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News : Anathema announce ‘The Optimist’ Australia tour

By on April 27, 2017

British post-prog rockers Anathema are returning to tour Australia this December in support of their highly-anticipated eleventh full-length album, The Optimist. Following their celebrated stripped down shows in 2015, Anathema are bringing forth their full electric show this time round!

Presented by Metropolis Touring and David Roy Williams.

Wednesday 6th December – Melbourne – 170 Russell

Thursday 7th December – Brisbane – The Triffid

Friday 8th December – Sydney – Metro Theatre

Saturday 9th December – Adelaide – The Gov

Sunday 10th December – Perth – Rosemount Hotel 

Pre-Sale: Wed 3 May, 9am > Thurs 4 May, 5pm (Local Time)
On-Sale: Fri 5 May 9am (Local Time)

Tickets via:

“… inspiring, ultimately making you feel like you don’t need to see another gig, because everything else would end up being a disappointment” – Classic Rock

Known for their ability to send audiences into raptures, Anathema build on the most soul-baring and introspective forms of artistic expression to deliver mesmerising performances. Theirs is a live experience like no other, and one which rightly earned them the award for Best Live Event at the inaugural Prog Music Awards late in 2013. 

“The dual vocals of Vincent and Lee reach for the rafters building to a massive emotive crescendo. It’s enough to make a grown man cry. Let’s face it, Anathema are at the top of their game right now.” – Metal Hammer

Alongside forward-striving acts such as Opeth, Steven Wilson and Dream Theater, Anathema present an experience both brutal and ethereal. With the new June released album, The Optimist Australian Tour is an unmissable chance to pulsate to all your favourite tracks and be amazed by highlights from the dazzling new album. The Optimist live is a journey full of wonder with every song carrying a kaleidoscopic spell of its own.

“an atmosphere of almost literal jaw-dropping awe.” – Mentioned Reviews

Anathema have continually evolved by placing hope in the future, and with undoubtedly The Album of 2017 under their belts, it definitely seems to be working. Rightfully so, Anathema’s shooting star looks set to burn perpetually brighter and brighter. Get ready for an intense and emotional live experience that you will never forget!

“What a show. What a night… something magical. 10/10” – Soundscape Magazine


Jonathon is an aspiring fantasy/sci-fi novelist and music journalist. Thanks to the influence of the music he grew up with, he has always possessed a keen interest in metal and rock. He is also a huge fan of mythology, legend, and folklore from all across the world. You should follow him on Twitter.