The Red Paintings Present 'The Black Paintings' 2011 USA Tour

07 / 05 / 2011

*All shows from May 21st will involve a NEW stage show. We dont want to give to much away, youll just have to attend to see what its all about but we can tell you its going to involve the galaxy.

SHOW DATES AND VENUES: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

THURS MAY 5TH, 10PM – VIPER ROOM, HOLLYWOOD   
FRID MAY 13TH, 8:30PM – BRICK BY BRICK, SAN DIEGO W/ALIEN ANT FARM.  
MON MAY 16TH, 9:30PM – DRAGONFLY, HOLLYWOOD, FOR THE HOLLYWOOD ARTWALK.
SAT MAY 21ST,  – 7PM - MARILYN MONROE MANSION HOUSE PARTY, HOLLYWOOD HILLS.
SUN MAY 22nd, THE  BEAUTY BAR, LAS VEGAS.
MON MAY 23rd, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK,  Cottonwood Campground amphitheate, 8PM.
MON MAY 23rd, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, PAPPY AND HARRIOTS.
WEDS MAY 25TH, 10PM – DETROIT BAR, ORANGE COUNTY.  
THURS MAY 26TH, 10PM – BOOTLEG THEATRE, SILVERLAKE
SAT MAY 28TH, 10PM –  QUE SERA, 7TH ST, LONG BEACH, CA Mannequin's Memorial Day Weekend Party!
TUES MAY 31ST, 7:30PM - VINETO Y AGUA COFFEE HOUSE (Acoustic Show), LONG BEACH.
WEDS JUNE 1ST 8PM – THE ROXY W/ OUTERNATIONAL ft CHAD SMITH (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Tender Box.
THURS JUNE 2ND, 10PM – THE PROSPECTOR, LONG BEACH.
THURS JUNE 2ND, 12PM –  5 STARS, DOWNTOWN LA (ART WALK).
FRIDAY JUNE 3RD – SUBZERO MUSIC FESTIVAL, 10pm MAIN STAGE – SAN JOSE
SAT JUNE 4TH, 10PM  INFEST WAREHOUSE ART GALLERY, STH DOWNTOWN   L.A
SUN JUNE 5TH – RED DEVIL LOUNGE, SAN FRANCISCO

THE RED PAINTINGS announced for BIG DAY OUT FESTIVAL 2012

30 / 12 / 2011

TRP have been confirmed and will be playing The Big Day Out Festival, Australia in January 2012 sharing the stage the festival stages with Soundgarden, Kanye West, My Chemical Romance, Battles and more...For tickets and stage times hit the link: HERE

TRP announce USA 'futureless' 2012 Promo tour...

08 / 02 / 2012

TRP hit the USA again this year for the 'Futureless' US tour, March 27th - April 7th...Dates and venues to be announced this week.

THE RED PAINTINGS return to OZ for ‘’The Black Paintings’’ Australian Tour 2012

18 / 11 / 2011

The Brag, X Press, Rave Magazine, Beat Magazine, Rip it Up Magazine & A-Team Music Co. proudly presents...All dates, venues & info below.

THE RED PAINTINGS return to OZ for ‘’The Black Paintings’’ Australian Tour 2012



Welcome to the world of The Red Paintings an Orchestral Art Rock group known for their vibrant stage shows incorporating live art, human canvases, theatrics & more.


Thursday January 5 Elsewhere Bar // Gold Coast Qld 18+ w/ Lydia(USA), Awaken I Am, Burning Brooklyn - moshtix

Friday January 6 Australian Hotel, // Ballina NSW 18+

Saturday January 7 The HI-FI // Brisbane QLD 18+ w/ Those Clever Foxes -  moshtix

Tuesday January 10 Blush Nightclub, // Gosford NSW 18+ w/ Elliot The Bull, The Night, Astrosphere - oztix

Wed Jan 11 The Factory Theatre // Sydney NSW w/ Shang Hai, Lovers Jump Creek - Factory Theatre / ticketek (Under 18 must have guardian)

