Posted September 29th 2015 in News

ANNOUNCED: Neck Deep & State Champs

Bidding a welcome return to our shores, pop punk bands Neck Deep and State Champs are teaming up to head down under for a blistering national tour this January.

Reminiscent of their 2014 co-headline tour, Neck Deep (UK) and State Champs (USA) will play shows around the country, including all ages shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The dates are part of a larger world tour the two breakthrough artists are embarking on together, which also includes Japan, UK and more to be announced.

Tickets go on sale at midday, Friday October 9.

Telstra Thanks pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 10am Wednesday, October 7 until 10am Friday, October 9. Head to telstra.com/music for more information on how to purchase.

Nominated by Alternative Press as a 2015 Breakthrough Band and winners of the 2014 Kerrang Award for Best British Newcomer, Neck Deep have spent 18 months on the road (including two full stints on the Vans Warped Tour) in support of their debut album, Wishful Thinking.

In August of 2015, the band released their critically acclaimed sophomore album Life's Not Out To Get You. Heralded by Kerrang magazine as a “future classic”, the album charted top 30 in the ARIA Chart and top 10 in UK and USA, selling 40,000 copies during its first month on sale.

Influenced by the classic legends of pop punk - Blink, New Found Glory and Sum 41 - Neck Deep offer a modern take on the genre's glory days, an infectious, energetic and anthemic sound, best encapsulated by UK radio hit, ‘Can't Kick Up The Roots’.

State Champs - recent visitors as special guests on 5 Seconds of Summer’s massive, sold-out arena tour earlier this year - are gearing up for the release of their sophomore record, Around the World and Back on October 16 via Pure Noise Records/Sony Music Australia.

Keeping in fashion with their previous releases, the EP Overslept (2012) and The Finer Things (2013), the band continues to play captivating and addictive pop rock, making them impossible to ignore. 

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