Aussie punk legends The Meanies are touring regional Victoria this month

Aussie punk legends The Meanies are touring regional Victoria this month

The Meanies' 'Better Late Than Never Desperate Measures Tour' is a belated celebration of their 'new' album.

Melbourne’s renowned punk rockers The Meanies are returning to the sweaty, beer-splattered stages of regional Victoria this month as part of their Better Late Than Never Desperate Measures Tour, which was meant to start last month in Brisbane.

The key takeaways

  • The Meanies are touring regional Victoria
  • The band are celebrating their latest album, Desperate Measures, which was released in July 2020
  • Tickets are on sale now

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As Covid lockdowns continue to wreak more havoc than Wally Meanie at a wine tasting, The Meanies will now kick off their tour in Geelong at our very own divey crown jewel the Barwon Club on July 16, before busting eardrums in Ballarat at The Eastern on July 23 and at the Macedon Railway Hotel on July 24, before continuing the tour in October.

Earning a reputation as one of the country’s most pre-eminent underground rock acts with their raucous live shows in the ’90s, the ‘Better Late Than Never Desperate Measures Tour’ is a belated celebration of their ‘new’ album, Desperate Measures.

Released last year, this is the first album from the band in five years, coming after 2015’s seminal It’s Not Me, It’s You, which in itself was the band’s first record since 1994.

Recorded at St. Kilda’s Hothouse Audio, the ten-track effort sees the beloved group back at their best, delivering a collection of raw, hard-hitting cuts that reminds us just why we fell in love with the band in the first place.

In the 30-plus years since their formation, the punk titans have released six studio albums, including the likes of Come ‘n’ See (1992), Televolution (1994) and 10% Weird (1998) – all of which were monumental albums for Melbourne’s underground scene, and stood as particular inspirations for punk contemporaries Frenzal Rhomb.

Having already warmed up with a few sweat-soaked, ferocious live shows this year, the indie-punk outfit are primed and ready to tear up local stages with their signature brand of irreverent, high-energy tunes. Returning to their home away from home at Geelong’s BC, The Meanies will be joined by homegrown legends The Poppin Mommas who will serve up their usual brand of VB fueled vitriol, and Eyeroll. Ballarat’s gig will see them accompanied by raucous local punks The Dawdlers and Byron Bay’s esteemed DickLord, who will be the main support for the entirety of the tour.

Following the regional tour, Melbourne fans will be able to catch The Meanies at The Tote on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23.

Check out the dates below and get your tickets stat.

Friday, July 16 – Barwon Club, Geelong. Tickets here.
Friday, July 23 The Eastern, Ballarat. Tickets here.
Saturday, July 24 – Railway Hotel Macedon. Tickets here.
Friday, October 22 – The Tote, Melbourne. Tickets here.
Saturday, October 23 – The Tote, Melbourne. Tickets here.