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Formed: 2001
From: Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Airbourne News

Below is our complete Airbourne news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Airbourne Signs With Spinefarm

The unswerving champions of the hard rock cause from Airbourne have signed a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. The label comments:

"Driven by a formidable 'work hard, play hard' ethic, and keen to entertain on the grandest of scales, this award-winning quartet, formed in regional Australia in 2003, have been proudly walking the rock 'n' roll path since their early teenage years, inspired by the music's great and glorious past, yet determined to move things forward on a wave of blurred limbs and boundless energy.

"Led into action by brothers Joel and Ryan O'Keeffe, vocalist/lead guitarist and drummer, respectively, the lineup is completed by David Roads on guitar and Justin Street on bass. The four have spent the past 10 years establishing themselves as a true force of nature: living on the road, selling out major venues, charting albums and appearing on bills with some of rock's most legendary names, from Iron Maiden to the Rolling Stones.

"With Airbourne, everything is to the hilt, which means that front man Joel O'Keeffe is as likely to be climbing the lighting rig or going 'walkabout' in the venue as positioned behind the mic; it also means that their three studio albums - Runnin' Wild (2007), No Guts. No Glory (2009) and Black Dog Barking (2013) - are home to some of the most rousing rock anthems of the past few years.

"Songs like 'Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast,' 'No Way But the Hard Way,' 'Live it Up' and 'Runnin' Wild' itself comprise a body of work that hasn't escaped the notice of AC/DC's Angus Young, who was recently asked in an interview what he thinks of modern rock music, saying, 'I see it as healthy, because there's newer stuff coming through. I really like Airbourne.' More...

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Kadavar Announces More Live Shows

The Berlin-based psychedelic rockers in Kadavar are currently celebrating the release of "Abra Kadavar Special Edition" release featuring the "Live in Antwerp" CD as well as the "Live in Antwerp" 2LP.

Due to popular demand, the band now announces several additional dates for a European headlining tour this fall. Furthermore Kadavar will be supporting Australian hard rockers Airbourne for two nights.

The tour kicks off on October 3rd, 2014 at HsD Gewerkschaftshaus Erfurt and will be concluded with a major show in the bands hometown Berlin, on November 22nd at Astra Kulturhaus. Tickets are now available at the Nuclear Blast Online-Shop. More...

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WIIL Rock Fest Details Announced

95 WIIL ROCK of Kenosha, WI is pleased to announce the upcoming WIIL Rock Fest 2013, taking place at Shadow Hill Ranch in Twin Lakes, WI (2305 Lance Dr.) on August 24th.

The festival features Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains,, and Airbourne, as well as Adam Gontier (formerly of Three Days Grace), Nonpoint, Hurt, Smile Empy Soul, Trapt, Red Line Chemistry, Soil, Art of Dying, Wayland, Brand New Machine, Psychostick, and Edisun.

The fest is an all ages show, with GA Lawn tickets starting at $42. Gold Circle tickets start at $52, and platinum tickets are $99. Buy your tickets at Ticketmaster or get more info at the event's Facebook profile.

There will also be a WIIL ROCK Pre-Party Show (21+ only), taking place on Friday, August 23rd at The Brat Stop, located at 12304 75th St., (Hwy 50 & I-94) in Kenosha, WI. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show kicks off at 8:00PM. More...

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Airbourne Posts New Lyric Video

Hard rockers Airbourne posted a new lyric video for the track "No One Fits Me (Better Than You)." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Black Dog Barking," which is out now on Roadrunner Records.

Check out the video here:

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Orange Goblin To Tour With Airbourne

Orange Goblin has checked in with the following announcement about heading out on a European tour this winter:

"We are very happy to announce that Orange Goblin will tour the U.K. again in November and December as main support to Australian rockers Airbourne. Also appearing on all shows will be The Treatment. Tickets are on sale now."

