As many of you will be fully aware, one of the great pains of living in a regional centre is that fun stuff tends to stick to major cities. Bands seldom tour the far, far corners of the country, meaning semi-frequent (expensive) trips to the big smoke need to be made in order to take in anything vaguely good. Fortunately, The Smith Street Band just announced a dizzyingly extensive tour that’ll almost guarantee you’ll be able to catch a show and put yr head on yr own pillow again that same night.
The relentlessly touring Melbourne outfit has lifted the lid on one last giant lap of Australia before they retreat into recording mode for a follow-up to 2017’s More Scared of You Than You Are of Me LP.
In addition to their own Pool House Party festival in Melbourne, set to take over the Coburg Velodrome in March, the band will embark on a giant 26-date tour that takes in cities and centres in every state and territory of the nation.
Along for practically the entire ride is Sydney’s very good Bec Sandridge, and rollicking Melbourne upstarts Press Club, who already count support slots for Japandroids and Joyce Manor on their incredibly new resume.
Tickets for all shows go on sale from midday Tuesday January 16th (that’s tomorrow, ya dum dums) via The Smith Street Band’s official website.
Peep the massive tour schedule below.
THE SMITH STREET BAND – AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2018
with Bec Sandridge and Press Club
Saturday March 17 – Pool House Party, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday March 21 – Bar on the Hill, Newcastle NSW
Thursday March 22 – Wollongong Uni, Wollongong NSW
Friday March 23 – UC Refectory, Canberra ACT
Saturday March 24 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW (AA)
Sunday March 25 – Long Jetty Hotel, Central Coast NSW
Thursday March 29 – Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough WA
Saturday March 31 – Astor Theatre, Perth WA
Sunday April 1 – Mojos, Fremantle WA (U18)
Thursday April 5 – Whalers Hotel, Warrnambool VIC
Friday April 6 – Shadows, Mount Gambier SA
Saturday April 7 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA (AA)
Wednesday April 11 – The Northern, Byron Bay NSW
Thursday April 12 – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD
Friday April 13 – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Saturday April 14 – The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast QLD
Sunday April 15 – Crowbar, Brisbane QLD (U18)*
Wednesday April 18 – Giddy Goat Hotel, Rockhampton QLD
Thursday April 19 – Magnums Hotel, Airlie Beach QLD
Friday April 20 – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville QLD
Saturday April 21 – Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns QLD
Friday April 27 – Discovery, Darwin NT
Saturday April 28 – Gap View Hotel, Alice Springs NT
Friday May 4 – Saloon Bar, Launceston TAS
Saturday May 5 – Odeon Theatre, Hobart TAS (AA)
Saturday May 12 – Hawthorn Arts Centre, Hawthorn VIC (U18)
*Press Club not appearing