DZ Deathrays announce headline show at Geelong’s Eureka Hotel this summer

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DZ Deathrays announce headline show at Geelong’s Eureka Hotel this summer

Words by Staff writer

From their inception, DZ Deathrays remain one of the most recognisable acts in the contemporary Australian rock canon, most notably with the success of their debut album Bloodstreams which made DZ synonymous with thunderous.

Iconic Australian rockers DZ Deathrays are gearing up to blow the roof off Geelong’s Eureka Bandroom on Friday, 2 February 2024.

The gritty trio, known for their unapologetic, pulse-pounding sound, will take the stage for a night of high-octane, no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll, with supports from Sophisticated Dingo and local band The Kite Machine.

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With a decade-long career under their belt, DZ Deathrays have solidified their status as essential to the Australian music scene, carving out a niche with their visceral and frenetic riffage.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the release of their sixth studio album, “R.I.F.F.,” earlier this year, described by NME as “game-changing.” The album, available via DZ Worldwide, showcases the band’s most experimental and immediately resonant work to date. DZ Deathrays are known for shunning the status quo, and “R.I.F.F.” is no exception, boasting a mix of influences that range from punk and indie to garage and surf rock.

The band’s enduring legacy is evident in their impressive resume of achievements, including supporting heavyweights like Foo Fighters and Biffy Clyro, international appearances at SXSW and Reading and Leeds, and multiple ARIA Awards. Their music and merchandise have found a place in the hearts of Dead Heads, 30-somethings, and the aspirational next generation alike.

DZ Deathrays are not just musicians; they are a force that speaks to the Freaks and Geeks in all of us, drawing inspiration from a diverse range of collaborators, including Mark Ronson, MAY-A, NERVE, Ecca Vandal, and even a Wiggle. Their latest album, “R.I.F.F.,” is a testament to their creative integrity and ambition, maintaining their position at the forefront of the national punk frontier.

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