In addition to their already announced performance at Meredith Music Festival, lovers of garage rock will rejoice at the news that Mudhoney will tour Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart this December. This will be their 6th journey to Australia throughout their triumphant 23 year career.
It’s no question that Mudhoney were the band that made the 90s grunge rock movement possible. Their classic 1988 debut EP Superfuzz Bigmuff, featuring their breakthrough single ‘Touch Me I’m Sick’, was the first real success story for iconic record label Sub Pop. They paved the way for the movement that would make Seattle the new capital of the rock’n’roll universe, taking the sweat-soaked and beer-fueled mixture of heavy metal muscle, punk attitude, and garage rock primitivism that would become known as “grunge” to a wider audience for the first time.
Eight albums on, Mudhoney’s body of work – big, loud, purposefully sloppy, a little bit menacing, and even more funny – has stood the test of time. Don’t miss the rock’n’roll legends as they tour Australia this December.
“Stooges riffs and Mark Arm’s dirty growl bring alive tales of lusty romance played with a timeless swagger and an infectious smirk” The Guardian
“Pitched somewhere between the Blues Explosion and Grinderman, it’s an awesome racket” Q Magazine
Mudhoney Australian tour – December 2011
Tickets on sale Thursday the 15th of September
Presented by Handsome Tours, Street Press Australia, FasterLouder and 3RRR
Saturday Dec 3
The Rosemount, Perth
www.handsometours.com, 78’s, Mills, Planet, Star Surf, www.heatseeker.com.au, www.moshtix.com.au
Monday Dec 5
The Zoo, Brisbane
www.handsometours.com, Oztix 1300 762 545, www.thezoo.com.au and all Oztix outlets
Tuesday Dec 6
Manning Bar, Sydney
www.handsometours.com, www.manningbar.com (ph 1300 762 545) & the venue.
Wednesday Dec 7
Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Moshtix, Ruffcut Records – 6234 8600, Tommy Gun – 6234 2039 and The Brisbane Hotel – 6234 4920
Thursday Dec 8
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
www.handsometours.com; Corner Box Office (57 Swan St Richmond 11am-8pm Mon-Sat), 03 9427 9198 or online www.cornerhotel.com & Polyester Records (City & Fitzroy).
Mudhoney will also play Meredith Music Festival, taking place December 9 – 11. Details at www.mmf.com.au