Today is the premiere of our new clip for 'All Of The Dreamers'! As you can see, we're living large in Brisbane.
That was a fun little day out on Friday, wasn't it? When we thought up the idea of playing 3 cities in 1 day, we thought we'd have 100 or so fans in each city watching us, and some passers by. What we didn't expect was thousands of people in each city waiting for us at each location when we got there. The support completely blew us away, not least because we didn't tell anyone about it, apart from those on our Twitter lists, and didn't even get permission to play in these locations! So thanks must also go out to the kindly police in each city who didn't arrest us.
In case you missed it, our first stop was our home town of Brisbane, after a very early start. Here's a shot of us in action:
We made a very quick exit to catch our flight to Sydney, stop #2. We made a spur of the moment decision to play in Martin Place, where about 2000 people were there to greet us. After this awesome reception, it was off to the airport again to our final show in Melbourne, where a 2000-strong crowd were waiting in Federation Square. For a snippet of 'All Of The Dreamers' in Melbourne, click here. Thanks so much to everyone that made it out on Friday, and for those that skipped a day of work or a meeting to make it, we salute you!
Don't forget you can pre-order 'All Of The Dreamers' now and go into the draw to win flights and tickets to see us live in Auckland. I think you might find this coincides with a certain major festival we've just been announced on! To enter, SMS your name and email address to 1999 44 87. SMS cost is $2 incl. GST. Ts & Cs available at www.powderfinger.com. Marketing messages from Powderfinger may be sent via SMS.
'All Of The Dreamers' is available as a digital single from October 16th.
It's a HUGE news week this week, and here's a little more to get you excited. This morning we were announced on the bill for the 2010 Big Day Out! Also on the bill are Muse, The Mars Volta, Lily Allen, Kasabian and loads more. Tickets go on sale in just over a week, and if the last few years are anything to go by, they'll go in a nanosecond, so you'll want to make sure you're ready to buy at 9am. For all the details see www.bigdayout.com.
Friday 15th Jan - Auckland
Sunday 17th Jan - Gold Coast
Friday 22nd Jan - Sydney
Tuesday 26th Jan - Melbourne
Friday 29th Jan - Adelaide
Sunday 31 Jan - Perth
Sydney tickets on sale Wednesday 7th October. Gold Coast tickets on sale Thursday 8th October. All other cities go on sale Friday 9th October.
It's a big news week this week, so ready yourself for another info bomb. Allow us to contain our excitement as we announce that we're curating a concert in Brisbane! The Q150 Proclamation Day Concert will take place at The Riverstage on Thursday December 10th, and will celebrate 150 years since the historic reading in Brisbane of the Letters Patent, signed by Queen Victoria, declaring Queensland a separate colony to NSW (there's your history lesson done for today).
We're thrilled to be curating this event, and we've pulled together some of our favourite QLD bands to perform alongside us (in our first home show since the release of Golden Rule!) Also playing will be Custard, who are reforming especially for this show (you can thank us later), local lads Yves Klein Blue, Townsville's The Middle East and up and comers The Cairos.
GET YOUR Q150 CONCERT TICKET AND PRE-ORDER YOUR DOWNLOAD OF THE NEW POWDERFINGER ALBUM – GOLDEN RULE FOR $25 (PLUS HANDLING). ORDER ON 136 246 OR WWW.QTIX.COM.AU, FROM 9AM MONDAY, OCTOBER 12th. THIS IS AN ALL AGES EVENT.
In 2009 Queenslanders have more to celebrate than yet another State Of Origin win, and we're thrilled to be a part of it. See you soon!
Remember how last week we mentioned that we'd have some exciting news via Twitter? Well, we're going to give you a bit of a hint. This Friday October 2nd we're going to be playing 3 free shows in 3 cities around Australia. And yep, we'll be doing them all on the one day. Which cities? Where? When? Oh Ms Fanclub, stop being a tease, I hear you say. Well, the only way to get more details is...you guessed it...Twitter! So if you haven't followed us yet, make sure you do at twitter.com/powderfinger_au.
In other news, we're very pleased to hear that our good mates in Adult Baby have sold out their show at The Zoo in Brisbane on Wednesday in mere minutes. We're very much looking forward to the show and hearing a whole bunch of songs we've never heard before. So if you've managed to get a ticket, see you there!
