Gang of Youths are blessing us with an upcoming album, new singles, and a massive 2022 tour.
That’s right, Dave and the boys are back. With new singles, an album on the way, and a massive 2022 world tour. After living in London for the last few years, Gang of Youths are returning home to us for their biggest national tour yet.
Promoting the band’s third studio album, Angel in Real Time (which we will be blessed with on February 25, 2022) the tour will take hold of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand in July and August next year.
Gang of Youths will be returning back to Aus at the end of July, kicking off the national tour in Perth, after touring the UK and US.
After Perth, the boys will hit Adelaide, then play Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena. They’ll then take things down south to Melbourne, and Hobart, followed by the Aotearoa/New Zealand leg before bringing things back on over to Brisbane.
just announced our biggest shows to date. can’t wait to share more moments like this with you. pic.twitter.com/FjlHyCfadz
— gang of youths (@gangofyouths) November 14, 2021
Let’s talk about the upcoming album. Exploring the life and legacy of lead singer Dave Le’aupepe’s late father, as well as themes of grief, death, Indigenous identity, and faith, it’s the follow up to 2017’s Go Father in Lightness that we could not be more excited for.
The first four singles are nothing short of gorgeous. Last week’s release, Tend the Garden is delightfully relaxing, but also exceptionally vibe-y. It’s a Spring Sunday morning, dance in the kitchen while you whip up brekky type of tune.
Inspired by Dave’s father’s love of gardening and his travels between Samoa, New Zealand, and Australia, you really feel immersed in the serene journey as the song plays out. It’s the divine poetry we’ve come to expect from the Sydney boys.
Tickets for Gang of Youths’ Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand tour are on sale at 9am local time Friday, November 19th – grab yours here.
If you’re extra keen, which, you should be, pre-sale starts at 3pm local time on Tuesday, November 16th – grab those on the Telstra site.
July 30 – RAC Centre, Perth
Aug 3 – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Aug 6 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Aug 12 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Aug 14 – TBA, Hobart
Aug 16 – Hunter Lodge, Wellington
Aug 17 – Powerstation, Auckland
Aug 20 – TBA, Brisbane