Chicago’s blissfully unguarded, INTO IT. OVER IT. has announced his first ever Australian visit, with a run of intimate solo shows along the East Coast.
Into It. Over It. (IIOI) is the musical namesake of prolific indie rocker, Evan Weiss. For the past decade, the erudite and gregarious, Weiss has been relentlessly touring and writing. His emotive vocal, earnest lyrics, and prolific abilities have earned IIOI cult-rock hero status throughout North America and beyond. Though, it wasn’t until their second album, 2013’s Intersections, which caught the attention of notable outlets such as SPIN and Pitchfork, that IIOI rose to widespread prominence and saw them play, Lollapalooza, Riot Fest and Summerfest to name a few.
If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to catch IIOI live, you’d be able to attest to the fact that Weiss has the ability to connect with his crowd in a way, not too many frontmen are able to do these days. Delivering each track with just as much passion and precision as he does on record. Watch IIOI perform “Open Casket” live for Exclaim TV here.
IIOI will be joined by special guests, Jess Locke in Melbourne and Zzzounds in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For those not so familiar, Zzzounds is the solo project of Dave Drayton (Milhouse, Between The Devil & The Deep, Pinch Hitters). Drayton has been steadily zeroing in on his bedroom project, Zzzounds producing pun heavy, self-satirical tracks with warmth and rebellion. While Melbourne’s Jess Locke has been building her reputation for understated, yet intense live shows. Drawing comparisons to Cat Power and Elliott Smith, Locke oscillates between simplicity and complexity.
Catch Into It. Over It. in Australia this September.
Into It. Over It. Australian Tour 2016
Wollongong – Tuesday 27 September 2016, Rad Bar
Sydney – Wednesday 28 September 2016, Oxford Art Factory
Brisbane – Thursday 29 September 2016, Black Bear Lodge
Melbourne – Friday 30 September 2016, The Reverence Hotel