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Shellac Announce Australian Tour

Shellac Announce Australian Tour

Wednesday, 8th August 2012 4:11PM

So we've got some good news and some bad news. The good news - Shellac, only one of the best bands ever, have announced they'll be returning down-under in October for the first time in over a decade! The trio led by the inimitable Steve Albini are celebrating their 20th anniversary having formed back in 1992.  The bad news - at this stage it looks like the only way we'll get to seem is by crossing the ditch. Yep, only Australian dates have been announced with little hope at this stage of a New Zealand leg. We'll certainly keep a keen ear out for any new otherwise but for now,  here are the Australian dates...

Shellac Australian Tour

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October - Hi Fi - Melbourne Festival - Melbourne.
Sunday 21 October - Republic Bar, Hobart
Tuesday 23 October - The Zoo - Brisbane
Thursday 25 October - Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Saturday 27 October - Fowler's Live, Adelaide - All Ages Show
Sunday 28 October - Metro Theatre, Sydney

Here there are in action a couple years back at ATP Festival performing 'My Black Ass' from Action Park (1994).

Press Release:

Shellac Australian Tour - October 2012

Shellac of North America announce their first Australian tour since 1993. Tickets On Sale Now.

Already announced for two nights at the Hi Fi as part of Melbourne Festival (which sold out in just 48 hours), Shellac will also embark on a national tour hitting up Hobart, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. All the tour dates and details below.

Shellac was formed when Bob Weston moved to Chicago and joined drummer Todd Trainer and guitarist Steve Albini in 1992.

They played their first shows in Chicago in 1993, and first out of town shows later that year in Australia, Japan, and New Zealand. This will be the bandís first trip back to Australia since 1993. The flights are pretty long.

Since then, the band has released 4 LPs and a few 7-inch singles. The most recent LP, Excellent Italian Greyhound, was released in June of 2007. All of Shellac's records are available from Touch and Go Records, Chicago.

"We all work for a living and the band is our pastime, so we don't tour often or for very long. Concerts and touring have no correlation with album releases, but we tour when we have the time and inclination. We love playing music together. The band will continue to release albums and play concerts at the same sporadic pace indefinitely. - Shellac

Tour Dates

Tickets on sale now.

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October - Hi Fi - Melbourne Festival - Melbourne.

Presented by Melbourne Festival
With special guests My Disco (Friday) and Black Level Embassy (Saturday)
Tickets from Melbourne Festival

Sunday 21 October - Republic Bar, Hobart

With special guest Pikelet
Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au or Ruffcut Records

Tuesday 23 October - The Zoo - Brisbane

With special guest Pikelet
Tickets from www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545 or www.thezoo.com.au

Thursday 25 October - Rosemount Hotel, Perth

With special guests SMRTS
Tickets from www.heatseeker.com.au, Planet Video, 78 Records, Mills Records and Star Surf Outlets

Saturday 27 October - Fowler's Live, Adelaide - All Ages Show

With special guest Pikelet
Tickets from www.venuetix.com.au or www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 GET TIX

Sunday 28 October - Metro Theatre, Sydney

With special guest Black Level Embassy<
Tickets from Oztix and Ticketek



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D'oh, Melbourne's already sold out guys... gutted.
Posted by brian - anonymous 2 years ago



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