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DMA’S Announce Live Return with ‘Unplugged & Intimate’ Shows

Months after from playing to a capacity crowd at the O2 Academy Brixton, DMA’S will return to Sydney’s Factory Theatre for a run of stripped-back gigs.

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DMA'S return to the live stage later this month with a run of intimate unplugged gigs.

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Months after they last performed before a live audience, DMA’S are set to return to the traditional stage later this month, announcing a run of ‘Unplugged & Intimate’ shows for Sydney fans.

The news comes ahead of the release of The Glow, DMA’S long-awaited third studio album which had originally been scheduled to release at the end of April. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic however, the record’s new release date was pushed back to July 10th.

With the record out on Friday, DMA’S have used the opportunity to announce a three-night run of shows at Sydney’s Factory Theatre, set to take place at the end of July and the start of August.

Presented by Frontier Touring, I OH YOU, and Secret Sounds, the group will perform two shows per night (at 6:30pm and 9pm) from Thursday, July 30th until Saturday, August 1st in a stripped-back mode.

Serving as a way for DMA’S to not only return to the live stage, but also support a venue they grew up close to, these shows will feature a limited audience, will closely adhere to current social distancing regulations, and will feature a changeover period between each set during which time the venue will be cleaned.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be opening our doors for such a special series of gigs with the DMA’S,” explained Sam Nardo of Sydney’s Factory Theatre.

“This is a one-off opportunity that will no doubt be relished by fans who have waited a long time to get out there to support Aussie music and it’s simply great to be a part of it.”

Considering the fact that their last pre-COVID-19 performance was before a sold-out crowd of 5,000 at England’s O2 Academy Brixton, these forthcoming performances will be a far cry from the gigs of the past, but a welcome return for not only DMA’S, but live shows as a whole.

Tickets to these upcoming shows are on sale to the general public from Friday, with a number of pre-sales taking place over the coming days. One such pre-sale bundle includes a signed poster and a digital version of the album, with all profits being donated to the Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS).

While The Glow is out on Friday, July 10th, DMA’S will also be holding a YouTube listening party for the record from 9:30pm AEST that evening, with a competition being held alongside the event.

DMA’S – Unplugged & Intimate Sydney Shows

Presented by Frontier Touring, I OH YOU, and Secret Sounds

Thursday, July 30th, 6:30pm
Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW (18+)

Thursday, July 30th, 9pm
Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW (18+)

Friday, July 31st, 6:30pm
Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW (18+)

Friday, July 31st, 9pm
Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW (18+)

Saturday, August 1st, 6:30pm
Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW (18+)

Saturday, August 1st, 9pm
Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW (18+)

The Glow pre-order pre-sale runs 24 hours from 12pm AEST, on Wednesday, July 8th
Frontier Members pre-sale runs 24 hours from 2pm AEST, on Wednesday, July 8th
Secret Sounds members pre-sale runs 24 hours from 2pm AEST, on Wednesday, July 8th

General public on sale from 12pm AEST, on Friday, July 10th via Ticketek

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