Breakout Aussie Band VACATIONS Share Introspective Ballad; U.S Tour On-Sale

July 28, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Platinum-selling Australian band Vacations open up with their most vulnerable track yet, “Terms & Conditions.” The melancholic ballad was written by lead singer Campbell Burns about his recent diagnosis of Pure OCD.

Burns explains, “It is one of my favourite songs on the record, and easily my most confessional to date. After three years of therapy, I was diagnosed with a chronic mental health condition called Pure OCD. It’s rare, but incredibly debilitating if left untreated. Unfortunately, it also carries a lot of social stigma, which led me to keep it close to my chest, till now. When I was first diagnosed, I was overjoyed. I had made so much progress. Now I could begin to truly know myself and take the right steps to manage my health. The afterglow wore off quickly, though as I realized the root cause for so many things within my life. All of my mannerisms, behaviours, and rituals made sense now. It was an overwhelming realization. How something had been impacting me my entire life and that I had no idea. Yet, with time and patience, it became manageable and turned into a strength that changed me for the better. It is about my experience with mental health. From having this difficult realization about yourself to learning how to keep moving forward. Be kind to yourself, it takes time.”

“Terms & Conditions” follows recent singles “Midwest” and “Next Exit,” which already have over nine million streams and are climbing the radio charts with airplay on SiriusXMU and AltNation, including a two-week stint at #1 on XMU for “Next Exit.”  Both tracks were produced by Campbell Burns and John Velasquez (Zella Day, Gatlin).

Their fall North American co-headline tour, TOURZILLA, with fellow Aussies and labelmates Last Dinosaurs, will kick off with a set at the All Things Go Festival in DC in September and take the band across the country including stops at the Novo in Los Angeles and Webster Hall in NYC.  The fall tour follows two sold-out U.S. tours, including performances at Austin City Limits, Elsewhere (Hall), Meow Wolf, and The Fonda (1,200 cap), and a sold-out tour in the UK this past May, including a performance at The Great Escape. A full list of dates can be found below.

A DIY affair from the get-go, the band Vacations formed in 2016 primarily as a songwriting vehicle for Campbell Burns, Burns later adding band members Jake Johnson, Nate Delizzotti, and Joseph Van Lier.  Their song “Young is certified Gold in Canada, Australia, and Poland, and was certified Platinum in the U.S. in early 2023. Their single “Telephones” is also certified Gold in the US, with the band racking up over 1 billion streams globally and over 2.2m Shazam’s.

TOURZILLA Tour Dates (tickets)

9/30                 Washington, DC @ All Things Go Festival

10/3                 Nashville, TN @ Basement East

10/4                 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall

10/6                 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/7                 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago

10/8                 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/9                 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

10/12               New York, NY @ Webster Hall

10/13               Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

10/14               Boston, MA @ Big Night Live

10/16               Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

10/17               Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

10/19               Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

10/20               Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

10/21               Orlando, FL @ The Beacham

10/23               Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

10/24               Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas

10/25               Austin, TX @ Emo’s

10/26               San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre

10/28               El Paso, TX @ Lobrow Palace Outdoors

10/29               Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/31               Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

11/1                 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

11/3                 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

11/4                 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

11/6                 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield

11/8                 Las Vegas, NV @ 24 Oxford

11/9                 Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren

11/10               San Diego, CA @ Soma

11/11               Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre

11/12               Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

11/15               Mexico City, MX @ Lunario


8/12                Singapore @ Mosaic Music Series
8/13                Jakarta @ The Sound Project Vol. 6
8/23                London @ The Garage
8/25                London @  All Points East (w/ The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
8/27                Cologne @ MTC Club  
8/28                Berlin @ Badehaus