Two weeks before their original trek was scheduled to kick off, Perth prog-rock icons Karnivool have announced rescheduled dates for their Sound Awake anniversary tour.
The tour was announced back in February, just over a week on from the 10th anniversary of the group’s second studio being released in the US. Originally offered up to Aussie fans of the band in June of 2009, Sound Awake came four years after the band’s Themata debut, and managed to peak at #2 on the ARIA charts.
Known to many as the record that brought Karnivool the mainstream recognition that had eluded them, it boasted instant classics such as “Simple Boy”, “All I Know”, and the powerful “Set Fire to the Hive”. Understandably, it follows that the group would want to honour the album’s legacy with a run of national tour dates.
Originally, these upcoming tour dates were set to kick off in Brisbane on April 17th, before travelling around to Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Fremantle over the following week. Sadly, the impact of COVID-19 has seen Karnivool’s anniversary tour serve as the latest casualty of the pandemic, with the band announcing a run of rescheduled tour dates recently.
Now set to begin in September, the venues for “The Decade of Sound Awake” tour remain the same, though the itinerary has been altered somewhat. Now beginning in Fremantle on the 18th, Karnivool will hit up Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, before wrapping things up in Adelaide.
Notably, these new dates allow frontman Ian Kenny to properly celebrate the release of Human Design, the new album from his other project, Birds of Tokyo, which is set to drop on April 24th.
Previously-purchased tickets remain valid for these new dates, while remaining tickets are on sale from the band’s website, with details and dates available below.
Karnivool – The Decade of Sound Awake Tour
Friday, September 18th
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Monday, September 21st
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday, September 22nd
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday, September 24th
Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Friday, September 25th
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Tickets on sale now via the band’s website