Australian Rock Band TRACER Announces 2013 UK Concerts
Following their rapturously received headline tour in October 2012, and recent Best New Band nomination at the 2012 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, Australian rock band TRACER return to the UK for 4 concerts in April 2013. The tour will coincide with the follow-up to their debut album Spaces In Between.
The new, as-yet-untitled album will be produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair, Cold Chisel), and is planned for late March/early April release.
Tracer?s 2013 UK tour starts at London?s Scala on Tuesday 9 April. Tickets will be made available as special 48-hour Planet Rock radio pre-sale from Wednesday 10 October. Fans who take advantage of the Planet Rock pre-sale will get ?1 discounted from their ticket. A ?1 ticket discount pre-sale is also available from www.ents24.com on Thursday 11 October.
Tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Friday 12 April from the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898, www.thegigcartel.com.
Tracer is comprised of Michael Brown (guitar, vocals), Andre Wise (drums), and new bass guitarist, Pat Saracino. The band has attracted the attention of the British rock and guitar press including Classic Rock (New Band of the Month), Total Guitar, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Guitarist, Fireworks and Powerplay. Their Too Much video has amassed close to 100,000 YouTube hits.
Tracer UK tour dates:
9 Apr - London Scala
10 Apr - Bristol Tunnels
11 Apr - York Fibbers
12 Apr - Sheffield Plug
TRACER - OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY
With a sound reminiscent of 90′s grunge/stoner rock mixed with the everlasting bravado of 70′s classic rock, Tracer is a driving, sonic sledgehammer of massive guitars, clever hooks and raw uncompromising vocals. Forming out of the ashes of blues prodigy band The Brown Brothers in 2004, Michael (Vocals and guitar) and Leigh Brown (Vocals and Bass) teamed up with drummer Andre Wise to make Tracer.
With two independent releases, 2 international tours and now a record contract under their belt, Tracer is a band that takes every little chance, every crazy idea, and commits everything they have to it.
During 2008 and 2009 Tracer took on an extensive touring schedule with multiple trips to Melbourne, a string of successful Adelaide shows including a capacity crowd at the Australian album launch for their second critically acclaimed mini-album ?L.A.??
2009 also saw the band share the stage with Little Red, Children Collide, The John Steel Singers and Cassette Kids among others. In late 2009 Tracer set off and toured Europe for three and a half months taking in Germany, the Netherlands, U.K., Denmark, Switzerland and Czech. Tracer also toured as part of The Great Australian Wave (as a showcase at PopKomm in Germany).
Upon returning from Europe the band got busy writing new songs and developing their live show. Demand from overseas led the band to recording 3 new songs to compliment the release of ?L.A.?? in Europe. ?L.A.?? was met with countless praising reviews in German magazines and an expression of interest from Mascot Records in the Netherlands.
Due to the success of the 2009 European tour and an increasing demand from overseas, Tracer played Europe once more with a showcase performance at Germany?s new format PopKomm Music Conference in Berlin. From this performance the band set off on a string of dates throughout Germany, Czech, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK.
The band released their debut LP via Mascot?s Cool Green Recordings on October 3rd 2011. Following the release of the album, they toured the UK and Europe as support to Royal Republic.
In 2011, their single ?Too Much? was A-listed on Planet Rock Radio in the UK for three months. The band generated over 50,000 views for their Too Much video on YouTube. In December 2011, Planet Rock A-listed Tracer?s critically acclaimed second single ?Devil Ride?. By March, Planet Rock A-listed the title track ?Spaces In Between?.
Due to popular demand, Tracer returned to the UK and Europe for their first headline tour in April 2012. On this tour, Leigh Brown was replaced by new bassist Pat Saracino.
To coincide with the April UK tour, Tracer released their debut mini album ?LA?? in the UK for the very first time (the record was originally released in Australia in 2009 to critical acclaim).
In April 2013, the band will release their follow-up album to Spaces In Between. The album will be produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair, Cold Chisel).