Last week The Smith Street Band announced the first round of artist for the inaugural Pool House Party and today the band announce they are also heading off around the country on their first headline tour in nearly a year. It is their biggest and furthest reaching tour yet, taking in every state and territory of Australia and will include a bunch of all ages and under 18 only shows.
This will be The Smith Street Band’s first Australian headline tour since the release of More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album chart and saw the band sell out huge shows across the country, including two sold out home town shows at Melbourne’s iconic Forum Theatre. 2017 also saw the band tour America and Europe multiple times, play Groovin The Moo, triple j’s One Night Stand in Mt Isa, Splendour in the Grass, support Midnight Oil in Melbourne and LA and wind up the year with four massive shows at Falls Festival.
Forever on the road, 2018 will first see The Smith Street Band return to Europe for a 16 date tour with old friends The Front Bottoms. When the band return home they kick off the run of Australian dates with one enormous show, Pool House Party at Coburg Velodrome, featuring two stages and 18 of their favourite bands.
Then, March to May will see The Smith Street Band visit every corner of Australia with Bec Sandridge and Melbourne newcomers Press Club are along for the ride. Late last year Sandridge released her most unapologetic and meatiest work to date in single ‘I’ll Never Want A BF’ and toured Australia, UK and Europe. While Press Club launched on to the scene in 2017 with debut single ‘Headwreck’ which saw them nab supports with the likes of Ceres, Polish Club, Japandroids and Joyce Manor as well as play Bigsound, Falls Marion Bay, Festival of the Sun and Fairgrounds.
Saturday March 17 – MELBOURNE, Pool House Party, Coburg Velodrome
Wednesday March 21 – NEWCASTLE, Bar On The Hill
Thursday March 22 – WOLLONGOG, Wollongong Uni
Friday March 23 – CANBERRA, UC Refectory
Saturday March 24 – SYDNEY (AA), Enmore Theatre
Sunday March 25 – CENTRAL COAST, Long Jetty Hotel
Thursday March 29 – DUNSBOROUGH, Dunsborough Tavern
Saturday March 31 – PERTH, Astor Theatre
Sunday April 1 – FREMANTLE (U18), Mojos
Thursday April 5 – WARRNAMBOOL, Whalers Hotel
Friday April 6 – MOUNT GAMBIER, Shadows
Saturday April 7 – ADELAIDE (AA), Thebarton Theatre
Wednesday April 11 – BYRON BAY, The Northern
Thursday April 12 – TOOWOOMBA, The Spotted Cow
Friday April 13 – BRISBANE, The Tivoli
Saturday April 14 – GOLD COAST, The Coolangatta Hotel
Sunday April 15 – BRISBANE (U18)*, Crowbar
Wednesday April 18 – ROCKHAMPTON, Giddy Goat Hotel
Thursday April 19 – AIRLIE BEACH, Magnums Hotel
Friday April 20 – TOWNSVILLE, Dalrymple Hotel
Saturday April 21 – CAIRNS, Edge Hill Tavern
Friday April 27 – DARWIN, Discovery
Saturday April 28 – ALICE SPRINGS, Gap View Hotel
Friday May 4 – LAUNCESTON, Saloon Bar
Saturday May 5 – HOBART (AA), Odeon Theatre
Saturday May 12 – HAWTHORN (U18), Hawthorne Arts Centre
* Press Club not playing Crowbar
Tickets are on sale now for Pool House Party, with the rest of the tour going on sale at 12.00pm Tuesday 16th of January.
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Photo: Ian Laidlaw