You’d be forgiven for being a little bit concerned about The Bennies’ whereabouts lately.
After being positively everywhere earlier this year and traversing the globe with an endurance and enthusiasm ordinarily exclusive to a college freshman on ritalin, the Melbourne four-piece suddenly found themselves in the eye of the party whirlwind, surrounded by an unprecedented calm.
After being dubbed a ‘must-see’ on 2015 Soundwave Festival, The Bennies nailed triple j’s Like A Version which backed on to Golden Plains which lead into their Party Whirlwind tour which left an indelible mark on everyone’s hearts and livers. Now the band emerge from a brief moment’s respite to recommence destruction with the announcement of an Australian tour right in time for summer.
And true to form, they’re not doing things in half measures. After warming up at their favourite bush doof Psyfari, then playing the biggest event on the Melbourne punk rock calendar Poison City Weekender, the band will join Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish on their East Coast Australian Tour in early October.
They’ll then chuck a lap of the USA and visit old friends and fans at Florida’s Fest. Completely disinterested in pausing for breath they’ll commence a headlining tour of Australia with mates in The Hard Aches and Wet Pensioner. This is no metro city run. Hobart, Bunbury, Ballarat, Cairns and Darwin are all invited to this veritable puff-puff-give of good music and loose times.
THE BENNIES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
With The Hard Aches + Wet Pensioner
Tickets on sale at thebennies.com.au
Wed Nov 11– Brisbane Hotel, Hobart *
Thurs Nov 12 – Launceston, Club 54, Launceston “Til The Wheels Fall Off” *
Fri Nov 13– Rosemount Hotel, Perth *
Sat Nov 14 – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury *
Sun Nov 15 – HQ, Perth (All Ages) *
Wed Nov 18 – The Loft, Warnambool
Thu Nov 19 – Adelaide Uni Bar (All Ages)
Fri Nov 20 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Sat Nov 21 – Bacchus Marsh ‘Youth Fest’ (All Ages) *#
Sat Nov 21 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Sun Nov 22 – Barwon Club, Geelong
Thur Nov 26 – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Fri Nov 27 – Factory Floor, Sydney
Sat Nov 28 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Sun Nov 29 – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba – (Free Entry show )
Tue Dec 1 – Music Man, Bendigo *
Fri Dec 4 –The Grand, Cairns *#
Sat Dec 5 – Railway Club, Darwin *#
*Wet Pensioner not appearing
# The Hard Aches not appearing