Leftfield in Melbourne

leftfieldFrontier Touring have confirmed Australian club shows for iconic British electronic outfit Leftfield, playing Melbourne’s 170 Russell and Sydney’s Metro Theatre this month.

These performances replace previously announced Melbourne and Sydney winery shows by an alternative promoter which have been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the artist’s control. Leftfield’s already announced Perth and New Zealand shows will proceed as scheduled.

“We had various options on what to do when we found out about the cancellation of the two events, but as far as I was concerned we just had to come to Australia. I didn’t want to let down any Leftfield fans. Now that we are going to be in the cities, we just want to pack these rooms out and come together with our fans whom we haven’t seen for 5 years.” – Neil Barnes

Since their emergence in 1991, Leftfield have been untouchable both live and on record, breaking electronic music from the underground alongside outfits like Orbital, Underworld and the Dust/Chemical Brothers.

Their now infamous Liveism tour (1995) cemented Leftfield as one of the most talked about live acts in British Dance Music. The behemoth sound system, which aimed to replicate the cataclysmic bass effect of reggae sound systems, resulted in a ban from Brixton Academy when plaster started flaking from the ceiling.

Of Leftfield’s most recent UK tour, The Guardian said “In 2015, they haven’t so much moved forward so much as waited for everyone to catch up…say it loud, they’re back and absolutely deafening.” Don’t miss the wonder for yourself when Leftfield play Melbourne and Sydney later this month – tickets on sale now.

First published in Mint Magazine – March 2016

Author: Anne-Marie Tunks

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