Ocean Alley announce Australian headline tour for 2023

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Ocean Alley announce Australian headline tour for 2023

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Ocean Alley will return home for 6 massive nights, with Aussie funk/hip-hop sextet Winston Surfshirt supporting on all headline shows, flanked by psych-pop four-piece Le Shiv and indie-punk phenomenon Seaside on select dates.

Fresh from a triumphant return to the stage at Groovin The Moo and Darwin’s BASSINTHEGRASS festival, beloved Australian rock outfit Ocean Alley have just announced a string of Australian headline shows in support of their 2022 album Low Altitude Living, to kick off in October.

The tour will start in Auckland, before the band head to Pambula Beach as part of Wanderer Festival, going on to perform headline dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Locally, the band will perform at John Cain Arena on October 13, with support from Winston Surfshirt and Le Shiv. 

Ocean Alley Australia and New Zealand Tour 2023

Saturday 23 September – Spark Arena, Auckland NZ
Sunday 1 October – Wanderer Festival, Pambula Beach NSW
Saturday 7 October – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
Friday 13 October – John Cain Arena, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 21 October – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth WA
Friday 10 November – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD

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The upcoming tour consolidates a massive 18 months of touring and two significant anniversaries – five years since the release of their breakthrough record Chiaroscuro, and 10 years since cult classic EP Yellow Mellow.

The band’s fourth album Low Altitude Living features hits ‘Touch Back Down’ – which was nominated for Most Performed Alternative Work at APRA Music Awards of 2023 – ‘Deepest Darkness’ and ‘West Coast’ just to name a few album highlights. It debuted at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart – and #5 on the NZ Top 40 Albums Chart, making it the band’s first album to chart in New Zealand. It was honoured as a triple j Feature Album and saw Rolling Stone praise vocalist Baden Donegal as “a magnetic frontman who delivers a soaring vocal performance of heady croons.”

Their latest full-length follows the success of 2020’s critically acclaimed Lonely Diamond which also debuted at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart and #1 on the Vinyl Chart. The band have achieved 1x Double Platinum and 5x Gold-certified singles across Australia and New Zealand – including their triple j Like A Version cover of ‘Baby Come Back’ which has surpassed 5.5 million YouTube plays and 35 million streams – as well as Gold certification for Chiaroscuro, amounting to more than 620 million catalogue streams and 1.4 million monthly Spotify listeners.

Tickets on sale 12pm AEST Friday 26 May from oceanalley.com.au