Cut Copy announce Melbourne headline show in December

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Cut Copy announce Melbourne headline show in December

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Cut Copy return home for their first headline show in five years. 

After a long Covid-enforced hiatus since their last Australian Myer Music Bowl show in March of 2020 with the legendary New Order, global electro-pop stars Cut Copy finally return home performing their first headline show in five years.

With numerous festival-headlining slots and over 1,000 sold-out headline shows spanning several continents to date, the GRAMMY-nominated ARIA award-winning musical act will take to Melbourne’s beautiful heritage-listed Northcote Theatre on Friday, December 16th with special guests, Glass Beams & RONA.

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Coinciding with the recently released stunning limited vinyl boxed set ‘Collected Works 2001/2011’, tickets are on sale now.

“We are very excited to be playing our first headline show in Melbourne in over 5 years. As a band we started out here and cut our teeth playing local gigs so now that half of the band lives overseas and most of our touring is spent in other countries it definitely holds special significance to us to return to and play to a home crowd,” says Cut Copy member, Dan Whitford.

“We’re also excited to be performing some current favorites of Melbourne’s music scene in Glass Beams and Rona. Both have been real highlights of the past year and a half for me. So as well as being a rare opportunity for us to play in Melbourne, with those support acts it promises to be an excellent night of music from start to finish.”

Initially the bedroom recording project of Dan Whitford, Cut Copy evolved into a full-fledged band with guitarist Tim Hoey, drummer Mitchell Scott, and bass player Ben Browning.

The quartet’s studio albums include In Ghost Colours, which Pitchfork named as one of the best albums of 2008 and among the top albums of the 2000s, and 2011’s Zonoscope, which won two ARIA Awards and was nominated for a GRAMMY®. Their last album, 2017’s Haiku From Zero, represented the band at their most refined and efficiently emotive. Their new album Freeze, Melt, mainly written during a Scandinavian winter during frontman Dan Whitford’s time in Denmark, reflects the time and place in which it was created, with a much more moody and evocative spinon their trademark synthesizers and melodies.

Cut Copy have managed the clever hat trick of simultaneously expanding their sound while also refining it. While previous records explored peak-time hedonism, this is a soundtrack to the perfect gentle comedown. Cut Copy’s songs have been licensed for use in television, games and commercials, includingFIFA 18, Chevrolet, Netflix, Amazon, and Levi’s® #LiveinLevis campaign. DJing and mixes have also been a big part of their identity–from the band’s famed Fabric mix, Fabriclive.29, to the 2014 Melbourne dance compilation, Oceans Apart.

In addition to headlining massive sold-out shows, the band has gained prime slots at prestigious festivals such as Coachella, Ultra, and Lollapalooza in the U.S.; Primavera in Spain, Pitchfork in Paris; Summer Sonic in Japan; and Big Day Out in Australia.

CUT COPY will take to Northcote Theatre on Friday December 16th, 2022. Tickets are on sale now here.