They'll be joined by special guests Dear Seattle across all four dates.
Two of Australia’s favourite indie acts, Windang’s Hockey Dad and Cronulla’s Ruby Fields, have teamed up for a very special headline tour this year, announcing a national run of shows which will take place in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle through June and July.
Coined The ‘Hockey Fields Tour’, this was a collaboration destined to happen, not by name alone, but because they are bloody good mates!
Hockey Fields Tour 2023
Saturday 24 June – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Friday 30 June – Metropolis, Fremantle
Friday 7 July – The Forum, Melbourne
Friday 14 July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
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Hockey Dad’s Zach and Billy forged a friendship with Ruby through years of playing the same festivals and bumping into each other on the touring circuit. It’s the perfect time for “Hockey Fields” to get together for this huge co-headlining tour. Coming along for the ride will be special guests, Sydney’s Northern Beaches band Dear Seattle.
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Hockey Dad have just wrapped up a 21 date tour (in 28 days nonetheless!) of the UK and Europe with sold out shows along the way including the last show of the tour at London’s Lafayette. They will be primed and ready to go. They can’t wait to get back to Australia for shows. “It’s been too long since our last shows in these cities and we are buzzing to get amongst it again with awesome mates,” the duo said.
One off single ‘T’s To Cross’ released in mid 2022 whet fans appetites for new music from Hockey Dad, their first release single 2020’s #2 ARIA album ‘Brain Candy’. With seven triple j Hottest 100 songs across their catalogue including ‘Join The Club’, ‘I Missed Out’, ‘Germaphobe’ and more, word on the street is new music isn’t too far away at all.
Ruby Fields, on the other hand, has been growing up in public since rising to national fame in 2017. After a string of successful singles and EPs, Ruby solidified her position as the iconoclastic songwriter Australia needed with her 2021 debut album, ‘Been Doin’ It For A Bit’, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart.
With her massive hit ‘Dinosaurs’ landing at #9 on triple j’s Hottest 100 and tracks ‘Pretty Grim’ and ‘Kitchen’ making the cut in 2020 and 21’ respectively, fans are waiting for new music from Ruby with bated breath. “We got some real cool music coming your way soon,” Ruby teased earlier this year.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow Tuesday 9th May at 10am AEST.