Thurs Jan 12 Tuggeranong Alliance // Canberra (AA) w/ Pleased To Jive You, The Burley Griffin, Little Saturn - moshtix

Friday January 13 The HI-FI Bar // Melbourne VIC 18+ w/ Alithia, The Aura Cura, Michael McKiernan - moshtix

Saturday January 14 Fowlers Live // Adelaide SA (AA)w/ A Polar Bear, Quiet Child - moshtix

Thursday January 19 The Bakery // PerthWAw/ The Shallows, Heytesburg - Now Baking & moshtix

Friday January 20 The Railway Express, // Darwin NT (AA) w/ The Bloody Mary's - moshtix


Last month, The Red Paintings (TRP) posted a message on Facebook promising that if 1000 Australian fans hit ‘’LIKE’’ on the post, TRP would return to Australia to play all Capital cities in the summer of 2011/2012. With over 1000 LIKES from fans upon the announcement of a potential tour, it became, as promised, a reality.

After a busy 2011 which included US support dates for Atari Teenage Riot, The Posies and Alien Ant Farm, THE RED PAINTINGS (TRP) are proud to announce their return to Australian stages for their first national headline tour in over 3 years bringing their latest and most unique stage show THE BLACK PAINTINGS, direct from the USA.

The Black Paintings tour brings a creative new stage show to Australia, showcasing songs from the bands forthcoming album. The live experience incorporates cello, violin, piano, drums, bass, guitar and vocals. The show is an artistic reflection on the potential outcome of conscious human neglect of our natural resources. At each show, artists and audience members are encouraged to join the band on stage to express (through painting) their individual visions through connecting with the music. In addition to painting on traditional canvases, the artists also paint on 'human canvases’”. Each TRP stage show is a unique collaboration between the audience, art and the band, while in real time, recognising and confronting important issues. Through this interaction, the band creates a uniquely more engaging experience.

Prior to the upcoming January 2012 tour, the band will be warming up with an exclusive Australian release of the newly mixed track ‘The Streets Fell Into My Window’ which includes strings played by the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra. To coincide with the release of the new single, the band will finally reveal the highly anticipated video for ‘The Streets Fell Into My Window. The video recently took out first place for best ‘’music video’’ at the Australia Movie Mania Awards 2011 and other film festivals world-wide.

Through fan donation and support, the band raised the funds to create their full-length debut album titled ‘THE REVOLUTION IS NEVER COMING’. The album boasts a musical array of sound that includes a 20 piece choir, 45 piece orchestra, Theremin players and much more. The creative journey of the album has taken song writer and producer “Trash McSweeney’’ 5 years and 5 world class studio’s to reach the completion of this epic vision .

THE REVOLUTION IS NEVER COMING is due for release in 2012.

To coincide with THE BLACK PAINTINGS 2012 stage show, the band are offering the first 25 fans who buy a ticket an invitation to join the band for an exclusive album listening session prior to the stage show & 2012 album release. *Selected shows only.


With musical comparisons to Muse, Placebo and Arcade Fire, THE RED PAINTINGS (TRP) dares to be different and in the process, creates a futuristic journey inspiring both the mind and the senses. Without fear,
THE RED PAINTINGS (TRP) truly create art.

“Their haunting lyrics and arrangements play games with your head until Stockholm Syndrome finally creeps in. I couldn’t blink, let alone tap my feet. By the encore I was totally fucking mesmerised. These guys could have told me to have sex with the cigarette machine, and I would have, transformed out of all recognition.” – Blunt Magazine

‘’TRP will change you on how you think about ANY live performance. They will take you on a journey into the future with a vibrant and visionary performance that is sure to impact your mind and senses alike!’’ - Time Off Magazine

“The Red Paintings really are a unique experience all of their own. Alas, it was all over before it really seemed to kick in. I wanted to hear more. Powerful rhythms, emotive vocals and expressive strings easily impressed the audience, playing in front of a capacity audience. And they weren't even the main act.” – DB Magazine

Australian fans answer the call!

