Neck Deep are heading to Australia for a national tour this year

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Neck Deep are heading to Australia for a national tour this year

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The UK rock band have announced their return to Australia with a tour confirmed for September 2023.

Beloved Welsh pop-punk rockers Neck Deep are heading back to Australia this year, confirming a national tour in September.

The band – founded in 2012 after vocalist Ben Barlow met former lead guitarist Lloyd Roberts – will kick off the tour on September 5 at The Forum in Melbourne before heading to Sydney’s Roundhouse, Brisbane’s The Tivoli, Adelaide’s Hindley St Music Hall and concluding at Metropolis Fremantle. Joining them for all dates will be Australian duo Yours Truly, a must-watch band in the current alternative scene.

Neck Deep Australian Tour 2023

  • The Forum, Melbourne Tuesday 5 September
  • Roundhouse, Sydney Thursday 7 September
  • The Tivoli, Brisbane Friday 8 September
  • Hindley St Music Hall, Adelaide Saturday 9 September
  • Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle Monday 11 September

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In the last decade, Neck Deep has been a force to be reckoned with, storming the charts both at home and abroad, selling a staggering number of records, packing concert venues to the rafters, and gracing magazine covers worldwide. Along the way, they’ve shared stages with industry heavyweights and established themselves as a powerhouse in the business.

Their latest single, “Heartbreak Of The Century,” released earlier this year, captures the essence of Neck Deep’s signature sound – a perfect blend of catchiness, angst, speed, power, and just a touch of self-deprecation. Vocalist Ben Barlow describes it as a classic Neck Deep song that hits all the right notes. And let’s not forget the Academy Award-worthy music video that accompanies it.

But that’s not all. Before “Heartbreak Of The Century,” Neck Deep unleashed their 2022 single “STFU,” a track filled with thunderous guitar riffs and driving drum fills. It harkens back to the band’s early days while also propelling them in an exciting new direction that leads straight into the heart-wrenching “Heartbreak Of The Century.”

Neck Deep’s fourth album, “All Distortions Are Intentional,” dropped in 2020 via Hopeless Records, and it made waves across the globe. The album claimed the #6 spot on the prestigious Billboard Top Album charts and secured #2 positions on the Alternative, Rock, Independent, and Internet Album charts. In addition, it soared to #3 on the Vinyl charts in the United States. Across the pond in the UK, the album made a remarkable Top 5 debut on the Top Albums chart. Polished yet raw, layered yet undeniably catchy, “All Distortions Are Intentional” solidified Neck Deep’s status as a band to watch.

These bands are here to dominate, and they won’t take no for an answer.

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