Abduction stage art released

14 / 07 / 2012
Check out the unique canvas paintings created this week on the ABDUCTION USA, JULY 2012 TOUR. TRP acoustic short tour in California. Roswell to Los Angeles to San Diego to Las Vegas. Introducing artists Christine Albus-Lupus Montoya, Andrea Larsen & Kate Elizabeth. Go to the ART GALLERY PAGE to check our more paintings from this tour and others.  Like you favs and re post so we can help these talented artists get their names out there.

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TRP exclusive acoustic US shows announced for July 2012

14 / 07 / 2012

ROSWELL NEW MEXICO, LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO TO LAS VEGAS. Catch TRP acoustic set and JUST ANNOUNCED new show THIS SUNDAY night, 1st July in SAN DIEGO at THE SODA BAR. (Venue Address: 3615 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, California). Interested in joining TRP on stage as a painter or human canvas... Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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THE RED PAINTINGS ANNOUNCE USA ' FUTURELESS' TOUR, 26TH MARCH TILL 7TH APRIL, 2012

17 / 03 / 2012

We are excited to announce TRP will be hitting America from March 26th – April 7th, 2012 for a promotional run of dates labelled “The Futureless USA Tour”.



The FUTURELESS tour brings a creative new stage show to the USA, showcasing songs from the bands forthcoming album. The live experience incorporates cello, violin, piano, drums, bass, guitar and vocals. The show is an artistic reflection on the potential outcome of conscious human neglect of our natural resources. At each show, artists and audience members are encouraged to join the band on stage to express (through painting) their individual visions through connecting with the music. In addition to painting on traditional canvases, the artists also paint on “human canvases”. Each TRP stage show is a unique collaboration between the audience, art and the band, while in real time, recognizing and confronting important issues. Through this interaction, the band creates a uniquely more engaging experience.
This tour is in support of the official USA release of the newly mixed track ‘The Streets Fell Into My Window’ and award winning music video. The video has been screened and winning awards across film festivals and internet blogs all over the globe.

Check out the new video HERE

USA Futureless Tour Dates:

Monday 26th March – The Hood Bar, Palm desert. 21+
Tuesday 27th March – Prospector, Long Beach. 21+
Wednesday 28th March – The Juke Joint Bar, Anaheim. 21+
Thursday 29th March – Viento Y Agua, Long Beach (Unplugged, Signing) AA
Friday 30th March – House of Virtue Gallery, LA (Art Exhibit showcasing TRP stage paintings)
Saturday 31st March – Bar Sinister, Hollywood. Official music video launch party. Alice in wonderland tea party theme
Sunday 1st April – Soda Bar, San Diego. 21 +
Monday 2nd April – The Royal House, Las Vegas. 21+
Tuesday 3rd April – Trash McSweeney Solo Show, Bar Lubitsch, Santa Monica 21+
Wednesday 4th April – The Echo, Silverlake 18+
Thursday 5th April – Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood (Unplugged and Signing) AA
Friday 6th April – Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneer Town. AA
*AA = All Ages

JOIN THE ARTISTIC DELIRIUM!

If you are a painter in the US and want to create with TRP please submit via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you can also submit works on the official TRP artist Facebook page. Those of you who wish to join TRP as a human canvas you too can submit by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There will be three painters and two human canvases picked for every show. Each night the painters are briefed on the shows themes and asked to paint what they interpret and feel in response to the theme and music.

For more information please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include the following in your email:
Your name
Your mobile number
3 of your best artworks (if submitting to paint)
Link to your art work or facebook page
Whether you would like to be a painter or a human canvas

We look forward to finding some unique and fresh faces to share the stage with.

Looking for some new TRP merch to wear and hear? Check out all our new items at the new TRP store.

See you at the show
TRP

The Red Paintings Present 'The Black Paintings' 2011 USA Tour

07 / 05 / 2011

*All shows from May 21st will involve a NEW stage show. We dont want to give to much away, youll just have to attend to see what its all about but we can tell you its going to involve the galaxy.

SHOW DATES AND VENUES: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

THURS MAY 5TH, 10PM – VIPER ROOM, HOLLYWOOD   
FRID MAY 13TH, 8:30PM – BRICK BY BRICK, SAN DIEGO W/ALIEN ANT FARM.  
MON MAY 16TH, 9:30PM – DRAGONFLY, HOLLYWOOD, FOR THE HOLLYWOOD ARTWALK.
SAT MAY 21ST,  – 7PM - MARILYN MONROE MANSION HOUSE PARTY, HOLLYWOOD HILLS.
SUN MAY 22nd, THE  BEAUTY BAR, LAS VEGAS.
MON MAY 23rd, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK,  Cottonwood Campground amphitheate, 8PM.
MON MAY 23rd, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, PAPPY AND HARRIOTS.
WEDS MAY 25TH, 10PM – DETROIT BAR, ORANGE COUNTY.  
THURS MAY 26TH, 10PM – BOOTLEG THEATRE, SILVERLAKE
SAT MAY 28TH, 10PM –  QUE SERA, 7TH ST, LONG BEACH, CA Mannequin's Memorial Day Weekend Party!
TUES MAY 31ST, 7:30PM - VINETO Y AGUA COFFEE HOUSE (Acoustic Show), LONG BEACH.
WEDS JUNE 1ST 8PM – THE ROXY W/ OUTERNATIONAL ft CHAD SMITH (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Tender Box.
THURS JUNE 2ND, 10PM – THE PROSPECTOR, LONG BEACH.
THURS JUNE 2ND, 12PM –  5 STARS, DOWNTOWN LA (ART WALK).
FRIDAY JUNE 3RD – SUBZERO MUSIC FESTIVAL, 10pm MAIN STAGE – SAN JOSE
SAT JUNE 4TH, 10PM  INFEST WAREHOUSE ART GALLERY, STH DOWNTOWN   L.A
SUN JUNE 5TH – RED DEVIL LOUNGE, SAN FRANCISCO

THE RED PAINTINGS announced for BIG DAY OUT FESTIVAL 2012

30 / 12 / 2011

TRP have been confirmed and will be playing The Big Day Out Festival, Australia in January 2012 sharing the stage the festival stages with Soundgarden, Kanye West, My Chemical Romance, Battles and more...For tickets and stage times hit the link: HERE

TRP announce USA 'futureless' 2012 Promo tour...

08 / 02 / 2012

TRP hit the USA again this year for the 'Futureless' US tour, March 27th - April 7th...Dates and venues to be announced this week.

THE RED PAINTINGS return to OZ for ‘’The Black Paintings’’ Australian Tour 2012

18 / 11 / 2011

The Brag, X Press, Rave Magazine, Beat Magazine, Rip it Up Magazine & A-Team Music Co. proudly presents...All dates, venues & info below.

THE RED PAINTINGS return to OZ for ‘’The Black Paintings’’ Australian Tour 2012



Welcome to the world of The Red Paintings an Orchestral Art Rock group known for their vibrant stage shows incorporating live art, human canvases, theatrics & more.


Thursday January 5 Elsewhere Bar // Gold Coast Qld 18+ w/ Lydia(USA), Awaken I Am, Burning Brooklyn - moshtix

Friday January 6 Australian Hotel, // Ballina NSW 18+

Saturday January 7 The HI-FI // Brisbane QLD 18+ w/ Those Clever Foxes -  moshtix

Tuesday January 10 Blush Nightclub, // Gosford NSW 18+ w/ Elliot The Bull, The Night, Astrosphere - oztix

Wed Jan 11 The Factory Theatre // Sydney NSW w/ Shang Hai, Lovers Jump Creek - Factory Theatre / ticketek (Under 18 must have guardian)

Thurs Jan 12 Tuggeranong Alliance // Canberra (AA) w/ Pleased To Jive You, The Burley Griffin, Little Saturn - moshtix

Friday January 13 The HI-FI Bar // Melbourne VIC 18+ w/ Alithia, The Aura Cura, Michael McKiernan - moshtix

Saturday January 14 Fowlers Live // Adelaide SA (AA)w/ A Polar Bear, Quiet Child - moshtix

Thursday January 19 The Bakery // PerthWAw/ The Shallows, Heytesburg - Now Baking & moshtix

Friday January 20 The Railway Express, // Darwin NT (AA) w/ The Bloody Mary's - moshtix


Last month, The Red Paintings (TRP) posted a message on Facebook promising that if 1000 Australian fans hit ‘’LIKE’’ on the post, TRP would return to Australia to play all Capital cities in the summer of 2011/2012. With over 1000 LIKES from fans upon the announcement of a potential tour, it became, as promised, a reality.

After a busy 2011 which included US support dates for Atari Teenage Riot, The Posies and Alien Ant Farm, THE RED PAINTINGS (TRP) are proud to announce their return to Australian stages for their first national headline tour in over 3 years bringing their latest and most unique stage show THE BLACK PAINTINGS, direct from the USA.

The Black Paintings tour brings a creative new stage show to Australia, showcasing songs from the bands forthcoming album. The live experience incorporates cello, violin, piano, drums, bass, guitar and vocals. The show is an artistic reflection on the potential outcome of conscious human neglect of our natural resources. At each show, artists and audience members are encouraged to join the band on stage to express (through painting) their individual visions through connecting with the music. In addition to painting on traditional canvases, the artists also paint on 'human canvases’”. Each TRP stage show is a unique collaboration between the audience, art and the band, while in real time, recognising and confronting important issues. Through this interaction, the band creates a uniquely more engaging experience.

Prior to the upcoming January 2012 tour, the band will be warming up with an exclusive Australian release of the newly mixed track ‘The Streets Fell Into My Window’ which includes strings played by the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra. To coincide with the release of the new single, the band will finally reveal the highly anticipated video for ‘The Streets Fell Into My Window. The video recently took out first place for best ‘’music video’’ at the Australia Movie Mania Awards 2011 and other film festivals world-wide.

Through fan donation and support, the band raised the funds to create their full-length debut album titled ‘THE REVOLUTION IS NEVER COMING’. The album boasts a musical array of sound that includes a 20 piece choir, 45 piece orchestra, Theremin players and much more. The creative journey of the album has taken song writer and producer “Trash McSweeney’’ 5 years and 5 world class studio’s to reach the completion of this epic vision .

THE REVOLUTION IS NEVER COMING is due for release in 2012.

To coincide with THE BLACK PAINTINGS 2012 stage show, the band are offering the first 25 fans who buy a ticket an invitation to join the band for an exclusive album listening session prior to the stage show & 2012 album release. *Selected shows only.


With musical comparisons to Muse, Placebo and Arcade Fire, THE RED PAINTINGS (TRP) dares to be different and in the process, creates a futuristic journey inspiring both the mind and the senses. Without fear,
THE RED PAINTINGS (TRP) truly create art.

“Their haunting lyrics and arrangements play games with your head until Stockholm Syndrome finally creeps in. I couldn’t blink, let alone tap my feet. By the encore I was totally fucking mesmerised. These guys could have told me to have sex with the cigarette machine, and I would have, transformed out of all recognition.” – Blunt Magazine

‘’TRP will change you on how you think about ANY live performance. They will take you on a journey into the future with a vibrant and visionary performance that is sure to impact your mind and senses alike!’’ - Time Off Magazine

“The Red Paintings really are a unique experience all of their own. Alas, it was all over before it really seemed to kick in. I wanted to hear more. Powerful rhythms, emotive vocals and expressive strings easily impressed the audience, playing in front of a capacity audience. And they weren't even the main act.” – DB Magazine

Australian fans answer the call!

28 / 10 / 2011

Last month, The Red Paintings (TRP) posted a message on Facebook that promised if 1000 Australian fans hit ‘’LIKE’’ on that post, TRP would return to Australiato play all Capital cities in the Summer of 2011/2012.  With over 1000 LIKES from single fans on the announcement of a potential OZ tour, the fans made it a reality.

See link HERE: FACEBOOK1000 + likes

With a Sydney agent at work, we have locked in a successful and very exciting nation-wide Australian tour and stage show called ‘’The Black Paintings’’. We have been touring this stage show across the USA this year with exciting reviews and are very happy to finally be bringing a more elaborate and updated version to Australian shores. The stage show is an artistic reflection of what would happen if we neglected our natural resources. Each night, everyday people/artists are encouraged to get on stage to express their reflections, visions and ideas about what the world would be like, through painting.  In addition to painting on huge canvases, the artists paint on 'human canvas bodies' with large 'Galaxy' heads.  In essence, each night the stage show is a unique collaboration between the public and the act, in real time, debating important issues.  In this sense, the band creates a more engaging and educational experience.

This tour will also be the first audio and visual release from the band's new album titled, ‘’The Streets Fell into My Window’’.  This video won the best music video award at the Australia Movie Mania Awards 2011 and its release has been highly anticipated world-wide.  The album release will come later in 2012 but we will be holding private listening parties for the first fifty fans who buy tickets to each show before it commences.

'yet to be released' music video WINS first place for best short at the 2011 Australian Movie Mania Awards.

29 / 10 / 2011

CONGRATULATIONS! to Clint Lewis who directed our ''yet to be released'' music video that has just WON first place for best short at the 2011 Australian Movie Mania Awards held in Brisbane. This clip has been showcased and taking out awards in film festivals across the globe! Well done Clint and all the team that worked on the video.
The video has taken out awards and been showcased at the following film festivals to-date even before its release:

November 2010. First place for best short & best music video - QLD film awards.
January 2011. First place for best short - Sydney international fantasy film awards.
January 2011. Shorted listed & showcased -  L.A. film festival.
January 2011. Shorted listed & showcased - Byron Bay international film festival against AIR and Massive Attack.
March 2011. Shorted listed & showcased - West End film festival.
October 2011. First place for best video - Australian Movie Mania Award

TRP handpicked to play main support for German act ATARI TEENAGE RIOT

31 / 08 / 2011

TRP have been handpicked to play main support for German act ATARI TEENAGE RIOT on their USA tour at THE KEYCLUB, HOLLYWOOD, SEPT 9. Tickets have almost SOLD OUT so get in quick! Check TOUR page for all show info and ticket details.

The Red Paintings hit the famous ROXY THEATRE, Hollywood. August 13th 2011!

08 / 08 / 2011

The Red Paintings hit the famous ROXY THEATRE, Hollywood. August 13th 2011! Going to be a night of crazy fun and creative energies. DONT MISS IT! TICKETS ON SALE NOW! We are on the look out for two unique painters for this show, if you are interested and would like be apart of the artistic delirium then email us some of your work This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and well get back to you shortly.

TRP to Play Russian Vodka Bar, BAR LUBITSCH in Hollywood and reveal yet another new stage show!

14 / 07 / 2011

Some exciting announcements for Los Angeles fans this week as TRP announce their first US radio interview in over a year KUCI 88,9 FM (Simulcasted world wide on their website) Sat 16th July 2pm.  As well as support for Washington Act THE POSIES which has just SOLD OUT at Viper Room, Holywood on July 23rd!, You can catch TRP at a unique venue a Russian Vodka Bar called BAR LUBITSCH on Mon, 25th July. Doors 9pm and release for of NEW one of stage show. Check tour page for all shows details and ticket sales!


TRP handpicked to play main support for US act THE POSIES!

16 / 06 / 2011

TRP have been handpicked to play main support for US act THE POSIES on their one of US show at THE VIPER ROOM, HOLLYWOOD JULY 23RD. Tickets have almost SOLD OUT so get in quick! Check TOUR page for all show info and ticket details.

TRP picked as support for Alien Ant farm, Chad smith (RHCP) and main stage for subZERO festival

12 / 05 / 2011

TRP have been handpicked to play a few select shows as main support on their upcoming headline USA tour. You can catch TRP,  FRIDAY MAY 13TH, 8:30PM – BRICK BY BRICK, SAN DIEGO W/ ALIEN ANT FARM, WEDS JUNE 1ST 8PM – THE ROXY W/ OUTERNATIONAL ft CHAD SMITH (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) and FRIDAY JUNE 3RD – SUBZERO MUSIC FESTIVAL, 10pm MAIN STAGE – SAN JOSE! Make sure you check TOUR PAGE to find a show in your town!

Your chance to see TRP at a private celebrity party at Marilyn Monroe’s Mansion & drinks for free all night long as the world comes to an end, this SATURDAY!

20 / 05 / 2011

TRP been invited to play a celebrity private party at Marilyn Monroe’s Mansion in Hollywood Hills this Saturday, 21st May and we are inviting 10 lucky fans from San Diego, Los Angeles or close too that area to attend the private party. Your name will be added to the guest list and you will be allowed to see the band play in a very cool setting with other guest  bands playing on the night and meet the band also. Yes, there will be free booze and food for you all night. Bound to be a pretty amazing once in a lifetime experience, so get in quick as we really only have 10 people we are allowed to add to the guest list! Oh, and there is a pool so bring your togs! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend.

NEWS FOR FLORIDA FANS!

13 / 06 / 2011

TRP's Music Video for the song ''Whales are Dying'' will be screened at an animal rights film festival in Florida this month that will be showcasing new work by Animal Activist director Tim Gorski. There may even be a vist by Mr Mcsweeney and acoustic numbers. For more details hit the LINK

Latest 'Abduction' show is SOLD OUT. 2nd and FINAL show date announced before USA tour.

12 / 04 / 2011

We are VERY excited to announce TWO last creative visual show for Brisbane fans before Trash leaves for L.A. This will be a very special and intimate show with singer/songwriter Trash McSweeney and guests playing in a very unique setting not to be missed. A rare experience as Mr McSweeney hardly ever plays solo shows, there has only ever been one in Australia and a handful in the USA. This will be your last chance to meet the boy and hear new songs & ideas created over the last 2 years as well as some old favourites in a unique visual setting like no other TRP show before it.

Tickets for 2ND AND FINAL show are on SALE NOW!.

 

THE RED PAINTINGS ANNOUNCE ‘’THE ABDUCTION’’ ONE LAST SHOW & RARE EXPERIENCE FOR BRISBANE FANS

23 / 03 / 2011

THE RED PAINTINGS ANNOUNCE ‘’THE ABDUCTION’’ ONE LAST SHOW & RARE EXPERIENCE FOR BRISBANE FANS

We are VERY excited to announce one last creative visual show for Brisbane fans before Trash leaves for L.A. This will be a very special and intimate show (one show only) with singer/songwriter Trash McSweeney playing solo in a very unique setting. A rare experience as Mr McSweeney hardly ever plays solo shows, there has only ever been one in Australia and a handful in the USA. This will be your last chance to meet the boy and hear new songs & ideas created over the last 2 years as well as some old favourites in a unique visual setting.

Tickets for the show will go on sale March 30th at 10am. You can pre order tickets NOW and have them on hold. If recent shows are any indication of ticket sales then this one is sure to SELL OUT fast.

Trash McSweeney in ‘’THE ABDUCTION’’ Show with special guest artists

Show date: Saturday April 16th. Doors 8pm(show finishes approx 10:30pm)

Tickets $30 includes booking fees. (Pre-Sales ONLY - No tickets are available at the door)

All tickets to be purchased via Paypal Direct to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or bank deposit (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more payment or show info)  *Note: Once ticket payment is received all show details/venue location and tickets will be sent via email. 

Ever thought maybe there is a song you would like to hear/see The Red Paintings cover? Well here is your chance to submit songs you would like Trash to play on the night. Let us know what songs YOU would like to hear covered or played from TRPs songlists.

This is also going to be a very creative show for painters and artists, if you would like to be involved then please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TREE SHOWS ARE OVER!

13 / 03 / 2011

Last nights Sold Out 3rd & final tree show was like no other TRP show before it. Nice to finish on such an energetic high. Thank you EVERYONE who came, helped and supported us to make these shows a reality, oh and Big thanks to Mr Ryden and of course the Trees. We are a very, very lucky band. The crowds at each show have been amazing but last nights show was something else, we are still in awe of how it turned out.

Unreleased music video screened at West End International Film Festival

09 / 03 / 2011

For TRP fans that live in QLD, one of our unreleased music videos made it into the final selection for yet another film festival, this time for the West End film festival (Brisbane). The video is being screened at a unique gala event with 20 other finalists, to be held on 27th March 2011. Tickets for the event are on sale now, more details go to the festival official website.

Tree Show reviews hit press and music sites with RAVE reviews

16 / 03 / 2011

All 3 SOLD OUT Tree Shows have been a HUGE SUCCESS with rave review now hitting street press and music sites. To check out what folks are saying go to the Review Page.

Unreleased music video screened at Byron Bay International Film Festival

03 / 03 / 2011

 We are HUGE fans of both bands. Fans in NSW, our unreleased music video made it into the final selection for yet ANOTHER film festival, this time for the Byron Bay International Film Fest. Up for best ‘’Experimental Short’’ next to Massive Attacks amazing video and French band ''AIR'' whom we love SO MUCH!. Video is being screened daily at the festival, march 4th to March 13th. Opening night is SOLD OUT, more details go to the festival official website below.

Tree Shows SELL OUT!

16 / 02 / 2011

The Red Paintings new Tree Show stage shows exclusive to Brisbane, Australia have SOLD OUT! The show was only announced on the bands official Facebook and show one selling out in 24hrs the 2nd show was sold out in 48hrs. For those still wanting to go we have confirmed a 3rd and final show for March 11th. Tickets on Sale Now! Check Tour page for all show details.

TRP announce new stage show for 2011

14 / 02 / 2011
Welcome to the artistic world of The Red Paintings and their next weird and wonderful stage show inspired and dedicated to the trees. ‘’The Tree Show’’ with visuals and messages also inspired by the one and only Mark Ryden. It’s been along time since we joined force's to create another one of our ‘’one off’’ theme shows for Brisbane yet alone played in Australia and we promise this one will be as creative and visual as all the ones before it.
 
Saturday 5th march, 2011 – ALL AGES SHOW SOLD OUT, 2ND AND LAST SHOW DATE: Saturday 12th march, 2011 – ALL AGES SHOW ON SALE NOW. More info & tickets go to TOUR page
 

New TRP single BUY NOW! on hard disk with collectors edition artworks, limited to 20 copies only.

12 / 12 / 2010

We have had quite a few people requesting we release the new single Chrous Vs Chrous on hard disk so we have taken the request a little further and created something special. A one off for TRP fans. Right now we have available 20 copies of this release on disk with 2 bonus songs. The exciting part is YOU get to choose which artwork YOU would like for YOUR release.

Each disk is wrapped inside a special pop up design of the art work you choose.

To view all 20 artworks as a slide show go HERE. To purchase which artwork you would like, pick the header of the work/s (eg. War, Civilization etc) and email it to store@theredpaintings. We will send a reply email with further information and to collect your details. The limited edition single is numbered 1 out of 20 and will be signed by Trash McSweeney direct to YOU on request. 

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