DZ Deathrays announce Black Rat 10th anniversary national tour for 2024

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DZ Deathrays announce Black Rat 10th anniversary national tour for 2024

Words by Staff Writer

DZ Deathrays mark ten years of Black Rat LP with national anniversary tour this June and July.

DZ Deathrays, known for their explosive blend of garage rock and dance punk, are gearing up to mark the milestone anniversary of their acclaimed album Black Rat with a national tour set to kick off this June and July.

Performing of all 11 tracks from Black Rat, the tour will span across major cities, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart, and Adelaide, promising an unforgettable celebration of Australian rock music.

DZ Deathrays – Black Rat 10th Anniversary Tour Dates

  • Fri 14 Jun: Manning Bar – Eora / Sydney
  • Sat 22 Jun: The Triffid – Meanjin / Brisbane
  • Fri 28 Jun: Corner Hotel – Naarm / Melbourne
  • Fri 5 Jul: Rosemount Hotel – Boorloo / Perth
  • Fri 12 Jul: Altar – nipaluna / Hobart
  • Sat 13 Jul: The Gov – Tarntanya / Adelaide

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Originally released a decade ago through the esteemed label I OH YOU, Black Rat quickly soared to success, amassing over 14 million streams and earning the coveted ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album. The album not only propelled DZ Deathrays to international acclaim but also solidified their position as leaders in the global recognition and export of Australian talent.

Renowned for its infectious hooks and electrifying live performances, Black Rat became a modern classic, with hits like “Gina Works at Hearts”, “Reflective Skull”, and “Ocean Exploder” captivating audiences worldwide. The album’s fusion of raw energy and musical innovation earned praise from critics and fans alike, with its enduring impact still felt a decade later.

In conjunction with the tour, an exclusive anniversary white vinyl repress of “Black Rat” is available for pre-order, limited to just 300 copies worldwide.

Since their inception, DZ Deathrays have remained a cornerstone of the contemporary Australian rock scene. Their debut album “Bloodstreams” catapulted them into the spotlight, establishing their reputation for thunderous performances. Subsequent releases, including “Black Rat” and their critically acclaimed twin concept albums “Positive Rising: Part 1 and Part 2”, have only strengthened their position in the industry.

With a dedicated fanbase and an impressive track record of festival appearances and international tours, DZ Deathrays continue to elevate Australian rock to new heights, proving that their influence and popularity only grow stronger with time.

Tickets for the tour are on sale now and can be purchased here.