Sleepmakeswaves These Are Not Your Dreams Tour
Australian instrumental post-rockers sleepmakeswaves have announced their ‘these are not your dreams’ Australian tour will be rescheduled for 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The band released a statement to fans, saying:
Our hearts go out to all of you sharing in the anxiety and disruption caused by the outbreak of COVI-19 worldwide. Having been fortunate enough to travel widely over the years, we send big love not only to our Australian fans, but also our friends in Asia, NZ, greater Europe and America. SMW and our team are all doing our best to remain calm and rational while also taking the pandemic seriously.
An unfortunate consequence of this is that we cannot proceed with our Australian tour this year. It’s not only that the Australian Government directives render events unfeasible – we also believe that it’s our duty to minimise community transmission of the virus in Australia. Our hearts are heavy making this call, but we firmly believe it’s the right thing to do.
We have been able to reschedule the dates for April 2021 and we’re very pleased that ROLO TOMASSI have agreed to stay on the lineup. We’re also happy that the new dates have aligned in such a way for them to join us in Adelaide & Perth as well as the originally planned Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney shows. Furthermore, we’ve also added a new show in Newcastle which will kick off our first headline tour of Australia in 3 years (by the time this tour rolls around!).
Any tickets purchased for the original dates will be valid for the new dates and refunds if required will be available from the relevant ticket outlets.
Once the band hit the road again in 2021, the ‘these are not your dreams’ shows will feature new music from their recently announced EP trilogy of the same name.
The band will visit Newcastle, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney, playing new material and rare older tracks – as well as some classic sleepmakeswaves bangers.
UK math-rock luminaries ROLO TOMASSI will join as main support for all shows except Newcastle & Canberra, following their latest release ‘Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It.’ They last toured Australia four years ago in 2016.
sleepmakeswaves’s new music comes three years since their ARIA-nominated 2017 release ‘Made of Breath Only’ and their well regarded cover of ‘Children’ by Robert Miles recorded for triple j’s Like A Version the same year. In 2018/19 the band released a Metallica tribute ‘To Live Is Not To Die’ and took a break from writing for a tour across Australia & Europe celebrating the band’s 10th anniversary.
The new record, titled ‘these are not your dreams’ will be released on 17 July 2020.