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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


The tour will see the three-piece visit Brisbane's iconic live music venues!

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Dune Rats are treating fans this morning, with the announcement of their upcoming Queensland tour, DUNIESPALOOZA!

After the release of their record Too Tough Terry, late last year, the three-piece are set to hit the road this April and May. The tour will hit iconic Brisbane venues, places that have housed Dune Rats shows in the past and always supported local talent. Along for the ride is a selection of local bands including Sweater Curse, The Cutaways, Semantics, Radolecent, Big Twisty and The Funk Nasty, and Concrete Surfers.

Of the tour, the band share, "Stoked to announce your old mates DuneRats are coming to play 4 nights around Brisbane to support the venues that supported us over the years. Psyched to have a bunch of different shows with great bands and rage with everyone who has watched the band from the very start. See ya next month!"

Detailing each step of Dune Rats’ journey, the band goes on to note their favourite memories from each venue. To the Black Bear Lodge, they share, "This was the first show our parents came to, and whilst they were shitting themselves when they sore a young fella hanging from a fire sprinkler that ultimately snapped and fell down, they had a blast. You could say we tore the roof down that night. Our parents and Dunies can’t wait to do it again! P.s shout our folks a beer if you see them."

The band reminisces about The Zoo, "Growing’n’throwing up in Brisbane The Zoo was the pinnacle of venues and that if we could ever play at it would be a dream come true. On our first album launch, we ended up selling it out, getting too excited and ended up spewing on each other. Couldn’t be more stoked to do it all again."

On The Triffid, the band continues, "The Triffid has always been a special venue to us, as gromits we use to go to parties there when it was just an airplane hanger, to think that we would end up selling it out 3 nights in a row made us want to go back and smoke a bunch of durries out the front with all our friends like the old times. See ya out the front for a durry!"

Finally to the Fortitude Music Hall, "Our last Brisbane show before the world threw up on itself was at FMH. It was a crazy experience for us to have a hometown show that big literally on the same street where the band started. Feel stoked as fuck to be one of the first bands to kick it off again!"

Pre-sale begins this Thurs 18 March 10 AM until Fri 19 March 9 AM AEST. General on-sale from Fri 19 March 10 AM AEST. Tickets are available here.


Thursday 29 April - Black Bear Lodge w/ Sweater Curse - Brisbane

Friday 30 April - The Zoo w/ The Cutaways - Brisbane

Saturday 1 May - The Triffid w/ Semantics + Radolecent - Brisbane

Sunday 2 May - Fortitude Music Hall w/ Big Twisty and The Funk Nasty + Concrete Surfers - Brisbane


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