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State Champs Announce Australian Tour

New York pop-rockers are returning to Australia this September with some special guests.

State Champs are heading back to Australia for what promises to be the most extensive pop-punk tour of the year. The pop-punk rockers will tour the country with the ultimate line-up taking The Maine, Hot Milk & Paperweight along for the ride.

Starting in bedrooms and basements in 2010, State Champs quickly ascended as leaders of a new scene. This owing as much to early Fall Out Boy and Green Day as latter-day Warped Tour bands. Throughout their career, State Champs delivered their music and heartfelt message on extensive tours with bands like Fall Out Boy, 5 Seconds Of Summer, A Day To Remember, and Simple Plan; three different Warped Tours; and a co-headliner with Neck Deep.
Billboard called them “modern-day pop-punk torchbearers”, and in 2022, Kerrang! declared them “one of the most authentic and well-respected bands in pop-punk . They’ll be performing all your favourites, including all the bangers from their brand-new studio album, Kings Of The New Age.

Phoenix pop-rock titans The Maine entered the scene in 2007. They’ve released eight critically acclaimed records that have pushed boundaries sonically and in the mainstream world.
The group first garnered attention on the Vans Warped Tour before issuing their Top 40 debut, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, in 2008. Their sophomore album, 2010’s Black & White, cracked the Top 20 of the Billboard 200. They again reached the Top 40 with 2013’s Forever Halloween, 2015’s American Candy, and 2017’s Lovely Little Lonely. The band have continued to move toward an ever more sophisticated and literate rock sound. This is evident on 2019’s You Are OK and 2021’s XOXO: From Love And Anxiety in Real-Time.
Hailing from Manchester, UK, Hot Milk is the ultimate emo power-pop duo. Jim and Han met in a bar in the Northern Quarter in 2016, became fast friends and have lived together ever since. What started over a bottle of wine and an acoustic guitar in their living room, whilst it pissed it down outside, quickly became their vice and way to survive through everyday life. The Manchester weather, coupled with their persistent desire to fill a meaning-shaped hole, meant that one song quickly turned into fifteen after running home from work during lunch breaks and staying up all night.
Singing sad songs with happy melodies, Hot Milk is a celebration of the real.
Melbourne quartet Paperweight, has spun a pandemic origin story into non-stop triumphs as they explode into 2022.
Rounding out 2021 with a debut festival appearance at the inaugural Knight & Day Festival Paperweight already has an impressive live sheet in a short space of time. Including headline shows supporting their debut EP, Green Lotus Blooms, to supporting Melbourne pop-rockers Terra. Hysteria Magazine declared, As far as Paperweight go, they’ve marked themselves as one of the brightest bands around.”
Get those vocal chords ready for the sing-alongs and set those alarm clocks as you won’t want to miss out.

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