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Indie rockers The Shins head for Australia

James Mercer with The Shins. Photo: C. Faruolo

Indie rock band The Shins will play in the first time in Brisbane in more than 10 years at the Concert Hall at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Tuesday December 5.

The band’s return follows its fifth studio album, Heartworms, which was self-produced and recorded by founder James Mercer and released earlier this year.

Hailing from New Mexico, The Shins have played to crowds at Madison Square Garden and Coachella, Fuji Rock Festival and Splendour in the Grass.

With their debut release Oh, Inverted World – dubbed one of the noughties’ 100 best albums by Rolling Stone – The Shins went on to win hearts worldwide and influence a new generation of artists.

The next three albums cemented the band’s status as one of the defining indie acts of the new millennium, winning them a Grammy nomination, Billboard Top 10s, millions of record sales and widespread praise from critics along the way.

Now The Shins return to Australia with new material and favourites from their glittering back catalogue.

Joining Mercer at QPAC is Yuuki Matthews (bass), Jon Sortland (drums), Mark Watrous (guitar, keys, vocals), Casey Foubert (guitar) and Patti King (keys).

Bookings: or 136 246

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