­rently trend­ing with the hash­tag #NotABoyBand, they have been teas­ing fans about the where­abouts of their Aus­tralian tour dates. They also used so­cial me­dia to an­nounce the re­lease of new sin­gle Best Friends on May 17. FOALS, The Tivoli, Bris­bane, Oc­to­ber 2: Af­ter scor­ing a No.1 al­bum in Aus­tralia, Bri­tish in­die band Foals re­turn to Aus­tralia. Af­ter set­ting au­di­ences alight dur­ing Big Day Out, the Ox­ford rock­ers’ third of­fer­ing, Holy Fire, de­buted at No. 1 on the ARIA al­bum charts on re­lease in Fe­bru­ary. Foals bassist Wal­ter Gervers says they may bring an in­ter­na­tional sup­port act. Gervers de­scribes Holy Fire as their most ac­ces­si­ble record. BON JOVI, Sun­corp Sta­dium, Bris­bane, De­cem­ber 17: Bon Jovi fans can buy one of thou­sands of tick­ets dis­counted to $35 to en­sure even those strug­gling to make ends meet can en­joy the band’s shows. The Aus­tralian leg of the global Be­cause We Can tour open in Melbourne on De­cem­ber 7, fol­lowed by dates in Ade­laide, Syd­ney and Bris­bane. Fans are promised tracks from the band’s arse­nal of hits and new ma­te­rial from What About Now, which de­buted at No.1 on the ARIA al­bums chart. The Be­cause We Can tour be­gan in Fe­bru­ary and is mak­ing its way across the globe with dates in the US, Europe, the Far East, Africa and Latin Amer­ica. Tick­ets go on sale on May 20 at mid­day.

What’s On, Page 30-31

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