Del Amitri announce first Australian shows in 30 years

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Del Amitri announce first Australian shows in 30 years

Del Amitri, one of Scotland’s finest exports, has announced their long-awaited return this summer.

Not seen on our shores since the heady days of the 1990s, Del Amitri, will play theatres in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney through February 2023.

The band – whose easy blend of Beatlesque pop and country rock has made them a worldwide road and radio staple since the mid-’80s – will kick off their long-awaited tour at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Thursday, February 16 and then take to Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide on February 18, Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane on February 21, and Palais Theatre in Melbourne on February 23 before finishing up at Enmore Theatre in Sydney on February 28.

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Often described as alternative/country-rock, Del Amitri formed in Glasgow in the early 1980s, releasing their eponymous debut in 1985.

Their second album, Waking Hours, released July 1989, hit a chord with Australian fans, peaking at #8 in the ARIA Album Chart while earning Platinum status both here and in the UK. The album is home to smash singles and radio airplay favourites “Nothing Ever Happens” and ARIA Top 30 hit “Kiss This Thing Goodbye.”

1992’s Change Everything entered the ARIA Top 30 and brought fans the ARIA Top 40 single “Always The Last To Know.” The band followed that success with Twisted in 1995 featuring singles “Tell Her This” and “Roll To Me,” the latter reaching #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2021, Del Amitri made a triumphant return with ‘Fatal Mistakes’, their first new studio album in almost twenty years, since their 2002 album Can You Do Me Good?, coinciding with the bands 11 year hiatus. Fatal Mistakes’ 13-tracks (distributed through Cooking Vinyl Australia) follows in the footsteps of earlier UK Top 10 albums: Waking Hours, Change Everything, Twisted, Some Other Sucker’s Parade.

Del Amitri’s 2023 Australian tour will see founding members and songwriters Justin Currie (vocals/bass) and Ian Harvie (guitar) reunited with Andrew Alston (keyboards/accordion) and Kris Dillimore (guitar), and joined by James McDermott (drums).

With a set list revisiting past hits, fan favourites and a selection from Fatal Mistakes, Del Amitri’s first Australian shows in more than thirty years are not to be missed.

Del Amitri Australian Tour 2023

Astor Theatre, Perth – Thursday, February 16

Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide – Saturday, February 18

Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane – Tuesday, February 21

Palais Theatre, Melbourne – Thursday, February 23

Enmore Theatre, Sydney – Tuesday, February 28

Tickets for all shows go on sale Wednesday, August 24 at 12pm from here