By now, you've had a few days to have a listen to ALL OF THE DREAMERS. Hit us back on the forum, blog, myspace, facebook or twitter to let us know what you think. If you like the song, we'd be grateful if you could vote for it via the links on the right. We'll have a video in the coming weeks, but to tide you over until then, check out this behind the scenes look at the making of GOLDEN RULE. You'll get a bit more info on the other tracks on the album, including THINK IT OVER, featuring the Splendour People's Choir. More on that in the coming weeks!
We're very excited at the thought of our new single ALL OF THE DREAMERS premiering this morning! Listen out to breakfast radio tomorrow to hear it first, or visit our Myspace page from 9am.
If you like our little slice of rock 'n roll, you'll be able to pre-order the single from 12.01am Friday morning. As a special thanks for getting in early, you'll go into the draw to win:
Flights for one winner and a friend to Auckland
Two night's accommodation in Auckland
Two tickets to see Powderfinger perform live
All you need to do is SMS your name and email to 1999 44 87 to pre-order "ALL OF THE DREAMERS" and go in the draw to win! SMS cost $2 including GST.* You'll receive your single on October 16th. 5th Finger Pty Ltd. Terms and Conditions are available here. Marketing messages from Powderfinger may be sent via SMS.
We're very excited that you'll finally hear ALL OF THE DREAMERS very shortly, and we hope you love it as much as we do!
We’ve got a very special announcement…or we will soon! But the only way you’ll be able to find out what this mystery is is through Twitter. So if you haven’t joined Twitter yet, head on over to www.twitter.com to sign up. It’s really easy – all you then have to do is follow us on www.twitter.com/powderfinger_au and listen out for updates. All we can tell you at the moment that Ms Fanclub is in a high state of excitement waiting for this all to be revealed…
Another thing getting her all a-flutter is the thought of the new Powderfinger single ALL OF THE DREAMERS floating across your airwaves from this Friday morning! Of course it will also be streaming on the Myspace page.
Hi everyone. It seems that my last blog was lost en-route from the netherworld back to reality after we finished mixing. It really was interesting, and funny, but I think Cogs hacked into my system and replaced it with his blog. I must admit…it wasn’t a bad read. You can tell he’s been going to uni, and reading lots of magazines while sitting on public transport on the way to his modelling shoots.
As I sit at my Brisbane abode on Friday night listening to the Eastern Dark, the Scientists, and the Hoodoo Gurus, and having a cup of green tea I wonder what should be the inspiration of this piece I have to write. I have come to the conclusion that I have been set the most difficult task of any of the others. I mean…they could talk about fun stuff like recording, mixing, or even golf or fishing…but me…what can I say?
All we’ve been doing is the TOP 5
1 Making a video which is going to be amazing…(someone nearly let the cat out of the bag re: the premise…but I think we’re safe). No-one will guess that we are all dressed up in drag having a pillow fight. Surely!
The song “Dreamers” is out to the airwaves this Friday, and the video quickly after that. Get ready to see the fancy poo brown g-string Darren is sporting.
2 We have been rehearsing away at all these new songs, and they are sounding great. We have not even had the extra chaps that will be touring with us sometimes come in yet…so it’s gonna be tops when they do. JC is getting really good at the tuba.
3 We have been doing an awful lot of talking about ourselves. Some of us are obviously a lot better at that than others. (It doesn’t take much imagination to work out who the brilliant self promoters are.) In the process of doing that, we have had some listening parties, and we have met some tops people…who seemed sane, and they seemed to really like our new record…so we must be on vaguely the right track. Thanks to all those people.
4 We have been having lots of meetings. Lots and lots of meetings. Did I say lots of meetings? It's all really, really important stuff, so I can't really disclose that kind of information here. It's way too important for me to actually even be able to disclose this. It could cause a security breach, and the general public might end up knowing stuff like where our secret gigs are and stuff and which Wednesday night that it's actually on.
5 I can only speak for myself, but it's nice to be at home catching up with friends and family and going out to see the hometown sights. I even went and saw a rock and roll band last night. The guy had massive curly hair, and sang all about mystical stuff and that. It’s his new band. They were really really good!
Anyhows….I better keep it simple, and sign off, and wish you all of the best. We can't wait to see you at one of our upcoming shows, and we can't wait for you to hear our new record. Lots of love for now.