Soundwave tickets and Fridge signed by Billy Corgan: Smashing Pumpkins, Sepultura. Signed Orange Amp: Kiss, Gun’s & Roses, Michael Starr – Steel Panther, Mastadon (2016)
Our managing director Leah Gallin attend each and every Soundwave. She wanted this fridge so much, that she bought all the tickets she could at the raffle for her friends band Desecrator’s Album Launch at Cherry bar, that Dave Higgo organised. Sadly she didn’t win it. She did manage to convince the winners wife to sell it to The SoundLab and so there it resides! This Orange Cab was also signed by many Soundwave artists over the years. Leah was the Artist Relations rep for Orange Amps for many years and organised loan amps for a multitude of Orange endorsee artists tours. Australian Musical Instruments had a lot of involvement with Orange for Soundwave and it’s side shows.
Soundwave was an annual music festival held in major cities around Australia. The festival originated in Perth, Western Australia and began travelling to the other Australian capital cities in 2007. It features a number of international and Australian music acts, from various genres including rock, metal and punk. The festival has been headlined by Deftones, The Offspring, Incubus, Alice in Chains, Bloodhound Gang, Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Jimmy Eat World, Jane’s Addiction, Soundgarden, Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, The Smashing Pumpkins, System of a Down, Slipknot, Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Blink-182 and Metallica. The festival was run and promoted by Soundwave Touring, who also run Harvest Festival and promote tours for bands and musicians each year.
On 17 December 2015, the Soundwave founder, music promoter AJ Maddah, announced that the 2016 Soundwave festival was cancelled due to poor ticket sales.