(Photo: Max Van Heusden)
After being on an extended hiatus for more than a year, Melbourne’s I, Valiance are back. The band returns bigger and better than before with new music, and another Australian tour happening throughout May and June this year.
March saw the band resurface with their “R3BIRTH” east coast tour, and the announcement of the release of the first instalment of their self-titled debut album, fittingly titled “PART I”.
After hitting the east coast in March for the first time since their hiatus, I, Valiance shared via Facebook yesterday that they will be doing another lap of the country for their “I AM FR33” tour. Melbourne’s Hollow World will be on the tour, and have just celebrated the one year anniversary of their album “Exanimate” with three exciting colour variant vinyls available for pre-order now HERE (each is limited to fifty units only so grab one whilst you can).This upcoming tour will also feature Perth’s Iconoclast, who will be premiering new material on all dates of the tour.
The band unfortunately won’t be making its way up to Brisbane this time round, but the tour will make all other major stops in Victoria, ACT, New South Wales, and Western Australia.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday the 25th of April at 9am though Reversek.com & www.oztix.com.au. All tour dates and show information can be found below, or on the event page HERE.
To coincide with this tour announcement, I, Valiance will also be running a remix comp, that will see a re-working of “I AM FR33” make it as a bonus track on our upcoming releases. The band posted on Facebook, stating:
“To celebrate the announcement of our upcoming tour, we would like to challenge all creative (or not) minded people to participate in a R3MIX competition. All you have to do is download the stems for I AM FREE and chop/slice/re-record/re-write/restructure/destroy/ruin/improve in any way you see fit and send it back to us. The competition will run for 8 weeks until 11:59pm on the 19th of June. The lucky winner will have their track included as a bonus on the album as well as free merch/show entry/dinner/drinks/whatever you see fit as a reward for your efforts. Thank you for participating and good luck to all!”
24/05 – Warrnambool, VIC @ The Loft
25/05 – Bendigo, VIC @ Music Man
26/05 – Melbourne, VIC @ Bang Nightclub
27/05 – Geelong, VIC @ Workers Club
02/06 – Perth, WA @ Vision Studios
03/06 – Perth, WA @ Last Night
07/06 – Sydney, NSW @ Valve Bar
09/06 – Newcastle, NSW @ Small Ballroom
11/06 – Canberra, ACT @ The Basement