28 / 10 / 2011

Last month, The Red Paintings (TRP) posted a message on Facebook that promised if 1000 Australian fans hit ‘’LIKE’’ on that post, TRP would return to Australiato play all Capital cities in the Summer of 2011/2012.  With over 1000 LIKES from single fans on the announcement of a potential OZ tour, the fans made it a reality.

See link HERE: FACEBOOK1000 + likes

With a Sydney agent at work, we have locked in a successful and very exciting nation-wide Australian tour and stage show called ‘’The Black Paintings’’. We have been touring this stage show across the USA this year with exciting reviews and are very happy to finally be bringing a more elaborate and updated version to Australian shores. The stage show is an artistic reflection of what would happen if we neglected our natural resources. Each night, everyday people/artists are encouraged to get on stage to express their reflections, visions and ideas about what the world would be like, through painting.  In addition to painting on huge canvases, the artists paint on 'human canvas bodies' with large 'Galaxy' heads.  In essence, each night the stage show is a unique collaboration between the public and the act, in real time, debating important issues.  In this sense, the band creates a more engaging and educational experience.

This tour will also be the first audio and visual release from the band's new album titled, ‘’The Streets Fell into My Window’’.  This video won the best music video award at the Australia Movie Mania Awards 2011 and its release has been highly anticipated world-wide.  The album release will come later in 2012 but we will be holding private listening parties for the first fifty fans who buy tickets to each show before it commences.

'yet to be released' music video WINS first place for best short at the 2011 Australian Movie Mania Awards.

29 / 10 / 2011

CONGRATULATIONS! to Clint Lewis who directed our ''yet to be released'' music video that has just WON first place for best short at the 2011 Australian Movie Mania Awards held in Brisbane. This clip has been showcased and taking out awards in film festivals across the globe! Well done Clint and all the team that worked on the video.
The video has taken out awards and been showcased at the following film festivals to-date even before its release:

November 2010. First place for best short & best music video - QLD film awards.
January 2011. First place for best short - Sydney international fantasy film awards.
January 2011. Shorted listed & showcased -  L.A. film festival.
January 2011. Shorted listed & showcased - Byron Bay international film festival against AIR and Massive Attack.
March 2011. Shorted listed & showcased - West End film festival.
October 2011. First place for best video - Australian Movie Mania Award

TRP handpicked to play main support for German act ATARI TEENAGE RIOT

31 / 08 / 2011

TRP have been handpicked to play main support for German act ATARI TEENAGE RIOT on their USA tour at THE KEYCLUB, HOLLYWOOD, SEPT 9. Tickets have almost SOLD OUT so get in quick! Check TOUR page for all show info and ticket details.

The Red Paintings hit the famous ROXY THEATRE, Hollywood. August 13th 2011!

08 / 08 / 2011

The Red Paintings hit the famous ROXY THEATRE, Hollywood. August 13th 2011! Going to be a night of crazy fun and creative energies. DONT MISS IT! TICKETS ON SALE NOW! We are on the look out for two unique painters for this show, if you are interested and would like be apart of the artistic delirium then email us some of your work This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and well get back to you shortly.

TRP to Play Russian Vodka Bar, BAR LUBITSCH in Hollywood and reveal yet another new stage show!

14 / 07 / 2011

Some exciting announcements for Los Angeles fans this week as TRP announce their first US radio interview in over a year KUCI 88,9 FM (Simulcasted world wide on their website) Sat 16th July 2pm.  As well as support for Washington Act THE POSIES which has just SOLD OUT at Viper Room, Holywood on July 23rd!, You can catch TRP at a unique venue a Russian Vodka Bar called BAR LUBITSCH on Mon, 25th July. Doors 9pm and release for of NEW one of stage show. Check tour page for all shows details and ticket sales!


TRP handpicked to play main support for US act THE POSIES!

