Returning To Australia in November/December in Support of ‘The Awakening’, First Album in 4 Years.

US post hardcore heroes The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus returns to Australia this November and December and this time they are armed with their recent album The Awakening, their first studio album in 4 years. Expect to hear tracks from the ‘The Awakening’ and the band will also delve into their extensive bag of hits. Tickets for the Australian dates go on sale this Wednesday, September 19.
“With their new songs, the band has brought about a special maturity that has made it feel like their music has grown up just as their fans have.”

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus was formed back to 2003 by brothers Ronnie and Randy Winter and it was Virgin Records who snapped them up & released the bands RIAA platinum debut record Don’t You Fake It in 2006.
Second album Lonely Road followed in 2009. They became fully independent in early 2010. Since then it’s being done “the Red Jumpsuit way”. Am I The Enemy was released in 2011, 4 on July 4th, 2014 and The Awakening in 2018.

The Awakening features the smash hit “On Become Willing” which has spent the last 7 weeks at # 1 on the Billboard Christian Rock Charts.

“The band gave the audience a great performance, and vocalist Ronnie Winter delivered spot on, spine-chilling vocals.” – Soundbites

“The set was filled with emotion which was pouring through the venue with a constant buzz radiating from everyone” – Rogue

Known for their spirituality, the bands lyrics cover an array of emotions. The darkness and the light, the struggles and the wins. The RJA message is ultimately one of hope and a reminder that “Even on the worst day that you’re alive you’re still surrounded by so many awesome things that you should be grateful for, if you choose to look at them.” Ronnie Winter.

Stream The Awakening on:
Google Play | Amazon | Spotify | Apple Music

Joining them are Brisbane’s The Comfort. In their short tenure, they’ve already made their mark on the Australian alternative scene, having done multiple runs around the country alongside bands such as The Hunna, Storm The Sky, Young Lions, Don Broco and Saviour. Their EP Love has reached far corners of the globe with the band constantly finding new fans from New York, to London and beyond. With debut album, What It Is To Be due out November 9th, The Comfort have only just begun.


“This album is called ‘What It Is To Be’ for a specific reason” states The Comfort’s Liam Holmes. When discussing the lyrical content, Holmes says the album is an attempt to showcase the human experience and make sense of who and what we are. The band has poured their heart and soul into this release, each track trying to understand a different piece of the human puzzle

U.S. Tour
OCT 8 Vinyl Music Hall- Pensacola, FL
OCT 10 Alchemy Ballroom- Ocala, FL
OCT 11 The Masquerade- Atlanta, GA
OCT 13 2018 Beaches Oktoberfest – Seawalk Pavilion- Jacksonville Beach, FL
OCT 14 Crowbar- Tampa, FL

Australian Tour (with special guests The Comfort)
NOV 28 Galatos- Auckland, NZ (18+) *RJA Only
NOV 29 The Triffid- Brisbane, AUS (18+)
NOV 30 Corner Hotel- Melbourne, AUS (18+)
DEC 1 Club Azzuri- Newcastle, AUS (All Ages)
DEC 2 Manning Bar- Sydney, AUS (18+)

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus online:
Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

About The Author

Calling Detroit, Michigan home, Sami has been photographing for many years and has been with National Rock Review since near the beginning. She is a photographer and writer for National Rock Review as well as being the US Marketing Manager, PR Correspondent, and Editor. She also owns her own photography business, Sami Lipp Photography. Capturing the excitement of live music and the passion of musicians is something she lives for. She is excited to grow her career in music photography every day.

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