Monday got you down? Heading back to work after a few weeks of living like a pig over the holidays? Some good news to get you going: Australia’s most prolific psychedelic rockers King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have just been announced as the final act for this year’s edition of the always stellar St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival.
After going H.A.M. all over 2016, releasing one of the records of the year in the sublime Nonagon Infinity and picking up stacks of plaudits, including the ARIA for best hard rock/heavy metal album, it looks like 2017 is going to be the year of the Gizz as they gear up to release a reported five (!) studio albums in the year.
Before they head deep into whatever underground bunker it is they use to stimulate this kind of ridiculous productivity though, they’ll be gatecrashing the Laneway tour around Australia in late January and early February. If you caught them at Gizzfest, Splendour In The Grass or on any of their headline shows around Australia last year then you’ll know full well exactly how brain-exploding a King Gizzard live show is.
They’ll join an already magnificent lineup, including artists like Tame Impala, Nick Murphy, Young Thug, A.B. Original, Camp Cope, Gang Of Youths, Sampa The Great and so many more. Tickets are selling fast as the date gets closer, so if you don’t want to suffer crippling FOMO you should get yours as soon as humanly possible. Here’s the full lineup and details.
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2017 dates
Thu, 26th Jan: Brisbane
Sat, 28th Jan: Melbourne
Fri, 3rd Feb: Adelaide
Sat, 4th Feb: Sydney
Sun, 5th Feb: Fremantle
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