The Rubens to embark on Australia & NZ tour

Aussie alt-rock favourites The Rubens have returned with a brand new, groove-fuelled single ‘Million Man’ and will embark on an Australian and New Zealand tour in March.

Late last week The Rubens announced a colossal worldwide tour which, it has now been revealed, will now kick off with two special performances in New Zealand before returning to Australia for an East Coast headline tour, and then venturing to the United States and Europe.

Comprised of three Margin brothers, Zaac (lead guitar), Elliott (keyboards, vocals) and Sam (lead vocals, guitar) alongside friends Scott Baldwin (drums)  and William Zeglis (bass), The Rubens’ two albums have been met with immense success with a third slated for release in 2018.

‘Million Man’ is the first taste of The Rubens’ highly anticipated third LP; accompanied by a music video shot in New York and premiered with Billboard. Teaming up with Run The Jewels producers/collaborators and brothers Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar (AKA Torbitt Schwartz), The Rubens recorded the album in a newly created studio, a World War II communications bunker in the outskirts of Camden in Sydney’s deep South West and have just returned home from NYC where they put the final touches on the album.

Capturing attention with their 2012 self-titled debut album, The Rubens’ unique brand of bluesy rock - highlighted in singles ‘Lay It Down’, ‘My Gun’ and ‘Elvis’ - paved the road for the band and led to their LP reaching #3 on the ARIA Album Chart as well as receiving Platinum certification.

2015’s follow-up release Hoops saw The Rubens cram gritty guitars, foot-stomping rhythms and Sam Margin’s signature blues vocals that ooze country town swag into an epic round two of rock’n’roll tunes. Peaking at #2 on the ARIA Album Chart, Hoops was certified Gold with the band taking out the #1 spot on the triple j hottest 100 for the title track.


Friday 16 February
Galatos | Auckland, NZ
18+ | Ph: 0800 111 999

Saturday 17 February
San Fran | Wellington, NZ
18+ | Ph: 0800 111 999

Saturday 24 February
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD
18+ | Ph: 136 100

Thursday 1 March
Forum Melbourne | Melbourne, VIC
18+ | Ph: 136 100

Saturday 3 March
Sydney Opera House - Concert Hall | Sydney, NSW
All Ages | Ph: 02 9250 7777     

Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 7 December (12noon AEDT/2pm NZDT)
(or until pre-sale allocation exhausted)

Begins: Monday 11 December
(AU shows: 10am local time/ NZ shows: 12noon local time)   


Tuesday 6 March | Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday 7 March | Café du Nord | San Francisco, CA

Friday 9 March | Doug Fir Lounge | Portland, OR

Saturday 10 March | Barboza | Seattle, WA

Sunday 11 March | Biltmore Cabaret | Vancouver, BC

Thursday 15 March | Schubas | Chicago, IL

Saturday 17 March | The Underground - Drake Hotel | Toronto, ON

Monday 19 March | Great Scott | Boston, MA

Wednesday 21 March | The Foundry @ The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA

Thursday 22 March | Baby's All Right | Brooklyn, NY

Friday 23 March | Mercury Lounge | New York, NY

Tuesday 27 March | FluxBau | Berlin, Germany

Wednesday 28 March | Molotow Sky Bar | Hamburg, Germany

Thursday 29 March | Haldern Pop Bar | Rees, Germany (Cologne)

Friday 30 March | Paradiso Noord | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Monday 2 April | AB Club | Brussels, Belgium

Tuesday 3 April | Les Etoiles | Paris, France

Wednesday 4 April | Scala | London, UK

Friday 6 April | Deaf Institute | Manchester, UK

Saturday 7 April | King Tuts | Glasgow, Scotland