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The boys are back in town! After a five-year creative hiatus, Chase the Sun releases hot new single ‘Live It Up‘ with an album to be released later this year and announce massive east coast tour.

It’s been five long years since Sydney-based blues-funk-rock power trio Chase The Sun released new music or hit the road for any extended length of time. Summer 2017 sees the much-admired band back in business on both fronts. After being handpicked in late 2016 as the support for American hard rockers Black Stone Cherry for their April 2017 Australian tour, Chase The Sun are happy to announce a new single ‘Live It Up’ and a large run of East Coast tour dates stretching from Melbourne to Cairns.

Live It Up, the first single from Chase The Sun’s upcoming, and as yet untitled third album (due for release in winter 2017), celebrates life in all its glory – ‘Live it up baby, that big ole’ ball keeps turning, live it up baby, time is burning’.

Chase The Sun ( L-R Jon Howell, Ryan Van Gennip, Jan Rynsaardt )

Chase The Sun ( L-R Jon Howell, Ryan Van Gennip, Jan Rynsaardt )

Live It Up showcases the band’s many strengths – from the blistering guitar work of front man Jan Rynsaardt to the driving, punchy, funk-laden rhythm section of Jon Howell (drums) and Ryan Van Gennip (bass).

Live It Up’ is available for free download from; Bandcamp and can be purchased and streamed from all online retailers.

Chase The Sun ‘Live It Up’ Tour Dates

Friday 10th February – The Factory Floor, Marrickville, NSW
with 19 Twenty, Colin Jones & The Delta Revue
$20 + bf presale, $25 door

Saturday 11th February – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
$12 + bf online, $15 door

Thursday 16th February – The Old Bar, Fitzroy, VIC
with special guests
8:00pm, $8 on the door

Friday 17th February – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
8:00pm, $15 on the door

Saturday 18th February – Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival, Bruthen, VIC
Tickets from $75

Sunday 19th February – Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah, ACT
5:30pm, $5 on the door

Friday 24th February – Finnian’s Irish Tavern, Port Macquarie, NSW
8:00pm, Free Entry

Friday 10th March – The Old Manly Boatshed, Manly, NSW
9:00pm, $10 on the door

Saturday 11th March – The Windsor Leagues Club, Windsor, NSW
8:30pm, $15 tickets call (02) 4577 6488

Friday 17th March – Club Sapphire, Merimbula, NSW
8:00pm, $15 members $20 non members

Saturday 18th March – The Quarterdeck, Narooma, NSW
8:00pm, $39.50 online

Saturday 25th March – Mojo Burning Festival
The Hamilton Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

Sunday 2nd April – Beaches, Thirroul, NSW
5:30pm, Free entry
with special guests Dog The Duke

Saturday 8th April – Revamp The Amp
Kuranda Amphitheatre, Kuranda, QLD