Birds Of Tokyo Fly Free Into Regional Australia

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BIRDS OF TOKYO FLYING INTO REGIONAL AUSTRALIA 


Optus extends tour dates for regional Australians





Sydney, Thursday 7 October 2010:  Optus announced today they are offering an incredible

opportunity for three towns in regional Australia

to host a FREE concert with one of Australia’s

hottest bands, Birds of Tokyo, as part of the Optus Sound Scribe program. 


As a unique partnership with the Perth-based band, Optus are bringing Birds of Tokyo’s current tour

to three regional towns at the end of November, as part of the Sound Scribe program, which gives

budding music enthusiasts in regional Australia the opportunity to pursue a career in music

journalism.


To be in with a chance of winning a gig in their town, the public must

vote for their local Optus


decide which three regional towns Birds of Tokyo will be performing in. 


Last

week, Birds of Tokyo claimed six ARIA

nominations for their self-titled album in the

categories of ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SINGLE OF THE

YEAR (Plans), BEST GROUP, BEST ROCK ALBUM, BEST

MUSIC DVD and MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN

ARTIST. With virtually unanimous four-star reviews,

Birds Of Tokyo’s self-titled album has resonated

strongly with both critics and the Australian public.

Both the album and the single "Plans" are sitting

firmly in the national Top 10 and both have been

certified gold. The band are currently playing sold out

shows across the country, as part of their September national tour and are now looking forward to

performing live in regional Australia as a part of the Optus Sound Scribe initiative later in the year.


Drummer for Birds of Tokyo Adam Weston said: “We are all really looking forward to what these

additional shows have in store for us


especially as the three locations will be based on local

communities getting behind these talented scribes.'


The Optus Sound Scribes need all the votes they can get so go online to


and vote for your favourite Optus Sound Scribe or your favourite

town to win the Birds of Tokyo concert. Remember anyone across Australia can vote once per day so

get on and make your vote count.


Optus Sound Scribe judge, show host and TV and radio personality, Andrew Günsberg said: “The

Optus Sound Scribe program is not only a fantastic opportunity for young people to get a head start

for a career in the music industry, but a unique chance for regional towns to get a free gig with a top

band and get in on all the action - beyond the typical gig location circuit.” 



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Full list of Optus Sound Scribes and locations.....


NSW

Armidale

Nicola Traise


TAS

Lenah Valley

Tim Hurd

NSW

Ballina

Max Quinn





NSW

Dubbo

Natalie Butcher


VIC

Ballarat North

Meg Rayner

NSW

Leeton

Jeremy Stevens


VIC

Carlsruhe

Damian Ball

NSW

Lismore Heights

Patrick Bradbery


VIC

Junortoun

Jake Schatz

NSW

North Nowra

Leland Foster


VIC

Learmonth

Lindsay Morris

NSW

Port Macquarie

Jaimi-lee Clements


VIC

Melton West

Natasha Jones

NSW

Quorrobolong

Jessica Willard


VIC

Mildura

Dylan Leayr

NSW

West Wollongong

Courtney Fry


VIC

Mount Eliza

Kayla Robertson

NSW

Lavington

Michael Langlands


VIC

Point Lonsdale

Tex Miller





VIC

Shepparton

Kiel Egging

QLD

Bundaberg

Casey Bartholdt


VIC

Teesdale

Ben Pfarrer

QLD

Douglas

Kylie Humphries


VIC

Traralgon

Michael Teychenne

QLD

Douglas

Tanya Anderson


VIC

Wangaratta

Joel Hargreaves

QLD

Elanora

Alice Nash


VIC

Wonthaggi

Lucy Valentine

QLD

Hervey Bay

Clair Emery





QLD

Kingaroy

Ashleigh Carey


WA

Albany

Beth Commons

QLD

Kings Beach

Kathleen Jeremy


WA

Geraldton

Darcy Hay

QLD

Mackay

Linden Rosier





QLD

Mount Warren Park

Tasman Anderson





QLD

Sippy Downs

Sandy Powell





QLD

Caboolture

Alexis Day





QLD

Wandal

Tegan Medlin





QLD

White Rock

Cassandra Ella












Media contact:

For all media enquiries and interview requests please contact:

Lisa Owen - Peer Group Media – Tel: 0402 340 953

lisaowen@peergroupmedia.com


About Optus Sound Scribe: 


Forty individuals located across the country are working tirelessly to produce a music blog, interview artists and report on

their town’s local music scene, whilst being mentored by some of Australia’s leading music industry figures.  The scribe with

the highest number of votes at www.optussoundscribe.com.au by 31 October will win one of the three gigs with the band. 


About Birds of Tokyo: 


Their self-titled album debuted at #2 on the national ARIA Album. Ten (10) weeks on and the album has already surpassed

gold sales and sits comfortably at #6 on the national ARIA album chart.   It's the independent group's third studio album but

their highest ever chart debut result. 

Recorded in Sweden and mixed in New York, the intensely melodic and brooding

collection of songs has already attracted massive critical acclaim with the Sunday Herald Sun raving that ‘Birds Of Tokyo

haven't merely arrived.  They've smashed the door down.’  The West Australian newspaper go on to say "This deserves to

be Birds Of Tokyo's passport to the world".  


The album features the anthemic breakthrough hit 'Plans' currently the #1 most requested song on JJJ and the group's first

ever top 20 single. The single moved up to #14 on the ARIA chart this week and is expected to go top 10 next week. 


All remaining shows on their national tour are sold out with the exception of Sydney with limited tickets available.






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