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The Rubens Share Fan Video for Latest Single, ‘Heavy Weather’

First announced back in April, The Rubens called upon hundreds of fans to appear in the clip for their most recent single.

The Rubens will kick off their Live in Life tour this September.

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The Rubens have made good on their promise for a new music video, sharing the new fan-shot clip for their latest single, “Heavy Weather”.

Announcing the concept for the video alongside the release of the single back in April, the group explained that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were forced to think outside the box somewhat, stating that they wanted to give back to the people who had supported them all along

“Given the set back with our tour, we wanted to acknowledge our fans somehow,” The Rubens said, noting they were inviting their fans from all around the world to “send in videos of them doing anything they’re doing right now”.

Following countless submissions from fans, which were then meticulously edited and sewn together by director Russell Fitzgibbon, the clip was officially premiered yesterday via an exclusive Zoom call with those who starred in the video. In keeping with the organic nature of the clip and its release, the unlisted link was then shared with fans who were allowed to give the clip their own personal premiere on social media.

“Heavy Weather” serves as another taste of the group’s upcoming album, which has been pushed back due to the global pandemic.

“On the recording front, we were meant to deliver our new record right now for a release later this year,” the group explained alongside the single’s release. “We were SO bloody close to finishing but for obvious reasons we can’t all get in the studio right now, so that’s been pushed back to 2021.”

Thankfully, The Rubens recently unveiled a run of rescheduled tour dates, set to kick off in September. Tickets to these dates are on sale now, though there’s no word if fans will receive a taste of yet-to-be released music during these shows.

The Rubens ‘Live in Life’ Australian Tour

Supported by Alice Ivy (except shows marked *)

Thursday, September 17th
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Friday, September 18th
Bar On The Hill, Newcastle, NSW

Saturday, September 19th
Crooked River Winery, Gerringong, NSW

Wednesday, September 30th
Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Thursday, October 8th
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Friday, October 9th
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg, QLD

Saturday, October 10th
Highfields Tavern, Toowoomba, QLD

Thursday, October 15th
Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, October 16th
Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC

Saturday, October 17th
Whalers Hotel, Warrnambool, VIC*

Thursday, October 22nd
Freo. Social, Fremantle, WA*

Friday, October 23rd
Wintersun Hotel, Bluff Point, WA*

Saturday, October 24th
The River, Margaret River, WA*

Sunday, October 25th
White Star Hotel, Albany, WA*

Friday, October 30th
Gap View Hotel, Alice Springs, NT

Saturday, October 31st
Bass In The Grass, Darwin, NT

Friday, November 13th
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Wednesday, November 18th
Great Western, Rockhampton, QLD

Thursday, November 19th
Seabreeze, Mackay, QLD

Friday, November 20th
Otherwise, Townsville, QLD

Saturday, November 21st
Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Wednesday, November 25th
Riverlinks Westside, Shepparton, VIC

Thursday, November 26th
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Friday, November 27th
Beer Deluxe, Albury, NSW

Thursday, December 3rd
Altar, Hobart, TAS

Friday, December 4th
Altar, Hobart, TAS

Saturday, December 5th
Saloon Bar, Launceston, TAS

Sunday, December 6th
Forth Pub, Forth, TAS

Tickets on sale now via The Rubens’ website