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THIRSTY MERC Announce New Tour And New Album – Celebration.


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

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

Thirsty Merc are unquestionably one of Australia’s finest live acts.

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!”




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