With breakneck anticipation mounting for the release of their album Race Car Blues (set for Friday February 28 via UNFD) after its announce last week, Australian rock favourites Slowly Slowly are backing it up with the announce of the Race Car Blues national tour.
Kicking off in April, The Race Car Blues Tour will criss-cross from Hobart to Perth, and comes after a watershed year of touring for Slowly Slowly in 2019. From a completely sold out Jellyfish headline tour, to festival appearances at the likes of Splendour In The Grass, Good Things and NYE On The Hill and a support slot with none other than Red Hot Chili Peppers, the band played some of their most prolific shows to date and continued to ramp up critical and fan rapture.
On taking the new album on the road, Slowly Slowly’s Ben Stewart says it feels getting a stack of new toys to play with.
“Over the past few years we have really come to love our time on stage, from someone who dreaded the spotlight a few years ago, I now feel so impatient to take this record around the country. I feel like a kid with a bunch of new toys or a painter with a set of new colours,” he says.
“I love how a live show evolves once you start to interpret the songs in front of an audience –the songs we have been playing for a few years have developed so much on stage to where although they have the same bones, they have become different beasts. I can’t wait to watch these songs get injected with the same energy and watch them stand on their own feet, taking us along for the ride. They mean so much to me and I have a feeling they will resonate with our truest fans.”
They’ll hit up 170 Russell in Melbourne on May 15. Tickets go on sale via the band’s website from today, Thursday January 30.
Photo by Kane Hibberd