The weather is heating up down on the Surf Coast and the acts coming into the Torquay Hotel are doing the same thing.
Kicking things off in November is Melbourne’s Slowly Slowly. Not long since wrapping up their national tour for their single ‘Jelly Fish’, the four-piece will be returning to the stage with their emo punk rock tunes on the 8th, showcasing their newest release ‘Creature of Habit Part 2’.
November has plenty more to offer with Press Club coming in on Friday the 15th celebrating their recently released album ‘Wasted Energy’, and Montaigne on her ‘Complex’ album tour the following Friday on the 22nd. Tickets are still available now for both gigs.
Proving the iconic regional music venue’s skills in curating incredible Australian music, they’ve also got Something for Kate frontman Paul Dempsey performing an acoustic, early-evening solo performance and Melbourne folk-pop duo Pierce Brothers bring their World Tour to the hotel rounding out the November gigs. Unsurprisingly though, these ones are already sold out so keep an eye on the FB page for people selling their tickets!
Acoustic indie-folk duo, The Dreggs will kick off December, bringing their Sunshine Coast vibes down to the Surf Coast, blasting new singles ‘You and Me’ and ‘Just for One Night’ on Saturday the 7th from 8pm, while later on in December, there will be an appearance from Spiderbait, performing all their classics on the 28th, including that one about Betty.
After an amazing sell-out performance in May of last year, Ruby Fields is coming back to Torquay with special guest Loser, as part of her Australian Rural Tour. She’ll roll in on Sunday January 5th and there are still some tickets left, but you better get in quick because I can’t see them lasting much longer!
There must be something about the venue or the coast, because this January will see the return of The Beautiful Girls for The Seaside Highlife: Greatest Hits tour, taking to the very same stage they performed to a sold-out crowd last summer. Expect a ripper summer afternoon on Saturday the 11th.
Now this one is huge! Californian act The Growlers will be coming to Torquay as part of their biggest Australian tour to date, celebrating the new album ‘Natural Affair’. The psychedelic surf rockers have put forth their danciest tracks to date, so grab some tickets quick to have a groove with them this January on Friday 17th.
The very next night The Amity Affliction will turn it up to 11 with something for the metalcore lovers. This comes off the back of their huge three-date Aussie tour and the release of their massive new single ‘All My Friends Are Dead’, which will see them hitting up regional venues for the first time since 2017. After selling out the first show on Saturday the 18th, they have announced a second the following night with tickets still available for the show on Sunday the 19th of January.
The Torquay Hotel really has your summer weekends sorted, with cold beverages and great music down on the surf coast. Suss out all these gigs via their FB and get around this absolute coastal gem!
Written by Bert Seaton