Gang of Youths picks up second ARIA nomination for Best Live Act

Gang of Youths’ chances of picking up an ARIA Award this year just doubled.

Already nominated once, the band today learned that last year’s Say Yes To Life tour has earned them a nomination in the Best Australian Live Act category. That tour began late last October in Melbourne, played in Australia through the end of November, and then continued with a series of dates in the U.S. and Canada in the first half of December. The tour broke records with the number of consecutive sellouts at the Forum in Melbourne and Enmore Theatre in Sydney.

As you can see below, there’s some stellar competition in this category.

A couple weeks ago, the ARIAs announced that GOY’s MTV Unplugged album is nominated in the Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album category.

Winners will be announced on November 27th in Sydney.

See this Music Feeds story for a complete list of all nominees.

And yes, it’s a little bit strange to be writing other news like this right after learning about Joji’s departure. But as they say … the show must go on.

(Photo by Jones Willingham.)