Pendulum Announce Australia + New Zealand Headline Tour

2 August 2023 | 11:21 am | Jessie Lynch

Pendulum are heading back to Australia and New Zealand for five huge arena headline shows this October.


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Legendary electronic act Pendulum has announced that they’ll be returning to Australia and New Zealand for five huge arena headline shows this October.

Promising new music on the horizon and with three Platinum albums to their name so far including renowned 2005 debut Hold Your Colour, 2010’s Immersion and 2008’s In Silico, the Perth-born drum and bass/rock band – comprised of Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillien, Peredur ap Gwynedd and KJ Sawka – are one of Australia’s most successful musical exports.

Last performing on AU/NZ shores in early 2021, today’s tour news comes in the wake of Pendulum’s current single, their first new material in over two years – ‘Halo’, out now and featuring Matt Tuck, lead singer of rockers Bullet For My Valentine.   

As a live band, Pendulum are an unstoppable, award-winning act, selling out global arena tours and playing to thousands across main-stage festival performances from Glastonbury, Creamfields, Coachella, Rock Am Ring, Reading and Leeds, and a recent headline slot at Ultra Miami.

Tickets go on sale Monday 7 August via Fans can sign up for early ticket access to the Frontier Members Presale, which starts Friday 4 August (see website for more info). 

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Fans should stay tuned for even more new music coming in 2023, the band readying more material for their return to the stage. Says frontman Rob Swire of Halo, “When it comes to Pendulum, I’ve always tried to create music that sounds like the apocalypse and with ‘Halo’, we’ve gotten closer than ever before.”  

In further news today, a week out from its release fans can pre-save (see here) a new offering: Halo (Matt Tuck Rework) sees Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck reworking the band’s latest single, adding and adjusting elements of the original, resulting in an altogether more aggressive take – stay tuned for the track’s release next Wednesday 9 August.

Joining Pendulum at all dates is fellow Perth-bred drum and bass legend ShockOne, aka Karl Thomas.

After wrapping a nine-date European tour in March and five shows in the US in May, Thomas returns with the latest track Heart On Fire, featuring Pauline Kerr. Ever since the release of The ShockOne EP way back in 2009, which featured the chart-topping Polygon, ShockOne has been one of the hottest names in Australia’s dance scene, and now, he’ll join good pals Pendulum as they cross the nation this October. 

Gearing up for a monumental return to AU/NZ this Spring, get set as Pendulum bring their stunning new live show down under at last. As one of the most influential dance acts of recent years, these shows are sure to be incredible. Secure your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment! 

PENDULUM LIVE with special guest ShockOne
​Presented by MG Live and Frontier Touring  

24 hours from: Friday 4 August (11am local time AU shows/1pm NZST Auckland)
or until presale allocation exhausted 

​Begins: Monday 7 August (11am local time)  

Friday 6 October
​Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ
Lic. All Ages

Saturday 7 October
​John Cain Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Lic. All Ages

Sunday 8 October
​RAC Arena | Perth, WA
Lic. All Ages

Thursday 12 October
​Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD
Lic. All Ages

Friday 13 October
​Hordern Pavilion | Sydney, NSW
Lic. All Ages