TOURING • Nov/Dec 2022

Khruangbin

With Special Guest Kamasi Washington (MEL/AKL) and Mildlife

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Performing their biggest headline shows in Australia and New Zealand to date, Houston, Texas psych-funk auteurs Khruangbin will bring their First Class Tour to Fremantle, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland in November/December 2022

Last here in 2019, the acclaimed three-piece exist in their own orbit, their legendary live show – a mixtape of surf-rock cool, dubby disco and worldly funk – held down by the steady hand of drummer Donald ‘DJ’ Johnson Jr, virtuosic guitarist Mark Speer, and enigmatic bassist Laura ‘Leezy’ Lee. 

Khruangbin’s sound is meticulously constructed and universally adored.  With three studio albums to date – debut The Universe Smiles Upon You, 2018’s Con Todo El Mundo, and 2020’s Mordechai – tracks such as ‘Dern Kala’ , ‘Maria También’ and ‘People Everywhere (Still Alive)’ have become live anthems for their many fans, no mean feat for a largely instrumental group. 2021’s Mordechai Remixes featured re-imaginings by Kadhja Bonet, Soul Clap, Quantic, Harvey Sutherland, and more.

Live on stage Khruangbin’s electric range is performed with impeccable style, their sound rooted in globetrotting. Praised by The New York Times, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, FADER and more, they regularly sell-out multiple nights at iconic venues worldwide – from The Greek in Los Angeles to London’s O2 Academy Brixton – possessing a live show not to be missed.

Joining the bill to bring light, joy and power to the Melbourne and Auckland shows is LA tenor saxophonist and bandleader Kamasi Washington. Washington’s cinematic compositions and fearless performances have inspired a new generation, the dynamic Washington having worked with luminaries such as Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, St Vincent, Florence + the Machine, and Herbie Hancock. His breakout albums The Epic and Harmony Of Difference are interstellar trips through a rich history of Black American music. 

Melbourne’s favourite groove cosmonauts Mildlife will join the bill as main support in Fremantle and Brisbane, plus will open proceedings at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. 

The Melbourne event is presented in partnership with ALWAYS LIVE, a new state-wide celebration of contemporary live music supported by the Victorian Government through Visit Victoria.

Tickets go on sale Friday 1 April (2pm local time) via Penny Drop.

Penny Drop subscribers can access the Presale starting Wednesday 30 March (11am local time).

Don’t miss the incredible Khruangbin performing live, this Nov/Dec! 

TOUR DATES

WED 23 NOV 2022
Fremantle Arts Centre
Walyalup / Fremantle
FRI 25 NOV 2022
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Gadigal Country / Sydney
SUN 27 NOV 2022
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Gadigal Country / Sydney
MON 28 SEP 2022
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Gadigal Country / Sydney
WED 30 NOV 2022
The Fortitude Music Hall
Meanjin / Brisbane
SAT 03 DEC 2022
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Naarm / Melbourne
TUE 06 DEC 2022
Spark Arena
Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

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Performing their biggest headline shows in Australia and New Zealand to date, Houston, Texas psych-funk auteurs Khruangbin will bring their First Class Tour to Fremantle, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland in November/December 2022

Last here in 2019, the acclaimed three-piece exist in their own orbit, their legendary live show – a mixtape of surf-rock cool, dubby disco and worldly funk – held down by the steady hand of drummer Donald ‘DJ’ Johnson Jr, virtuosic guitarist Mark Speer, and enigmatic bassist Laura ‘Leezy’ Lee. 

Khruangbin’s sound is meticulously constructed and universally adored.  With three studio albums to date – debut The Universe Smiles Upon You, 2018’s Con Todo El Mundo, and 2020’s Mordechai – tracks such as ‘Dern Kala’ , ‘Maria También’ and ‘People Everywhere (Still Alive)’ have become live anthems for their many fans, no mean feat for a largely instrumental group. 2021’s Mordechai Remixes featured re-imaginings by Kadhja Bonet, Soul Clap, Quantic, Harvey Sutherland, and more.

Live on stage Khruangbin’s electric range is performed with impeccable style, their sound rooted in globetrotting. Praised by The New York Times, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, FADER and more, they regularly sell-out multiple nights at iconic venues worldwide – from The Greek in Los Angeles to London’s O2 Academy Brixton – possessing a live show not to be missed.

Joining the bill to bring light, joy and power to the Melbourne and Auckland shows is LA tenor saxophonist and bandleader Kamasi Washington. Washington’s cinematic compositions and fearless performances have inspired a new generation, the dynamic Washington having worked with luminaries such as Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, St Vincent, Florence + the Machine, and Herbie Hancock. His breakout albums The Epic and Harmony Of Difference are interstellar trips through a rich history of Black American music. 

Melbourne’s favourite groove cosmonauts Mildlife will join the bill as main support in Fremantle and Brisbane, plus will open proceedings at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. 

The Melbourne event is presented in partnership with ALWAYS LIVE, a new state-wide celebration of contemporary live music supported by the Victorian Government through Visit Victoria.

Tickets go on sale Friday 1 April (2pm local time) via Penny Drop.

Penny Drop subscribers can access the Presale starting Wednesday 30 March (11am local time).

Don’t miss the incredible Khruangbin performing live, this Nov/Dec!