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After making a brief visit to Australia in July to play just one set with At The Drive In at Splendour in July, Omar Rodriguez Lopez will return to Australia with his band to play headline shows across Australia in November as well as co-headlining the “mouth watering” lineup of Cherryfest in Melbourne.

Omar also made the trek out here late last year for a run of shows with Le Butcherettes. According to the FL reviewer who caught the show in Melbourne last December “Rodriguez-Lopez’s staggering output over the past few years hinted more towards vanity than quality … however this gig clarified that his solo material is more than just second- or third-rate Mars Volta but something that has assumed a sound and presence of its own.”

Omar Rodriguez Lopez sideshows

Friday, November 23 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide
Saturday, November 24 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Thursday, November 29 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Friday, November 30 – Great Northern, Byron Bay
Saturday, December 1 – The Hi-Fi, Sydney
Sunday, December 2 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets on sale Monday, October 1

Omar Souleyman began his career in Syria recording his style of traditional Arab dance music onto cassettes which were then only available to the married couple whose weddings he would perform at. The tapes attracted a cult following and soon enough he was touring the world, with the likes of Ratatat, Hot Chip, Passion Pit and collaborating with Bjork.

Omar and his nimble fingered keyboardist Razid Sa’id return to Australia with their frenetic street-crazed Syrian dabkein, red keffiyehs and aviator shades in December to play at the Meredith Music Festival and a sideshow at the Hi-Fi in Melbourne.

Omar Souleyman sideshow:

Wednesday, December 5 – Hi-Fi, Melbourne
Thursday, December 6 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

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Andeh said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Fuck yes Omar Souleyman!

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Would have liked to have seen Omar Souleyman in Brisbane :(


aellea said on the 28th Sep, 2012

was hoping for an omar souleyman sydney show :(


OXFORD ART FACTORY said on the 28th Sep, 2012

omar souleyman is doing a sydney sideshow though! at oaf on dec 6:


RAMONESelaar said on the 28th Sep, 2012

I'm hoping Le Butcherettes come out here again, was really disappointed to miss their show last year.


Grupil said on the 28th Sep, 2012

@ramoneselaar hey this is a bosnian rainbows show (teri gender bender on vocals)


MorningAfterboy said on the 28th Sep, 2012

h8 u OAF! Same night as Hot Snakes :(


RAMONESelaar said on the 28th Sep, 2012

Yeah that's why I'm hoping maybe we'll get some Le Butcherettes action too!


grattan said on the 26th Oct, 2012

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 28th Oct, 2012

Farrrrrrk. Will be at Subsonic that weekend.