The full list of dates is as follows:

Thu 28th Nov – Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth
Mon 2nd Dec - O2 Academy, Leeds
Tue 3rd Dec - Rock City, Nottingham
Wed 4th Dec - O2 Academy, Newcastle
Fri 6th Dec - O2 ABC, Glasgow
Sat 7th Dec - The Ritz, Manchester
Mon 9th Dec - HMV Institute, Birmingham
Tue 10th Dec - O2 Academy, Bristol
Wed 11th Dec - O2 Academy, Oxford
Fri 13th Dec - The Forum, London

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Roadrunner Records Offering Free Sampler

Roadrunner Records is currently offering a 10 track digital sampler album as a free download. You can get the tracks over at Amazon.co.uk here. The track listing is:

1. Absolute Zero Stone Sour
2. Black Tongue Mastodon
3. Bruane Brenn Kvelertak
4. Witchtripper Down
5. Live It Up Airbourne
6. Anastasia Slash
7. White Trash Millionaire Black Stone Cherry
8. In Due Time Killswitch Engage
9. Ghost Walking Lamb Of God
10. Chaos Lives In Everything (feat. Skrillex) Korn More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: An Ode to New York City

This week a blast; a blast back to the punk Lower East Side neighborhood of New York via Sweden, an AC/DC inspired rocker, and an anti-cure for depression. More...

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Airbourne Posts New "Road Warriors" Episode

Airbourne has posted a new episode of the band's "Road Warriors" series online, discussing the band's rules while out on the road. Check out this latest clip below or catch the band live:

April 24 Stickyz Rock 'N Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock, AR
April 27 Harrahs Cherokee Event Center, Cherokee, NC (with Shinedown)
April 30 Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, PA (with Shinedown and Bush)
May 1 MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA (with Shinedown and Bush)
May 4 House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ (with Shinedown and Bush)
May 7 Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL (with Shinedown and Bush)
May 8 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI (with Shinedown and Bush)
May 10 Jones Park, Gulfport, MS (Gulfport Music Festival)

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Airbourne Heading To The U.S. For New Live Shows

Airbourne will be back on U.S. soil this coming April and May, playing shows prior to the release of upcoming third album, "Black Dog Barking" on May 21st, 2013.

The band is starting off with a few headlining shows, before supporting Shinedown and Bush in May. Dates are as follows:

April 17 The Frequency, Madison, WI
April 18 Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL
April 19 The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
April 21 Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
April 22 The Basement, Columbus, OH
April 24 Stickyz Rock 'N Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock, AR
April 27 Harrahs Cherokee Event Center, Cherokee, NC (with Shinedown)
April 30 Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, PA (with Shinedown and Bush)
May 1 MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA (with Shinedown and Bush)
May 4 House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ (with Shinedown and Bush)
May 7 Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL (with Shinedown and Bush)
May 8 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI (with Shinedown and Bush)
May 10 Jones Park, Gulfport, MS (Gulfport Music Festival) More...

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Orange Goblin To Play Sonisphere

Orange Goblin has posted the following announcement online about appearing at the U.K. Sonisphere Festival 2011:

"We are happy to announce that Orange Goblin have been confirmed to appear at the UK Sonisphere Festival 2011 which takes place at Knebworth on the weekend of 8th, 9th and 10th July. The band will be playing the Jagermeister Stage on Sunday 10th July.

"Other bands appearing over the weekend include Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax (this will be the first ever 'Big 4' show in the UK), Motorhead, Slipknot, Mastodon, Arch Enemy, Airbourne and many, many more."

For more info on Sonisphere, check out this location.

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Eight More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere UK

The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival has announced eight more bands for this year's event. Amongst the new confirmations are rap legends House Of Pain, Swedish metal outfit Arch Enemy and Fozzy, the band fronted by wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and featuring members of Stuck Mojo. Also newly confirmed for the bill are Youmeatsix, Sum 41, All Time Low, Periphery and Grinspoon. The festival will be held at Knebworth from July 8th-10th and features the following lineup:

Diamond Head
Biffy Clyro
All Time Low
Arch Enemy
House Of Pain
In Flames
Kids In Glass Houses
Limp Bizkit
One Minute Silence
Parkway Drive
Protest The Hero
Sum 41
Sisters Of Mercy

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More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere U.K.

The organizers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival have confirmed a number of new additions to the event. New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Diamond Head have been confirmed for the Friday date, which will also feature the "Big Four" of thrash metal. In addition to this, Weezer, Architects and Aussie rockers, Airbourne have also been confirmed. Speaking on the confirmation, Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler stated:

"Diamond Head have been given the fantastic opportunity of opening for the BIG 4 at this years Sonisphere festival, Knebworth Friday 8th July. This will be Diamond Head’s biggest ever show and myself and the other band members are very excited and looking forward to what will be an historic event. Knebworth is one of those venues you only dream of playing. I saw Led Zeppelin there in 1979 and never imagined that one day I would be on that stage, it proves the saying ‘anything is possible’! It also means I get to see my friends in Metallica and Megadeth once again which is always fun; I owe both Lars Ulrich and Dave Mustaine a beer."

