Confession Announce Last Ever Tour
With more twists and turns than an M. Night Shyamalan flick, veteran mosh unit Confession have one hell of a story behind them. But after seven years, three albums, a shitload of tours and over a dozen members riding the circuit, frontman / pit dweller / memelord / Big Brother alumnus / Snapchat chef Michael Crafter has decided to pull the plug, once and for all.
The announcement was made with a Facebook post back in October, in which Crafter stated, “As far as music goes, this was always going to be my last ditch effort and once this was done I was done with being in a band.”
After almost two months of eager anticipation for details on the band’s final tour, a 19-date run across the country was finally announced earlier today. Simply dubbed The Final Tour, the shred unit will kick the party off with two back-to-back shows in their hometown of Melbourne, before trekking the rest of the country (including dates in Hobart and Perth, and a stop-in at UNIFY Gathering) throughout the entire month of January.
To accompany the bittersweet news, an official eulogy for the band was also crafted (pun not intended, but we’re rolling with it):
January 2016 will see Australian metalcore outfit Confession take a final bow – a choice made by their infamous frontman Michael Crafter, perhaps better known for his appearance on Big Brother, or generally outrageous internet presence – to leave the stage while on top, rather than to fade away as the responsibilities of life take the lead.
Following on from Crafter’s stints in I Killed The Prom Queen, Bury Your Dead, and Carpathian, Confession formed in 2008 as a last ditch attempt to further his desire to see the world through music. Countless tours of Australia with the likes of Parkway Drive, A Day To Remember, The Amity Affliction, Deez Nuts, Misery Signals, The Acacia Strain, Bury Your Dead, and more were followed up with spots on the prestigious Warped and Soundwave tours, as well as international journeys throughout Europe, Japan, and South East Asia.
A self-described “football side” of ex-members have been through the band’s ranks since 2008’s ‘Can’t Live Can’t Breathe’ EP and 2009’s ‘Cancer’ album, a notion that peaked in a show of Crafter’s determination following the band’s failed mutiny attempt after 2011’s ‘The Long Way Home’. Never to be defeated on anyone’s terms but his own, the band was rebuilt, and then produced their most epic and final effort – 2014’s #19 ARIA charting ‘Life & Death’. With a career spanning set up their sleeves, this tour will be your last chance to get in the pit under the command of one of Australia’s most legendary frontmen.
Mosh is fucking dead.
Alongside what is sure to be a grandiose cornucopia of local acts, Wollongong metal quintet Graves will support the boys on all dates aside from those spanning January 15th through 23rd.
Tickets to Confession’s last ever tour are on sale December 4th via the links below.
Confession / Graves Tour Dates
Mon Jan 2nd – Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tue Jan 3rd – Arrow On Swanston, Melbourne (AA)
Wed Jan 4th – Basement, Canberra (18+)
Thu Jan 5th – Towradgi Surf Club, Wollongong (AA)
Fri Jan 6th – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle (18+)
Tix: bigtix.com.au (TBA)
Sat Jan 7th – Drone, Newcastle (AA)
Tix: On The Door
Sun Jan 8th – The Helm, Mooloolaba (18+)
Tix: On The Door
Mon Jan 9th – The Brightside, Brisbane (18+)
Tue Jan 10th – The Lab, Brisbane (AA)
Fri Jan 13th – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast (18+)
Sat Jan 14th – Woy Woy Leagues Club, Central Coast (18+)
Sun Jan 15th – Barwon Club, Geelong (18+)
Mon Jan 16th – Unify Festival, Gippsland (18+)
Tue Jan 17th – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (18+)
Fri Jan 20th – YMCA HQ, Perth (AA)
Sat Jan 21st – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury (18+)
Sun Jan 22nd – Amplifier, Perth (18+)
Mon Jan 23rd – Enigma Bar, Adelaide (18+)
Mon Jan 30th – UTS Underground, Sydney (AA)