Grinspoon are heading to Geelong as part of 20th anniversary tour of debut album

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Grinspoon are heading to Geelong as part of 20th anniversary tour of debut album

Aussie rockers Grinspoon have returned from hiatus with the announcement they’ll be releasing a 20th anniversary deluxe edition of their debut album, Guide to Better Living.

Alongside this, the band will head out on a whopping 27-date national tour of Australia. The multi-format reissue of the album will be released on June 23 and will feature 49 tracks in total, including an unreleased single as well as a previously unreleased 13-track performance from the Falls Festival of 1997.

Vocalist Phil Jamieson jests, “I hate nostalgia, it gets my goat. What I do love are tunes, and we’ve got tunes! NBT – Balding Matters – Scalped are probably what are considered to be album tracks or ‘filler’, but I can’t wait to spit ‘em out with as much venom as I did as a 19 year old. Then there is Railroader – Repeat – Just Ace – Champion – Boundary …. it’s like a little treasure box of ditties! I don’t think I really knew what I was doing when I made Guide To Better Living, but I know that playing this album from start to finish is going to be one of the most challenging, enjoyable & kickass things I’ll ever do! Bring on the road, bring on the tour, bring on the shows… happy 20th birthday GTBL!”

Guide to Better Living reached a double platinum status, spent 36 weeks in the ARIA Top 50 and generally set the trajectory of the band’s career.

Hockey Dad are supporting the band nationally. You can catch Grinspoon playing the album cover to cover at the Wool Exchange in Geelong on Thursday, August 3. Tickets on sale via the website.

Written by Helena Metzke.