16 / 06 / 2011

TRP have been handpicked to play main support for US act THE POSIES on their one of US show at THE VIPER ROOM, HOLLYWOOD JULY 23RD. Tickets have almost SOLD OUT so get in quick! Check TOUR page for all show info and ticket details.

TRP picked as support for Alien Ant farm, Chad smith (RHCP) and main stage for subZERO festival

12 / 05 / 2011

TRP have been handpicked to play a few select shows as main support on their upcoming headline USA tour. You can catch TRP,  FRIDAY MAY 13TH, 8:30PM – BRICK BY BRICK, SAN DIEGO W/ ALIEN ANT FARM, WEDS JUNE 1ST 8PM – THE ROXY W/ OUTERNATIONAL ft CHAD SMITH (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) and FRIDAY JUNE 3RD – SUBZERO MUSIC FESTIVAL, 10pm MAIN STAGE – SAN JOSE! Make sure you check TOUR PAGE to find a show in your town!

Your chance to see TRP at a private celebrity party at Marilyn Monroe’s Mansion & drinks for free all night long as the world comes to an end, this SATURDAY!

20 / 05 / 2011

TRP been invited to play a celebrity private party at Marilyn Monroe’s Mansion in Hollywood Hills this Saturday, 21st May and we are inviting 10 lucky fans from San Diego, Los Angeles or close too that area to attend the private party. Your name will be added to the guest list and you will be allowed to see the band play in a very cool setting with other guest  bands playing on the night and meet the band also. Yes, there will be free booze and food for you all night. Bound to be a pretty amazing once in a lifetime experience, so get in quick as we really only have 10 people we are allowed to add to the guest list! Oh, and there is a pool so bring your togs! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend.

NEWS FOR FLORIDA FANS!

13 / 06 / 2011

TRP's Music Video for the song ''Whales are Dying'' will be screened at an animal rights film festival in Florida this month that will be showcasing new work by Animal Activist director Tim Gorski. There may even be a vist by Mr Mcsweeney and acoustic numbers. For more details hit the LINK

Latest 'Abduction' show is SOLD OUT. 2nd and FINAL show date announced before USA tour.

12 / 04 / 2011

We are VERY excited to announce TWO last creative visual show for Brisbane fans before Trash leaves for L.A. This will be a very special and intimate show with singer/songwriter Trash McSweeney and guests playing in a very unique setting not to be missed. A rare experience as Mr McSweeney hardly ever plays solo shows, there has only ever been one in Australia and a handful in the USA. This will be your last chance to meet the boy and hear new songs & ideas created over the last 2 years as well as some old favourites in a unique visual setting like no other TRP show before it.

Tickets for 2ND AND FINAL show are on SALE NOW!.

 

THE RED PAINTINGS ANNOUNCE ‘’THE ABDUCTION’’ ONE LAST SHOW & RARE EXPERIENCE FOR BRISBANE FANS

23 / 03 / 2011

THE RED PAINTINGS ANNOUNCE ‘’THE ABDUCTION’’ ONE LAST SHOW & RARE EXPERIENCE FOR BRISBANE FANS

We are VERY excited to announce one last creative visual show for Brisbane fans before Trash leaves for L.A. This will be a very special and intimate show (one show only) with singer/songwriter Trash McSweeney playing solo in a very unique setting. A rare experience as Mr McSweeney hardly ever plays solo shows, there has only ever been one in Australia and a handful in the USA. This will be your last chance to meet the boy and hear new songs & ideas created over the last 2 years as well as some old favourites in a unique visual setting.

Tickets for the show will go on sale March 30th at 10am. You can pre order tickets NOW and have them on hold. If recent shows are any indication of ticket sales then this one is sure to SELL OUT fast.

Trash McSweeney in ‘’THE ABDUCTION’’ Show with special guest artists

Show date: Saturday April 16th. Doors 8pm(show finishes approx 10:30pm)

Tickets $30 includes booking fees. (Pre-Sales ONLY - No tickets are available at the door)

All tickets to be purchased via Paypal Direct to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or bank deposit (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more payment or show info)  *Note: Once ticket payment is received all show details/venue location and tickets will be sent via email. 

