Flume announces major headline tour

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We’ve talked plenty about the astronomical rise of Flume. Over the past 12 months, Sydney’s Harley Streten has gone from a virtual unknown to one of the biggest acts in the country. Ask anyone who saw veterans The Flaming Lips play to a (very) sparse crowd when they clashed with the Sleepless hit-maker at Falls Festival last year: the guy knows how to pull a crowd.

So for the latest feather in the man-of-the-moment’s hat, Flume has announced he’s about to set off on his first ever headline Australian tour. Called the ‘Infinity Prism Tour’, Flume’s big spin of the country isn’t doing things by halves: he’s playing to massive venues like Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion and Melbourne’s Festival Hall. So what is the infinity prism? The official word is that it’s a device that “references the kaleidoscopic imagery of his album cover in a live context by way of a hexagonal infinity mirror embedded with LED lights, that will feature in both the live show and also forthcoming trilogy of video clips”. Wow.

Along for the ride is local crooner and Left Alone collaborator Chet Faker for support, who’s got his breakthrough Thinking in Textures EP to show off as well as his work with Flume. Tickets go on sale Friday March 1 at 10am – we’d advise getting in quick.

In October 2012, just as the Flume phenomenon was gathering speed, inthemix found out how he was feeling about it all. “Seeing the audience at Splendour [2012] – simply because of the sheer size of it – it was like a confirmation that what I’m doing, that people are actually into it,” he said. “Because I’ll put out a song and it will get 70,000 plays, but to actually see that many people in front of me and getting into it is like a physical recognition that this actually is happening – seeing it is believing it. I hear all these statistics but to actually see a crowd in front of me knowing all the songs was pretty mind-blowing.”

Flume headline tour dates:

Tuesday 30 April – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW (all ages)
Thursday 2 May – Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC (all ages)
Tuesday 7 May – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD (all ages)
Wednesday 8 May – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA (all ages)
Sunday 12 May – Metro City, Perth WA (18+)

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Slavo_Pendulum

Slavo_Pendulum said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

"big step up! good luck to him."

Stocko12

Stocko12 said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

does this not sound like the presets when they first appeared? shows every second weekend then nothing for 3 years? lets hope that isnt the case.

The Seawolf

The Seawolf said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

really don't understand why so many people get huge boners over this guy.

ether1988

ether1988 said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

^ See why people like him but seems his sets are a bit 'seen one seen them all'?
Happy to be proved wrong through

Ben Royal

Ben Royal said on the 24th Feb, 2013

I hope this doesn't end up like the 'too big, too soon' arena tour Avicii attempted last year.

discotheque

discotheque said on the 24th Feb, 2013

He resembles Paul van Dyk in this pic a tad bit lol

fivegrand

fivegrand said on the 25th Feb, 2013

Music has the right to children.

Villephant

Villephant said on the 25th Feb, 2013

well it is being played on JJJ a lot, so no surprise it is all ages really