Thirty-One years after they last performed, San Francisco’s legendary Flamin’ Groovies will again make their presence known via Dig it Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational appearing at shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Now, Feel Presents are chuffed to announce that Flamin’ Groovies will also play headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Tickets for these limited capacity shows at Sydney’s iconic rock venue the Annandale Hotel and Melbourne suburban favourite the Caravan Music Club will go on-sale Friday 5th April. Tickets available here.
Train spotters will remark that the Groovies toured Australia in 1986 but that tour was without Chris Wilson, the vocalist for the band from 1972 – 1982 and singer of such classics as Slow Death, Yes It’s True, and the all-time power-pop anthem from the album of the same name Shake Some Action.
Dig it Up! will be the first time the Wilson / Jordan / Alexander collective has played anywhere in the world since 1982.
But wait, there’s more… Joining the Flamin’ Groovies in Sydney will be fellow Dig it Up! invitee Peter Case, a former member of both The Nerves (original owners of the Blondie hit Hanging On the Telephone) and power-pop giants The Plimsouls. Case will perform the hits of both those acts plus a selection from his Grammy award winning solo years. Another first for Dig it Up!
Melbourne’s own power-pop champions Even will join the bill at Oakleigh.
Dig it Up!