2000s pop-punk trio Short Stack are heading to Torquay in October

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2000s pop-punk trio Short Stack are heading to Torquay in October

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Sway sway baby tonight, maybe tonight...

From adorning countless Myspace pages in the early 2000s to proving that pop punk is alive and well decades later, beloved Budgewoi rockers Short Stack are back, playing their first shows since the sold-out capital city comeback tour, taking on regional Australia for the first time in over a decade.

Now armed with more powerful songs than hairspray, the band will work their way around the country this October with support from Hevenshe and The Beautiful Monument. Locally, they’ll perform at the Torquay Hotel in Torquay on Saturday 7 October.

Short Stack Australian Tour

5 October – Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights
Friday 6 October – The Deck, Traralgon
Saturday 7 October – Torquay Hotel, Torquay
Friday 13 October – Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
Saturday 14 October – Mansfield Hotel, Townsville
Friday 20 October – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday 21 October – Burleigh Bazaar, Gold Coast
Sunday 22 October – Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra
Thursday 26 October – Drifter’s Wharf, Gosford
Friday 27 October – Waves, Wollongong
Saturday 28 October – Panthers, Penrith
Friday 3 November – Freo Social, Fremantle
Saturday 4 November – Bridgeway Live, Pooraka

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Recently sharing a brand new single, the 90s-soaked bop ‘Shotgun Wedding’, inspired by the band’s own formative listening and overflowing with buoyant beats, affable melodics and lyrics that’ll hurl you headfirst back to days of first loves and heartbreaks, the Budgewoi rockers have also announced the release of their 2009 album Stack Is The New Black which will be available on vinyl for the very first time on July 21 via UNFD.

Releasing in 2009, Stack Is The New Black featured singles Sway, Sway Baby!, Shimmy a Go Go and Princess amongst others, with the album certified gold and hitting #1 on the ARIA Australian Albums Chart upon release.

Since first forming in the early 2000s, Short Stack have amassed a dizzying array of accolades, including being dubbed Channel V Oz Artist of the Year twice (in 2008 and 2010), scoring Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Fave Aussie Band in 2010, and plenty of gold and platinum-selling singles along the way.

Following a break-up in 2012, a brief formation and second break-up in 2014 and 2015 respectively, a jubilant Short Stack reunion in 2020 ultimately led to the band’s 2022 studio album Maybe There’s No Heaven. Amalgamating the trio’s colourful decade-long career with a renewed creative lease on life, Short Stack truly soared to sensational heights on their latest album, blending hooky bangers, sharp execution and searing authenticity into an 11 track masterpiece – and all entirely on their own terms.

With a sold-out capital city comeback tour in 2022 under their belts, Short Stack are also now primed to embark on a regional Australian tour for the first time in over a decade. With more polish and power than ever before, the band will work their way around the country this October and November with special guests Hevenshe and The Beautiful Monument.

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