The Scientists bring their ‘Negativity’ tour to Geelong and Castlemaine in 2023

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The Scientists bring their ‘Negativity’ tour to Geelong and Castlemaine in 2023

Before Nirvana. Before Mudhoney, Before the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion…there were - The Scientists.

The Scientists’ powerful brand of deranged swamp rock will be returning to live stages around AUS in early 2023 for their Negativity tour. Celebrating their first studio album in 34 years Negativity, the Australian post-punk band are back, big time. You can catch them when they perform at Theatre Royal in Castlemaine on February 11 and the Barwon Club Hotel in Geelong on February 12.

The Scientists 2023 Australian Tour

  • February 10 – Melbourne, Howler
  • February 11 – Castlemaine, Theatre Royal
  • February 12 – Geelong, Barwon Club Hotel
  • February 17 – Brisbane, The Zoo
  • February 18 – Bryon Bay, The Northern
  • February 23 – Sydney, Oxford Art Factory
  • February 24 – Wollongong, Aow Uni Bar
  • February 25 – Newcastle, The Cambridge
  • March 3 – Perth, Rosemount Hotel
  • March 4 – Adelaide, Lion Arts Factory

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Formed in Perth in 1978, the punk pop hooks of “Frantic Romantic” & “Last Night” removed them from their hometown to wider acclaim, re-emerging in Sydney with a darker, primitive concoction similar to that of The Stooges, Suicide, Cramps, Gun Club, Sonic Youth and The Birthday Party. What followed were a string of swamp rock classics such as “Atom Bomb Baby”, “Swampland”, “We Had Love” and “Human Jukebox” and a relocation to London before imploding in 1987.

For 20 years the band appeared dormant, until they re-emerged in 2006 for All Tomorrow’s Parties reforming for various tours including the Don’t Look Back Australian tour along with Sonic Youth performing Blood Red River and Daydream Nation respectively.

In 2021, two years after being inducted into the WA Music Hall Of Fame, they released their first studio album in 34 years, “Negativity” making it onto most “top albums for the year” lists.

Finally, The Scientists are back – ready to tour that album plus play selections from their back catalogue.

Released in 2021, Negativity was the Scientists’ first full-length collection of new material since their 1987 last bow Human Jukebox. The album is raw, freewheeling, and spattered with their iconic high-voltage sound. In all, Negativity is a typically bracing, unpredictable, wild, and loudaffair that will engross both longtime Scientists aficionados and new arrivals as well.

The excitement is palpable amongst the band and fans alike who will finally be able to see this masterpiece live in action on their 2023 ‘Negativity’ tour.

Grab your tickets to their show in Castlemaine here, and Geelong here.