"Today, this thing we built together has taken us all around the world, giving us the chance to connect with so many incredible people that now all share a role in our story."
Polaris will celebrate ten years as a band this March, with concerts taking place in Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. The band are promising deep cuts for the first time; their friends Void Of Vision and Pridelands are joining in on the fun.
The ten-year anniversary tour throws back to 2017 when Polaris sold out these same venues promoting their debut album, The Mortal Coil, and accompanying spring shows.
"Where did the years go?! Apparently, it’s been a whole decade ago since this handful of babyfaced kids from suburban Sydney finally assembled a line-up, recorded a demo and stepped onto a stage for the first time as Polaris," drummer Daniel Furnari said.
He added, "Over the course of the ten years and four records that followed, we worked our way through every community hall, theatre or dive that would take us, sleeping on the floors of vans and sharehouses in the name of metalcore.
"Today, this thing we built together has taken us all around the world, giving us the chance to connect with so many incredible people that now all share a role in our story.
"Sometimes it feels like we’re just getting started, but as we reach this milestone it seems only right to take stock and reminisce a little about the journey so far. And what better way to do that than with an intimate retrospective tour?! We’ll be reaching right back to our early EPs and beyond to pull out some deep cuts and old faves for the first (and probably last!) time in a long while.
"Joining us will be our old and very dear friends in Void of Vision and Pridelands, to add some new memories to the many that we’ve already shared over the years. If you were with us back in the day at Blacktown or Sutherland, at Wrangler or the Lab, at Hot Damn or Enigma, this one is for you. You’ve all made this possible and we can’t wait to celebrate our past, present and future with you around Australia this March!"
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Tickets go on sale this Thursday, 19 January at 10 am local time via Destroy All Lines.
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS VOID OF VISION & PRIDELANDS
FRIDAY 3 MARCH - METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY (18+)
SATURDAY 4 MARCH - THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE (18+)
THURSDAY 9 MARCH - UNI BAR, HOBART (18+)
FRIDAY 10 MARCH - 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE (18+)
SATURDAY 11 MARCH - LION ARTS FACTORY, ADELAIDE (LIC AA)
SUNDAY 12 MARCH - MAGNET HOUSE, PERTH (18+)