They’re one of the most iconic Scottish acts of all time: What You Do To Me rockers Teenage Fanclub are coming to Australia and New Zealand this February!
Kick off 2019 with a bang and grab your tickets to pop’s finest purveyors before they head our way. With one Melbourne date already sold out, don’t delay. Tickets are on sale now via frontiertouring.com/
Today the band announced a slew of special guests joining them at each show:
Joining Teenage Fanclub as they kick-off in Perth on Saturday 9 February is WA indie rock royalty Turnstyle. The prolific four-piece formed back in the mid ‘90s, releasing multiple albums and triple j championed-tracks such as ‘Spray Water On The Stereo’before eventually going on hiatus in 2002 (and again in 2013). December 2018 saw the release of ‘Happy Factories,’ Turnstyle’s fourth full-length album, recorded and produced by band leader Adem K, with special guest vocals by Pavement’s Bob Nastanovich. Take a listen to ‘Happy Factories’ here.
Melbourne: make welcome Laura Imbruglia, who’ll join the Fannies for two shows at The Corner – Tuesday 12 February (sold out!) & Wednesday 13 February. Laura is bringing her upcoming fourth album, ‘Scared Of You,’ due for release in March 2019. With latest track Diptych on the airwaves and streaming now, as well as the catchy Tricks, this Aussie singer is no stranger to indie music lovers. Laura’s been releasing music since the early noughties, covering a range of genres from folk to throat-tearing punk, dark country, psychedelic rock and everything in between.
Often referred to as ‘Australia’s hardest working band’, Sydney will get the chance to witness the rocking Dallas Crane (‘The Sunnyside’, ‘Get Off The Dope’) in action at the Metro Theatre on Friday 15 February. Fresh from their own headline shows across the country and support slots for the likes of Cheap Trick and Def Leppard in 2018, these legendary Aussies – who inspired You Am I’s Tim Rogers as his favorite band (Rogers immortalising them in his song ‘Who Put The Devil In You’) – never left: expect a solid return-to-form.
With their sixth and most recent album ‘Rain Lover’ voted #1 album of the year by 2SER’s The Outpost, and ABC Radio Brisbane’s Drive program declaring them the best QLD band of all time – you don’t want to miss Halfway supporting Teenage Fanclub at their Brisbane gig on Saturday 16 February. Formed back in 2000, the eight member outfit are high on the critical acclaim of the band’s latest longplayer, co-produced by Nashville art rock legend Mark Nevers (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Howie Gelb).
Finally, Auckland ticketholders will witness a set by The Roulettes, who self-describe themselves as survivors from “‘90s alcohol-fuelled Dunedin rock and roll bands”. Justin McLean, Ben Grant and Mark Queenin’s latest album is ‘Venus Burns: eight songs of straight up simplicity,’ no middle 8s, no long songs. Previous EPs ‘You Want It’ and ‘Unread Books’ have been playlisted on stations such as The Rock to bFM; check them out here.
Teenage Fanclub, touring February 2019!
TEENAGE FANCLUB AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND FEBRUARY 2019
With special guests Turnstyle (Perth), Laura Imbruglia (Melbourne),
Dallas Crane (Sydney), Halfway (Brisbane) and The Roulettes (Auckland)
Presented by Frontier Touring, UTR (NZ) and 95bFM (NZ)
ALL SHOWS ON SALE NOW
Saturday 9 February
Capitol | Perth, WA 18+
oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545
Tuesday 12 February
Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC
18+ | SOLD OUT!
Wednesday 13 February
Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC
18+ cornerhotel.com | 1300 724 867
Friday 15 February
Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW
18+ ticketek.com.au | 132 849
Saturday 16 February
The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD
18+ oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545
Monday 18 February
Powerstation | Auckland, NZ
18+ ticketmaster.co.nz | 0800 111 999