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We are thrilled to announce the return of The War On Drugs to Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 2018. With special guests Spoon, plus Indigo Sparke, the band will tour the region in December 2023 in support of I Don’t Live Here Anymore, praised by GQ as “the band’s clearest, most vibrant, and upbeat.”
Throughout the tour, The War On Drugs will play some of Australia and New Zealand’s finest venues, including Wellington’s Anderson Park, Auckland’s Spark Arena, the Forecourt of the iconic Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Brisbane’s Riverstage, and Perth’s stunning Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
Led by Adam Granduciel, the GRAMMY-Award winning band has steadily emerged as one of this century’s great rock and roll synthesists, removing the gaps between the underground and the mainstream, between the obtuse and the anthemic, making records that wrestle a fractured past into a unified and engrossing present. The New Yorker called them “the best American ‘rock’ band of this decade” in support of 2017’s A Deeper Understanding while Stereogum hailed The War On Drugs as “one of the greatest American bands of their generation” following the release of I Don’t Live Here Anymore. It landed on numerous 2021 best albums of the year lists and garnered a second GRAMMY Award nomination (Best Rock Song) and BRIT Award nomination.
Joining The War On Drugs for the tour will be one of rock's most acclaimed acts, Spoon. Austin’s most esteemed rock ambassadors have released ten albums to date, including a string of five straight top 10 records: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007), Transference (2010), They Want My Soul (2014), Hot Thoughts (2017), and Lucifer on the Sofa (2022). Hailed by TIME as “one of the greatest American rock bands”, Spoon topped Metacritic’s chart as the single most critically acclaimed band of the aughts.
Event may contain smoke, haze, strobe lights & pyrotechnics.
WE PLAY RAIN OR SHINE
If it looks like rain, please bring wet weather protection (ponchos & raincoats).
Umbrellas are not permitted into the venue.
Production Reminder: Event may contain smoke, haze, strobe lights & pyrotechnics.
All tickets available through Ticketmaster.com.au and 136 100. This is a licensed event. All patrons must have a valid ticket for entry. Please note that Companion Cards can only be used when purchasing General Admission tickets.
Box Office for this event is cashless. Door sales available via EFT/Credit unless exhausted prior.
Under 18's not permitted for this event.
SET TIMES & LINE-UP
Occasionally changes to the line-up and/or program times occur that are out of the Promoters control. The Promoter reserves the right to change the line-up and/or program times without prior notification.
WHAT TO BRING
Picnic rug and hamper, jacket, sun hat, sunscreen, sealed plastic bottled water/soft drink only (NO BYO Alcohol), comfy shoes and good vibes. For seating, see below. Empty aluminium or plastic water bottles are permitted to be brought into the venue for free filling at the water stations.
-Deck – GA Standing tickets gain access to the deck in front of the stage. No seating is permitted.
-Lawn – General Admission ticket holders will need to bring their own picnic rug or seat if desired.
Low-to-the-ground beach style chairs are recommended in the General Admission area. High back (deck/camping) chairs are permitted, however will be positioned at the rear of the venue.
A seating area is provided for those with wheelchair requirements.
My General Admission tickets say "GENADM" but have row and seat number on them - what does this mean?
This is for ticket tracking purposes only. This information does not mean you have a reserved seat for the event.
There are a range of public transport options connecting you to Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Please refer to the Transperth Journey Planner to plan your journey.
BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE
Shuttle buses run along Lovekin Drive & May Drive from 4pm - 7pm, picking up patrons at the lighting towers and delivering to main gate (Gate 1). Please note this is a ONE-WAY SERVICE ONLY, helping inbound patrons to enter the show. There are no return shuttle services. We kindly ask for a gold coin donation for this service – all proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House Perth.
A wide range of food options to suit all tastes and budgets will be available for purchase at the venue. Visit jdsfastfoods.com.au to view food vendors in attendance, menus and to pre-order grazing boxes. Patrons can also visit ticketmaster.com.au to pre-order grazing boxes. Alternatively, patrons may bring their own food/picnic. Please be aware of prohibited items listed under “Not Permitted”.
