The return of The Aerial Maps, 2018


“The Aerial Maps are surely headed for that esteemed space occupied by Australia’s finest – those whose music IS Australia.”

– Drum Media, Sydney
“The Aerial Maps are poised to become one of the most valuable bands in the country.”
– Inpress, Melbourne

“There is no other Aussie act quite like The Aerial Maps.”
– Jeff Jenkins, MAG

After a hiatus of six or so years, The Aerial Maps are making a return to the live arena, bringing our blend of story and song to life once more. After a fair bit of tumult and lots of changes for the Maps, the epic Brisbane band Halfway has invited us to support them on their album launch tour, and Adam Gibson has decided that it is indeed time to reignite things … to once again take audiences on long lyrical journeys across the land, through small forgotten towns, past desert landscapes, empty beaches and into the great distance of Australia and beyond.

With 2018 marking the 10th anniversary of the release of our debut album, ‘In the Blinding Sunlight’, and following the loss of our much-loved comrade Simon Holmes last year, Adam felt the time was right to now re-spark the Maps after two albums with offshoot band, The Ark-Ark Birds. In essence, we wish to offer a new view, a different take, a path to something truly unique, live onstage, beginning with two shows with Halfway in August and September, in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

First gig, the Triffid in Brisbane on August 11. (With Halfway and Leichhardt)

Second gig, the Sly Fox in Sydney on August 17. (With Halfway and Hoolahan).

Third gig is a “solo” affair, featuring Adam Gibson, Alannah Russack and Peter Fenton at the fantastic Merri Creek Tavern, in Melbourne.

Forth gig, the Spotted Mallard in Brisbane on September 15. (With Halfway, Cold Irons Bound, Harley Young).

Full dates are here:

Saturday, August 11

The Triffid, Brisbane

Halfway with special guests The Aerial Maps, plus Leichhardt

Friday, August 17

The Sly Fox, Sydney

Halfway, with special guests The Aerial Maps, plus Hoolahan

Friday, September 14

The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne

Adam Gibson – (The Aerial Maps, solo)

Alannah Russack (Hummingbirds, solo)

Peter Fenton (Crow, solo)

Saturday, September 15

The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne

Halfway, with special guests The Aerial Maps, plus Cold Irons Bound, Harley Young