Glass Animals have announced a short Australian tour to support the release of their current hit album, Dreamland.
The tour will see the Oxford band perform arena shows in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne across July, marking their biggest Australian gigs to date. Curiously, the tour appears to coincide with Byron Bay festival Splendour in the Grass, the full line-up of which is yet to be unveiled.
Tickets for the tour go on sale from 2pm AEDT this coming Tuesday (November 23) through Untitled. A presale will take place from 12pm AEDT the day prior. Visit the band’s official website for further information.
Glass Animals’ Dreamland single “Heatwaves” topped the triple j Hottest 100 of 2020, making them the first UK band to do so since Mumford & Sons in 2009 with “Little Lion Man”. The group had previously pledged to tattoo themselves with the outline of the Australian continent if they won.
NME gave ‘Dreamland’ a four-star review upon its release in August 2020, writing the band “have overcome a period of intense adversity to bring you a record of deeply personal tales – all set to shimmering pop tunes”.
Since releasing Dreamland, Glass Animals have released the single “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” and shared a reworking of “Heat Waves” featuring Iann Dior.
Elsewhere, Glass Animals recently broke the record of the longest climb to the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with “Heat Waves.” Last week, the single entered the Top 10, a first for the band in their career, after an impressive and record-breaking 42-week streak on the Hot 100 Chart.
The news arrived following Glass Animals’ nominations for two 2021 American Music Awards—“Favorite Pop Duo or Group” and “Favorite Rock Artist.” 2021 has been the band’s biggest year of their career thus far, with “Heat Waves” becoming the UK’s biggest export from a British contemporary band.
Glass Animals play the following Australian tour dates in 2022:
Thursday 14 July – Perth, HBF Stadium
Saturday 16 July – Sydney, Hordern Pavilion
Tuesday 19 July – Melbourne, John Cain Arena.