Australian act Sheppard to head to North America in 2018 for the Edge of the Night tour
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The rising indie-pop group from Brisbane, Australia known as Sheppard are headed to the United States this fall for a run of concerts throughout November under the banner, the Edge of the Night Tour. Announced last week, the band’s upcoming run will start at San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop on Nov. 13, and will see the pop group visiting nine major US. cities over the next two weeks before closing out with a show at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall on Nov. 27.

Since forming back in 2009 between siblings George and Amy Sheppard as part of an assignment from the latter’s music teacher, the band would go on to independently release their first EP in 2012 on their own label, Empire of Song. The indie album would go on to be nominated for Best Independent Release at the ARIA Music Awards the following year. Their 2014 single "Geronimo" also became quite the hit on the Australian pop charts, and even dethroned Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” from the top spot.

The band has since spent the last few years touring and promoting their music as the opening act for various bigger artists, including the Australian and New Zealand dates on Justin Bieber’s hugely successful Purpose World Tour. Their most recent single, “Edge of the Night,” was released back on June 23, and has since peaked at No. 3 on the Australian Independent Singles chart.

Tickets for select shows on the November run are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Edge of the Night Tour Dates:
Nov. 13 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop (Click here for tickets)
Nov. 14 - Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Nov. 20 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Nov. 21 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Click here for tickets)
Nov. 22 - Somerville, MA - Once Ballroom (Click here for tickets)
Nov. 24 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry
Nov. 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Nov. 26 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
Nov. 27 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall