Karnivool are thrilled to announce The Decade of Sound Awake tour where, exclusively for Australia, they will play the whole album in its entirety. Marking some of the bands’ biggest Aussie venues to date, the tour takes in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle. Karnivool’s Sound Awake captured a moment in time when circumstance, influence and individuals collided, restructured and, with a lot of time, pain and joy became elevated above the sum of the parts. A decade and platinum sales have passed the landmark moment in the career of this band who have always gone their own way – meandered when they could have rushed, explored a sonic roadmap forward, then sideways, then backwards. And then forward again.
Sound Awake is an album heavily informed by the art and science of Cymatics and questioning of an ever changing world. From the structured rage of ‘Set Fire to the Hive’, the monster riffing of ‘Goliath’ and the single that was never a single ‘New Day’, Sound Awake is a record full of fan favourites that Kenny, Drew, Hoss, Steve and Jon see as their benchmark.
Attaining worldwide success over this last decade, it launched Karnivool to an intensely loyal, passionate audience that lifted them from an opening act with some interesting tuning to international festival headline act with, well, more interesting tuning in more interesting places… Youngstown, Istanbul, Glasgow, Helsinki, Pune, Bratislava, Auckland, Cape Town, Moscow, Wiesbaden and some place they were told was Chicago, but clearly wasn’t.
Vooligans! We had hoped it wouldn’t come to this – but the last few weeks have made it very obvious that we will need to reschedule the Decade of Sound Awake tour. Events in Victoria (much love to everyone there!) and an abundance of caution in other parts of the country mean it would be very difficult for us and our crew to cross some state borders and now does not feel like the best time to gather together in celebration, and lets face it – it’s going to get sweaty and we all want to feel good about that!
We don’t want to compromise the show we have planned and this tour is not one that can be done in parts, so we are moving the tour to March 2021. This may seem like aeons away but it’s the best way we can assure everyone that it will happen then safely.
A slim silver lining, we have been able to add a few more shows – so look out fans in Kingscliffe, Newcastle and Wollongong.
Fans in Western Australia also keep an eye out – we have a treat lined up for you, more news on that soon.
All tickets remain valid for the new shows so hold on to them and please hold onto all the “11th Anniversary” jokes cause we have already made them…
See you then. We really cannot wait!