Ever thought maybe there is a song you would like to hear/see The Red Paintings cover? Well here is your chance to submit songs you would like Trash to play on the night. Let us know what songs YOU would like to hear covered or played from TRPs songlists.

This is also going to be a very creative show for painters and artists, if you would like to be involved then please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TREE SHOWS ARE OVER!

13 / 03 / 2011

Last nights Sold Out 3rd & final tree show was like no other TRP show before it. Nice to finish on such an energetic high. Thank you EVERYONE who came, helped and supported us to make these shows a reality, oh and Big thanks to Mr Ryden and of course the Trees. We are a very, very lucky band. The crowds at each show have been amazing but last nights show was something else, we are still in awe of how it turned out.

Unreleased music video screened at West End International Film Festival

09 / 03 / 2011

For TRP fans that live in QLD, one of our unreleased music videos made it into the final selection for yet another film festival, this time for the West End film festival (Brisbane). The video is being screened at a unique gala event with 20 other finalists, to be held on 27th March 2011. Tickets for the event are on sale now, more details go to the festival official website.

Tree Show reviews hit press and music sites with RAVE reviews

16 / 03 / 2011

All 3 SOLD OUT Tree Shows have been a HUGE SUCCESS with rave review now hitting street press and music sites. To check out what folks are saying go to the Review Page.

Unreleased music video screened at Byron Bay International Film Festival

03 / 03 / 2011

 We are HUGE fans of both bands. Fans in NSW, our unreleased music video made it into the final selection for yet ANOTHER film festival, this time for the Byron Bay International Film Fest. Up for best ‘’Experimental Short’’ next to Massive Attacks amazing video and French band ''AIR'' whom we love SO MUCH!. Video is being screened daily at the festival, march 4th to March 13th. Opening night is SOLD OUT, more details go to the festival official website below.

Tree Shows SELL OUT!

16 / 02 / 2011

The Red Paintings new Tree Show stage shows exclusive to Brisbane, Australia have SOLD OUT! The show was only announced on the bands official Facebook and show one selling out in 24hrs the 2nd show was sold out in 48hrs. For those still wanting to go we have confirmed a 3rd and final show for March 11th. Tickets on Sale Now! Check Tour page for all show details.

TRP announce new stage show for 2011

14 / 02 / 2011
Welcome to the artistic world of The Red Paintings and their next weird and wonderful stage show inspired and dedicated to the trees. ‘’The Tree Show’’ with visuals and messages also inspired by the one and only Mark Ryden. It’s been along time since we joined force's to create another one of our ‘’one off’’ theme shows for Brisbane yet alone played in Australia and we promise this one will be as creative and visual as all the ones before it.
 
Saturday 5th march, 2011 – ALL AGES SHOW SOLD OUT, 2ND AND LAST SHOW DATE: Saturday 12th march, 2011 – ALL AGES SHOW ON SALE NOW. More info & tickets go to TOUR page
 

New TRP single BUY NOW! on hard disk with collectors edition artworks, limited to 20 copies only.

12 / 12 / 2010

We have had quite a few people requesting we release the new single Chrous Vs Chrous on hard disk so we have taken the request a little further and created something special. A one off for TRP fans. Right now we have available 20 copies of this release on disk with 2 bonus songs. The exciting part is YOU get to choose which artwork YOU would like for YOUR release.

Each disk is wrapped inside a special pop up design of the art work you choose.

To view all 20 artworks as a slide show go HERE. To purchase which artwork you would like, pick the header of the work/s (eg. War, Civilization etc) and email it to store@theredpaintings. We will send a reply email with further information and to collect your details. The limited edition single is numbered 1 out of 20 and will be signed by Trash McSweeney direct to YOU on request. 

