Australian Band The Buckleys Announce Their First North American Virtual Tour
BAND TO PERSONALIZE LIVESTREAMED SHOWS FOR DOZENS OF CITIES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA POWERED BY LIVE NATION
APRIL 3, 2020 -- The trio from Byron Bay, Australia, The Buckleys announce their first NORTH AMERICAN Virtual Tour, presented by Live Nation. In an effort to reach fans during a time of social distancing while still giving audiences a personalized experience, the band is launching an orchestrated livestreamed tour that will virtually reach various cities on different dates across North America starting on the West Coast this Saturday, April 4th.
The Buckleys will perform different sets for each of their four tour dates which will be available for live viewing on Live Nation’s newly launched Live From Home platform as well as hosted across Live Nation and House of Blues’ regional social media channels (see dates and links below). Viewing will also be available on the band’s YouTube channel post livestream.
The Buckleys are only the second signing to Petrol Records since CM Murphy signed award-winning siblings and band of brothers, INXS in 2009. A three-piece band of siblings (Sarah 20, Lachlan 18 and Molly 17 yrs of age), The Buckleys worked since they were young children towards their dream of a record deal, the release of their first album and tour and had scheduled the release of their single “Money” on March 13 and their first tour to kick off in April.
However, as Covid 19 progressed, the prospect of their tour became impossible. Petrol Records head, CM Murphy, adapted his longtime experience launching tours, albums, and films to The Buckleys Virtual Tour. With the help of their U.S. label, UMe, and Live Nation, and a bit of creativity and determination, The Buckleys “virtual tour” was born.
“Live Nation and UMe have been incredible partners and they know how important it is to give artists a chance to play and audiences a chance to discover, especially during this incredibly difficult time in the world where music remains a vital part in connecting people,” says CM Murphy, Petrol Records founder & Chairman.
The single “Money” (Petrol Records/Universal Music Australia/UMe) is The Buckleys first worldwide release and embodies the band’s brand of “Hippie Country” – a genre representing the infectious personality and spirited conscience that the band maintains through these tough times. The track with its “infectious, feel-good hooks” (Guitar World) was written by Sarah Buckley who wrote with multi-platinum songwriters Phil Barton (Lee Brice/A Woman Like You) and Dave Thomson (Lady Antebellum/747) during her time in Nashville.
Since signing with CM Murphy’s Petrol Records in 2019, the band has released two singles in Australia. The first “Daydream” catapulted the trio into the limelight, scoring a #1 single at Australian country radio, followed by second single, “I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love),” which reached #3.
The Buckleys NORTH AMERICAN Virtual Tour Dates and Links for Viewing:
Saturday, April 4th @ 6pm PDT/MST
Anaheim - https://www.facebook.com/HOBAnaheim/
Bay Area - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationBayArea/
British Columbia - https://www.facebook.com/livenationbritishcolumbia/
Las Vegas - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationVegas/
HOB Las Vegas - https://www.facebook.com/HOBLasVegas/
Los Angeles - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationLA/
Pacific Northwest - https://www.facebook.com/livenationpnw/
Phoenix - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationPhx/
Sacramento & Reno - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationSacReno/
San Diego - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationSD/
Thursday, April 9th @ 5pm MDT
Colorado - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationCO/
Salt Lake City -https://www.facebook.com/livenationslc/
Friday, April 10th @ 3pm CDT
HOB Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/HOBChicago/
HOB Dallas - https://www.facebook.com/HOBDallas/
HOB Houston - https://www.facebook.com/HOBHouston/
Minnesota - https://www.facebook.com/livenationmn/
New Orleans - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationNOLA/
HOB New Orleans - https://www.facebook.com/HOBNewOrleans/
St Louis - https://www.facebook.com/livenationstl/
Tennessee - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationTN/
Saturday, April 11th @ 6pm EDT
Atlanta - https://www.facebook.com/livenationatl/
HOB Boston - https://www.facebook.com/HOBBoston/
Carolinas - https://www.facebook.com/livenationncsc/
Cleveland - https://www.facebook.com/livenationcleveland/
HOB Cleveland - https://www.facebook.com/HOBCleveland/
Connecticut - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationCT/
Florida - https://www.facebook.com/LivenationFL/
HOB Myrtle Beach - https://www.facebook.com/HOBMyrtleBeach/
New England - https://www.facebook.com/livenationnewengland/
Ontario, Canada - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationOntario/
HOB Orlando - https://www.facebook.com/HOBOrlando/
Philadelphia - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationPhilly/
Saratoga Springs NY - https://www.facebook.com/spacconcerts/
Upstate NY - https://www.facebook.com/livenationUpstateNY/
Western NY - https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationWNY/
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for UMG. Working in concert with all of the company’s record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a concentration of resources, opportunities in new technologies and an emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives to engage all types of consumers across multiple entry points and platforms.
About Petrol Records
Petrol, founded in 2000, is the world’s most successful first all-digital record company and the first independent label to sign a worldwide distribution agreement with Apple Inc.’s iTunes. Petrol’s numerous chart and sales successes over the years in various musical genres, together with Christopher M. Murphy’s other multimedia endeavors, resulting in Murphy receiving the New South Wales Premier’s Expo Award for Arts & Entertainment and being named Australian Entrepreneur of the Year by Business Review Weekly for his many achievements. In 2008 Murphy received a Grammy nomination for his documentary on the street music of Cuba (now referred to as ‘Reggaeton’). In 2009, Petrol signed INXS’ classic catalogue to the label and in 2017, INXS were awarded for achieving 50 million worldwide sales. With iTunes alone, Petrol has achieved more than 180 #1’s, more than 700 Top 10, and more than 1,600 Top 100 positions. In addition to Murphy’s Grammy nomination for a cutting-edge documentary, and following the # 1 rated television mini-series in 2014, Petrol broke all records with six albums in the Top 10 & INXS were recently named ARTIST of the DECADE in Australia for their highest selling album The Very Best. With millions of records sold worldwide and ranking as one of the world’s most successful independent labels, Petrol continues to succeed in the marketplace.
Photo: Francisco Tavoni @ Studio Tropica, Byron Bay