Hilltop Hoods announce national tour

A lover or hater of hip hop – Hilltop Hoods have a special place in all of our hearts. Once underdogs of the Australian music scene, Hilltop Hoods keep rising to new heights! To celebrate the release of their new album Drinking From The Sun, the group are heading out on a national tour.

“Speaking In Tongues” National Australian Album Tour

Australia’s acclaimed HILLTOP HOODS are hitting the road this coming winter for one of the year’s most highly anticipated tours. Supporting the recent release of their #1 Platinum album, ‘Drinking From The Sun’, the Hoods begin their National tour (their only headline tour for 2012) on Thursday the 28th of June. ‘Drinking From The Sun’ was certified Gold on first day of release and reached Platinum status the following week. It also retained the #1 spot on the ARIA charts for 2 weeks, dislodging Adele from the top position. ‘Drinking From The Sun’, HILLTOP HOODS 6th studio album, featured as ‘JJJ Album Of The Week’ and the double Platinum hit single ‘I Love It Feat. Sia’ took over the airwaves across the country as they supported Eminem and performed on the 2012 BDO tour.

‘Still at the top of their game…9/10’ (JJJ Mag)

“Drinking From The Sun” is another home run from the undisputed masters of Australian Hip Hop.’ (Inpress)

‘Australian Hip Hop trail blazers deliver goods again…’ (Rolling Stone)

‘This offering is another jewel in the crown’ (The Australian)

‘This album – so massive in vision, so steeped in hooks – already plays like a classic’ (The Vine)
Undertaking their first headline tour since 2009, HILLTOP HOODS will be performing tracks off their new album alongside fan favourites from ‘State of the Art’, ‘The Hard Road’ and ‘The Calling’. Holding down the main support slot on the national tour is Sydney crew HORRORSHOW. This two-man outfit is one of the country’s most promising Hip Hop acts, with two albums, an ARIA nomination, sold-out national tours and festivals under their belt all before they hit 23 years of age. Without any ‘hit’ singles, HORRORSHOW have built a huge support base as well as gaining critical acclaim for their sharp lyricism and hard hitting production. BRIGGS, a young talented emcee hailing from Shepparton, will also be joining this high calibre line up. Since dropping his debut album ‘The Blacklist’, on HILLTOP HOODS very own label GOLDEN ERA RECORDS; BRIGGS has been a staple on the local Hip Hop touring circuit. While supporting countless local and international artists BRIGGS has been hard at work on his highly anticipated sophomore album, which is scheduled for release later this year.

Continuing to rewrite the Hip Hop rulebook, HILLTOP HOODS look forward to sharing their new chapter with supporters across the country as they hit the road this winter on the Speaking In Tongues National tour.

TICKETS ON SALE 12 NOON MONDAY 30th APRIL

Thursday 28th June – Plantation Hotel – 18+ – COFFS HARBOUR
Ticket Info: Tickets at the venue (02) 6652 3855 or http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545

Park Beach Music (02) 6652 33725, Coopers Surf Australia (02) 6652 6369

Friday 29th June – Eatons Hill Hotel – Lic/AA – BRISBANE
(All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Ticket Info: http://www.eatonshill.com.au or http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545

Friday 27th July – Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Lic/AA – ADELAIDETicket Info: http://www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

Saturday 28th July – Splendour in The Grass – Lic/AA – BYRON BAY
Ticket Info: http://www.splendourinthegrass.com or http://www.moshtix.com.au 1300 438 849

(Tickets on sale 9am AEST Friday 27 April 2012)

Saturday 4th August – Hordern Pavilion – Lic/AA – SYDNEY
Ticket Info: http://www.ticketek.com.au, 132 849

Thursday 9th August – Ballarat Uni – 18+ – BALLARAT
Ticket Info: http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545, http://www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

New Generation Clothing (03) 5333 2444 26 Doveton St, Ballarat

Friday 10th August – Kay St Entertainment Complex – 18+ – TRARALGONTicket Info: Tickets at the venue (03) 5176 0464 or http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545

Saturday 11th August – City Hall – Lic/AA – HOBARTTicket Info: http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545 or

Ruffcut Hobart (03) 6234 8600, 33 Elizabeth St Mall, Hobart

Centertainment Hobart (03) 6234 5998, 53 Elizabeth St Mall, Hobart

Mojo Music Launceston (03) 6334 5677, 81 Brisbane St, Launceston

Red Hot CD’s Devonport (03) 6424 9816, 10 – 12 Edward St, Devonport

Collectors Corner Burnie (03) 6431 6616, 37 Wilson St, Burnie

Wednesday 15th August – Station Resort – 18+ – JINDABYNETicket Info: http://www.thestation.net.au (02) 6451 4800 or http://www.moshtix.com.au 1300 438 849,

http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545

Perisher tickets Jindabyne – (02) 6459 4498 – Shop 1/3 Nuggets Crossing

Perisher tickets Perisher – (02) 6459 4418 c/o- Guest services counter

Friday 17th August – Challenge Stadium – Lic/AA – PERTH
Ticket Info: 136 100 http://www.ticketmaster.com.au

Saturday 18th August – North West Festival– Lic/AA – PORT HEDLAND
Ticket Info: http://www.moshtix.com.au 1300 438 849

(Tickets will go on sale at 9AM on Thursday 10th May)

Friday 24th August – Setts – 18+ – MILDURA
Ticket Info: http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545

Saturday 25th August – Festival Hall – Lic/AA – MELBOURNE
Ticket Info: 136 100 http://www.ticketmaster.com.au

Sunday 26th August – New Albury Hotel – 18+ – ALBURY
Ticket Info: Tickets at the venue (02) 6021 3599 or http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545

Information courtesy of Universal Music

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