Australian rock band Thirsty Merc have been patiently waiting these last two years for the chance to get back on the road and play live again…and now the time has come! Thirsty Merc announce a new album and tour that will see the guys get back on the tour bus and back on stage, performing their much-loved hits alongside songs from their new album CELEBRATION – to be released on 17 June.
Frontman Rai Thistlethwayte says: ‘It’s been an extremely rewarding experience for us to explore some of the best Aussie songs on the new album. Perhaps the biggest celebration, though, is for all live music fans. After a few crazy years, we’re all still here together. Gigs are back…and we want to be there to help you let your hair down!’
CELEBRATION (released 17 June though MGM), sees Thirsty Merc covering some well-known (and some not so well-known) Australian songs from across the decades – each one reimagined in true ‘Merc style. The first single is a turbo-charged rendition of Daryl Braithwaite’s As The Days Go By, available now.
Other songs that appear on CELEBRATION include Who Listens To The Radio (The Sports), That’s When I Think of You (1927), Bad Habits (Billy Field) and Hey There, Georgie Girl (The Seekers). Music fans will appreciate the ‘Merc quirk’ on the recordings, and recall what makes each a great Australian song.
Thirsty Merc will be performing a selection of songs from their new album plus all their own hits live on their CELEBRATION 2022 tour. Starting in WA in July, they will move across regional and capital cities into September. Ticket links and details available at https://www.thirstymerc.com.
Fri July 22 Stirling Arms Hotel, Guildford WA
Sat July 23 Charles Hotel, North Perth WA
Sun July 24 Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood WA
Tue July 26 – Duke of George, Fremantle WA
Wed July 27 Friends Restaurant, Perth WA
Thu July 28 Prince Bunbury WA
Fri July 29 Northshore Tavern, Hillarys WA
Sat July 30 Port Beach Brewery (Railway Hotel), Fremantle WA
Thu August 4 Dunwoodys Hotel, Cairns QLD
Fri August 5 The Anthill, Mareeba QLD
Sat August 6 Mansfield Hotel, Townsville QLD
Sun August 7 Reef Gateway Hotel, Airlie Beach QLD
Thu August 11 Cleveland Sands Hotel, Cleveland, QLD
Fri August 12 The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Sat August 13 Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta QLD
Sun August 14 Moonee Beach Tavern, Moonee Beach NSW
Wed August 24 Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Thu August 25 Centro CBD, Wollongong NSW
Fri August 26 SS&A, Albury NSW
Sun August 28 Royal Hotel, Meredith VIC
Wed August 31 Volta, Ballarat VIC
Thu 1st September Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Fri September 2 Live at the Bundy, Bundalaguah VIC
Sat September 3 Country Rocks Festival, Bungendore NSW
Sun September 4 Huntlee Tavern, Branxton NSW
Thu September 8 The Gov, Adelaide SA
Fri September 9 The Setts Bar, Mildura NSW
Having released 4 critically acclaimed albums, over 250,000 album sales under their belt, a finalist in the APRA Song of the Year for 20 Good Reasons (which also reached #1 on iTunes in Australia), 5 ARIA Award nominations, Thirsty Merc have found their way into the fabric of Australia’s musical landscape with songs such as Someday Someday, In The Summertime, 20 Good Reasons, Tommy And Krista, and more.
Since 2015 Thirsty Merc have released music as an independent band. They have toured and recorded music consistently during their career until the recent pandemic. It was during this time that the band got back into the studio and started working on CELEBRATION, looking forward to when borders would open and life would get back to normal.
With live gigs back on stages all around the country, and the album finished, it’s time to share ‘Celebration’ with fans.
“We hope you enjoy the new release…and hope to see you at one of the upcoming shows!”
CELEBRATION – THE ALBUM –RELEASED 17 JUNE. PREORDER NOW
AS THE DAYS GO BY – LISTEN HERE
TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE CELEBRATION TOUR AVAILABLE NOW VIA https://www.thirstymerc.com.