SMOKING, VAPING & E-CIGARETTES
The main event space is smoke, vape and e-cigarette free. If you are caught smoking/vaping outside of the designated smoking area, you may be evicted from the event
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
All bags are subject to a safety and security search upon entry. No Pass Outs.
Available along Lovekin, Forrest and May Drives. A drop off zone is located at the venue entrance on Lovekin Drive. ACROD Parking is located on Forrest Drive near the DNA Tower. Access Forrest Drive via Park and Poole Avenue entrances, Crawley.
POST SHOW ROAD CLOSURE
Lovekin Drive (in front of concert venue) & the pre-show drop off zone will be closed to all vehicles from just prior to show end for up to 1 hour post show.
For Patrons being picked-up after the show the pick-up point is the Wadjuk Carpark.
Mellen Events on (08) 9383 3534 or email@example.com
VIP Premium Deck Experience
- One (1) Deck Standing GA ticket
- Early entry into the venue before the general public.
- Commemorative VIP Tour Laminate
- Dedicated VIP line at merchandise stand
- Designated VIP check-in and onsite staff
Early Entry Lawn GA Experience
- One (1) General Admission LAWN ticket. (No DECK access)
- Early entry into the venue before the general public
- Commemorative VIP Tour Laminate
- Early access to merchandise stand
- Designated VIP check-in and onsite staff
DECK STANDING = $152.78
LAWN GA = $112.00
VIP PREMIUM DECK STANDING = $178.27
VIP EARLY ENTRY LAWN = $142.58
*Prices are exclusive of transaction fees
5:00PM - General Gates Open
6:10PM - Indigo Sparke
7:10PM - Spoon
8:30PM - The War On Drugs
* Times are approximate and subject to change
• Unsealed drink containers *empty reusable water containers permitted
• Illicit drugs
• Weapons, knives or wine spikes *cutlery & small cheese knives permitted
• Glass *perfume bottles permitted.
• Large items – i.e. bean bags, tents, sun shelters or tables
• Trolleys including beach trolleys, sack trolley or wagons
• Sporting equipment
• Professional recording devices, SLR cameras or drones
• Animals (other than registered assistance animals)
• Lasers or laser pointers
• Any Dangerous goods
DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A TICKET FOR MY BABY or CHILD?
No minors are permitted. 18+ only event.
MY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS SAY "GENADM" BUT HAVE ROW & SEAT NUMBERS ON THEM - WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
This is for ticket tracking purposes only. This information does not mean you have a reserved seat for the event. Please refer to SEATING under the TICKET PRICES tab.
General Admission Grass ticket holders will need to bring a picnic blanket or rug with them to sit on (should you wish) or alternatively a low-to-the-ground beach style chair or director/camping chair. Please note that beach chairs (being low-to-the-ground) will be positioned in the first half of the General Admission Grass area and director/camping chairs (being higher off the ground) will be positioned toward the rear of the General Admission Grass area.
I LOST SOME BELONGINGS AT A SHOW // LEFT BEHIND CLOAKED OR CONFISCATED ITEMS - WHAT DO I DO?
Please contact the Mellen Events office on (08) 9383 3534 or firstname.lastname@example.org in the days immediately after the show. If you cloaked items at the free cloakroom (or had a confiscated item cloaked), please let us know your Cloaking Ticket Number to better help us locate your item.
I PURCHASED A DRINK (ALCOHOLIC) AT THE VENUE & HAVEN'T FINISHED IT BY THE END OF THE SHOW. CAN I WALK OUT THE VENUE WITH IT?
No, the event area is a licensed venue and as such, no alcohol can be taken off the premises (just as you can't purchase a drink at a pub and walk out with it - it must be consumed within the licensed area). Please assist security by leaving any unfinished alcoholic beverages behind.