+ Garrett Kato
For years now twin brothers Jack and Patrick Pierce’s high energy duo Pierce Brothers has been a staple of the Australian indie-folk/ blues & roots scene, captivating festival goers and headlining sold out venues the world over. Exploding onto the world stage in 2014, the brothers started their journey as buskers on Bourke street (alongside other incredible busking acts Tash Sultana and Tones and I), and soon became a must-see act selling out 3 Corner Hotels with the release of their breakout EP The Night Tree in 2014.
Shortly after, on the back of the success of The Night Tree, the pair played their first European set at Lowlands Festival in 2014. Soon the Melbourne duo began a steady journey building audiences and selling out shows all over the world, supporting artists the likes of The Cat Empire, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Tones and I, and Tash Sultana just to name a few.
Having established themselves as an integral part of the music scene in Australia and abroad, the brothers have toured relentlessly – honing their craft and gaining fans across the globe as they go. The band’s music has grown with them over the years and has seen them release a top 15 ARIA debut album (Atlas Shoulders, coming in at #13) and two Top 10 ARIA EPs (The Records Were Ours and Into The Dirt), and have received over 30 million global streams.
The pair recently lived out their dream of headlining a maxed-out Forum Theatre in their hometown of Melbourne, before taking on a massive world tour, headlining venues all over the globe, playing arenas supporting Tash Sultana, as well as massive AAA festivals in North America, Europe, and Australia.
During the 2020 lockdown the boys retreated into the studio for 6 weeks and created their most ambitious record yet, completing their as yet untitled sophomore album entirely self-funded and releasing 100% independently early 2021.
Off the back of the success of their SOLD OUT regional Victorian tour, Australian indie-folk stars Pierce Brothers have just announced a complete run of Australian dates in what will be their biggest tour across the country since 2019! Extending their already epic lap of the map, the two rocking brothers will be hitting up QLD, NSW, ACT, Western Australia, and finally back to South Australia (after a tour with Rodruigez in 2018 was indefinitely postponed). Having released their sophomore album INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN to much critical acclaim, (including featuring as Rolling Stone’s Album of the Week) the duo will be hitting up many regional venues, some for the first time, in a run that takes them right up to the middle of the year.
“With international touring suspended for the foreseeable future, we wanted to further explore regional centres of Australia,” explains lead guitarist and vocalist Pat Pierce, “visiting places that we’ve never played before like Dunsburough and Bundaberg, and getting back to places we haven’t been to in ages, like Geraldton and Sunshine Coast!”
Due to state border closures and the risk of postponing shows, the brothers held off announcing this extended run for as long as they could, so that they could head into the tour with the most reliable assurance that the shows could go ahead.
With a new setlist featuring brand new singles from the INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN It’s Alright, Brother, and One, as well as many fan favourites, this tour is sure to sell out fast (if their first run of shows is anything to go by).
Praise for INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN
“The second album (recorded in lockdown) refines everything they’re good at… and when they can play to big crowds again, something like Lights of London will soar.” – Cameron Adams, Daily Telegraph
“The rousing choruses, big crecendos, warm harmonies, and toe-tapping rhythms throughout are bound to be a highlight of the band’s live shows as they make their return to stages across the country in the coming months…” – Music Feeds