Kingswood recruit The Delta Riggs, Death By Denim, Jacob Fitzgerald & The Electric City and Molly Rocket for Microscopic Wars 10 year anniversary Tour

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Kingswood recruit The Delta Riggs, Death By Denim, Jacob Fitzgerald & The Electric City and Molly Rocket for Microscopic Wars 10 year anniversary Tour

Words by Staff Writer

Kingswood will be celebrating their debut album with a national headline tour, playing eight dates across the country.

It was 10 years ago that Melbourne band Kingswood declared the Microscopic Wars on the Australian music landscape. Having the reinforcements of their prior EP’s behind them, their debut album became a force in the Kingswoods catalogue, earning them ARIA Awards nods, and cementing their long and prosperous career.

To honour the impact of Microscopic Wars, Kingswood will be firing up the wagon, heading around the country to play the defining album. From 2 August through 18 August, they will be heading to Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Bunbury, and Perth.

Kingwood Microscopic Wars 10 Year Anniversary Tour Dates

Jacob Fitzgerald & The Electric City appearing at all shows, ** Supported by The Delta Riggs, ^ Supported by Death By Denim, + Supported by Molly Rocket

  • FRIDAY 2 AUGUST 170 Russell MELBOURNE **
  • THURSDAY 8 AUGUST Coolangatta Hotel GOLD COAST **
  • SATURDAY 10 AUGUST Metro Theatre SYDNEY **
  • FRIDAY 16 AUGUST Lion Arts Factory ADELAIDE +
  • SATURDAY 17 AUGUST Prince of Wales Hotel BUNBURY ^
  • SUNDAY 18 AUGUST Magnet House PERTH ^

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Along for the ride and appearing at all shows is Jacob Fitzgerald & The Electric City. The Delta Riggs will be on there for first half of the tour, playing Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney and Newcastle. Death By Demin will sub in for the Western Australian shows in Bunbury and Perth, and Molly Rocket joins the Adelaide fun. As presented by Triple M and Destroy All Lines, this Microscopic Wars 10 Year Anniversary Tour is bound to be memorable.

Kingswood are excited to breathe new life into this beloved material, with a live show set to impress and show love to the music, but also to the fans – longtime and new alike – who have been part of the journey. Fergus Linacre, Kingwood frontman says the album and the forthcoming shows has a special place with the band and they cannot wait share that with their devoted fans.

“​​The Microscopic Wars Era was full of giant leaps into new worlds, previously just a kids dream. We embraced every moment with unbridled enthusiasm. Bigger shows, bigger crowds, festivals, international touring, it was a truly magical time that only fuelled our passion and confirmed our chosen path as the right one. So many friendships and memories made remain nurtured and cherished today.”

“The album itself culminated many years of learning, honing, cultivating, experimenting. We threw everything we had at the chance to go to Nashville and record with Producer Vance Powell. We also met our now long-time collaborator Eddie Spear, who engineered the album. Nashville inspired us and we’ve returned there for most of our subsequent records.”

We are well aware of the impact that album had and remains to have on our devoted fans. For a band that shifts genre freely and willingly it can be difficult to move with us, and we know we have our own army of ‘frogstompers’. So we cannot wait, genuinely we couldn’t be more pumped to honor this album by playing it in full, along with other hard charging heavy Kingswood tunes, and get nostalgic with the fans that helped throw our little band onto the big stage.”


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Recorded in Nashville at Blackbird Studio with multiple Grammy Award winning producer and engineer, Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys), Microscopic Wars featured now seminal favourite tracks including ‘Micro Wars’, ‘Ohio’, ‘ICFTYDLM’ and ‘Sucker Punch’. Whilst Microscopic Wars ignited the bands career, Kingwood have grown and continued their run thanks to albums 2016’s After Hours, Close To Dawn, 2020’s Juveniles, and both of 2023’s Home and The Tale of G.C. TownesThis upcoming tour is not just a chance to reflect on the album that started them but also the ones that made Kingwood the rockers they are today.

Early-bird presale for the Microscopic Wars tour begins Wednesday 22 May at 10:00am local, with general sale going live Friday 24 May at 10:00am local. Ticketing information and presale sign up can be found here.