Published on January 29th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning
The Beths Announce Second Melbourne Show Due To Overwhelming
After selling out their Melbourne show, indie rock band THE BETHS have today announced a second Melbourne show for their headline tour in March this year. The new show will take place on Wednesday 6 March at The Corner Hotel.
Tickets for the new show go on sale tomorrow at 12pm.
For complete tour and ticket information visit livenation.com.au.
The Beths is a band from Auckland, New Zealand composed of vocalist/guitarist Elizabeth Stokes, guitarist Jonathan Pearce, bassist Benjamin Sinclair, and drummer Tristan Deck. Stokes, Pearce, and Sinclair started playing music together when they were in high school, while Deck met them through the local music scene and joined the band in 2019.
The four-piece’s breakout debut Future Me Hates Me was released via Carpark Records in 2018 to international acclaim, hailed by Pitchfork as “one of the most impressive indie-rock debuts of the year.” The next year, The Beths were nominated for five Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, winning Best Group and Best Alternative Artist. A slew of international touring ensued, with shows supporting Pixies, Death Cab for Cutie and The Breeders; appearances at major international festivals including Primavera Sound, The Great Escape, End of the Road, SXSW, Pickathon and more; and headline tours across North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. That catapult from working day jobs and playing music in New Zealand into the international spotlight was the catalyst for their second record, Jump Rope Gazers, which chronicles the bizarre leap when touring becomes your full-time job and the unexpected homesickness that comes with success. The record was released in July 2020 to widespread praise, with Rolling Stone calling Jump Rope Gazers “Beatles-level melodic smarts”, The Line of Best Fit naming it an “overwhelmingly thrilling record” and Phoebe Bridgers even told Charli XCX in an interview that “[‘Jump Rope Gazers’] fills me with unbridled joy.” The album saw The Beths win Album of the Year, Best Group and Best Alternative Artist at New Zealand’s Aotearoa Music Awards later that year.
The Beths’ third and best album, Expert In A Dying Field, was released to a wealth of critical praise, and was named one of 2022’s best releases by the likes of Pitchfork, The Ringer, Stereogum and more. Surrounding its release, The Beths were profiled by Rolling Stone, Document Journal, The Big Takeover and more, and made their U.S. television debut on CBS Saturday Morning plus performed a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR. The Beths are undeniably one of the most exciting indie rock bands to emerge in recent memory. Don’t miss them as they perform live in Australia this March.
Australia 2024 Tour
FRIDAY 1 MARCH – THE FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY
MONDAY 4 MARCH – ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, PERTH
WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE – NEW SHOW
THURSDAY 7 MARCH – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE – SOLD OUT
TICKETS ON SALE FROM TUESDAY 30TH JANUARY AT 12PM
For complete tour and ticket information, visit livenation.com.au