UK metal powerhouse Architects were recently announced as one of the major international draw cards for roving regional festival Groovin The Moo. Many of the acts have announced sideshows and headline tours this week, and now Architects have announced a string of tour dates, taking them through Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Fremantle in May.
The tour comes off the back of last year’s phenomenal new album All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us (which was one of Howl & Echoes’ top metal albums of 2016). The aggressive, powerful, nihilistic album was all the more impactful given that just three months after release, guitarist Tom Searle passed away, after a three year battle with cancer. Drummer and Searle’s brother Dan later noted that he didn’t know where Architects would head next, but that they won’t work on anything that Tom wouldn’t have been proud of. We have no doubt these coming performances will be a powerful tribute to his late brother and founding band member.
Joining Architects on tour will be Ocean Grove, whose new album The Rhapsody Tapes was just released to critical acclaim. Undoubtedly one of the country’s most exciting upcoming heavy bands, make sure to get in early to catch them on support.
Architects Tour Dates
Tuesday May 2: Max Watts, Brisbane
Wednesday May 3: The Prince, Melbourne
Friday May 5: Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne (All Ages)
Thursday May 9: The Metro Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Friday May 12: Metro, Fremantle
Groovin The Moo Festival Dates
Friday April 28: Wayville, SA
Saturday April 29: Maitland, NSW
Sunday April 30: Townsville, QLD
Saturday May 6: Bendigo, VIC
Sunday May 7: Canberra, ACT
Saturday May 13: Bunbury, WA