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The Rubens Announce Rescheduled “Live in Life” Tour Dates

Originally set to kick off in mid-May, The Rubens will now be hitting the road later in the year, with Alice Ivy joining as support.

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

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The Rubens have today shared the details of their newly-announced tour dates, having rescheduled their national Live in Life tour, which was scheduled to kick off in mid-May.

First announced in late February, the trek was plotted in support of their “Live in Life” single, which went on to reach #105 in the 2019 Hottest 100. Unfortunately, restrictions due to the global COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the group’s 27-date run of shows being postponed.

Releasing their new single “Heavy Weather” last month, The Rubens revealed that while “re-routing these many dates has been a challenge”, the pandemic also affected the sessions for their forthcoming record.

“We were meant to deliver our new record right now for a release later this year,” they explained. “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.”

Now, the band have revealed that their tour is set to go ahead later in the year, with the tour not only expanding by one show, but now kicking off in Sydney on September 17th.

Running for just under three months, the marathon tour will see The Rubens performing at capital cities,  regional venues, and even Darwin’s Bass in the Grass festival. Support for the majority of these shows will come by way of Alice Ivy, who will play alongside the group at most shows, except for their Warrnambool date, and their Western Australia run.

While information regarding ticketing can be found via The Rubens’ website, the band are also offering fans the chance to be in the video clip for “Heavy Weather”. Applications close on May 7th, with more information available via the clip’s information site.

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