Bridge 9 recording artists, Defeater, will return to Australia this September, just over a year since they were here last. Defeater will be joined by none other than Philadelphia’s ever evolving Blacklisted, touring Australia for the first time since 2008.
Defeater are a band that play by their own rules; they write narrative songs about fictional characters, release concept albums, mix melodic hardcore with acoustic ballads – all the while tapping into issues such as social awareness and environmental activism. Since their formation over four years ago, Defeater have released two full-lengths (2008’s Travels and 2011’s double-LP Empty Days & Sleepless Nights) and an EP (2009’s Lost Ground) that all follow a story-telling songwriting style the band has developed about a family set in post-WWII America in a working class town in New Jersey.
Equally as individual as their tour partners and existing as a potent amalgam of individual tastes and varied interests Blacklisted (Deathwish Inc / Six Feet Under) have shaken off the perceived limitations of their alleged genre and begun their own ascension. Their sound is no clichéd exercise in the well-worn realm of post-Hardcore. It is no less than the melody of a band hitting it’s stride and not looking back.
Tickets on sale Friday June 29th
Defeater / Blacklisted Australian Tour
Wed Sept 26 – Enigma Bar, Adelaide Lic /
Thur Sept 27 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Fri Sept 28 – TLC Bayswater, Melbourne
Sat Sept 29 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney (Day)
Sat Sept 29 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney
Sun Sept 30 – Mt Gravatt PCYC, Brisbane
Mon Oct 1 – YAC, Byron Bay AA
Tues Oct 2 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Wed Oct 3 – Amplifier, Perth
Thu Oct 4 – HQ, Perth