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Tame Impala Set Biggest Ever Tour of Australia, Donate $300,000 to Bushfire Relief

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Kevin Parker of Tame Impala performs at the Osheaga Music and Art Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Aug. 4, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. 

Tame Impala are bouncing into Australia and New Zealand this April for a run of arena dates. 

Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rock masters will embark on their biggest ever tour of these parts, starting April 16 at Spark Arena in Auckland, then heading east for shows in each of Australia’s big five cities. 

The tour, teased late last week and announced proper on Monday, will support the Aussie group’s eagerly awaited fourth studio album The Slow Rush, the followup to their global hit from 2015, Currents.

Presented by triple j, Laneway Presents, Frontier Touring, and Chugg Entertainment, the tour is scheduled to wrap April 28 in Parker’s hometown Perth, at RAC Arena.

Texas three-piece Khruangbin is confirmed as support act on what will be Tame Impala’s first trek Down Under for nearly four years.

Also announced today, a donation from Tame Impala’s 2020 tour will be made to bushfire relief efforts. “I’ve been hanging out to tour Australia for a long time now so I’m super excited to be able to finally be able to announce," comments Parker in a statement. "In the past few weeks I’ve been devastated to see what’s been happening with the fires at home and we want to do our bit to help, so we’re going to be donating $A300,000 ($206,000) to bushfire relief charities.”

The Slow Rush will drop Feb. 14. Tame Impala will warm up for the Australian dates with a handful of shows in the U.S. and Mexico in March. They’ll return in May for a major trek which includes slots at Bonnaroo, Texas' Fortress Festival, and Governors Ball.

Tame Impala's 2020 tour of Australia and New Zealand:

April 16 -- Spark Arena, Auckland, NZ
April 18 -- Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia
April 20 -- Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia
April 23 -- Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia                 
April 25 -- Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena, Australia
April 28 -- RAC Arena, Perth, Australia