Aussie band DMA’s have been forced to postpone their 2021 tour until the autumn. Bandmates Tommy O’Dell, Matt Mason, and Johnny Took made the decision when general restrictions and logistics made it impossible.
DMA’S commented, “We’re gutted that we aren’t able to come over and play the UK this summer. We’d been trying to make it work and were all ready to go, but the recent festival situation means it’s no longer feasible.
We really appreciate some of you have been holding tickets for well over a year, and we hope you agree that rather than wait yet another year we move the summer headline shows onto our autumn tour and into some great indoor venues. This way we get to see you a whole lot sooner! Thank you for your patience and we can’t wait to get over in October.”
Fans of the popular Sydney Indie Rock band, formally known as the Dirty Ma’s, will undoubtedly be disappointed to delay their chance to see the band’s new 6 piece line-up energetic show.
The band are often compared with Oasis and The Stone Roses for good reason and have previously supported Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft, Kasabian, & The Kooks on tour.
The band were formed in 2012 but there is no doubt of their influences when came to public attention with their live cover of Cher’s Believe in 2016, which has nearly 11 million views on youtube.
Instead of the summer dates, the headline outdoor shows in Manchester Castlefield Bowl, Leeds Millennium Square and Edinburgh Princess Gardens are moving to multiple indoor shows in each city this autumn. Ticket holders for these shows will be contacted by their original ticket agent with the details.
In addition, the band’s two Dublin shows, originally planned for August, have been rescheduled to November. Tickets for the Newcastle Times Square show can be refunded or exchanged for their headline show at the city’s Hit The North Festival on October 23rd. Again ticket providers will be in touch in the coming days for those who bought tickets to discuss new tickets or a refund.
DMA’S 2021 UK & Ireland tour new dates
The band’s updated UK and Ireland tour now runs as below:
18th & 19th – Edinburgh, Corn Exchange (rescheduled Princess Gardens show)
21st – Norwich, UEA
22nd – Hull, Bonus Arena
23rd – Newcastle, Hit The North Festival
25th – Southampton, O2 Guildhall (SOLD OUT)
27th – Bath, Pavilion
29th – London, Alexandra Palace
30th – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
1st & 2nd & 3rd – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (rescheduled Castlefield Bowl show)
10th & 11th – Leeds, O2 Academy (rescheduled Millennium Square show)
13th & 14th – Dublin, The Academy (rescheduled / SOLD OUT)
DMA’S’ autumn tour was already easily the biggest of their career to date, with a 10,000 capacity London show at Alexandra Palace, a headline slot at Newcastle’s Hit The North Festival, and arena dates in Liverpool and Hull. The new tour schedule means that they will play a total of sixteen shows to a combined audience of approximately 50,000 people.
Each gig in the tour is sure to be an emotionally charged event as the band return to the UK for the first time since selling out the O2 Academy Brixton in March 2020 – a show which was documented in their electrifying Top 20 album ‘Live At Brixton’.
This autumn will also represent the first chance for fans to see DMA’S in action since they released their third studio album ‘THE GLOW’. It represented a huge leap forward for the Australian trio, infusing their euphoric anthems with pulsating alt-pop synths and big beat dynamics, a heady blend that resulted in the highest chart positions of their career: #4 in the UK and #2 in Australia.