Opus Of A Machine and Glass Ocean combine for joint Australian tour

Opus Of A Machine
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Two of Australia's hottest young progressive bands have joined forces for a co-headline Australian tour. Brisbane's Opus Of A Machine and Sydney's melodic proggers Glass Ocean will hit the road at the end of November.

"We couldn't be more excited to be showing off the next evolution of our sound and live show for these three nights," Opus drummer Trevor Gee tells Prog. "Alex has brought with him a vibrant new energy that we're carrying into our new music, and on top of that to be bringing back some old favourites from the first era of the band feels great!"

The new tour will see the debut of new Opus bassist Alex Nisirou, who replaced Dale Prinsse (now with Caligula's Horse) earlier this year. Opus Of A Machine are currently working on the follow up to 2018's Stray Fire and will be airing new songs on the tour.

Glass Ocean

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Sydney's Glass Ocean have spent the last two years working on their debut album with producer Chris Blancato (Northlane) which is due out in 2020. They too will be previewing brand new material on the tour.

"Upon finishing our album we are so excited to stretch our legs and share these songs with everybody," singer Tobias Atkins tells Prog. "Touring with Opus of A Machine has been a pipe dream for a while and now we finally get to do it. Expect high energy from both bands as we take our performance and music to a new and exciting place”.

They will play:

Brisbane Black Bear Lodge (with He Danced and Inovo) - November 23
Sydney Factory Floor (with Introspect and Code Atlantic) - November 30
Melbourne The Bendigo Hotel (with Phambam and Little Rituals) - December 7

Tickets information is available here.

Opus Of A Machine

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.