The Red Paintings Tickets
The Red Paintings tickets
Led by lead songwriter and vocalist Trash McSweeney, this five-piece orchestral rock group, formed in Victoria, Australia, has been creating and experimenting since its formation in 2000. Featuring a backing lineup that includes guitar, violin, bass, cello and drums, there's a lot of sound going on here, but for McSweeney, the live experience is so much more. Regularly incorporating local artists and explosive multimedia performance art into their sets, The Red Paintings put on a dizzying show that fans won't soon forget. Catch their experimental antics at venue stops along The Red Paintings tour route through Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.
The Red Paintings' background
The story of The Red Paintings began in a most unlikely way: with a violent seizure. When he recovered, Trash McSweeney found that he had developed sound-colour synesthesia and set out to share his visions through music. In 2000, The Red Paintings became a reality.
In the years that followed, McSweeney and his visionary band of musicians had difficulty making a name for themselves on the scene in Geelong, Victoria, despite frequent live performances and the release of three EPs (Angel Flummox in 1999, Reality (Ahead of Schedule) in 2000 and Cinema Love in 2002). McSweeney made the decision to take his act to Brisbane, where he thought he might fare better, and by 2003 he had moved and formed a new lineup. In Brisbane, The Red Paintings did indeed fare better, quickly developing a reputation for its eccentricity, experimental artistry and friendliness. After two successful national tours, the band collaborated with Brisbane's 4ZZZ FM radio station to release The Virgin Mary Australian Tour Acoustic/Strings Album in 2004. The album was recorded live in real time, played straight over the air.
The Red Paintings released four more EPs between 2005 and 2013 before finally making their long-awaited debut album. Funded in large part by the band's fans, The Revolution Is Never Coming was released in 2013 and met with critical acclaim.
The Red Paintings' live experience
The Red Paintings are famous for their incorporation of multimedia performance art into all their shows. They are constantly looking to connect with local artists near the venues they play, offering them the chance to paint the energy of their shows onstage. The Red Paintings also encourage human canvas art projects. The band itself is famous for its use of costumes, dynamic sound and visuals and conceptual stage shows. All of this comes together to create a full experience for the audience that mimics the synesthesia experienced by McSweeney.
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