After smashing out a huge run at Groovin The Moo, casually opening for Eminem, and making history by debuting their new album at #1 on the ARIA Charts, Hilltop Hoods have announced that they’re kicking off their massive world tour with a run of equally-massive Aussie and NZ shows later this year.
The Great Expanse World Tour will start off in New Zealand in late July, before hitting arenas across Australia over August and September, before taking the nosebleed section to the US, Europe, UK, and Canada.
It’s the first headline tour that the Adelaide trio has done since 2016, and they’re bringing along Mojo Juju, Shadow and DJ Nino Brown along for the ride. Mojo Juju will also be joining the crew for the UK and Europe leg as well, which absolutely bloody rules.
The tour has the boys hitting 14 countries over five months which is almost absurd. I feel exhausted just thinking about it.
Hilltop Hoods are also in at the Triple J studios this week for Like A Version so maybe we can be expecting a spicy little cover song wedged into the setlist between everyone’s faves ‘I Love It‘, ‘Clark Griswold‘, ‘Chase That Feeling‘, or deep cut Hoods like ‘Clown Prince‘ and ‘Hard Road‘.
The big arena-level shows are all going on sale from 10am Monday May 20 local time; Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth are all going up on ticketek, while Brisbane can cop tix from Ticketmaster.
There’s a couple of cheeky presales happening for the Hoods’ fan club and Visa members this week, so check out all the deets over here and peep the full dates below.
Sat 10 August
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Sat 17 August
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Sat 31 August
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Sat 7 September
RAC Arena, Perth
Get yourself right and ready with easily the one song that defined a whole wave of kids in the mid-00s, which you 100% will always know the words to.
For some unknown reason, the song is only on YouTube as this glitchy BMX video from “Flatland Australia dot com” (and still has 18 million views.)Image: Getty Images / [Photographer name]