Photo Credit Cybele Malinowski
Due to huge demand, The Rubens have announced extra dates to their already-mammoth 0202 Australian tour, adding shows across Fremantle (Freo Social, Sat 8 May), Torquay (Torquay Hotel, Sat 12 June), Adelaide (The Gov, Sat 3 Jul) and Sydney (Sat 24 Jul).
To coincide with the news, the band have treated fans to a live video for ‘Thank You’, captured at their bunker studio in Camden, NSW, where the band recorded their #1 ARIA charting album 0202 (released in Feb 2021).
After postponing their national tour three times due to COVID, the band are now finally on the road playing to ecstatic fans across the country, having performed to sold-out crowds so far across Gerringong, Brisbane & Toowoomba ahead of more upcoming sold-out dates across Sydney (this Friday at The Enmore), Albany, Margaret River, Fremantle, Hobart (two sold out shows), Cairns, Torquay, Adelaide & more. The band will be supported by Alice Ivy and Mia Wray (select shows).
“It’s been a year in the making and after rescheduling this tour 3 times, it’s so great to be doing what we love and playing for our fans. It’s been so great to play our new album and hear people sing back the words. There is a real energy in the venues, given everyone has been starved of live music. We really do want to thank our fans for holding onto tickets for 12 months. Can’t wait for the rest of the tour.” – The Rubens
As well as their own headline-tour run, The Rubens will perform live at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday 24 April alongside the likes of Vance Joy, Amy Shark, Tash Sultana, Mia Wray & more for Music From The Home Front, which will also consist of streamed performances from acts The Kid Laroi, You Am I & Hayley Mary.
‘Thank You’ follows the live videos for ‘Masterpiece’, ‘Time Of My Life’ & ‘Live In Life’(filmed for Music From The Home Front), all part of a live bunker video series from 0202. Of the project, the band said, “The bunker is where we recorded most of 0202 and seeing as we can’t go out into the world, it seems only right to invite ya’ll inside to hear us play. Bring beer, wipe your feet. x”
0202 – the exceptional fourth album by local legends – debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart, marking their first #1 record in their decade long career. Proving to be more relevant now than ever, The Rubens boundary pushing album 0202 sees the band behind the production desk for the first time and features hit singles ‘Live In Life’ (double Platinum, ARIA Song of the Year nominee, two APRA award nominations & the fourth biggest Australian song of 2020 (ARIA)), ‘Time Of My Life’, ‘Heavy Weather’ & current single ‘Masterpiece’. With 0202 the band have fully transformed into an alt-rock/pop powerhouse and, for the first time, have self-produced an album that will have people re-evaluating what they thought they knew about The Rubens.
0202 follows third album LO LA RU, which featured hits ‘Never Ever (feat Sarah)’ (Double Platinum), ‘Million Man’ (Certified Gold), ‘God Forgot’ (Certified Gold) and lead to sold out shows and a 42-date Arena tour supporting megastar P!NK.
Their second album Hoopssaw the band sell out headline shows at Hordern Pavilion and Margaret Court Arena and included hits ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Cut Me Loose’ and of course the 4 x Platinum the hit title track, which topped the 2015 triple j Hottest 100, while their debut self-titled LP was home to ‘My Gun’ (Certified Platinum), ‘Lay It Down’ (Certified Gold), ‘The Best We Got’ and more fan-favourites.