Tame Impala add second Melbourne show to Australia and New Zealand arena tour

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Tame Impala have added a second Melbourne show to their upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand.

The band have added a second show at Rod Laver Arena on Friday, April 24, after the first night on Thursday, April 23 sold out.

Pre-sale for the newly added shows begins tomorrow (February 12) from 2pm AEDT. General sales begin Friday, February 14 from 2pm AEDT. Tickets will go on sale here.

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The Aussie rockers will kick off their nationwide arena tour on April 16 at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand before hitting up Brisbane Entertainment Centre on April 18.

Other venues Tame Impala are set to play include Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The tour will conclude April 28 at Perth’s RAC Arena. Houston, Texas surf rock act Khruangbin have been announced as the supporting act.

Tame Impala also announced that in response to the ongoing Australian bushfires, the band will donate $300,000 from their 2020 tour to bushfire relief efforts. “In the past few weeks I’ve been devastated to see what’s been happening with the fires at home and we want to do our bit to help, so we’re going to be donating $300,000 to bushfire relief charities,” frontman Kevin Parker told triple j last month.

The tour is in support of Tame Impala’s long-awaited fourth studio album, ‘The Slow Rush’, which is due out on Valentine’s Day. The record, the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Currents’, features the singles ‘Lost in Yesterday’, ‘Borderline’ and more.

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The last time Tame Impala toured Australia and New Zealand was in 2015 in support of their last album ‘Currents’, though the band did headline the 2019 edition of Splendour In The Grass. The band are also set to headline the upcoming 2020 Bonnaroo festival in the US, which will also feature homegrown acts such as Flume, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard and Tones And I.

Tame Impala clinched two NME Awards last month, for Best Australian Band and Best Australian Song (‘Borderline’) in the brand-new Australian-exclusive categories of the NME Awards 2020.

Tame Impala’s Australia and New Zealand arena tour dates are:

Auckland, Spark Arena (April 16)
Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre (18)
Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena (20)
Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena (23)
Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena (24) – NEW
Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre (25)
Perth, RAC Arena (28)

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