The Groovin The Moo sideshows are all being announced this week, and one that we’re most excited about is the great Against Me! who are heading out on a six-day tour as well as their GTM appearances.
Against Me!’s last album, Shape Shift With Me, came out last September to critical acclaim. It followed on from 2014’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Both albums focus on themes related to frontwoman Laura Jane Grace’s life as a transgender woman, a thematic and musical triumph for not only the band, but punk rock as a whole.
After coming out as transgender in 2012, Grace has almost singlehandedly led punk rock to have a more a more accepting and welcoming stance toward the transgender community. Last November Grace also released a powerful memoir, TRANNY: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout.
Check out all tour dates below. Camp Cope will be opening for the band on each date, having just wrapped up a tour with Laneway Festival this weekend.
Against Me! Australian Tour Dates
Wednesday May 3: The Triffid, Brisbane
Thursday May 4: Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Friday May 5: Max Watts, Melbourne
Wednesday May 10: Uni Bar, Wollongong
Thursday May 11: Manning Bar, Sydney
GROOVIN THE MOO TOUR DATES:
FRIDAY 28 APRIL – WAYVILLE
SATURDAY 29 APRIL – MAITLAND
SUNDAY 30 APRIL – TOWNSVILLE
SATURDAY 6 MAY – BENDIGO
SUNDAY 7 MAY – CANBERRA
SATURDAY 13 MAY – BUNBURY