Australia’s Gold Fields set out on their very first headline tour across North America on August 31! The upcoming 30-date tour sees the band hitting the road to headline shows with Rush Midnight as support across the U.S. and Canada in support of their debut album Black Sun (released Feb 2013).
Black Sun met with critical acclaim upon its release earlier this year, garnering the synth-pop five-piece “Artist to Watch” status from both Billboard and MTV and praise from folks such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, and late night television performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Last Call with Carson Daly. The band has extensively toured the U.S. – including festival appearances at SXSW, CMJ, Culture Collide, and Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 and as support for bands such as Capital Cities, St. Lucia, Diamond Rings and Naked and Famous – but this marks its first headline tour.
By juxtaposing light and darkness, Gold Fields imbues even its most ebullient tunes with melancholy—and vice-versa. Interplay of layers, textures, and contrasting moods figures prominently throughout ”Black Sun,” with each song on the album boasting a distinctive identity. This is evident on the two singles “Dark Again” (watch/share via YouTube) and “Treehouse” (watch/share via YouTube).
For a taste of Gold Fields’ explosive live show check out the band performing live in NYC earlier this year via MTV. Or better yet, join Gold Fields at one of the shows listed below.
Gold Fields On Tour:
8/31 Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver
9/03 Chop Suey, Seattle
9/04 Mississippi Studios, Portland
9/05 Mezzanine, San Francisco
9/06 Troubadour, West Hollywood
9/07 Launch Festival, Sacramento
9/09 Constellation Room, Santa Ana
9/10 El Dorado, San Diego
9/11 Pub Rock Live, Scottsdale
9/12 The Lowbrow Palace, El Paso
9/13 Club Dada, Dallas
9/14 The Parish, Austin
9/15 Limelight In, San Antonio
9/16 Fitzgerald’s, Houston
9/17 Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans
9/19 Bardot, Miami
9/20 Will’s Pub, Orlando
9/23 Smith’s Old Bar, Atlanta
9/26 Mercy Lounge, Nashville
9/27 Double Door, Chicago
9/28 Hard Rock Cafe, Detroit
10/2 Santos Party House, New York
10/4 Le Belmont, Montreal
10/5 Wrong Bar, Toronto
10/8 Middle East Upstairs, Boston
10/9 Mexicali Live, Teaneck
10/10 U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
10/11 The Barbary, Philadelphia
10/12 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn
Gold Fields is Mark Robert Fuller (vocals), Vin Andanar (guitar/vocals), Rob Clifton (keys/percussion), Ryan D’Sylva (drums) and Luke Peldys (bass).