Ocean Alley have this week announced their return to the UK and Europe with a huge tour in 2022. The shows begin in Germany in early March, making their way across Europe before heading over to the UK for 13 shows, including a stop at London’s Roundhouse. Tickets for the shows are available from 10AM, Friday September 17.
After countless sold-out shows and festival appearances across their native Australia, including Summer Sounds, Greatest Southern Night and Next Exit Festival, the tour will serve as the first opportunity for international audiences to experience the band’s ARIA-nominated third album Lonely Diamond live in the flesh.
In the time between shows, the band have dedicated their time to ongoing work with long-time community partners One Eighty, Cerebral Palsy Alliance and Red Dust, plus a raffle back in May for the towns impacted by Tropical Cyclone Seroja that saw $11,884.71 raised by their fans and matched by the group for a total donation of $23,769.42 to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund.
Speaking about the forthcoming tour, guitarist Mitch Galbraith said, “After missing out on touring Europe and the UK last year and this year, we are looking forward to getting over and playing live again in 2022. We are yet to perform our latest album ‘Lonely Diamond’ overseas, and we have been working on a new light show and live experience during our time off the stage. We’ve got more new music in the works which could make an appearance as well… Most of all, we are looking forward to catching up with old friends and making new ones. Hope to see you at the show!”
Australia’s beloved psychedelic-surf-rockers Ocean Alley have spent the past decade creating a unique lane for themselves as a proudly independent band. 2020 saw Ocean Alley debut at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart with their critically acclaimed third album Lonely Diamond. It follows the success of 2018’s breakthrough Chiaroscuro which saw the six-piece propelled into national prominence with their double platinum-selling single ‘Confidence’ that took out #1 in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2018.
Despite sold-out international tours and major festival appearances including Reading & Leeds, Splendour In The Grass (AUS) and Sziget (HU) under their belt, plus more than 400 million catalogue streams worldwide, they are still constantly pushing their own boundaries and defying expectations of what their music can be.
OCEAN ALLEY UK & EUROPE TOUR DATES 2022
Mar 8th – Luxor, Cologne (GER)
Mar 9th – La Maroquinerie, Paris (FRA)
Mar 11th – Paradiso, Amsterdam (NED)
Mar 12th – Paradiso, Amsterdam (NED)
Mar 13th – AB, Brussels (BEL)
Mar 15th – Knust, Hamburg (GER)
Mar 16th – Hole 44, Berlin (GER)
Mar 18th – Rock Café, Prague (CZE)
Mar 19th – Akvárium Klub, Budapest (HUN)
Mar 21st – Backstage Halle, Munich (GER)
Mar 22nd – Plaza, Zurich (CHE)
Mar 24th – Chalk, Brighton (UK)
Mar 25th – The Roundhouse, London (UK)
Mar 26th – Engine Rooms, Southampton (UK)
Mar 28th – SWX, Bristol (UK)
Mar 29th – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter (UK)
Mar 30th – Princess Pavillion, Falmouth (UK)
Apr 1st – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham (UK)
Apr 2nd – O2 Ritz, Manchester (UK)
Apr 3rd – Leeds Beckett Students Union, Leeds (UK)
Apr 5th – Leadmill, Sheffield (UK)
Apr 6th – Riverside, Newcastle (UK)
Apr 7th – SQG3 Studio Warehouse, Glasgow (UK)
Apr 9th – Button Factory, Dublin (IRE)