Already featuring icon Jimmy Barnes at the Adelaide Oval launch of The Rolling Stones’ nine-stop Aussie tour, British India and The Preatures will join the veteran rockers on Saturday, November 8 at Macedon, Hanging Rock and again when the tour hits Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate on Saturday, November 15.
British India are fresh off a stint in Berlin where they wrote and recorded their fifth studio album and will provide fans at Hanging Rocking and Hope Estate some of the first glimpses of their new material, as well favourites from last year’s Controller.
“When you’re in the rock business like we are, The Rolling Stones make up a massive part of the musical landscape before you’ve even picked up a guitar,” British India’s Declan Melia said in a statement.
“They’re one of the very few bands all four of us truly love and their music has sound-tracked our career since we started.”
Sydney five-piece The Preatures are coming off a huge festival run- including spots at Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Splendour In The Grass, Coachella and Jimmy Kimmel Live- capping off a massive year in which they flew to the top of the Australian charts with hit single ‘Is This How You Feel’. The Preatures also debuted new single ‘Somebody’s Talking’ (below) on Thursday.
“When we heard there was a chance of supporting The Rolling Stones, we tried not to think about it, in case it didn’t happen,” The Preatures Gideon Benson. “When we actually got the nod from them, we went in to shock and we still are.”
Final release for The Stones visit to Hope Estate will go on sale from 10am on September 1.
The Rolling Stones Australian Tour Dates
Saturday, 25th October 2014
Adelaide Oval, Adeliade
Wednesday, 29th October 2014
Perth Arena, Perth
Saturday, 1st November 2014
Perth Arena, Perth
Wednesday, 5th November 2014
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday, 8th November 2014
w/ British India and The Preatures
Hanging Rock, Macedon
Wednesday, 12th November 2014
Allphones Arena, Sydney
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
w/ The Preatures and British India
Tuesday, 18th November
Entertainment Centre, Brisbane