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The Brian Jonestown Massacrereturn with The Ravonettes

“What I want you to understand is that Hitler is famous and infamous. As a person, I am infamous – but as Anton from Brian Jonestown Massacre I’m practically famous – just as Hitler.” The last time we spoke to Anton Newcombe he assured us he was not the ‘volatile, tantrum-throwing, psychotic, abusive jerk’ we saw in Dig! but a guy who would much rather talk about obscure Islamic sects, Philip K. Dick, and alpha-wave simulators than fight with Courtney Taylor Taylor.

The infamous Mr Anton Newcombe will return with The Brian Jonestown Massacre this May to show off tunes from album number nineteen, Aufheben. They will be joined by Denmark duo Ravonettes who were last here in 2008 for Cherry Rock.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Blue Order/New Monday:

The Brian Jonestown Massacre tour:
Thursday 17th May – The Metro, Sydney
Friday 18th May – ANU Reft, Canberra
Saturday 19th May – The Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Sunday 20th May – The Gov, Adelaide
Tuesday 22nd May – Astor Theatre, Perth
Thursday 24th May, HiFi, Brisbane
Friday 25th May – Newcastle Leagues Club, Newcastle

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Chalky said on the 28th Feb, 2012

this on the same day i got radiohead tickets! life is good.


Blasted said on the 28th Feb, 2012

Ravonettes as support is fantastic they are awesome. Never really bothered listening to BJM but will have to give them a go now, any recommendations on where to start?


berlinchair101 said on the 28th Feb, 2012

Try Thank God For Mental Illness, it's great.


raw679 said on the 28th Feb, 2012

i recommend bravery, repetition and noise and their satanic majesties' second request. both awesome albums

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Jose Cuervo said on the 28th Feb, 2012

Shall need to rewatch dig ASAP now


jeff3002 said on the 28th Feb, 2012

Sunday 20th *Mat* %u2013 The *Gove*, Adelaide
Thursday 24th May, HiFi, *Brsiaben*

All over the spell check there hey Sara...

Can't wait for this, and The Ravonettes, awesome.


sarahanne said on the 28th Feb, 2012

Sunday 20th *Mat* %u2013 The *Gove*, Adelaide
Thursday 24th May, HiFi, *Brsiaben*

All over the spell check there hey Sara...

Can't wait for this, and The Ravonettes, awesome.

Looks fine to me?

And it's Sarah with an 'h'


berlinchair101 said on the 28th Feb, 2012

I can't wait to get kicked in the face by Anton!


RAMONESelaar said on the 29th Feb, 2012

You mean it's not Sara Hanne?!


Andeh said on the 1st Mar, 2012

Couldn't care less about Ravonettes, but god damn, another BJM tour will be great.


berlinchair101 said on the 16th Apr, 2012

Second Sydney show announced at the Oxford Art Factory.

Principal Entertainment Presents:

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
with The Raveonettes
Due to massive public demand a second Sydney show has been added to the upcoming Brian Jonestown Massacre tour. This new show will be at the Oxford Art Factory on SATURDAY 26TH MAY and is likely to be the last chance for Sydney fans to see these two bands in such an intimate setting.

Pre-sale Tickets on sale: 10am Monday April 16th until midnight Tuesday April 18th
General Public Tickets on sale: 9am Wednesday April 18th

Pre-sale Details: Click here and enter the promotional code: AUFHEBEN
Australian audiences would need no introduction to The Brian Jonestown Massacre or indeed to their enigmatic musical director Anton Newcombe. The psychedelic collective have been embraced by Australian fans who have rewarded the band with numerous sold out shows in the past with punters eager to see what the next genre defying salvo delivered by Newcombe and his cohorts will be.

The next quiver from Newcombe's musical bow is the forthcoming album Aufheben which will be released in Australia on April 30th 2012. Aufheben or Aufhebung is a German word with several seemingly contradictory meanings, including "to lift up", "to abolish", or "to sublate". The term has also been defined as "abolish," "preserve," and "transcend." In philosophy, aufheben is used by Hegel to explain what happens when a thesis and antithesis interact.

Aufheben was recorded in Berlin in Anton Newcombe's studio & the infamous East German Radio Station 'Studio East' Featuring Matt Hollywood an original member of the band plays on this album. It also features Will Carruthers (Spacemen 3, Spritualized), Constatine Karlis (Dimmer), & Thibault Pesenti (Rockcandys). Plus vocal performances by Eliza Karmasalo (in Finnish)

As an even bigger treat for Australian fans The Brian Jonestown Massacre will be joined in Australia by the fabulous Raveonettes. When you've had a cult fan base for as long as The Raveonettes have, it's only a matter of time before some of your most loyal of acolytes begin branching out and make their own kinds of beautiful noise.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Anton Newcombe, Matt Hollywood, Joel Gion, Frankie Teardrop, Ricky Maymi, Rob Campanella, Dan Allaire and Collin Hegna.


crob said on the 18th Apr, 2012

OXFORD ART FACTORY show would be pretty rad