TRP release limited edition collectors run of ‘’A Dumb Decade’’ a delightful set of 20 souvenir postcards. Showcasing all the images from the Chorus Vs Chorus” single released in one stylish pack. BUY NOW!

21 / 12 / 2010

The Red Paintings release ‘’A Dumb Decade’’ a Postcard Microportfolio set of 20 souvenir postcards. The images are from the bands recent release for Chorus Vs Chorus” & showcase all 20 images that were one off’s with the single which are now Sold Out, this being the only way to get hold of not just one but all images.  The back of each postcard comes with a separate message and each card signed by Trash McSweeney. 

At $30 which includes postage WORLD WIDE, the Dumb Decade postcard pack is a terrific and inexpensive way to get hold of some cool art and collectors TRP merchandise for you or Xmas gifts for others.‘’I might put the postcards in little frames and make a nice wall collage’’ said one TRP fan in Iceland. The postcards are high quality, printed on heavy card stock. Encased in artwork band. Postcard size: 10cent x 18cent (bit longer then a regular postcard). Delivery is worldwide

To view all 20 artworks included in the pack as a slide show go HERE.  (Photomanipulations by Adele Walker) 

ORDER:  via store page.  *This release has nothing to do with bands new album coming out in 2011.

TRP take out best short film - Sci-Fi and Fantasy International Film Festival in Sydney!

11 / 11 / 2010

On the weekend I was fortunate to attended the Sci-Fi and Fantasy International Film Festival awards night in Sydney,  a sold out show at the Dendy Theatre with my good friend Clint Lewis who created one of our unreleased music vids that was shortisted in the top 12. Turns out we WON best short film and collected a strange looking trophy, the event also screened ‘’Machete’’ new Rodriguez flim, awesome flick.  An interesting after party, met some awesome and very lovely TRP fans, played some basketball, had a gay man play me his heart felt gay songs and watched a sausage dog nearly drown, Just what I needed to fall in love with Sydney again. Well done and thanks to Clint, Tom, John, Moogie, Dallas, Adele, Nick 2 years in the making but an amazing video I can’t wait to release.

An Important Announcement From Trash... (Benefit Show Sunday/Gold Coast)

28 / 02 / 2008

I was recently approached by some people from the Gold Coast, who wanted to know if The Red Paintings would play a benefit show in memory of two young men. Jye Strong and Nathan Sprecak, both only 16, were killed earlier in the month when an out of control car hit them while they were on their way home from school. When I heard the news, and read into what had happened, I was completely stunned...I know these sorts of things happen to thousands of people by the minute, but this does hit home...it's so close to my neighbourhood, it turns out Jye was a big fan of TRP.

While I wish we could do more for all of the lives lost in such senseless ways, I guess we can start by honouring the short lives of Jye and Nathan this Sunday March 2nd. We are honoured to be headlining the benefit concert which is being held at Carrara Stadium. In addition to TRP there will be many local bands, including Jye's former band mates who will be paying a very special tribute to him, playing their little hearts out, I'm sure. I've been told they are expecting 2000+ in attendance which is overwhelming...it's a very special privilege to play and sing the last song of this event to the boys' family members and friends. I'm sure we will all be finishing the concert singing "Mad World" as one.

Below is a letter from one of the boys Mums. Such a beautiful letter to all involved. I was deeply touched when I read it, I've been crying like a baby all morning. Please spend the time to read it.

http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2008/02/26/8120_gold-coast-top-story.html

I'm so sorry for your loss guys, I really am.

See you all on Sunday; it's the least we can give you.

Trash McSweeney

P.S We will be covering the room with canvas and paints for people to paint on and giving them back to the boys families as memories of the event.

Event Details
Doors open 5pm
The Red Paintings play from 9pm onwards event close 10:30pm
Address
Carrara Sporting Complex
Nerang-Broadbeach Road
Carrara – Gold Coast
Location
• Approximately 15 minutes drive from Surfers Paradise
• Approximately 25 minutes drive from Coolangatta airport
• 2.4 kilometres from Nerang Train Station

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