2016 has been the year of The Avalanches. The legendary group finally released Wildflower, sixteen years after their game-changing debut Since I Left You. They returned to the international live stage, headlined Splendour in the Grass, are performing at Falls Festival across New Years 2016-2017, and will be heading out on a huge world tour shortly after.
A new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald has now revealed three confirmed headline tour dates, in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney on January 3, 5 and 7 respectively. No further dates have been announced (sorry Perth, Brisbane, Hobart, etc.) but it’s possible that more will be on the way.
The band are planning to be touring for the majority of 2017. Along with core members Robbie Chater and Toni Di Blasi, they’ll be bringing along rapper Spank Rock and drummers Eliza Wolfgramm and Paris Jeffree to complete their live lineup.
Reviews of their Splendour performance were mixed, and the band know it. For anyone who was unconvinced by the performance, fear not – they’re still working on it. “We had time coming in to Splendour, but probably not as much as we would have liked, to make the show as good as we could. Now we have the time,” Di Blasi says. “Splendour was a matter of playing the songs as they were, but now we’ll be doing extensions and rejigging a few. We’ll take the music to the new level we know it can get to.”
Ticket details will be revealed tomorrow.
The Avalanches Australian Tour Dates 2017
January 3, 2017: Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne
January 5, 2017: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
January 7, 2017: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Image: Mark Metcalfe / SMH