The Red Paintings announce UK and Europe tour dates for November/December

Orchestral art rock group THE RED PAINTINGS have announced a massive 35-date tour of the UK and Europe, marking their first UK/European shows since supporting the Dresden Dolls on their sold-out theatre tour of 2007.

The innovative Australian band are well known for their unique and theatrical live show, combining live body painting on stage with visual projections and their emotional, biting alternative rock. Having recently completed an intimate Australian club tour, these shows will feature a brand new stage show focusing on the band’s passion for the natural environment and animal conservation.

The upcoming tour is the band’s first headline run in the UK and Europe, but will also include a support for The Memorials, the project of ex-Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen, in Hungary.

The Red Paintings rose to prominence when they were hand-picked by Amanda Palmer to support the Dresden Dolls on their sold out 2007 world tour. They have toured the US regularly over the past few years and have supported Mogwai, Mindless Self Indulgence, Atari Teenage Riot, Saul Williams and Alien Ant Farm, as well as performing at Great Escape, Big Day Out and Livid Festivals.

The Red Paintings will be showcasing songs from their forthcoming album ‘The Revolution Is Never Coming’, due for release in 2013.

TRP have also invited local artists and human canvases to join their creative circus on stage – to be involved, email with 3 photos of your artwork or body.

The Red Paintings ‘Chinese Whispers’ UK and Europe tour Nov/Dec 2012

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The Red Paintings announce ‘Chinese Whispers’ Australian tour for September

Orchestral art rockers The Red Paintings have announced an intimate run of Australian shows for September, before heading to the UK and Europe for the first time in October.

The band will showcase songs from their forthcoming album, playing a series of small club shows in Sydney, Geelong, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth as well as co-headlining the Melbourne Progfest event.

Originally formed in Geelong, the band relocated to Brisbane, but have based themselves in Los Angeles for much of the past 3 years, working on their long-awaited album The Revolution Is Never Coming.
TRP were one of the first Australian indie acts to utilise the now popular crowd-funding concept, raising in excess of $150,000 in fan donations to fund their ambitious record.
The album will finally see a release date in 2013, with the band to embark on an ambitious world tour, spanning 5 continents and over 15 countries.
After several sold out national tours and performances at the Big Day Out and Great Escape, The Red Paintings rose to international prominence when they were hand-picked by Amanda Palmer to support the Dresden Dolls on their world tour of 2007, playing sold out theatres across Australia, the US, UK and Europe. Since then, TRP have toured across Australia and the US with Mogwai, The Posies, Alien Ant Farm, Atari Teenage Riot and more.

These Australian dates are the first since the band’s ‘Black Paintings’ tour in January and will feature a brand new stage show, including human canvases, live projections and painters.

The Red Paintings ‘Chinese Whispers’ Australian promotional tour

Sat September 8th @ Progfest – The Espy, Melbourne VIC
Sun September 9th @ The National, Geelong VIC
Thurs September 13th @ Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne VIC
Fri September 14th @ The Standard, Sydney NSW
Sat September 15th @ Crown and Anchor, Adelaide SA
Sun September 16th @ Norfolk Basement, Fremantle WA (acoustic)

Fri September 21st @ Tempo Hotel, Brisbane QLD

Video for ‘Walls’
Video for ‘The Streets Fell Into My Window’
Video live in London w/Dresden Dolls
Video live in Melbourne