The Rubens are heading on an Australian tour this Summer

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The Rubens are heading on an Australian tour this Summer

Photo Credit: Giulia McGuaran
Words by Staff Writer

The Rubens tour will take the band to local summer spots Torquay and Lorne.

Aussie rockers The Rubens are back with an electrifying summer banger, “Good Mood,” and a 13-date Australian summer tour to celebrate.

To kickstart the new year in style, The Rubens will launch their “Good Mood Tour” on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at Kings Beach in Sunshine Coast. The extensive tour will take them through 13 shows along the east coast, with support from the Sunshine Coast-via-New Zealand band, Day We Ran, culminating in Torquay on Sunday, January 28.

Then on Saturday, February 17, the band’s much-anticipated hometown festival, ValleyWays, will light up Camden once again with a lineup that includes Grinspoon, Ball Park Music, Ruby Fields, Coterie, Srirachi, and more.

The Rubens Good Mood Australian Summer Tour

  • JAN 4, 2024 THU Kings Beach Tavern, Kings Beach
  • JAN 5, 2024 FRI Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
  • JAN 6, 2024 SAT Bowlo Sports & Leisure Yamba, Yamba
  • JAN 7, 2024 SUN The Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour
  • JAN 10, 2024 WED Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay
  • JAN 11, 2024 THU Drifters Wharf, Gosford
  • JAN 12, 2024 FRI Dee Why RSL, Dee Why
  • JAN 17, 2024 WED Shoalhaven Heads Bowling and Recreation Club, Shoalhaven Heads
  • JAN 18, 2024 THU Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel, Moruya
  • JAN 19, 2024 FRI Club Sapphire Merimbula, Merimbula
  • JAN 25, 2024 THU Water Wheel Beach Tavern, Lake Tyers Beach
  • JAN 27, 2024 SAT Lorne Hotel, Lorne
  • JAN 28, 2024 SUN Torquay Hotel, Torquay

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The band’s latest track, “Good Mood,” produced by Konstantin Kersting (known for his work with Genesis Owusu, Peach PCR, and The Jungle Giants), blends the elements of sunny pop with deeper, introspective themes. As The Rubens put it, “Sometimes things fall down, and you feel more alive. Like having a cold beer on the balcony of a house that’s on fire.” This track explores the notion that when everything seems to go wrong and life falls apart, you somehow find a way to thrive. It’s about realizing that you have nothing to lose, and that feeling can be liberating. Recorded at The Bunker in Camden, “Good Mood” captures this sentiment – if this is rock bottom, then it can only get better.

“Good Mood” follows The Rubens’ previous hit, “Pets and Drugs,” which became triple j’s most-played track over the winter. It was their first release since their chart-topping 2021 album, “0202,” which earned a nomination for the prestigious Australian Music Prize (AMP). Two of its tracks, “Live In Life” and “Masterpiece,” were certified 4x Platinum and Platinum, respectively, in Australia.

The Rubens have consistently delivered chart-topping hits throughout their career. Their third album, “LO LA RU,” featured hits like “Never Ever (feat Sarah)” (Triple Platinum), “God Forgot” (Certified Platinum), and “Million Man” (Certified Gold), leading to sold-out shows and a 42-date arena tour supporting megastar P!NK. Their second album, “Hoops,” saw the band sell out headline shows at Hordern Pavilion and Margaret Court Arena, including hits such as “Hallelujah” (Certified Gold), “Cut Me Loose,” and the 6x Platinum title track, which topped the 2015 triple j Hottest 100. Their debut self-titled LP was home to “My Gun” (Certified Platinum), “Lay It Down” (Certified Gold), and “The Best We Got,” among other fan favorites.

“Good Mood” is a fiery addition to The Rubens’ repertoire, guaranteed to set the ears and hearts of both long-time fans and newcomers ablaze.

For tickets and further details on The Rubens’ Good Mood Australian Summer Tour, head here