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Get ready for the BoomtownShowdown!

In celebration of the label’s fifth birthday, the 2007 Boomtown Showdown tour is set to be bigger then ever, with thirteen dates across our country’s East and West coasts, and a powerful lineup to match no other. The Boomtown Showdown brings The Getaway Plan, In Fiction, The Amity Affliction and Elora Danan your way this November.

What began in 2005 as a one-time show in Melbourne has now become an annual event, which fans across Australia look forward to each year. It is the Boomtown Showdown, a showcase tour for Boomtown Records and their continually expanding catalogue of artists. In November 2007, Boomtown will celebrate their fifth birthday, and will be making an effort to reach out to both the fans and bands that have helped the company grow from a small bedroom operation to a fully-fledged and overflowing office, which now boasts an impressive list of artists, each with their own identities and accolades. The Showdown, which went national for the first time last year, showcases the diversity and quality within the thriving Boomtown roster.

Headliners The Getaway Plan solidified a successful campaign for their 2006 debut Hold Conversation by touring nationally on the personal request of US hard-hitters The Used and have since spent the last few months recording their debut album Other Voices, Other Rooms in Florida with producer James Paul Wisner ( Dashboard Confessional, New Found Glory ). The first single from the album, – œStreetlight’, will be released on November 3, with the forthcoming album due in February 2008. The Boomtown Showdown will be The Getaway Plan’s first shows back in Australia since heading the US in July.

The Adelaide punk / pop five piece, In Fiction, have been riding on the back of their March EP release Ghost and subsequent national jaunts with The Matches, Behind Crimson Eyes and Kisschasy. They have received both Nova and Triple J support for their single ‘When The Camera’s Off’ and have just released their latest track, – œIf You’re Up Late’ along with a clip, to radio and TV.

Joining them is the latest signing to Boomtown Records, hardcore act The Amity Affliction, who has been touring nationally with their new lineup throughout 2007. With a reputation for outrageous party antics and intense live shows, The Amity Affliction is quickly becoming one of the most talked about bands in Australian heavy music. They will release their Boomtown debut in the first half of 2008.

Rounding up the lineup is Perth rockers Elora Danan. They have recently released their debut mini-album We All Have Secrets in August. Debuting in the top forty of the ARIA Charts in Western Australia, the Boomtown Showdown will be the band’s first full-blown national tour – something that will no doubt attract a plethora of East Coast fans who have felt the hype from across the desert.

With most of the shows reaching an all ages market, and Boomtown celebrating their birthday with a huge retail and press campaign, Boomtown Showdown 2007 is set to be one of the best local tours of the year.

Thursday November 1 – The Governor Hindmarsh (Adelaide; Lic/All Ages)
Tickets available from The Gov (08) 8340 0744, Venuetix online and all Venuetix outlets.

Friday November 2 – Collingwood Town Hall (Melbourne; All Ages)
Tickets available from Missing Link (03) 9670 8208, Fist 2 Face (03) 9870 0439 and Oztix

Saturday November 3 – The Esplanade Hotel (Melbourne; 18+)
Tickets available from Missing Link (03) 9670 8208, Polyester Records (03) 9419 5223, The Espy Bottleshop (03) 95340211 and FasterLouder

Friday November 9 – Jamieson Hotel (Canberra; All Ages)
Tickets available from Moshtix online and all Moshtix outlets.

Saturday November 10 – Manning Bar (Sydney; Lic / All Ages)
Tickets available from Moshtix online and all Moshtix outlets.

Sunday November 11 – Oasis Youth Centre (Wyong NSW; All Ages)
Tickets available from from Moshtix online and all Moshtix Outlets.

Tuesday November 13 – Taree PCYC (Taree NSW; All Ages)
Tickets available from Oztix

Friday November 16 – Princess Theatre (Brisbane; All Ages)
Tickets available from Oztix, 1300 762 545, plus Rockinghorse, Skinnys, Butterbeats, Central Station, MoshPit, Music Mania, Sunflower & the Great Northern Hotel.

Wednesday November 21 – The Foundry (Cannington, WA 18+)
Tickets at the door only.

Thursday November 22 – Prince of Wales (Bunbury, WA 18+)
Tickets at the door only.

Friday November 23 – Swan Basement (Fremantle, WA 18+)
Tickets at the door only.

Saturday November 24 – Amplifier Bar (Perth, WA 18+)
Tickets at the door only.

Sunday November 25 – HQ, (Perth, WA; All Ages)
Tickets at the door only.

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