Australian musician HARTS will tour Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane with CLOSURE IN MOSCOW and TOEHIDER in a stacked lineup of Melbourne-based artists.

HARTS is the stage name of acclaimed Indian-born, Australian-based musician, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer Darren Hart.

Over the past 12 years, HARTS has established himself as one of Australia’s finest young musicians; composing, recording and producing studio albums, EPs with regular rotation on triple j radio. He also featured on the #2 voted triple j Like A Version of all time, playing guitar with Denzel Curry covering 'Bulls on Parade' by Rage Against The Machine, as well as collaborations with Lenny Kravitz, Questlove, Delta Goodrem, Peking Duk and more.

Harts has garnered constant comparison to musical icons Prince and Jimi Hendrix with his expansive explorations of funk, rock, jazz, blues and psychedelia. He was famously discovered and mentored by Prince and spent time jamming with the 'Purple Rain' superstar and his band at his home in Paisley Park. His soulful vocals and blistering guitar leads are a perfect match alongside the groove-laden alternative pop/rock of Closure in Moscow and prog rock of Toehider.

Harts will perform in his classic rock trio format, featuring material from across his career.

Of joining the tour, Harts said:

"Super excited to be joining Closure in Moscow with shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane at the end of this month! It's been a while since I've hit the stage performing Harts sets, what a great way to start making a return. Huge thanks to the Closure in Moscow team for having me aboard. I can't wait to perform with you guys at these awesome venues"

TOEHIDER, fronted by uber-talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Mills, is Australia’s most prolific prog artist, with over 30 releases since 2008. From prog metal to folk, alt rock to instrumental soundscapes, Toehider has done it all. Notably however, this tour will see Toehider celebrating the 10th anniversary of the seminal 2014 record ‘What Kind Of Creature Am I?’ by performing it in full for the first time ever at all 3 shows.

Australian party-prog rockers Closure in Moscow will bring their ‘Soft Hell’ album tour to Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane with guitar hero HARTS & the legendary prog-pop of TOEHIDER.

After a sold out hometown launch in Melbourne last December, the band have spent most of 2024 touring overseas, with sold out shows across the USA, UK and Europe. These shows will be the first opportunity for Australian fans along the east coast to hear live performances of the new album material.

‘Soft Hell’ is the band’s third album and their first new album in 9 years, following Pink Lemonade (2014), First Temple (2009) and their debut EP ‘The Penance and the Patience’ (2008). Produced by Grammy-nominated and ARIA-Award winning producer Andrei Eremin, the record has already earned critical acclaim and accumulated over 1 million streams since its release in October. It debuted at #1 on the Australian 100% Independent Charts as well as #6 on the Australian Album ARIA Charts.

The band have spanned a wide range of genres across their releases – from post-hardcore and earnest punk rock, through to progressive rock, soul, funk, avante-garde, chiptune and experimental electronic rock