The RubensCredit: Ali Lander-Shindler

  • The Rubens are heading across the country later this year!
  • Their third studio album LO LA RU debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart
  • LO LA RU features hit tracks ‘Million Man’, ‘Never Ever (feat. Sarah)’ and ‘Freakout’
  • The band have supported P!NK on her massive sell-out 42-date arena show run of Australia and New Zealand
  • New single ‘Never Ever (feat. Sarah)’ has just achieved Gold ARIA Accreditation
  • triple j Hottest 100 #1 single ‘Hoops’ is now 3 x Platinum ARIA Accredited

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce Menangle five-piece The Rubens will perform for audiences across the country this November and December in celebration of their third studio album LO LA RU (out now via Ivy League Records). The tour will see the alt-rock favourites delight fans in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Fremantle and Melbourne as well as eight regional cities across Australia. They will be joined at all headline shows by special guest Little May with an additional guest in each state to be announced via a triple j unearthed competition.

2018 has proven to be The Rubens’ biggest year to date, releasing LO LA RU in June, undertaking a mammoth worldwide headline tour across Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe and most recently supporting P!NK on her massive 42-date sell out arena tour of Australia and New Zealand.

‘Full of fun, soul-injected rock tracks’ – theMusic

‘Pleasantly melodic, often with a good sense of groove, and tastefully recorded.’ – Sydney Morning Herald

‘The Rubens have made a conscious effort to create something unique, beautiful, and different to what they’re used to. The result? A well-constructed album, proving they truly can do anything.’ – Beat

Their bold and confident third album LO LA RU debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart and has received praise from fans and critics alike. Recorded in a converted WWII bunker in their hometown of Camden on the outskirts of Sydney, the album was produced by Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar (the co-producers of Run The Jewels 3) and pushes the band’s sound into new territory.

Drawing on RnB and hip-hop influences without losing any of the soulful warmth that fans have come to know and love about The Rubens, LO LA RU features exuberant party jam ‘Million Man’, heart wrenching hit ‘Never Ever feat. Sarah’ (now accredited Gold) and current track ‘Freakout’.

Fans can also expect to hear The Rubens delving into their impressive back catalogue from previous albums The Rubens (Platinum ARIA Accredited) and Hoops (Gold ARIA Accredited). Crowd favourites ‘Hoops’ (recently 3 x Platinum ARIA Accredited), ‘Hallulejah, ‘Lay It Down’ and ‘My Gun are sure to be jockeying for setlist positions.

Joining The Rubens at all shows will be indie folk trio Little May. Formed in Sydney in 2012, Little May released their debut album For The Company in 2015, co-produced by Aaron Dessner of The National. With a number of standout songs including ‘Boardwalks’ and ‘Hide’, Little May are guaranteed to enchant audiences across the tour.

The Rubens have also teamed up with triple j unearthed to select an additional guest in each state. Each winner will also sing the female part of The Rubens’ hit duet, ‘Never Ever (feat. Sarah)’ on stage with the band on the night. Head to for details.

Following an incredible year from The Rubens, these shows are not to be missed! Get in early to avoid disappointment.

with special guests LITTLE MAY
Presented by Frontier Touring, triple j & Beat (MEL only)

Begins: Wednesday 5 September (10am local time)

via (for Frontier listed shows only)
Runs 24 hours from: Wednesday 29 August (12noon AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

Friday 9 November           
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD
18+ | Ph: 136 100

Friday 16 November
Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW
All Ages | Ph: 132 849

Friday 30 November
HQ | Adelaide, SA
18+ | Ph: 1300 438 849

Saturday 1 December
Metropolis | Fremantle, WA
18+ | Ph: 1300 762 545

Saturday 8 December
The Forum | Melbourne, VIC
18+ | Ph: 136 100

* Not Frontier Touring shows

Saturday 3 November *
This That Festival | Newcastle, NSW

Thursday 8 November *
Miami Marketta | Gold Coast, QLD
18+ | Ph: 1300 762 545

Friday 23 November *
ANUI | Canberra, ACT
18+ | Ph: 1300 438 849

Saturday 24 November *
Kinross Woolshed | Albury, NSW
18+ | Ph: 02 9266 4034

Thursday 6 December *
Club 54 | Launceston, TAS
18+ | Ph: 1300 762 545

Friday 7 December *
The Goods Shed | Hobart, TAS
18+ | Ph: 1300 438 849

Friday 14 December *
Tanks | Cairns, QLD
18+ | Ph: 1300 855 835

Saturday 15 December *
Entertainment Centre | Darwin, NT
All Ages | Ph: 08 8980 3333

LO LA RU  tracklist:

  1. Million Man
  2. Go On
  3. I Know
  4. Never Ever (feat. Sarah)
  5. Freakout
  6. God Forgot
  7. Woman Oh Woman
  8. Casper
  9. So So
  10. Mary
  11. Teeth
  12. All My Dollars

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