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Thursday, November 1, 2012

TRACER add Glasgow concert to April 2013 UK Tour


Planet Rock £1 off pre-sale from Wednesday 10th October
Ents24 £1 off pre-sale from Thursday 11th October
General on-sale: Friday 12th October from
Box Office: 0844 478 0898
www.thegigcartel.com
NOMINATED “BEST NEW BAND” AT THE 2012
CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR AWARDS

Following their headline UK tour in October 2012, and recently nominated for Best New Band at the 2012 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, Australian rock band TRACER return to the UK for a new tour that will coincide with the follow-up to their debut album Spaces in Between.
The new, as-of-yet untitled album will be produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair, Cold Chisel), and is planned for late March/early April release.
Tracer: "Too Much" Promo Video
Tracer’s 2013 UK tour starts at London’s Scala on Tuesday 9th April. Tickets will be made available as special 48-hour pre-sale from Planet Rock radio from 10th Wednesday October. Fans who take advantage of the Planet Rock pre-sale will get £1 discounted from their ticket.
A £1 ticket discount pre-sale is available from www.ents24.com from Thursday 11th   October. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Friday 12th April from the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898, www.thegigcartel.com.
TRACER - APRIL 2013 UK TOUR
24 Hour Box Office – 0844 478 0898
www.thegigcartel.com

Tuesday 9th April 2013
London Scala

Tickets: £14 / Pre-sale Price: £13
Box Office: 0844 999 999 / Doors: 7:30pm
275-277 Pentonville Road,

Kings Cross, London, N1 9NL
www.scala-london.co.uk
Wednesday 10th April 2013
Bristol Tunnels

Tickets: £12 / Pre-sale Price: £11
Box Office: 0845 6050255 / Doors: 7pm
Arches 31-32, Lower Station Approach Road,
Bristol, BS1 6Q
www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk
Thursday 11th April 2013
York Fibbers

Tickets: £12 / Pre-sale Price: £11
Box Office: 08444 77 1000 / Doors: 7:30pm
Stonebow House, The Stonebow, York YO1 7NP
www.fibbers.co.uk
Friday 12th April 2013
Sheffield Plug

Tickets: £12 / Pre-sale Price: £11
Box Office: 0114 241 3040 / Doors: 7pm
14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
www.the-plug.com
Saturday 13th April
Glasgow ABC

Tickets: £12.00

Box Office: 0844 477 2000
www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk
300 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JA
Tracer was voted third place in Planet Rock’s “Best New Band” listeners’ poll. Over the past year Planet Rock has played the singles Too Much, Devil Ride, and Spaces In Between – all taken from Tracer’s critically acclaimed debut album Spaces in Between.
Tracer has captured the excitement and adrenalin rush of rock’n’roll. Their sound embodies the same raw dynamics and edge to that of Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age and Black Sabbath.  The band recently recruited new bass guitarist, Pat Saracino, who replaced original member Leigh Brown.
With the release of Spaces in Between, Tracer has attracted rave reviews and interviews in Classic Rock (New Band of the Month), Total Guitar, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Guitarist, Fireworks and Powerplay. Their video for Too Much has attracted over 100,000 YouTube views.
In the tradition of 3-piece rock bands like Rush and Muse, Tracer’s sound is the audio equivalent to Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now set inside the eye of an unstoppable hurricane.
Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, Tracer embrace a sonic sledgehammer sound steeped in epic guitars, thunderous riffs and raw, uncompromising vocals. Their Australian blend of 90’s stoner and 70’s classic rock continues to win them new fans and turn heads.
When Tracer supported Royal Republic on their 2011 European tour, it soon became evident that Tracer was the band to watch. When the UK’s premiere classic rock radio station, Planet Rock, started playing the band’s rock anthem Too Much, listeners responded, and posted messages on the Too Much YouTube video wall by saying, “Planet Rock brought me here.” 

Rising from the ashes of blues prodigy band The Brown Brothers in 2004, Michael (vocals, guitar) and Leigh Brown (vocals, bass) teamed up with drummer Andre Wise to form Tracer. 
The following years have seen the trio find success with two independent releases; two international tours, including support slots for Little Red, Children Collide, The John Steel Singers and Cassette Kids.
Following a debut European tour in late 2009, Tracer returned overseas in September 2010 to take a coveted showcase slot at Germany’s PopKomm Music Conference in Berlin. The band embarked on a string of dates throughout Germany, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK, taking time off only to sign a record deal with Cool Green Recordings, a sub label of the Mascot Label Group.

Upon returning to Adelaide, the band headed straight into the studio, and recorded what was to be their debut album, Spaces in Between, released October 2011.
TRACER - OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY
With a sound reminiscent of 90′s grunge/stoner rock mixed with the everlasting bravado of 70s classic rock, Tracer is a driving, sonic sledgehammer of massive guitars, clever hooks and raw uncompromising vocals.
Forming out of the ashes of blues prodigy band The Brown Brothers in 2004, Michael (Vocals and guitar) and Leigh Brown (Vocals and Bass) teamed up with drummer Andre Wise to make Tracer.
With two independent releases, two international tours and now a record contract under their belt, Tracer is a band that takes every little chance, every crazy idea, and commits everything they have to it.
During 2008 and 2009 Tracer took on an extensive touring schedule with multiple trips to Melbourne, a string of successful Adelaide shows including a capacity crowd at the Australian album launch for their second critically acclaimed mini-album “L.A.?”

2009 also saw the band share the stage with Little Red, Children Collide, The John Steel Singers and Cassette Kids among others. In late 2009 Tracer set off and toured Europe for three and a half months taking in Germany, the Netherlands, U.K., Denmark, Switzerland and Czech. Tracer also toured as part of The Great Australian Wave (as a showcase at PopKomm in Germany).
Upon returning from Europe the band got busy writing new songs and developing their live show. Demand from overseas led the band to recording 3 new songs to compliment the release of ‘L.A.?’ in Europe. ‘L.A.?’ was met with countless praising reviews in German magazines and an expression of interest from Mascot Records in the Netherlands.
Due to the success of the 2009 European tour and an increasing demand from overseas, Tracer played Europe once more with a showcase performance at Germany’s new format PopKomm Music Conference in Berlin. From this performance the band set off on a string of dates throughout Germany, Czech, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK.
The band released their debut LP via Mascot’s Cool Green Recordings on October 3rd 2011. Following the release of the album, they toured the UK and Europe as support to Royal Republic.
In 2011, their single “Too Much” was A-listed on Planet Rock Radio in the UK for three months.  The band generated over 50,000 views for their Too Much video on YouTube.  In December 2011, Planet Rock A-listed Tracer’s critically acclaimed second single “Devil Ride”. By March, Planet Rock A-listed the title track “Spaces In Between”.
Due to popular demand, Tracer returned to the UK and Europe for their first headline tour in April 2012. On this tour, Leigh Brown was replaced by new bassist Pat Saracino.
To coincide with the April UK tour, Tracer released their debut mini album “LA?” in the UK for the very first time (the record was originally released in Australia in 2009 to critical acclaim).
In April 2013, the band will release their follow-up album to Spaces In Between.  The album will be produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair, Cold Chisel).
Tracer - Essential Web Links
Tracer - Official Website
www.tracer-band.com
Tracer - Official Facebook
www.facebook.com/Tracer
Tracer - Official Twitter
https://twitter.com/#!/Tracerband

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