It is that time! THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS are hitting the stage in Auckland tonight then making their way to Australia tomorrow and the post hardcore heroes THE RED JUMPSUIT this time they are armed with their recent album ‘The Awakening’, their first studio album in 4 years. Expect to hear tracks from the ‘The Awakening’ and the band will also delve into their extensive bag of hits. Their latest single On Become Willing spent over 4 months at #1 on the Billboard Christian Rock Singles Charts, 31 weeks on and still #2!
THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS will be dedicating their song Your Guardian Angel to the late Toyah Cordingley.
You can see the new lyric video here:
‘’With their new songs, the band has brought about a special maturity that has made it feel like their music has grown up just as their fans have.’’
THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS was formed back to 2003 by brothers Ronnie and Randy Winter and it was Virgin Records who snapped them up & released the bands RIAA platinum debut record ‘Don’t You Fake It’ in 2006.
Second album ‘Lonely Road’ followed in 2009. They became fully independent in early 2010. Since then it’s being done “the Red Jumpsuit way”. ‘Am I The Enemy’ was released in 2011, ‘4’ on July 4th, 2014 and ‘The Awakening’ in 2018.
‘The Awakening’ features the smash hit On Become Willing which has spent the last 7 weeks at # 1 on the Billboard Christian Rock Charts.
”The band gave the audience a great performance, and vocalist Ronnie Winter delivered spot on, spine-chilling vocals.’’ – Soundbites
‘’The set was filled with emotion which was pouring through the venue with a constant buzz radiating from everyone’’ – Rogue
Known for their spirituality, the bands lyrics cover an array of emotions. The darkness and the light, the struggles and the wins. The RJA message is ultimately one of hope and a reminder that ‘Even on the worst day that you’re alive you’re still surrounded by so many awesome things that you should be grateful for, if you choose to look at them.’ Ronnie Winter.
Joining them are Brisbane’s THE COMFORT. In their short tenure, they’ve already made their mark on the Australian alternative scene, having done multiple runs around the country alongside bands such as The Hunna, Storm The Sky, Young Lions, Don Broco and Saviour. Their EP ‘Love’ has reached far corners of the globe with the band constantly finding new fans from New York, to London and beyond. With debut album, ‘What It Is To Be’ due out November 9th, THE COMFORT have only just begun.
“This album is called ‘What It Is To Be’ for a specific reason” states The Comfort‘s Liam Holmes. When discussing the lyrical content, Holmes says the album is an attempt to showcase the human experience and make sense of who and what we are. The band has poured their heart and soul into this release, each track trying to understand a different piece of the human puzzle.
We are extremely happy to announce that the following bands will join THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS and THE COMFORT ** on tour! Congratulations to the bands who will all add some major action to an already great night.
Auckland: PALE LADY and FLIRTING WITH DISASTER
Brisbane: SATELLITES and JOY IN MOTION
Melbourne: TERRA and THE VESTIGE
Newcastle: SURBURBAN HAZE and ALL IN A YEAR
Sydney: FAR AWAY STABLES and BLOOM
** Not appearing in Auckland
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus 2018 Tour Dates
Wednesday 28th November – AUCKLAND, Galatos 18+ **
Thursday 29th November – BRISBANE, The Triffid 18+
Friday 30th November – MELBOURNE, Corner Hotel 18+
Saturday 1ST December – NEWCASTLE, Club Azzuri Lic/AA
Sunday, 2nd December – SYDNEY, Manning Bar 18+
** Red Jumpsuit Apparatus only
Tickets on sale: NOW