|Sat 09 Feb, 2019||Capitol, Perth - 18+||Buy Tickets More info|
|Tue 12 Feb, 2019||Corner Hotel, Melbourne - 18+||Buy Tickets More info|
|Wed 13 Feb, 2019||Corner Hotel, Melbourne - 18+||Buy Tickets More info|
|Fri 15 Feb, 2019||Metro Theatre, Sydney - 18+||Buy Tickets More info|
|Sat 16 Feb, 2019||The Triffid, Brisbane - 18+||Buy Tickets More info|
|Mon 18 Feb, 2019||Powerstation, Auckland - 18+||Buy Tickets More info|
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Joining Teenage Fanclub as they kick-off in Perth on Saturday 9 February is WA indie rock royalty Turnstyle. The prolific four-piece formed back in the mid ‘90s, releasing multiple albums and triple j championed-tracks such as ‘Spray Water On The Stereo’ before eventually going on hiatus in 2002 (and again in 2013). December 2018 saw the release of Happy Factories, Turnstyle’s fourth full-length album, recorded and produced by band leader Adem K, with special guest vocals by Pavement’s Bob Nastanovich. Take a listen to Happy Factories here.
Melbourne: make welcome Laura Imbruglia, who’ll join the Fannies for two shows at The Corner. Laura is bringing her upcoming fourth album, Scared Of You, due for release in March 2019. With latest track ‘Diptych’ on the airwaves and streaming now, as well as the catchy ‘Tricks’, this Aussie singer is no stranger to indie music lovers. Laura’s been releasing music since the early noughties, covering a range of genres from folk to throat-tearing punk, dark country, psychedelic rock and everything in between.
Often referred to them as ‘Australia’s hardest working band’, Sydney will get the chance to witness the rocking Dallas Crane (‘The Sunnyside’, ‘Get Off The Dope’) in action at the Metro Theatre. Fresh from their own headline shows across the country and support slots for the likes of Cheap Trick and Def Leopard in 2018, these legendary Aussies – who inspired You Am I’s Tim Rogers as his favorite band (Rogers immortalising them in his song ‘Who Put The Devil In You’) – never left: expect a solid return-to-form.
With their sixth and most recent album Rain Lover voted #1 album of the year by 2SER’s The Outpost, and ABC Radio Brisbane’s Drive program declaring them the best QLD band of all time – you don’t want to miss Halfway supporting Teenage Fanclub at their Brisbane gig. Formed back in 2000, the eight member outfit are high on the critical acclaim of the band’s latest longplayer, co-produced by Nashville art rock legend Mark Nevers (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Howie Gelb).
Auckland ticketholders will witness a set by The Roulettes, who self-describe themselves as survivors from “‘90s alcohol-fuelled Dunedin rock and roll bands”. Justin McLean, Ben Grant and Mark Queenin’s latest album is Venus Burns: eight songs of straight up simplicity, no middle 8s, no long songs. Previous EPs You Want It and Unread Books have been playlisted on stations such as The Rock to bFM; check them out here.
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18 Sep 2018
20 Aug 2018
Touring Australia & New Zealand in February
With special guests:
Turnstyle (Per), Laura Imbruglia (Melb),
Dallas Crane (Syd), Halfway (Bris) and The Roulettes (Akl)
‘In the long and twisted history of indie rock, Teenage Fanclub ring out loud and true’ – Sydney Morning Herald
‘If you fall for Teenage Fanclub, you fall hard’ – The Quietus
‘In any event, this is a band well worth extra attention … the albums are so good that no one is complaining.’ – Popmatters, ‘The 25 Best Songs of Teenage Fanclub’
Frontier Touring is delighted to welcome back Glasgow five-piece Teenage Fanclub, returning to Australia and New Zealand in February 2019. The iconic ‘What You Do To Me’ rockers will perform four headline dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland.
Over the course of almost 30 years in which they released seminal albums such as A Catholic Education, Bandwagonesque, Thirteen, Grand Prix, Songs From Northern Britain, Howdy!, Man Made, Shadows & Here, Teenage Fanclub went from being scrappy indie underdogs, through band-most-likely-to, eventually arriving at the status they’ve held ever since: one of Britain’s most beloved cult bands.
Not liked, or admired, or respected: beloved.
Teenage Fanclub’s most recent studio album is their tenth effort, 12 tracks and a textbook representation of democracy in action: 2016’s Here.
August 2018 sees the band celebrating the vinyl re-issue of five longplayers originally released between 1991-2000 on Alan McGee’s Creation Records. Vinyl fans, head here to purchase new copies of Bandwagonesque, Thirteen, Grand Prix, Songs From Northern Britain and Howdy!, all re-mastered for the very first time by the group at the UK’s legendary Abbey Road Studios.
Formed in 1989, Teenage Fanclub are a rare thing: a group who have grown old with their audience, reflecting their changing lives and shifting concerns. When Teenage Fanclub’s crowd looked at the band in 1991, they saw people just like them: boozy, boisterous and rambunctious. When they look at the band now, they still see themselves in them: they’re like the old best friends you see a couple of times a year, and come away from each meeting with your affections revived.
On their previous visit, the band sold out their first Melbourne headline show and added a second date. Don’t delay in grabbing tickets to Teenage Fanclub, touring February 2019!
Saturday 9 February — Capitol, Perth (18+) NEW SHOW!
Tuesday 12 February — Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+) SOLD OUT!
Wednesday 13 February – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Friday 15 February — Metro Theatre, Sydney (18+)
Saturday 16 February — The Triffid, Brisbane (18+)
Monday 18 February — Powerstation, Auckland (18+)