To promote the release of Pacifica, The Vampires will be touring Australia March 2019. Click through for more details.
Two years on from their highly praised work The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke, The Vampires return with a new offering: Pacifica. Whilst Pacifica sees the Vampires return to the classic chord-less quartet format, the new album is an evolution of the band's sound, leaning further into recording production.
In case you missed it, ‘The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke’ was short-listed for this year’s Australian Music Prize, the first instrumental album to be on the list in its 13 year history.The AMP Chairman and lead singer of the Hoodoo Gurus, David Faulkner wrote in a recent review in the Saturday Paper:
“One of my favourite albums of the year was a jazz recording… Its beautifully constructed melody sounded so classic, so perfect, that it had already become deeply ingrained in my memory. Of course, I have been listening to this album a lot. This one’s a real winner.”
The second part of our Australian tour starts on Friday 16th March in Wollongong and ends on Sunday 25th March in Byron Bay. Although it may be only a day's drive from Wollongong to Byron, we're actually going via Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Brisbane, Cairns, and Coffs Harbour (in that order).
MARCH 2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
Friday 2nd March – The Mechanics Institute, Lawson (presented by Music in the Mountains) NSW, 7pm, Tickets $25-35. More info and tickets
Saturday 3rd March – Smiths Alternative, Canberra ACT, 7pm, Tickets $10-20: More info and tickets*
Sunday 4th March – Murrah Hall, Murrah NSW, 3pm, Tickets $20-25 More info and tickets*
Friday 16th March – Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, Wollongong NSW, 7pm, Tickets $10-17: More info and tickets
Saturday 17th March – Venue 505, Sydney NSW, 8:30pm, Tickets $20: More info and tickets
Sunday 18th March – The Jazzlab, Mebourne (presented by Melbourne Jazz Co-op) VIC, 8:30pm, Tickets $19-25: More info and tickets
Monday 19th March – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide (presented by COMA) SA, 7:30pm, Tickets $15 ($8 members) at the door. More info (nb. tickets at the door)
Wednesday 21st March – Morrison’s Jazz Club, Mount Gambier SA, 8pm, Tickets $20 (seated) / $10 (standing): More info and tickets
Thursday 22nd March – JMI Live, Brisbane QLD, 8pm, More info (nb. tickets at the door)*
Friday 23rd March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns QLD, 7:30pm, Tickets $26.25-$31.50. More info and tickets.
Saturday 24th March – Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour NSW, 8pm, Tickets $30-35: More info and tickets
Sunday 25th March – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay NSW, 5pm, $10-23. More info and tickets.
Nick Garbett - trumpet
Jeremy Rose - saxophones, bass clarinet
Alex Masso - drums
March 2-4: Brett Hirst, double bass
March 16-25: Alex Boneham, double bass
Lawson, Canberra, Murrah, Brisbane only: Ben Hauptmann, guitar
“Seductive, genre-hopping creativity" - Guardian, UK,
"Phenomenal" - Downbeat,