July 28, 2009
On March 14, in response to the tragic misfortune of the February 2009 Victorian Bushfires, Sound Relief took place in Melbourne and Sydney simultaneously, with artists and bands such as Kings of Leon, Paul Kelly, Hunters & Collectors, Midnight Oil, Coldplay, Jet and of course Wolfmother performed in either city.
Over $8 million was raised by the Sound Relief concerts, with the funds going to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal ($7,159,760) and The Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal ($874,416).
But for those who missed tickets to Sound Relief, don’t fret because on October 2nd a 4-disc DVD compilation will be released with proceeds going to Red Cross.
Not much is known about the content of the DVDs as of yet other than every artist who performed in either city will be included on the disc, furthermore Sound Relief organiser Michael Gudinski has had this to say about the release “Some acts have their whole set on there, some just a few songs, but it’s all music. We didn’t want to clutter it up with interviews.”
Let’s just hope the entire Wolfmother set is included!
July 26, 2009
After releasing it as a free download twice, Wolfmother have officially made a video for Back Round!
On Andrew Stockdale’s Twitter Page, two tweets were made, each showing a caption from the video. The two pictures below show Andrew with a flare creating smoke and Andrew again, playing the guitar (possibly during the guitar solo). Both are showing a rather dramatic effect for the Back Round video.
The two pictures above show a promising and hopeful beginning for the new Wolfmother, definitely reflecting the hyper and hard hitting sound that Back Round brings. A clip is due for release shortly, followed by hopefully a full music video. I will update this post as soon as the clip and/or video is released!
July 25, 2009
I’ve personally had a Twitter account for some time now (though I admit that I’m not a huge user). I figured it was time for this site to come into the Twitter age and get a few updates:
- Easy ‘retweet’ links added to each post
- A wolfmother.net Twitter account which will have updates from this site but also breaking news about Wolfmother
Added a sidebar flash widget that displays the latest updates. Likely to be updated before this site is so keep a close eye on it!Flash widget was too much of a pain in the arse – added a widget to show posts from @wolfmothernet, @positron76 (Andrew), or any post that mentions Wolfmother. Hope it works better!
Click on the icon below to follow, or go to twitter.com/wolfmothernet
July 23, 2009
Looks like some lucky LA based fans are in for a treat, with an event planned presumably to debut Cosmic Egg. News via Andrew’s Twitter account:
The first 20 LA fans to email email@example.com with name and addy will be part of the lucky few to hear Cosmic Egg, in full and FIRST -WM
about 11 hours ago from web
Los Angeles –Your time has come. 7/27 is your chance to join in on a very exclusive Cosmic event. More details to come, keep following! -WM
about 17 hours ago from web
I’m guessing at the time of posting this (11 hours after the update), the 20 tickets are taken. But it’s worth a shot – get your email off asap!
July 18, 2009
Just a short day after The Wolfies fansite went online, Wolfmother announced tour dates with the wonderful Killers.
Initially announced on Andrews twitter account, it also added to their main website. There will be 6 dates in total, 4 of which are in the US and the remaining 2 are in Canada. The dates are as follows:
31st August 2009 – Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, Maryland
1st September 2009 – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre Wantagh, New York
2nd September 2009 – PNC Bank Arts Centre Holmdel, New Jersey
4th September 2009 – TD Banknorth Garden Boston, Massachusetts
5th September 2009 – Quai Jacques Cartier Montreal, Quebec
6th September 2009 – Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, Ontarlo
If you leave remotely near any of those venues, definitely go and get a ticket, it looks to be a very awesome event and as a very big Killers fan myself, you can imagine the jealousy that is currently flowing through my body.
Also a heads up, there will be a tour in the UK before 2009 is out! Andrew has yet again confirmed/promised that on his twitter page so this is wonderful for all the British fans!
[update]The Wolfmother Tour dates page is updated, and improved!
July 18, 2009
I’m a firm believer in healthy competition, and it looks like this here site – or at least those there forums – will have some shortly.
Wolfmother recently announced that they are launching a fan club, called The Wolfies – a term we have been using here and in the forums for years now to refer to the band’s fans. http://www.thewolfiesonline.com
At the moment, membership is restricted to those who buy a concert ticket. Which seems a bit daft to me because that’s instantly limiting membership to those areas the band is touring, ie Australia and a couple of parts of the US. Why not just charge a small fee to get in? I’m sure a few dozen forum members would happily pay a few bucks. Then again, they probably want to limit membership during the “trial” stage before rolling out to everyone.
It’ll be interesting to see how things turn out, particularly with the “members only forums”. Our forums just passed a thousand members, so they’ve got a bit of catching up to do =0)
Some of the other benefits though sound awesome, such as pre-sale tickets and ‘hanging out with the band. I’ll certainly be joining when the opportunity arises.
July 6, 2009
Many fans across the world have been wanting and demanding a tour and Wolfmother have responded! Today they announced 6 dates across their home country, Australia. The tour has been named the ”New Moon Rising Tour”, which I think is a lovely and appropriate name, and it will be carried out through September 2009, obviously coming up close to the release of their new album, “Cosmic Egg”. The confirmed dates are as followed:
Thursday September 17 – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD (www.ticketek.com.au)
Saturday September 19 – The Enmore, Sydney NSW (www.ticketek.com.au)
Wednesday September 23 – Capitol, Perth WA (www.moshtix.com.au)
Thursday September 24 – HQ Live, Adelaide SA (www.moshtix.com.au)
Friday September 25 – The Palace, Melbourne VIC (www.ticketek.com.au)
Saturday September 26 – Pier Hotel, Frankston VIC (www.ticketek.com.au)
Tickets go on sale on Friday July 17 and are sure to sell out fast! All people who are lucky enough to get a ticket for one of the dates will also get complimentary membership to the Wolfmother Fan Club. Sounds like we are being made redundant as the Wolfmother fan site now… Let’s hope not!