Syd­ney band to rock Broome

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One of Australia’s most ex­hil­a­rat­ing and hard-work­ing live bands will be rock­ing Broome dur­ing a 40-date tour of Australia’s re­gions.

Syd­ney rock­ers The Prea­tures head to Divers Tav­ern on June 17 as part of the Mag­ick tour, with Mel­bourne singer-song­writer Ali Barter as the support act.

The tour kicks off in Ger­ald­ton on June 16 and wraps up in Alice Springs on Septem­ber 8.

Bassist Thomas Cham­pion said the national Mag­ick tour would be the band’s first ma­jor tour of re­gional Australia.

“Ev­ery tour path we have been on had one or two re­gional dates on it and we’ve al­ways wanted to do a proper, full-on re­gional tour,” he said.

“Be­ing an Aus­tralian band, there’s so much of the coun­try that we don’t get to go to, so this tour is very awe­some and ex­cit­ing for us.”

“We are so rapt to be go­ing on a tour this big.”

Cham­pion said au­di­ences could ex­pect a lot of back-cat­a­logue con­tent, in­clud­ing songs from their re­cent al­bum, Girl­hood, and their first al­bum, Blue Planet Eyes.

“We might even chuck a few new songs in the mix that we’ve been work­ing on to road-test them,” he said. “It’s bound to be a good show.” The tour comes off the re­lease of a remix of fan-favourite track Mag­ick, which Cham­pion said was done by band­mate Jack Mof­fit. “The first time around, Mag­ick was mixed by Bob Coy­mount , who is a heavyweight in the au­dio world hav­ing worked with David Bowie and a whole man­ner of top-shelf per­form­ers,” he said.

“While it was a great track when Girl­hood came out, when we lis­tened back to Mag­ick we thought it would be nice to put our sig­na­ture sign back into the track.”

The tour also fol­lows The Prea­tures per­form­ing as a support act for the Foo Fight­ers in Syd­ney and Harry Styles’ Aus­tralian tour ear­lier this year.

“(The Foo Fight­ers show) was amaz­ing, I don’t think we’d get another op­por­tu­nity to per­form at a sta­dium so we can tick that one off the list,” Cham­pion said.

“Tour­ing with Harry Styles was re­ally, re­ally fan­tas­tic.”

“We thought it was go­ing to be a chal­lenge play­ing in venues so big and hav­ing an un­fa­mil­iar au­di­ence but ev­ery­one in­volved in the tour, in­clud­ing Harry him­self, it re­ally mo­ti­vated us to put on a good show. I think we won over a heap of new fans on that tour.”

Syd­ney rock­ers The Prea­tures em­bark on an ex­ten­sive re­gional tour in June.

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