The Take Action! Australian Tour 2009 Announced!Sub City, take action — By HopelessMelissa on March 17, 2009
Founded in 1999 by Hopeless Records and Sub City Non-Profit, the Take Action! Tour has been making its way around the US and Canada on an annual basis, with previous participants including acts as diverse as Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, Every Time I Die and Avenged Sevenfold.
2009 marks the first time the tour has ventured to Australia, with Hopeless Records’ own All Time Low and San Franciscan pop-punk/hardcore enthusiasts Set Your Goals leading the charge, while Melbourne quintet Stealing O’Neal will also be jumping on board as the national support.
Having blown away Australian crowds as part of the 2008 Soundwave Festival, All Time Low followed up with a mammoth year, including their debut full-length So Wrong, It’s Right eclipsing the 160,000 sales mark, numerous sold-out headlining shows and most recently being named Alternative Press’ “Band of the Year”.
Riding high on the 2008 re-release of Mutiny, Set Your Goals have toured the globe with everyone from New Found Glory to Less Than Jake. With their fresh take on melodic hardcore already cementing the band a solid fan base down under – courtesy of a spot on the 2008 Boys Of Summer Tour, their return to Australia is a highly anticipated one!
The Take Action! Tour supports and promotes the work of ReachOut.com.au, an Australian youth service dedicated to reducing youth suicide. From each ticket sold, Take Action! will donate 10% (excluding GST) to ReachOut.com.au to help them continue to provide young people with an anonymous and free support website which provides info and advice on issues like depression, bullying, wellbeing and relationships.
The tour will coincide with the Australian release of the Take Action Volume 8 2CD/DVD set, which will be in stores as of May, via Hopeless Records, Sub City Non-Profit and Shock. The compilation features tracks and videos by a
host of International and Australian Artists, with a portion of proceeds also going to ReachOut.com.au.
The Take Action! tour will be hitting Australian shores this June!
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 26 MARCH, 9AM!
WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE PRINCESS THEATRE, BRISBANE, QLD (AA)
with A Year To Remember
Tickets available from Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au, Oztix 1300 762 545 www.oztix.com.au,
plus the following outlets: Kill The Music, Rockinghorse, Skinnys, Butterbeats, Central Station, MoshPit, Music Mania,
Sunflower, Cosmic, Bombay Rock, Cooly Hotel & The Great Northern Hotel
THURSDAY 4 JUNE HIFI, BRISBANE, QLD (18+)
with Values Here
Tickets from www.hifi.com.au, 1300 The Hifi, Rocking Horse, Skinnys, Butterbeats, Music Mania and Kill The Music
FRIDAY 5 JUNE MANNING BAR, SYDNEY, NSW (LIC/AA)
with Mary Jane Kelly
Tickets available from Ticketek on 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au, Moshtix on 1300 438 849 or
www.moshtix.com.au, Manning Bar on 1800 013 201 and Resist Records
SATURDAY 6 JUNE THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE, VIC (Under 18)
with City Escape
*Afternoon show! Tickets available from the Corner Box Office on (03) 9427 9198 or www.cornerhotel.com and
Missing Link Records
SATURDAY 6 JUNE THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE, VIC (18+)
with Built On Secrets
Tickets available from the Corner Box Office on (03) 9427 9198 or www.cornerhotel.com, Fist2Face and Missing Link
SUNDAY 7 JUNE THE GOV, ADELAIDE, SA (LIC/AA)
with Enolas Secret
Tickets available from Moshtix on 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com.au, Venuetix on (08) 8225 8888 or
www.venuetix.com.au and The Gov 08 8340 0744