The Rubens announced their biggest Australian tour to-date this morning, featuring a one night only performance in the Canberra Theatre on 4 July, with tickets going on pre-sale to Canberra Theatre Centre subscribers on Tuesday 3 March and on sale on Wednesday 4 March.
Part of The Rubens first major metropolitan tour since 2018, this show will celebrate their infectious summer anthem, Live In Life. Since its November release, Live In Life has become the most played track on triple j, and has been played across the HIT network, Nova National Late Nights and Triple M National Late Night/Weekends. Elsewhere, the track has been hugely embraced by fans across Spotify & Apple Music, totalling over 7.5 million streams, and generating over 100,000+ Shazams in Australia alone.
Blending their signature hooky choruses with a shadowy undertone, Live In Life was co-produced by the band and Konstantin Kersting (Tones & I, Mallrat) and recorded in the same WW2 bunker that birthed their third and most recent album, 2018’s LO LA RU.
Premiered on triple j Breakfast, the world of Live In Life follows a person over the course of one night as they come to terms with the gravity of a relationship breakdown. As the sun sets, they’re feeling positive about the next chapter – a feeling that’s quickly swallowed by the weight of regret as night falls, by which point the damage is done and they realise it’s time to move on.
Live In Life follows the band’s 2019 single Falling Asleep At The Wheel, a collaboration with US punk-hip hop star Vic Mensa, which was first played by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 and premiered live at last year’s Splendour in the Grass to a packed Amphitheatre at sunset.
The past 12 months has seen The Rubens travel to North America, UK and Europe for headline tours, perform and release their MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne album, launch their Chucka Buckas initiative and bunker down to write and focus on new music.
2018 proved to be a landmark year for The Rubens, which saw the release of their third album LO LA RU, including hits Never Ever feat. Sarah (2 x Platinum), Million Man (Gold) and God Forgot, a mammoth headline tour across Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe and supporting P!NK on her massive 42-date sell out arena tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Tickets canberratheatrecentre.com.au or call the Box Office on (02) 6275 2700
Sat Jul 4
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Canberra Theatre Centre