Ocean Alley have announced the Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney legs of their upcoming Australian tour will be postponed until November, along with format changes across shows to keep in-line with current COVID restrictions around the country. More than 30,000 tickets have been sold to date, with the tour serving as the first opportunity for many local audiences to experience the band’s ARIA-nominated third album Lonely Diamond live in the flesh.
As a result of state restrictions, all dates on the tour will now operate as seated shows except Perth, which will proceed as originally planned on September 10 at full capacity as a standing event. Brisbane will now kick off the tour over two nights on August 20 & 21, with the venue upgraded to Riverstage – those who held tickets for the Sunday show at Fortitude Music Hall will be allocated to the Saturday show. Sydney has added a third night at Hordern Pavilion for a venue takeover from November 6-8, with existing ticket holders to be split evenly across all performances. Melbourne’s John Cain Arena show will shift to November 11, while Adelaide will take place on November 27 & 28 at Thebarton Theatre, both cities having no further impact to ticket-holders.
Ticket buyers are advised to check their emails for confirmation of which dates their tickets are now valid for from their respective ticket agency. Date swaps may be possible pending ticket availability; otherwise tickets can be safely resold via the Tixel marketplace or a full refund obtained from the point of purchase.
In a statement regarding these changes, Ocean Alley said “This tour has been more than 16 months in the making, but as you know, COVID continues to affect us all nationwide. We’ve been working closely with venues and state health departments, creating different border exemption and quarantine plans in line with each state’s changing restrictions to ensure we were doing everything in our power to get this tour on the road. However, the latest outbreaks in several states mean we have no option but to postpone our shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney until November.
At this point in time Brisbane and Perth are going ahead as per the original dates. We are working on securing border exemptions and establishing strict COVID-safe bubbles whilst on the ground that will allow us to enter and play the shows in QLD and WA. If the circumstances change and we cannot play, we have back-up dates held in November and December respectively should we need to reschedule. Thanks as always for your support and patience. Fingers crossed we’ll see you soon! Stay safe.”
Australia’s beloved psychedelic-surf-rockers Ocean Alley have spent the past decade creating a unique lane for themselves as a proudly independent band. 2020 saw Ocean Alley debut at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart with their critically acclaimed third album Lonely Diamond. It follows the success of 2018’s breakthrough Chiaroscuro which saw the six-piece propelled into national prominence with their double platinum-selling single ‘Confidence’ that took out #1 in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2018.
Despite sold out international tours and major festival appearances including Reading & Leeds (UK), Splendour In The Grass (AUS) and Sziget (HU) under their belt, plus more than 400 million catalogue streams worldwide, they are still constantly pushing their own boundaries and defying expectations of what their music can be.
OCEAN ALLEY AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2021
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Friday 20 August – Riverstage, Brisbane FINAL TICKETS
Saturday 21 August – Riverstage, Brisbane FINAL TICKETS Friday 10 September – Fremantle Arts Centre, FremantleSOLD OUT Saturday 6 November – Hordern Pavilion, SydneySOLD OUT Sunday 7 November – Hordern Pavilion, SydneySOLD OUT Monday 8 November – Hordern Pavilion, SydneySOLD OUT Thursday 11 November – John Cain Arena, MelbourneSOLD OUT Saturday 27 November – Thebarton Theatre, AdelaideSOLD OUT
Sunday 28 November – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide FINAL TICKETSPresented by triple j, Lonely Lands Agency & UNIFIED Music Group
Fri 20 Aug – Riverstage, Brisbane (Limited Tickets Available) Sat 21 Aug – Riverstage, Brisbane (Limited Tickets Available) * Due to capacity restrictions in QLD, the Brisbane shows have been upgraded to Riverstage. Friday and Saturday tickets from Fortitude Music Hall remain valid for the same night you purchased for. Sunday ticket holders will be allocated to Saturday night – please check your emails for confirmation of which night your tickets are valid for. Ticketing Outlet – TicketmasterFri 10 Sep – Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth (Sold Out) * All tickets remain valid and as per the original date. This show will run as a standing event at full capacity, with no restrictions. Ticketing Outlet – Oztix
Sat 6 Nov – Hordern Pavillion, Sydney (Sold Out) Sun 7 Nov – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (Sold Out) Mon 8 Nov – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (Sold Out) * Due to capacity restrictions in NSW, our 2 shows at the Hordern will now be seated events and split over 3 nights. Please check your emails for details on which date your ticket is valid for. Ticketing Outlet – Ticketek
Thu 11 Nov – John Cain Arena, Melbourne (Sold Out) * All tickets remain valid for the new date. This will now be a seated show to keep in line with VIC restrictions. Ticketing Outlet – Ticketek
Sat 27 Nov – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (Sold Out) Sun 28 Nov – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (Limited Tickets Available) * All tickets will remain valid for the same night you purchased for. These will now be seated shows to keep in line with SA restrictions, please check your emails next week for confirmation of your allocated seats. Ticketing Outlet – Ticketmaster