Things are heating up down under as Sydney’s finest guitar maestro Plini gets the summer concert season into full swing this week! With a stellar lineup in tow, including Toronto Canada’s Protest The Hero and Victoria’s I Built The Sky, coming together to deliver what is sure to be a blistering run of progressive guitar lead virtuosity.
After two years of waiting patiently, Plini sprang back into action in 2022, with back-to-back sold out headline tours of Australia, India and Scandinavia, festival appearances in Australia, UK, Germany and Portugal, and performing in some of Australia’s finest theatres supporting Northlane.
To celebrate what finally feels to be the proper return of live music, Plini and his impeccable live collective will embark on their biggest Australian tour production yet this week.
Plini and co will be joined by the inimitable Protest The Hero (Canada), returning to Australia for the first time since 2017 and Melbourne’s I Built The Sky – guaranteeing an evening of mind-bending musicality from all angles.
Welding technical metal with post-hardcore flair, Ontario-hailing quintet Protest The Hero have evolved from teenage underground sensations into one of the most forward-thinking bands in the heavier realms. Their debut 2005 full-length Kezia set the scene for a sharp and ever-evolving sonic trajectory, Now an award-winning band in command of millions of streams and a legion of fans, Protest The Hero‘s explosive live show has seen them tour with the likes of Coheed and Cambria, August Burns Red, Between The Buried And Me, In Hearts Wake and Closure In Moscow.
I Built The Sky, the brainchild of guitarist Rohan Stevenson, has been releasing self-produced instrumental guitar music since 2012. Fusing complex arrangements, catchy melodics and shredding guitarwork, I Built The Sky ranges from thunderously progressive to intimately acoustic, and everything in between. Previously touring with the likes of Caligula’s Horse, Twelve Foot Ninja, Circles and many others at home and abroad, I Built The Sky is a must-see for any prog, guitar, or riff fan.
In August 2022, Plini recorded a few songs at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. The full video (Electric Sunrise, I’ll Tell You Someday and Cascade) is now up on YouTube and all streaming services.
Tickets on sale now at www.plini.co
NEW WORLD ARTISTS & EVOLUTION TOURING PRESENT
SUMMER 2023 AUSTRALIA TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
PROTEST THE HERO
I BUILT THE SKY
SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2023 – METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY
SUNDAY 29 JANUARY 2023 – NEWCASTLE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE
WEDNESDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2023 – THE BASEMENT, CANBERRA
THURSDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2023 – PRINCESS THEATRE, BRISBANE
FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2023 – 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2023 – THE GOV, ADELAIDE
SUNDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2023 – MAGNET HOUSE, PERTH