Beasties, Chemicals Set For Big Day Out

Beastie Boys, System Of A Down and the Chemical Brothers are among the acts confirmed for the 2005 Big Day Out tour.

Beastie Boys, System Of A Down and the Chemical Brothers are among the acts confirmed for the 2005 Big Day Out tour. The trek through Australia and New Zealand will kick off Jan. 21 in Auckland and wrap Feb. 6 in Perth, Australia. Tickets go on sale Oct. 15; additional acts will be added.

Other bands set to appear at all dates on the tour include the Music, the Streets, the Donnas, Freestylers, Powderfinger, John Butler Trio, Grinspoon and Concord Dawn.

Among the regional acts confirmed for select shows are Eskimo Joe, D4, Steriogram, Infusion, Dallas Crane and the Bleeders.

The 2004 edition of Big Day Out featured Metallica, the Strokes, Flaming Lips, Basement Jaxx and the Darkness, among others.

Here are the Big Day Out tour dates:

Jan. 21: Auckland (Ericsson Stadium)
Jan. 23: Gold Coast, Australia (Parklands)
Jan. 26: Sydney (Showground)
Jan. 30: Melbourne (RAS Showground)
Feb. 4: Adelaide, Australia (Royal Showground)
Feb. 6: Perth, Australia (Claremont Showgrounds)