They’ve performed all over the world and now The Rubens are returning to where it all began.
The Macarthur-based band will perform a rare hometown show and they want locals to come to the party.
The five band members are staging the all-ages gig at Camden Civic Centre as a way of giving back to the community.
The event on Saturday, June 30 is the band’s way of thanking their families, friends and fans for supporting them during the past seven years.
Band members William Zeglis, Scott Baldwin and Margin brothers Sam, Elliott and Zaac, who grew up around Menangle, will be celebrating the release of their third album LO LA RU.
“We hope close friends, family and Camden locals come to the show as well as locals who want to check out our music,” Elliott Margin said.
“We hope people from Sydney also travel to Camden to see the town.”
Baldwin described the show as “the gig of the year” for the band.
Sam Margin said the audience could expect a mix of music from the new album as well as songs from their previous two records.
“The show will be intimate as well as super bright, loud – a massive show,” he said.
“We won’t be scaling down the show for Camden,” Elliott Margin said.
“It is cool to be playing at the venue where our year 10 formal was held.”
Locals band The Dardi Shades and local up and comer Holly Col will be the supporting performances at the gig.
The show will feature the band’s latest singles Million Man and Never Ever as well as 2016 Triple J Hottest 100 winning song Hoops.
This civic centre performance will include a different set design and light show to the band’s previous gigs.
The band has already had a huge year. They played at The Sydney Opera House and The Forum before embarking on a global tour where they sold out shows in Vancouver, Toronto, New York and London.
The musicians hope to inspire locals to get out there and pursue music as a career.
“We’ve been fortunate enough to have been all over the world playing our music,” Zeglis said.
“It’s important for us to come back and play locally and give something back, after all the support we’ve received over the years.
“Hopefully our story can inspire other creatives locally to give it a crack and do something they love doing.
“Music was a great outlet for us growing up and we want to project something positive to young people in the area.”
The band hope their performance in Camden encourages local venues to open up and allow live music performances.
The band also hope to host an outdoor festival in Macarthur in the future.
Last year the band slowed down touring and focused on writing and recording LO LA RU. The band worked with producers Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar.
All profits will be donated to Lifeline.
The concert will be held from 7pm to 11pm.
Tickets cost $35 and go on sale on Thursday, June 7 at 8am.
LO LA RU will be released on Friday, June 29.