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Presale Thu 7 September, 9am PRESALE LINK
On Sale Fri 8 September, 9am

Doors 6.30pm
Support 7.30pm
Interval 8.00pm
The Shins 8.30pm
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All times approximate and subject to change by the artist.


Handsome Tours is excited to announce that The Shins will be returning to Australia this December, in celebration of the release of their fifth studio album, HEARTWORMS. 

Joining Mercer on tour are Yuuki Matthews (bass), Jon Sortland (drums), Mark Watrous (guitar, keys, vocals), Casey Foubert (guitar) and Patti King (keys).

Led by singer-songwriter and producer James Mercer,  HEARTWORMS is the first self-produced record from The Shins since their debut album OH, INVERTED WORLD, released in 2001. The new record ushers in a return to the handmade and the result is a cohesive, genre defying album, unified by Mercer’s singular vision combining a nostalgic nod to the album’s predecessors and sounds that are distinctly new.
HEARTWORMS, released earlier in March 2017, was headlined by lead single “Name For You”. Charting in the Top 20 in the US, UK and Australia, HEARTWORMS has received glowing reviews, Mercer once again receiving praise for his skills as a songwriter.

With their debut release OH, INVERTED WORLD, The Shins would go on to cause a generation of artists to shift from a lo-fi aesthetic to replicating the record’s emphasis on melody. Their next three albums would add credit to their status as one of the most significant acts of the new millennium, gaining praise from critics and fans alike.

Do not miss the opportunity to see these pioneers of indie rock perform live!

Getting here

Palais Theatre
Cnr Lower Esplanade and Cavell Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182
Next to Luna Park

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