Australia’s own In Hearts Wake are set to reclaim their homeland through a 5-date trek across the coasts of the country, leaving nothing but a sea of sore throats and bruised bodies in their wake. Don’t believe us? Well, here’s five reasons WHY IN HEARTS WAKES’ 2017 AUSTRALIAN TOUR WILL BE THEIR BEST TOUR YET!
1. This is their biggest headline tour to date.
Sure, they co-headlined bigger venues with fellow Aussies Northlane last year as part of their “Equinox” tour, but this tour sees In Hearts Wake solely headline venues significantly larger than those of their previous headline tour in 2015. The jump from the 1050-capacity 170 Russell in Melbourne to the massive 2000 capacity Forum Theatre, with similar venue upsizes in other cities, it’s safe to assume this is going to be an absolute monster of a tour.
2. The support acts are absolutely incredible.
Let’s get real here, In Hearts Wake have a knack for bringing along some killer support acts during their headline runs. Their 2015 tour saw Beartooth, We Came As Romans & Storm The Sky accompany the boys, which you ask anyone who attend that show and they’ll say that the entire line-up was absolutely brilliant. Fast forward to their upcoming tour, and they’ve somehow managed (in my opinion) to outdo themselves and lock in a trio of today’s best metalcore/hardcore acts across the globe.
England’s While She Sleeps, fresh off their recent Australian visit, supporting Bring Me The Horizon, are set to return to once again deliver their high-octane brand of Metalcore to Aussie faces, and we couldn’t be happier.
Japan’s Crossfaith has been one of the most requested bands in recent years to return to Australia. Since their inaugural 2013 Australian debut as part of the Soundwave Festival, Crossfaith have been regulars in our live scene, and it’s not hard to understand why.
Australia’s own Polaris rounds off this monster of the bill. The Sydney natives’ unique blend of metalcore and melodic hardcore has seem them climb the ranks of recognition in the heavy music community and become one of the hottest acts in recent months. With their inclusion in this tour, fans better be ready for Polaris.
3. “Ark” is an absolute banger.
“In Hearts Wake firmly cement themselves as one of Australian metal’s greatest.” – Lauren Ziegler, Rolling Stone Australia
Reviews like that keep coming about this absolutely killer album. In Hearts Wake’s latest effort “Ark” saw fans and critics alike praise Ark on its authenticity, thematics & and ability to retain that signature In Hearts Wake sound that fans are so accustomed to. With their already marvellous back-catalogue, the boys now have a several more tracks to throw into their setlist next month.
4. They’re on top of their game right now.
The Byron Bay natives have been growing constantly for their entire careers, and there’s no stopping them. Vocalist Jake Taylor remains one of Australia’s most recognisable and prominent voices in our heavy music scene today. Kyle Erich’s cleans are still as sublime as ever, as are the tasty riff mastery of axemen Eaven Dall and Ben Nairne. December 2016 also saw new drummer Conor Ward enter the fray, thereby finally returning In Hearts Wake into a formidable five-piece once more.
5. Non-stop touring and recording has made them a force to be reckoned with.
I honestly don’t think I can recall a time that these boys haven’t either been writing a new album or touring their arses off across the world. The first few months of 2017 saw a massive North American tour with August Burns Red, Protest The Hero & ’68. They immediately set off the conquer Europe for other few months before returning home to release “Ark”. Such constant and consistent attention and devotion to their craft have truly made them masters of the stage, which makes us even that little bit more excited for these shows.
So what are you waiting for? Tickets are selling like crazy! Don’t miss out on what will be one of the best heavy music tours of 2017!
IN HEARTS WAKE – AUSTRALIA 2017
with special guests
While She Sleeps (UK)
July 10 – Capitol, Perth
July 11 – The Gov, Adelaide LIC/AA
July 13 – The Forum, Melbourne
July 14 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney LIC/AA
July 15 – The Tivoli, Brisbane