Iconic Australian band Spiderbait have just announced a national ‘Tour in the Key of J’ in support of their new album, ‘Sounds in the Key of J’, which was released today.
In their first headline tour since the sold out 2017 Ivy & Big Apples tour, Spiderbait are appearing at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on Friday July 15. Their national tour will see the band appearing in Launceston, Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Freemantle and Adelaide in support of their new album, Sounds in the Key of J. Spiderbait will also appear at festivals such as Groovin the Moo in April and Valleyways Festival in September.
The key takeaways
- Spiderbait have announced a national headlining tour of Australia
- The tour is in support of their new album, Sounds in the Key of J, which was released today
- They will be performing at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on Friday July 15
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The announcement today for their national tour coincides with the release of the band’s new album Sounds in the Key of J, which remains a celebration of Spiderbait’s iconic bass player Janet English.
“Janet’s songs are special,” explains Kram, the drummer and lead vocalist for Spiderbait, “and over the past 30 years she’s written so many beautiful ones, but also others that hit you like a lighting bolt. The Key of J Tour will be a unique show – like nothing we’ve done before – it’ll be us celebrating Janet’s work in Spiderbait, and also the release of the double album collection of her songs Sounds in the Key of J. We can’t wait for this tour to start and to perform so many of her songs live – for me personally, it’ll be very moving, and to quote Janet directly… fucken awesome!”
Since their formation almost 30 years ago, the three friends from Finley NSW have taken the Australian music industry by storm with some prestigious and formidable accolades. Over their years together, they have taken home numerous ARIA awards, achieved a number one single with their cover of Leadbelly’s Black Betty and were the first Australian act to secure the number one slot in the triple j Hottest 100 with Buy Me A Pony in 1996.
Tickets for the tour go on sale from 9am April 21. Their new album, Sounds in the Key of J, was released today.
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