Words by Sarah Timson
Gird your loins, Australia. Brisbane’s favourite rockers, Violent Soho, have announced their biggest capital city tour thus far. Hell fuck yeah! Supporting them are Californian punks (and occasional Mariachi band) The Bronx, the heart-grippingly honest lyrics of Tasmanian legend Luca Brasi, and the catchy sludge-poppers from Perth, Tired Lion.
Violent Soho infiltrated eardrums and hearts worldwide with their 2013 album Hungry Ghosts, and just as we thought they had peaked, they managed to raise the bar to a phenomenal level with Waco earlier this year (find our review here). They’ve already gone on to blow us, along with the whole of Australia away with sold out shows, but we’re already so ready for more.
The announcement of The Bronx as support comes as extra-exciting news from the band. In a press release, they have said, “We are truly honoured to have The Bronx on board for these shows. There is no band in the world that can put on such a high energy performance the way that these guys do. As a band, we have always looked up to them a hell of a lot. Our friendship goes back over 10 years so to have our big Bros from the USA come all the way across the Pacific to play with us again means the world. Luca Brasi can also be held in the same esteem. For us, they are probably Australia’s best punk rock band by a long shot. And to have this line up complimented by such a class act as Tired Lion just puts the icing on the cake for what is going to be one epic fucking tour. Really, we are just so stoked!”
Exclusive fan pre-sales are available tomorrow (Wednesday July 13th) at 9am (local time), but you’ll need to get yourself signed up at the band’s official website.
General tickets go on sale this Friday 15th July at 9am.
Friday 28 October – Riverstage, Brisbane
Saturday 29 October – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Monday 31 October – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Friday 4 November AEC Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday 5 November – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth
If you do happen to miss out on tickets, you can catch Violent Soho and Luca Brasi joining forces again at Unify festival in Victoria on 13th -15th January.