Tame Impala publicizes Its largest Australian Tour

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One of Australia’s biggest musical acts, Tame Impala – known for their meditative, psychedelic and euphoric live sets – will tour Australia in April to promote their new album, The Slow Rush. They’ll be supported by three-piece genre-defying Texan outfit Khruangbin. They’ve also announced that they’ll be donating money from the tour to the bushfire relief efforts.

“I’ve been hanging out to tour Australia for a long time now, so I’m super excited to finally be able to announce,” said frontman and songwriter Kevin Parker in a statement. “In the past few weeks I’ve been devastated to see what’s been happening with the fires at home, and we want to do our bit to help, so we’re going to be donating $300,000 to bushfire relief charities.”

About Impala
The impala (, Aepyceros melampus) is a medium-sized antelope found in eastern and southern Africa. The sole member of the genus Aepyceros, it was first described to European audiences by German zoologist Hinrich Lichtenstein in 1812. Two subspecies are recognised—the common impala, and the larger and darker black-faced impala. The impala reaches 70–92 centimetres (28–36 inches) at the shoulder and weighs 40–76 kg (88–168 lb). It features a glossy, reddish brown coat. The male’s slender, lyre-shaped horns are 45–92 centimetres (18–36 inches) long.
Active mainly during the day, the impala may be gregarious or territorial depending upon the climate and geography. Three distinct social groups can be observed: the territorial males, bachelor herds and female herds. The impala is known for two characteristic leaps that constitute an anti-predator strategy. Browsers as well as grazers, impala feed on monocots, dicots, forbs, fruits and acacia pods (whenever available). An annual, three-week-long rut takes place toward the end of the wet season, typically in May. Rutting males fight over dominance, and the victorious male courts female in oestrus. Gestation lasts six to seven months, following which a single calf is born and immediately concealed in cover. Calves are suckled for four to six months; young males—forced out of the all-female groups—join bachelor herds, while females may stay back.
The impala is found in woodlands and sometimes on the interface (ecotone) between woodlands and savannahs; it inhabits places close to water. While the black-faced impala is confined to southwestern Angola and Kaokoland in northwestern Namibia, the common impala is widespread across its range and has been reintroduced in Gabon and southern Africa. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifies the impala as a species of least concern; the black-faced subspecies has been classified as a vulnerable species, with less than 1,000 individuals remaining in the wild as of 2008.

Tame Impala Announces Its Biggest Australian Tour

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The Slow Rush, featuring the new single Lost in Yesterday, will be released on February 14. The band’s last Australian tour, in 2015, came on the back of their number one ARIA-charting album Current, and saw them play venues across the country, including the Sydney Opera House’s forecourt. Their track The Less I Know The Better clocked up more than 450 million streams. They’ve also headlined festivals such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Primavera Sound and Splendour in the Grass.

Khruangbin aren’t hugely well-known yet, but their 2019 tour around Australia was well-received. They’ll play songs from their 2019 album Hasta El Cielo, along with Texas Sun, a recent collaboration with fellow Texan Leon Bridges.

Tame Impala Announces Its Biggest Australian Tour

Tour dates:

Brisbane
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, April 18

Sydney
Qudos Bank Arena, April 20

Melbourne
Rod Laver Arena, April 23

Adelaide
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena, April 25

Perth
RAC Arena, April 28

Tame Impala fan club pre-sale tickets, Chug members pre-sale tickets, Laneway pre-sale tickets and Frontier pre-sale tickets all go on sale for 24 hours (or until exhausted) at 12pm on Thursday, January 23. General public tickets go on sale at 10am on Tuesday, January 28.

ticketek.com.au, tameimpala.com

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