Japanese instrumental rock outfit MONO are returning to Australian shores this November in a tour and have announced that they will be supported by Sydney’s visceral Dumbsaint and also a plethora of awesome local talent across the country.

Brisbane’s show will feature Balloons Kill Babies (who just released their EP Prodromal). Grun will be performing in Sydney. The Melbourne show will be supported by Solkyri; and Adelaide with Last Days of Kali.

The tour is In celebration of ten years since MONO’s debut visit to Australia and the band will visit Adelaide for the first time  in their history, as well as returning to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth.

This visit follows their 2016 album Requiem for Hell and will feature the band playing music that spans their entire catalogue across a close to two hour show.

MONO was originally formed in 1999 – their unique approach of blending orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise in their music has been held in extremely high regard; so much so, that the band’s musicianship was praised by British Magazine NME: “This is music for the Gods”. One of the most monumental live memories of the band was a special set of shows with a 23-piece orchestra in New York, Tokyo, London and Melbourne.

Their annual world tour consists of around 150 shows. The band has now visited over 55 countries and proudly holds the stake of being one of the most internationally successful bands in Japan.

Having cemented their place amongst their post-rock and shoegaze contemporaries such as Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, My Bloody Valentine and Mogwai, MONO are nonetheless peerless in terms of their incendiary live performances. Returning once again to our shores, this tour is a very special celebration of MONO’s affinity with Australia, the scene of some of their greatest shows.

You can get your tickets for MONO w/ Dumbsaint HERE:

Tour Dates:

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8TH – BRISBANE, QLD
The Triffid
With support from Balloons Kill Babies

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9TH – SYDNEY, NSW
Manning Bar
With support from Grun

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10TH – MELBOURNE, VIC
Max Watts
With Support from Solkyri

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11TH – ADELAIDE, SA
Unibar
With support from Last Days of Kali

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12TH – PERTH, WA
Badlands