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“One of the most exciting live bands on the planet”NME.

After the mammoth success of their previous Australian tours, including memorable performances at Splendour In The Grass (2009) and the recent Good Vibrations Festival, we are proud to announce Friendly Fires’ 2011 headline tour.

Returning to Australia this July, UK trio Friendly Fires will be bringing their energetic, irresistibly punchy live performance back to our shores—this time armed with brand new grooves from their soon-to-be released brilliant sophomore album Pala.

Supported by triple j, Video Hits and Channel [V], Friendly Fires will be playing the Metro Theatre in Sydney July 28th and Billboard in Melbourne on July 29th. Friendly Fires will also be performing at this year’s Splendour In The Grass Festival.

It’s been three years in the making but Pala is worth the wait. Destined to build on the success of Friendly Fires’ eponymous debut album in 2008 (which earned the band a Mercury Prize award nomination and two Brit Awards nominations) Pala was produced by Friendly Fires themselves alongside award winning producer Paul Epworth. Named after the island in Aldous Huxley’s 1962 novel ‘Island’, Pala was recorded in London, St. Albans, Rye in Sussex, Yvetot in France, and New York. Pala features the single “Live Those Days Tonight” and guest appearances by The Harlem Gospel Choir and Holy Ghost’s Alex Frankel.