Australian hardcore band Speed share new USA HARDCORE tour documentary, kick-off tour in LA July 30th

ustralian hardcore band Speed share new USA HARDCORE tour documentary, kick-off tour in LA July 30th

Photo Credit: James Hartley


Since the release of their Gang Called Speed EP on Flatspot Records in June 2022, Australian hardcore band Speed have become one of the most talked about bands in the genre. They’ve played energetic, packed shows and festivals across Australia, Europe, and Asia, and had their first, sold-out North American tour earlier this year. Today, the band shares a documentary following that run from Flatspot World in Brooklyn, NY to Baltimore, MD and ending in Toronto, Canada, taking a look at the hardcore scene in America. Along the way they chat with the likes of of Outburst, Drain, Raw Brigade, End It, Never Ending Game, and Flatspot Records’ owners Che Figueroa and Ricky Singh. The documentary was produced, filmed, and edited by the band’s frequent collaborator Jack Rudder and can be watched here now.

Speaking on the experience, vocalist Jem explains:

“As Australian HC kids, we have spent half our lives worshipping what America has to offer.  So to finally perform on American soil and be celebrated in this way… there’s no words to describe that feeling!”

Speed return to North America on July 30th with their second appearance at Los Angeles’ Sound and Fury. They’ll play headlining shows in California, Texas, and Arizona for the first time, before making their way to Philadelphia, PA on August 6th for a performance at This Is Hardcore alongside Bane, End It, Magnitude and more. Full dates below and tickets are on sale here now.

Tour Dates:

7/30 – Los Angeles, CA – Sound And Fury Fest

7/31 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone w/ Big Boy, Field Of Flames

8/2 – Austin, TX @ The Ballroom w/ Life’s Question

8/3 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Glove w/ Life’s Question

8/4 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile w/ Downpresser

8/6 – Philadelphia, PA – This Is Hardcore Fest

9/23 – Kawasaki, JPN @ Club Citta – Bloodaxe Fest