Japanese instrumental rock outfit MONO are returning to Australian shores this November. In celebration of ten years since their debut visit to Australia, the band will visit Adelaide for the first time ever in their history. The band will also be returning to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth.

This time the Japanese band visits down under following their 2016 album Requiem for Hell. The show will feature music that spans their entire catalogue across a close to two hour show.

About The Band

MONO was originally formed in 1999. Their unique approach of blending orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise in their music has been held in extremely high regard.  The band’s musicianship is described in British Magazine NME as: “…music for the Gods”. One of the most monumental live memories of the band was a special set of shows with a 23-piece orchestra in New York, Tokyo, London and Melbourne.

Their annual world tour consists of around 150 shows. The band has now visited over 55 countries. MONO has released 10 successful albums, including a live album with New York orchestra.

The band also received the highly regarded award “The Marshall Hawkins Awards: Best Musical Score – Featurette” from the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema for their collaborative short film Where We Begin in 2015. It is unarguable that MONO is one of Japan’s most successful live and rock bands in Japan.

Requiem For Hell

MONO released their 9th album Requiem For Hell, which they produced with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, Chicago, worldwide on 14 Oct 2016. In the record, the band hopes to provide their fans with all life’s elements, from death and life, body and soul, hope and hopelessness, light and darkness, respect and honour transferred through generations, and new life. The album also comes with a documentary of the band’s history, through to the release of this albm.

Having cemented their place amongst their post-rock and shoegaze contemporaries such as Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, My Bloody Valentine and Mogwai, MONO are often considered peerless in terms of their incendiary live performances. Returning once again to our shores, this tour is a very special celebration of MONO’s affinity with Australia, the scene of some of their greatest shows.

Tour Details

Brisbane, QLD

Date: 8th November 2017 (Wed)
Venue: The Triffid
Time: 7pm onwards

Sydney, NSW

Date: 9th November 2017 (Thu)
Venue: Manning Bar
Time: 7pm onwards

Melbourne, VIC

Date: 10th November 2017 (Fri)
Venue: Max Watt’s
Time: 7pm onwards

Adelaide, SA

Date: 11th November 2017 (Sat)
Venue: UniBar
Time: 7pm onwards

Perth, WA

Date: 12th November 2017 (Sun)
Venue: Badlands
Time: 7pm onwards

For more information about MONO – download their EPK here or go to www.monoofjapan.com. Tickets are available at www.oztix.com.au or www.birdsrobe.com.