Steel Panther announce new Australian tour dates, add Warrnambool’s Airbourne as support

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Steel Panther announce new Australian tour dates, add Warrnambool’s Airbourne as support

After two long years of on-again, off-again, more on-again, more off-again announcements, the world's most beloved big haired heavy metal outfit Steel Panther have officially confirmed new dates for what is set to be the wildest, wettest, dirtiest, hardest, heaviest most rocking heavy metal tour to land in Australia.

Having previously announced shows for 2020, and then 2021, Steel Panthers forthcoming Australian tour will now take place in October 2022, and will also feature support from legendary Victorian outfit Airbourne, who will be replacing Sevendust.

A hugely successful group at home and abroad, Airbourne are known as one of the hardest rocking Aussie groups to have emerged in recent memory, with their heavy rhythms and ridiculous onstage antics making them a mainstay on the international festival circuit. While they might be best known for playing at festivals alongside the likes of Metallica, Slayer and Iron Maiden, Airbourne’s origins can be traced back to the South Western coastal city of Warrnambool, where they cut their teeth as teenagers on the city’s underage gig circuit before becoming the trailblazers of hard rock we know today.

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“After blazing through Europe and rocking 100,000 strong sold out crowds together at gargantuan festivals like Hellfest, Download, we’re finally bringing the mega Hard Rock & Heavy Metal party of the year down to Oz! If you love POWER CHORDS, POWER DRINKING and POWER ROCKING then YOU ARE INVITED to the Airbourne and Steel Panther POWER PARTY!! Rock you HARD in ROCKTOBER!!,” Airbourne say.

In addition to hitting massive venues across the country with Victorian band Airbourne, Steel Panther will also be turning their Brisbane show into a mini-festival, featuring Dead Letter Circus, Devilskin, Lagerstein and Bare Bones!

The ‘HEAPS & LOADS’ tour marks the largest venues that Steel Panther will have ever played in Australia. Due to growing demand every time they return down under, mixed with countless rave reviews, the Californian outfit will be landing in Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne for a handful of enormous shows!


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For the uninitiated, Steel Panther was formed in 2000 and is comprised of Michael Starr (lead singer), Satchel (guitarist), and Stix Zadinia (drums). Hailing from Los Angeles, the epicenter for rock n’ roll in all its debauchery and glamour, Steel Panther has established themselves as the world’s premier party band, melding hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally good looks. Steel Panther is a global phenomenon with five full-length albums, touring across the world, platinum-level YouTube status and a #13 debut for the latest album Heavy Metal Rules on the ARIA charts.

Steel Panther Heaps & Loads Australian Tour 2022

Wednesday 19 October – Newcastle Entertainment Centre – Newcastle, NSW

Friday 21 October – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney, NSW

Saturday 22 October – Eatons Hill – Brisbane, QLD
With – Dead Letter Circus, Devilskin, Lagerstein and Bare Bones

Sunday 23 October – Margaret Court Arena – Melbourne, VIC

Final tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here