After more than a year, Violent Soho are set to make their long-awaited return to the live stage for a headline performance at Brisbane’s Riverstage this May.
The group’s first headline shows since February of 2020, the upcoming live date will feature support from Tired Lion and Seathru and will also serve as their first show before a crowd since the release of last year’s chart-topping Everything is A-OK.
Released in April, just weeks after the advent of the global pandemic, Everything is A-OK gave Violent Soho their second #1 album, and even saw the group nominated for four ARIA Awards, including the coveted Best Rock Album.
Since its release though, the group have shared a handful of live performances, including an appearances on The State of Music, though they’ve not performed before a crowd since early last year, when they announced a run of intimate club shows that sold out almost immediately, with tickets on sale from physical locations only.
“It was so cool to get the band back into that space just playing those shows where you can just feel the sweat with people just right there in front of you,” Luke Boerdam told Rolling Stone last year. “It was a great way for us to reconnect with our path a bit. We did it for ourselves to get back and play shows that we spent most of our time as a band playing, and just reconnect with that side of the band rather than big stage festivals like Good Things.
“I definitely didn’t expect the reception to be what it was with people lining up down the street to get a ticket. It was very flattering that people would do that, and that people would line up, ‘cause a lot of people in our band would line up for tickets.”
Tickets to the band’s upcoming show go on sale from Thursday, with a fan pre-sale beginning on Wednesday, with full details available below.
Violent Soho at Brisbane’s Riverstage
Supported by Tired Lion and Seathru
Saturday, May 1st
Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD