Caligula’s Horse will hit the road in November for the ‘Hands Shape Stone‘ Australian tour

These shows will serve as their last shows for the year, and are a follow up to their ‘Turntail‘ tour back in April, of which several shows sold out. Caligula’s Horse are currently deep in writing mode, and they plan to escape from the studio to unleash some new material live on this tour.

The band recently announced the departure of long-time drummer Geoff Irish and have revealed his replacement in Josh Griffin. This tour will be the group’s first shows to include Josh on stage, who will bring hard-hitting precision and powerful feel to an already extremely impressive live outfit.

As an introduction, Griffin has recorded a drum play-through video for ‘Rust‘, taken from the bands most recent album ‘Bloom‘. Check it out below.


Jim Grey, singer of Caligula’s Horse, explains –

Josh is totally a kindred spirit. An old-school prog fan, and a consummate musician who understands our musical mission statement. Not to mention mad chops! We’re all looking forward to introducing his style to our fans all around the world, starting right here in Australia in November.

The band’s current album ‘Bloom‘ was released in October 2015 and enjoyed much praise for its multi-faceted dynamic production. It mines influences from heavy rock to jazz and beyond, and a powerful addition to the high quality canon of progressive alternative rock.

Since forming in 2011, the Brisbane five piece have built a reputation as one of Australia’s tightest and most exhilarating live acts. Releasing their debut album ‘Moments From Ephemeral City‘ in April of that year and ‘The Tide, the Thief & River’s End‘ in 2013, the band continued to receive international praise and toured relentlessly. They soon found themselves names such as Opeth, TesseracT, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest The Hero, The Ocean, Dead Letter Circus, Ne Obliviscaris & many more.

See the new tour dates below. Tickets are on sale now.


4th – The Triffid, Brisbane [18+]
11th – Amplifier, Perth [18+]
12th – Fowlers Live, Adelaide [18+]
18th – The Basement, Canberra [18+]
19th – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle [18+]
20th – Newtown Social Club, Sydney [18+]
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