Forever Ends Here FINAL Tour
On January 19th, 2018 Forever Ends Here will call it a day playing their last ever show to a hometown crowd at Sydney's Factory Theatre. Aptly titled the FEH-well tour, the Sydney pop/rockers will say goodbye after six years, six singles, three EP's and one album performing final shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney.
"We've learned so much and grown beyond recognition," says singer Luke McChesney. "Although it's sad to see it come to an end, it's exciting to celebrate everything we achieved along the way."
Since the band's inception, Forever Ends Here – featuring Brothers Luke (Vocals / Guitar) and Kane McChesney (Drums), Mav Burnett (Bass) and Arran Barker (Guitar) – have had a solid career run with five headlining tours, supported the likes of Tonight Alive, Short Stack, Hands Like Houses, Neck Deep and Simple Plan and having amassed a serious fan base with over 18,000 Facebook likes.
"It's hard to come to terms with the fact that this will be the last time that the four of us share the stage as Forever Ends Here, but we know one thing for sure: we're going out with a bang."
"We're going to make these shows as big as we possibly can. Fans, both old and new, can expect a carefully selected set list that really represents the whole six years of Forever Ends Here - all the way from Head in the Clouds to our new single Feel It. We want to reach as many familiar faces as possible and we want to give any new fans who may not have seen us play an opportunity to sing their favourite song back at us before it's too late. There'll be loads of energy, loads of throw backs and maybe even a guest appearance or two from some of the many friends we've made along the way."
"Let's celebrate everything we achieved together. We couldn't have done it without you guys and we wouldn't let this end without you by our side"
Feh-Well Tour Dates
Tickets on sale now
With Special Guests Day Break & Shorelines
Friday, January 5, 2018: Nexus Arts Centre, Adelaide, SA (All Ages) www.oztix.com.au
Sunday, January 7, 2018: The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages) www.oztix.com.au
Saturday, January 13, 2018: The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages) www.oldmuseum.org
Friday, January 19, 2018: The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW (Lic. All Ages) www.factorytheatre.com.au
Interview with Luke McChesney
Question: How would you describe Forever Ends Here's music?
Luke McChesney: Jumpy pop punk tunes with some pop sensibility about them. I hope other people would agree (laughs)!
Question: Why have you decided to disband Forever Ends Here?
Luke McChesney: It was a hard decision but we knew it was the right thing to do. The four of us are at different stages of our lives and unfortunately as a unit we could no longer give FEH the time and commitment that it deserved.
Question: What's been your biggest challenge during this decision to retire Forever Ends Here?
Luke McChesney: It's really hard to let go of something that you put so much time and love into. Forever Ends Here was 6 years of our lives, so I think moving on from that in general is our biggest challenge.
Question: What can we expect from this last tour?
Luke McChesney: A lot of energy and something for everyone who's ever been a fan of the band. We'll be playing a bunch of old songs that we haven't played in a long, long time, as well as playing our latest single Feel It live for the first time. We've even got some tricks and special guests up our sleeves for some of the shows.
Question: Which is your favourite song to perform live and why?
Luke McChesney: Mine actually changes with every tour. I think at the moment Collide would have to be a stand out. It's such a high energy song and we've seen crowds getting involved even if they've never heard it before. I get excited when I see it coming up in the set list (laughs).
Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend these last shows, who would it be?
Luke McChesney: Out of anyone in the entire world I would chose to have every single person that's ever been to or wanted to go to an FEH show there. That's what these shows are about - a celebration of what we accomplished together.
Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?
Luke McChesney: Definitely performing live. Don't get me wrong, I love getting creative in the studio, but there's a really exciting energy that comes with performing live. That's when all the hard work from the studio really comes to life.
Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?
Luke McChesney: I'm really into pop music at the moment. Lorde's new album is my favourite album of the year so far. I've also been listening to a lot of artists like Bleachers, Broods and my Aussie pals in MOBS - bringing that 80's synth pop to the Australian scene.
Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?
Luke McChesney: For me it was Green Day. I grew up in musical theatre and played the saxophone. I was about 10 or 11 years old when I fell in love with Green Days' American Idiot album and that's when I dropped everything to learn guitar and start a band.
Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
Luke McChesney: At the moment I would have to say Jack Antonoff. He's the mastermind behind a lot of the pop music I've been listening to lately, as not only the voice of Bleachers but as a writer and producer as well. If you're unfamiliar with his work, you should definitely look him up!
Interview by Brooke Hunter