The event will take place from July 8th - 10th at Knebworth and features the following confirmed bands:

Diamond Head
Biffy Clyro
In Flames
Parkway Drive

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Metalcamp 2011 Lineup Announced

Zonaria is the latest act to be confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, which is set to take place from July 11th - 16th, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):


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Just For Fun

Musicians Share Their Top 10 Picks

It's getting towards the end of the year, which means it's "top ten" list time again. Roadrunner Records has thrown its hat into the ring, sharing the top 10 albums various artists bought during the course of 2010. The picks from Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Dommin, Airbourne, Megadeth, Grand Magus, and Machine Head can be found below.

Mikael Akerfeldt Opeth Frontman:

Tears for Fears - Seeds of Love
Toshi Ichiyanagi - Flowers
The Dream - Get Dreamy
Yonin Bayashi - Isshoku Sokuhatsu
Serge Gainsbourg - Historie de Melody Nelson
Pain of Salvation - Road Salt Pt. 1
The Churchills - s/t
Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day
Wil Malone - Wil

JB Grand Magus Frontman:

Paul Gilbert - Fuzz Universe
John Norum - Play Yard Blues
Cathedral - The Guessing Game
Darkthrone - Circle The Wagons
Witchery - Witchkrieg
Spiritual Beggars - Return To Zero
Watain - Lawless Darkness
Necronaut - Necronaut
Accept - Blood of the Nations
Unleashed - As Yggdrasil Trembles More...

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Visons Of Atlantis To Play Wacken 2011

Visions of Atlantis has announced it will be performing at the 2011 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which is set to take place in Wacken, Germany from August 4th - 6th. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

Other confirmed bands for the festival include:

Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest

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Airbourne Checks In With Video Update

Australian rockers Airbourne are currently finishing up their last European tour of the year. Front man Joel O'Keeffe and guitarist David Roads recently spoke with Roadrunner Records to discuss the band's recent activity in the video clip below.

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Enforcer Changing London Show

Swedish heavy metallers Enforcer are currently on the road in Europe with Australian rockers Airbourne, but due to an illness in the Airbourne band, tomorrow night's (Thursday, December 2nd) show in London, UK has had to be postponed. Enforcer will instead be playing a headlining show on its own. The new show takes place at the Purple Turtle in London, with support from Black Spiders and Cavity Search. You can view a flyer for the new show at this location.

The band's remaining tour dates are as follows:

12/2 - London, UK - Purple Turtle (without AIRBOURNE)
12/4 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowland
12/5 - Belfast, UK - Ulster Hall
12/7 - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
12/9 - Manchester, UK - Academy
12/10 - Birmingham, UK - Academy

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Parkway Drive Recieves Industry Award

Austrailian metalcore act Parkway Drive was honored in the "Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album" category at the 2010 ARIA Awards. The ARIA awards are an annual awards night celebrating the Australian music industry, put on by the Australian Record Industry Association. The ARIA Awards took place on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the Sydney Opera House.

"Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album" nominees were as follows:
1. AIRBOURNE - "No Guts, No Glory"
2. DEAD LETTER CIRCUS - "This is the Warning"
3. PARKWAY DRIVE - "Deep Blue"
4. THE AMITY AFFLICTION - "Youngbloods"
5. VIOLENT SOHO - "Violent Soho"

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Airbourne Posts New Music Video Online

Australian hard rock act Airbourne has posted its new music video online through Shazam. The video was shot for the track "Bottom of the Well" which is included on the band's second full length studio album "No Guts, No Glory."

You can view the video below:

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Enforcer Announces European Tour Dates

Swedish hard rock act Enforcer has revealed the dates for its forthcoming European tour with Airbourne. The tour dates can be viewed below:

Enforcer European tour dates:
November 6 – Bochum, Germany – Ruhcongress
November 7 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Mainhall
November 9 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
November 10 – Stockholm, Sweden – Tyrol
November 12 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahoune
November 13 – Helsinki, Finland – Cable Factory
November 16 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
November 17 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Arena
November 18 – Dresden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
November 20 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
November 22 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
November 23 – Basel, Switzerland – St. Jakobshalle Arena
November 24 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
November 26 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
November 27 – Lille, France – Aeronef
November 29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
November 30 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Mainhall Box
December 2 – London, UK – Brixton Academy
December 4 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
December 5 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall
December 7 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia
December 9 – Manchester, UK – Academy
December 10 – Birmingham, UK – Academy

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