IPECAC Geek Show - Australian Ipecac Tour


Date Venue Status
Sat 06 Dec, 2003 The Arena, Brisbane
Sun 07 Dec, 2003 Heaven II, Adelaide
Tue 09 Dec, 2003 Metropolis, Fremantle
Thu 11 Dec, 2003 The Palace, Melbourne
Sat 13 Dec, 2003 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney



It's probably the most anticipated tour of geeks this year. Internet chat rooms across Australia are currently filled with rumour and innuendo and it's the favourite topic of conversation for black-shirted music lovers across the nation.

The Poms are pissed because we got the better line-up, the Kiwis are in mourning because they got no line-up at all, but Australia rejoice because The Frontier Touring Company are confirming the rumours are true – Tomahawk, Fantomas and the Melvins are heading to Australia with the 2003 Australian Ipecac Geek Show Tour.

Needless to say it's shaping up to be a VERY hot tour! Tomahawk take the headline spot starring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantomas, Mr Bungle), John Stanier (Helmet), Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard) and Kevin Rutmanis (Cows, Melvins), second in line are Fantomas – also starring Mike Patton joined by Buzz Osborne (Melvins), Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and Trevor Dunn (Mr Bungle). The Melvins close the deal with Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Kevin Rutmanis.

Variations of the Ipecac Geek Show Tour have already toured the US with European dates also now confirmed. The Australian leg will close the touring year for the bands (we're sure the sun and surf had nothing to do with choosing these dates!)

American music site Delusions of Adequacy wrote of the New York gig; "The Melvins were incredible live, filling all expectations for those who have seen them in the past... [while] Tomahawk came through as one of the most intense but professional rock bands out there today. Listening to Patton scream and wail and roar - with the aid of three microphones, countless effect pedals and gadgets, and keyboards - you're reminded of why this guy used to front one of the biggest rock bands of their day. "

And in Australia we'll get the added bonus of Fantomas who will release their Delirium Cordia on October 6 through Shock Records. Tomahawk's album Mit Gas is in store now.

Tickets for Tomahawk, Fantomas and The Melvins go on sale nationally on Saturday 13 September. This is definitely a show that you will want to be warming a patch of concrete outside the ticketing agent for!

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