Melbourne’s progressive heavy music scene is in fine form in 2012 and how better to celebrate than to combine the force of three of its finest on an impressive triple bill. This March, longstanding genre leaders Twelve Foot Ninja and Jericco will be joined by newcomers, Circles on the national ‘Swarm Tour’.

Twelve Foot Ninja suspected their live performance was sufficiently honed when they were invited to support international acts Periphery (US) and Tesseract (UK) last year, and prompted Periphery founder /guitarist Misha Mansoor to tweet jubilantly “Twelve Foot Ninja are basically one of the best live bands I have ever seen in my life. Holy f*** they are tight”.
 As they put the finishing touches on their debut album, due mid-2012, you can just sense that something big is on its way. It’s only a matter of time before the rest of Australia feels the full force of what Twelve Foot Ninja are bringing to the game.

Meanwhile, after three years together, 137 blistering live shows, 8 festival appearances and a stack of sold-out headlining gigs, alternative rock maestros Jericco are gearing up to offer their adoring fan base a taste of things to come.
With two successful EPs and one live album up their sleeve, the five-piece will release the second single – The Art Of Illusion – from their forthcoming debut album on March 1st 2012, just in time to coincide with ‘Swarm Tour’’s commencement.

Finally, relative newcomers Circles, will lend their unique take on progressive metal to the ‘Swarm Tour’ bill. Momentum came quickly for the 5-piece, when they caught the attention of UK’s Basick Records (home to Monuments & Aliases) who promptly signed the band and released their debut EP The Compass in 2011 to critical acclaim.

Don’t miss this phenomenal bill of Melbourne’s finest as it rolls into your town this March.

Tickets on sale 9am Fri Jan 20

Twelve Foot Ninja, Jericco & Circles
(+ local supports)

Mar 1 – The Basement, Canberra

Mar 2 – The Patch, Wollongong

Mar 3 – The Annandale, Sydney

Mar 10 – Enigma Bar, Adelaide

Mar 24 – Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne &

Mar 29 – Mac’s Hotel, Melton & the venue

Mar 30 – Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully & the venue

Mar 31 – Pelly Bar, Frankston & the venue


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