Major Concert in Kalgoorlie the night before the Kalgoorlie Cup
• Acclaimed Australian bands Birds of Tokyo and British India to play at the Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre on Friday night Sept 21st –
the night before the Kalgoorlie Cup
• Tickets to go on sale Monday, July 16th through www.ticketbooth.com.au
• 18 years+ Concert
Critically acclaimed Australian act Birds of Tokyo will headline Kalgoorlie’s Red Dirt Rock Concert on Friday night September 21st, and will be supported by Melbourne indie outfit British India.
The Red Dirt Concert will be held at the Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre during September’s Discover the Round Race Meeting - the night before the Kalgoorlie Cup.
Tickets to go on sale next week – Monday July 16th through www.ticketbooth.com.au
The Red Dirt Concert is supported by Eventscorp’s Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions and part of the State Government’s significant $40million commitment to regional events, including Country Cups.
Member for Kalgoorlie and Discover the Round Committee Chairman John Bowler says the Friday night concert is expected to attract visitors from across regional WA, as well as Perth racing enthusiasts heading to Kalgoorlie for the Cup the next day.
“ARIA Award winning Birds of Tokyo and indie rock band British India are great additions to this year’s Discover the Round line up. It’s going to be a great night out, and we’re anticipating a sell-out crowd,” said Mr Bowler.
“Expect further announcements regarding new attractions and events during the Round week for people of all ages and tastes to discover- thanks to funding support from Eventscorp’s Regional Events Program, funded by Royalties for Regions”.
About Birds of Tokyo
Birds of Tokyo and their insistent, bittersweet, rock sounds have resonated deeply with Australian critics and fans. Following two acclaimed albums, the indie band's self-titled third studio release spent over eight months in the Australian Top 20 and was certified double platinum. It also picked up an ARIA Award for 'Best Rock Album' in 2010. Early in 2011 the band's anthemic breakthrough hit ‘Plans’ ranked #4 in Triple J's Hottest 100 while the follow up single, Wild At Heart, reached #1 on the country's National Airplay Chart and won the band an APRA Award. Birds Of Tokyo also received the publicly voted Rolling Stone 'Readers Choice' Award and ARIA Award for 'Most Popular Australian Artist'.
Fast forward to March 2012 and Birds of Tokyo partnered with Los Angeles' based producer, Dave Cooley (Silversun Pickups, Darker My Love) to work on a highly anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough release. After a month's pre-production in Sydney they took up residence at Oceanway Studios in Los Angeles to begin recording in a room that turned out to be right next door to where The Beach Boys were crafting their comeback release with Brian Wilson. To the amazement of the band the Californian legends happily spent time hanging out and giving them some advice.
www.birdsoftokyo.com www.myspace.com/birdsoftokyo www.twitter.com/birdsoftokyo
About British India
Dicko speaks his mind about British India on Channel 10's 9am with David & Kim – You Tube Review