INTERVIEW : NIKKI MISERY from NEW YEARS DAY talks “Unbreakable” Debut Headline Australian for March
One year on from the success of their potent performance at Download Festival Australia, NEW YEARS DAY will touch down for their first-ever Australian headline tour in March 2020.
New Years Day, the U.S. metal five-piece lead by powerhouse Ashley Costello, made their debut Aussie appearances hitting Download’s Avalanche Stage in Melbourne and Sydney last March, immediately setting about performing a killer set and forging plans for a return tour. Nev Pearce spoke to the bands guitarist Nikki Misery for the Everblack Podcast about their highly anticipated return down under, their new album Unbreakable, Download Festival Australia, his heavy as fuck guitar tone and more! Check it out here:
The Australian tour announcement comes less than three months since New Years Day unleashed their fourth and current studio album, Unbreakable (out now through Sony Music Australia). A follow up from 2015’s Malevolence, Costello announced the 12-track offering as a metal pop album to “reflect our renewed vibe and energy.” Produced by Mitch Marlow (All That Remains, In This Moment) and Scott Stevens (Halestorm, Shinedown), Unbreakable is described as a dozen intense, boundary-melding songs that may touch on metal or goth, but are ultimately undeniable modern rock ‘n’ roll tunes, no-holds-barred, done the New Years Day way. The album is home to the ultra-melodic single “Shut Up” and the booming, ultra-dynamic “Skeletons” which surpassed one million worldwide streams. To date New Years Day has racked up more than 44 million U.S. streams and counting.
New Years Day - Skeletons (Audio)
NEW YEARS DAY “Unbreakable” Debut Headline Australian Tour 2020
LIONS ARTS FACTORY, ADELAIDE THURSDAY MARCH 19* 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE FRIDAY MARCH 20 FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY SATURDAY MARCH 21* THE BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE SUNDAY MARCH 22
TICKETS ON SALE 11AM THURSDAY JUNE 27 Live Nation pre-sale: 10am June 26 until 10am June 27
New Years Day - Shut Up