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| 29 November 2017 | Reply


Prepare for iconic indie rock anthems in the great outdoors when THE LIVING END, SPIDERBAIT, VERUCA SALT and THE LEMONHEADS, combine for an almighty show at Red Hill Auditorium on Saturday March 3rd.

It’s a bill bursting with bands who were part of the alternative heyday of the 1990s, a period that has left a remarkable legacy on Australian music fans and continues to be held with muchos affection.

In the live arena their reputations were made through performances marked by energy, passion and verve – qualities that will once again be on display during this tour.

If the resounding success of similar alt-jaunts with Hoodoo Gurus, Sunnyboys, Violent Femmes, Died Pretty and Ratcat in 2015 and last year’s You Am I, Something For Kate, Spiderbait and Jebediah run are anything to go by, this will be a tour to savour!

THE LIVING END have earnt their enviable standing as one of the most compelling and captivating bands in Australian rock history. Their 1998 self-titled debut album hit number one on the ARIA chart, spawning singalong anthems Prisoner Of Society, All Torn Down, Second Solution, West End Riot and Save The Day, beginning a chart domination that continued with Roll On, Pictures In The Mirror, What’s On Your Radio, Wake Up and White Noise to name but a few. Twenty years on they continue to be a force to be reckoned with, with last year’s Shift becoming their seventh ARIA Top 10 album. Having just completed a huge US tour, their live shows continue to excite fans worldwide.

The Living End’s Chris Cheney said. “After spending a huge chunk of this past year touring internationally we can’t wait to play shows in our own beautiful Australian backyard. The line-up is killer! We’ll be joined by Spiderbait, Veruca Salt, and The Lemonheads. … Hot damn! Get on it!”

SPIDERBAIT With five Top 20 albums, two ARIA Awards, a massive number one anthem with the irrepressible Black Betty and a huge and loyal following, it’s true to say Kram, Janet and Whitt’s special musical alchemy is a wondrous thing! Earlier this year they embraced their past by playing in full their most popular album, Ivy And The Big Apples, – home to the triple j Hottest 100 number one Buy Me A Pony. We can’t wait to welcome them back!

Spiderbait’s Kram said: “We’re all so stoked be playing again next year all around Australia. The last time we did these shows the response was amazing and the gigs were so awesome. Thanks to the fans that came out and made these events so brilliant for us. We hope to see you all again with our mates The Living End, Veruca Salt, and The Lemonheads such a great line-up and we can’t wait for it all to start!”

VERUCA SALT’s signature hit Seether remains one of the most-loved rock tunes of the ’90s. Not surprisingly, the band experienced a meteoric rise, doing everything a young band coming of age in the grunge era could hope for – selling more than a million records, touring with alt-rock royalty Hole and PJ Harvey, and winning critical acclaim for albums like American Thighs (named after an AC/DC lyric). After breaking up in 1998, the original line-up – Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Jim Shapiro and Steve Lack – re-formed in 2013 and were warmly welcomed back on stage. In 2015 they released their fifth studio album, Ghost Notes, the first to feature the band’s original line-up since 1997’s Eight Arms To Hold You.

THE LEMONHEADS’ Evan Dando was ’90s rock royalty, writing much of his band’s breakthrough album – 1992’s It’s A Shame About Ray – in his second home of Australia. A concentrated blast of pure pop perfection, Come On Feel The Lemonheads, followed reaching number 19 on the ARIA chart, giving the band their first Top 20 album in the world. Since then, Evan has been a regular visitor to Australia, both as a solo act and reactivating THE LEMONHEADS. We look forward to hearing those melodic masterpieces like Into Your Arms, Being Around, The Outdoor Type, The Great Big No, Rudderless, Big Gay Heart, Alison’s Starting to Happen, It’s A Shame About Ray and Mrs. Robinson.

THE LIVING END | SPIDERBAIT | VERUCA SALT | THE LEMONHEADS – Saturday 3 March, 2018 at Red Hill Auditorium


This show is a fully licensed event. Minors (children under 18 years of age) may only attend the event if they are accompanied by their parent/step-parent or legal guardian. All patrons (including minors/babies) must have a valid ticket for entry.

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