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Gotye announces huge Decembertour

After conquering the world with his ubiquitous hit Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye aka ‘Our Wally’ is heading back home for a draw-droppingly huge tour this December – right in time to headline one or two summer festivals no doubt.

In an interview with triple j Breakfast this morning Wally announced the quick run of shows and revealed he will be backed by a 10-piece band.

Since jetting overseas last year, Wally has gone number one in the US, performed on Saturday Night Live, had his song butchered by the Glee cast and despite all this remained a top bloke.

Speaking with FL on the release of Making Mirrors Wally opened up about the inspiration for his new album and ‘That Song’, “I think all the album is very personal, more so than anything on my previous records. It’s really not so much me playing a character…that being said, Somebody That I Used To Know is not a direct relationship experience. It’s based on things I’ve definitely felt and thought about before in relationships, but there is also an element of fiction to it”.

Tickets for Gotye will go on sale to members of his mailing list and Gotye Facebook friends from 2pm Friday, June 22nd (local times). Remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public from 9am on Wednesday June 27th.

Gotye Australian tour dates:
Thursday 6th December – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Saturday 8th December – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Wednesday 12th December – Riverstage, Brisbane
Friday 14th December – Entertainment Centre, Sydney

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sarahanne

sarahanne said on the 17th Jun, 2012

Friday night at Meredith, perhaps?

crob

crob said on the 17th Jun, 2012

seems like a safe bet

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 17th Jun, 2012

Lame. The sound in the SEC is so bad you may as well sit at home and listen to him having technical difficulties on CD.

brianward81

brianward81 said on the 18th Jun, 2012

wally, where is your perth love?

Hinee

Hinee said on the 18th Jun, 2012

I've seen Gotye twice and while I've enjoyed the shows they have fallen flat of my expectations. As much as I love making mirrors I just really wish he would play a lot of his older stuff.

neuroticwill

neuroticwill said on the 18th Jun, 2012



From the tour announcement email:

'To all y’all long-time listeners, the guys in the band and I are working on a bunch of older songs for upcoming shows- lots of folks were asking for tracks from Boardface and Like Drawing Blood that we haven’t played live before.'

MelonHCST

MelonHCST said on the 18th Jun, 2012

if by meredith you mean homebake, then yes, correct.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 18th Jun, 2012

If Aunty M has booked him, I'll spew the colours of Voltron.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 18th Jun, 2012



Bands can play both you know....

Will attend at promise of older tracks though

01seb

01seb said on the 18th Jun, 2012

Will attend for sure. The Riverstage is a rad venue and as long as he plays more than 2 songs from Like Drawing Blood, I'll be happy.

Hinee

Hinee said on the 18th Jun, 2012

From the tour announcement email:

'To all y’all long-time listeners, the guys in the band and I are working on a bunch of older songs for upcoming shows- lots of folks were asking for tracks from Boardface and Like Drawing Blood that we haven’t played live before.'

muuuuuuuuuch better. the absense of Puzzle with a Piece Missing irked me. Might just have to go to this one now.

huck

huck said on the 18th Jun, 2012

You know the Wiggles are touring. They play Baa Baa Blacksheep too.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 18th Jun, 2012

will be making the trip to Meredith this year. Just need to do a good camping festival with nice people everywhere (seeing as my Playground Weekender plans were shattered earlier this year)

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 18th Jun, 2012



Omg that was the funniest thing ever

HAHAHAHAHAHA


















fgt

clements95

clements95 said on the 18th Jun, 2012

Gotye's set on the Groovin' 2011 tour was awesome. There was the preview tracks of Making Mirrors (State of the Art, Eyes Wide Open) and then essentially all of Like Drawing Blood, perfection.

Thank Christ that Art Vs Science was on at the same time, so all the gronks weren't ruining it.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 18th Jun, 2012

$80 is pretty reasonable. might just head along to this.

benwest96

benwest96 said on the 18th Jun, 2012

saw him at the nokia theatre in los angeles 2 months ago for $49 (incl. booking fees). this was the week after he hit #1 on the billboard top 100. gotta love how it costs almost double ($89 incl. booking fees) to see him in his native country.

they always use excuses for international acts who come here like, "it costs more to fly them and their equipment all the way over here", but seriously in a situation like this there really is no excuse. all it does is prove once again how we are being charged way too much for gigs in general.

it's a shame choice magazine didn't cover this in their latest issue, as their article on ticketek/ticketmaster booking fees seemed to attract a decent amount of attention.

shazie

shazie said on the 18th Jun, 2012

They realise he is very popular, so they know people will pay that price. Gotye wouldn't have chosen the pricing though (not saying you said that though, thought it should be said anyways).

And he still is flying himself and a 10-piece band with the gear from the US anyways? I don't see how that point is different.

But yeah, we still pay a lot for concerts here. Just gotta live with it I guess =/

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 18th Jun, 2012

Live with it? Or we could riot.

shazie

shazie said on the 18th Jun, 2012

Riot sounds more fun, lemme get a playlist together.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 18th Jun, 2012

http://mypartyshirt.com/media/catalog/product//a/l/always-sunny-in-philadelphia-riot-t-shirt_1.png

benwest96

benwest96 said on the 18th Jun, 2012

yeah not suggesting anything would ever change, just thought i'd point that out. think i'll miss this.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 19th Jun, 2012

Minimum wage in California - US$8.00 per hour.

Minimum wage in Australia - AU$15.51 per hour.

I'm pretty sure young people in Australia with part time jobs can afford to go to more gigs than their American counterparts.

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 19th Jun, 2012

Was considering going but the $80 price tag has put me off. Maybe if it was a Kimbra/Gotye double bill I would reconsider.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 13th Aug, 2012

Bertie Blackman and PVT announced as supports. Holy fuck.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 13th Aug, 2012



Are they playing too

HUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRR

01seb

01seb said on the 13th Aug, 2012

Good supports, makes it well worth the $80

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 21st Aug, 2012

Those supports are incredible, now I feel like I need to buy a ticket.