Teenage Fanclub - Australian Tour


Date Venue Status
Tue 16 Aug, 2005 The Zoo, Brisbane
Wed 17 Aug, 2005 Metro Theatre, Sydney
Fri 19 Aug, 2005 Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne
Sat 20 Aug, 2005 Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Teenage Fanclub have packed a lot into their sixteen year career. They’ve released six full-length albums and a Best Of – Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Six Seconds: A Shortcut to Teenage Fanclub as well as two collaborations with American musical maestro Jad Fair. Along the way, they’ve lost band members, found new ones, even reclaimed old band members. And of course, they’ve toured. They’ve played in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, the UK and the US, sharing the stage with the likes of Nirvana, Radiohead, REM, Sonic Youth and The Pixies.

Now, riding high on the coat tails of their seventh release, they’re on the road again and it is with great delight The Frontier Touring Company confirm the indie-rock gods have put Australia on their itinerary this August.

Teenage Fanclub – Norman Blake, Gerard Love, Francis Macdonald and Raymond McGinley – are survivors of a constantly changing industry. Over the years, their catchy, guitar-driven pop has won them an army of followers. Their second album Bandwagonesque saw them take out Spin Magazine’s Album of Year, ahead of Nirvana’s Nevermind, and their 1995 release Grand Prix is today routinely voted one of the best British albums of the 1990s (Sunday Herald, 2005).

Their current album Man-Made (Shock) is being similarly well-received. The Guardian awarded it four stars, dubbing it “a difficult album to dislike.”

Manchester Online gave it five stars, declaring it “a royal treat”.

And British alternative radio station XFM lavished praise on it, proclaiming that “every home should own an album by this treasured outfit.”

Liam Gallagher once declared Teenage Fanclub “the second best band in the world.” To ensure you don’t miss out on seeing them live, be sure to get your ticket when they go on sale on Friday 3 June.

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