Thirsty Merc announces ‘Back to The Grind’ tour!

Starting on April 7th, Australian rock band Thirsty Merc will be kicking off their ‘Back to the Grind’ national tour. The band have just released their new single, “The Grind” from their Shifting Gears record. Suffice it to say, there’s no better way to kick off their new material with some Australian shows lined up!

The band will be touring 20 cities and towns including mainland states through to the end of May on the NSW South Coast.

Lead singer, Rai Thistlethwayte says,  “After a really hard time at the end of 2015, we’ve turned the corner into 2016 and we feel the best way to get on with things is to keep busy, keep working hard and do what we love: PLAYING LIVE! We’re stoked with our new single too.  It’s got the Merc quirk, with grind-y guitars in the choruses, a swaggery tempo, it’s a return to our rock roots. Back To The Grind is going to be an unforgettable tour, we can feel it. We’ll be giving it our absolute ALL!”

The band’s new record, Shifting Gears was released late last year with its first single “The Good Life” garnering the support of radio from Triple M network and Southern Cross Austereo regional stations.

Tickets for the ‘Back to the Grind’ Tour (with Special guests Tequila Mockingbyrd)
are on sale now. Dates can be found below!

Thursday, 7 April 2016
Southern Cross Club – Top of The Cross, Canberra, ACT*
Tickets available from Ticketek

Friday, 8 April 2016
Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW*
Tickets available from Ticketek

Thursday, 15 April 2016
The Arkaba Hotel, Adelaide, SA*
Tickets available from Oztix

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Melbourne Public, Melbourne, VIC*
Tickets available from the venue

Thursday, 21 April 2016
Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC*
Tickets available from Oztix

Friday, 22 April 2016
Grand Hotel, Mornington Peninsula, VIC*
Tickets available from Oztix

Saturday, 23 April 2016
The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Tickets available from Oztix

Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Studio Six, Sutherland, NSW
Tickets available from Oztix and the venue

Thursday, 28 April 2016
UOW Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Tickets available from Moshtix and via the University Box Office

Friday, 29 April 2016
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Tickets available from Bigtix and the venue

Thursday, 5 May 2016
Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
* Free Show *

Friday, 6 May 2016
Yamba Bowling Club, Yamba, NSW
Tickets available from Oztix

Sunday, 8 May 2016
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets available from Oztix

Friday, 13 May 2016
The Gap View Hotel, Alice Springs, NT
Tickets available from Oztix

Saturday, 14 May 2016
Darwin Ski Club, Darwin, NT
Tickets available from Oztix

Friday, 20 May 2016
Marlin Hotel, Ulladulla, NSW
Tickets available from Oztix and the venue

* Shows Tequila Mockingbyrd will appear in

Select regional shows proudly supported by Southern Cross Austereo’s Local Works Network.

For further information on all shows, go to


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