Last week The Smith Street Band announced the first round of artist for the inaugural Pool House Party and today the band announce they are also heading off around the country on their first headline tour in nearly a year. It is their biggest and furthest reaching tour yet, taking in every state and territory of Australia and will include a bunch of all ages and under 18 only shows. This will be The Smith Street Band’s first Australian headline tour since the release of More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album chart and saw the band sell out huge shows across the country, including two sold out home town shows at Melbourne’s iconic Forum Theatre. 2017 also saw the band tour America and Europe multiple times, play Groovin The Moo, triple j’s One Night Stand in Mt Isa, Splendour in the Grass, support Midnight Oil in Melbourne and LA and wind up the year with four massive shows at Falls Festival. Forever on the road, 2018 will first see The Smith Street Band return to Europe for a 16 date tour with old friends The Front Bottoms. When the band return home they kick off the run of Australian dates with one enormous show, Pool House Party at Coburg Velodrome, featuring two stages and 18 of their favourite bands. Then, March to May will see The Smith Street Band visit every corner of Australia with Bec Sandridge and Melbourne newcomers Press Club are along for the ride. Late last year Sandridge released her most unapologetic and meatiest work to date in single ‘I’ll Never Want A BF’ and toured Australia, UK and Europe. While Press Club launched on to the scene in 2017 with debut single ‘Headwreck’ which saw them nab supports with the likes of Ceres, Polish Club, Japandroids and Joyce Manor as well as play Bigsound, Falls Marion Bay, Festival of the Sun and Fairgrounds. Tickets are on sale now for Pool House Party, with the rest of the tour going on sale midday Tuesday January 16th. Get them quick!
THE SMITH STREET BAND
2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BEC SANDRIDGE & PRESS CLUB
Saturday March 17 – Pool House Party, Coburg Velodrome, Melbourne Wednesday March 21 – Bar On The Hill, Newcastle Thursday March 22 – Wollongong Uni, Wollongong Friday March 23 – UC Refectory, Canberra Saturday March 24 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (AA) Sunday March 25 – Long Jetty Hotel, Central Coast Thursday March 29 – Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough Saturday March 31 – Astor Theatre, Perth Sunday April 1 – Mojos, Fremantle (U18) Thursday April 5 – Whalers Hotel, Warrnambool Friday April 6 – Shadows, Mount Gambier Saturday April 7 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (AA) Wednesday April 11 – The Northern, Byron Bay Thursday April 12 – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba Friday April 13 – The Tivoli, Brisbane Saturday April 14 – The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast Sunday April 15 – Crowbar, Brisbane (U18)* Wednesday April 18 – Giddy Goat Hotel, Rockhampton Thursday April 19 – Magnums Hotel, Airlie Beach Friday April 20 – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville Saturday April 21 – Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns Friday April 27 – Discovery, Darwin Saturday April 28 – Gap View Hotel, Alice Springs Friday May 4 – Saloon Bar, Launceston Saturday May 5 – Odeon Theatre, Hobart (AA) Saturday May 12 – Hawthorne Arts Centre, Hawthorn (U18) * Press Club not playing Crowbar On Sale 12.00pm Tuesday Jan 16th from www.thesmithstreetband.com