Mellen Events and Future Entertainment are proud to announce the return of Liverpool-based indie rockers The Wombats to Australia! Following on from the enormous success of their chart-topping sophomore release ‘The Wombats Proudly Present... This Modern Glitch', The Wombats are back down under for a run of dates that are sure to electrify audiences nationally! After a tireless summer touring the biggest European festivals as well as an extensive run of headline shows, The Wombats are now getting ready to celebrate the phenomenal success of their latest album with their biggest Aussie tour to date. This return will see the British trio step up to perform all of their chart-topping smash hits, including ‘Tokyo (Vampires And Wolves)', ‘Techno Fan', ‘Jump In The Fog', and ‘Let's Dance to Joy Division' at some of Australia's leading concert venues, boasting bigger numbers and production than ever before.
Since the band's formation, The Wombats have developed a unique style and built a strong fan base in Australia. Meeting at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in 2003, Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis and Norwegian-born Tord Øverland-Knudsen quickly became friends and soon after started to jam together. The Wombats were born! Their debut album 'Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation', released in 2007 was a phenomenal success. Combined sales of indie dancefloor smashes ‘Kill The Director', ‘Let's Dance To Joy Division' (winner of the 2008 NME Award for Best Dancefloor Filler), ‘Backfire At The Disco' and ‘Moving To New York' reached 300,000! The trio then embarked on a two-year tour, during which Liverpool's biggest exports in a decade played to well over a million people! The release of ‘...This Modern Glitch' in April 2011 has seen the band take their career to the next level. The album instantly received widespread critical acclaim and was hailed ‘album of the week' on both triplej and RADAR Radio. It was catapulted all the way to the number 2 position on the ARIA charts, staying in the top 30 since it's release, and is now on it's unyielding way to being certified Gold. This week also marks the highly anticipated release of the trio's next single set as ‘Our Perfect Disease', a track that will rock Australian fans in all the right ways! The Wombats are the epitome of fun. They're refreshingly upbeat and humorous, whilst sonically sound at the same time. Cheeky lyrics, slick guitars and classic keys all blend together perfectly on this tongue in cheek, introspective look at today's society. With so much buzz surrounding ‘... This Modern Glitch' and a live performance that will blow you away, it's little wonder that Liverpool's The Wombats are widely regarded as one of the hottest live dance rock bands in the world today... So don't miss out on your chance to see The Wombats, live, in their forthcoming Australian tour in October 2011.