Japanese experimental rockers Boris announce Australia tour for March

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Japanese experimental rockers Boris announce Australia tour for March


Prepare for a seismic collision of sonic forces as Japanese heavy rock pioneers Boris embark on their highly anticipated tour of Australia alongside J-Rock legend Kiyoharu.

Aptly dubbed the Heavy Rock Breakfast tour, this post-pandemic celebration promises to redefine the rock experience with its groundbreaking sound and electrifying performances.

With an illustrious career spanning three decades, Boris stands at the forefront of sonic exploration, known for their relentless pursuit of heavy rock excellence.

Boris Australia Tour 2024

  • Mar 6 – Manning Bar, Sydney
  • Mar 7 – Ωhm, Powerhouse, Brisbane
  • Mar 8 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
  • Mar 9 – Golden Plains Festival, Melbourne
  • Mar 10 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
  • Mar 11 – Freo Social, Fremantle

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The four-piece lineup, featuring the dynamic duo Takeshi and Wata alongside the incomparable Atsuo now reclaiming his original front-man role and supported by drummer Osamu, guarantees an electrifying showcase of their evolution and musical prowess.

Headlining shows in Sydney and Melbourne, Boris will also make triumphant returns to Brisbane’s Ωhm festival and mark their first appearances in Adelaide and Perth since 2015.

Joining Boris on this musical journey is none other than J-Rock luminary Kiyoharu, making his inaugural voyage to Australia with his band. With a storied career marked by monumental success with Kuroyume and Sads, Kiyoharu brings a unique blend of hard-rock and traditional sounds that have left an indelible mark on Japan’s music landscape.

“In the world’s eyes, Japan’s rock history remains largely uncharted territory. It’s understandable, amidst the continuous emergence of brilliant music worldwide, there might not be a compelling need to delve into the history of a small Asian nation,” says Atsuo.

“However, Japanese music is now starting to exert its influence on the world to some extent. The opportunity to uncover the truth and the deeper layers of Japan’s rock history, deserving of proper recognition, is coming your way. Boris resonates its sound on the foundation of global rock, and, of course, the inheritance of Japanese rock.

“In this tour, we aim to integrate the history of rock worldwide, alongside the charismatic figure of Japanese rock, Kiyoharu. This tour carries such significance. From this ground, let’s grind, repaint, and update. Stay tuned.”

With their latest release Heavy Rocks showcasing their innovative spirit, Boris continues to push the boundaries of experimental heavy rock. Audiences are urged not to miss the chance to witness the collision of sonic titans Boris and Kiyoharu as they serve up a feast of heavy rock like never before.

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