The War On Drugs announce 2023 Australian Tour

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The War On Drugs announce 2023 Australian Tour

The American rock band will return to Australia five years since their last visit in 2018.

American rockers The War On Drugs are heading back to Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 2018 this year.

With special guests Spoon, plus Indigo Sparke, the band will tour the region in December 2023 in support of their most recent album I Don’t Live Here Anymore, praised by GQ as “the band’s clearest, most vibrant, and upbeat.” Throughout the tour, The War On Drugs will play some of Australia and New Zealand’s finest venues, including Wellington’s Anderson Park, Auckland’s Spark Arena, the Forecourt of the iconic Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Brisbane’s Riverstage, and Perth’s stunning Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

The War On Drugs Australian Tour

  • Anderson Park, Wellington – Friday December 1
  • Spark Arena, Auckland – Saturday December 2
  • Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney – Monday December 4
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne – Thursday December 7
  • Riverstage, Brisbane – Saturday December 9
  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth – Monday December 11

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Led by Adam Granduciel, the GRAMMY-Award winning band has steadily emerged as one of this century’s great rock and roll synthesists, removing the gaps between the underground and the mainstream, between the obtuse and the anthemic, making records that wrestle a fractured past into a unified and engrossing present.

The New Yorker called them “the best American ‘rock’ band of this decade” in support of 2017’s A Deeper Understanding while Stereogum hailed The War On Drugs as “one of the greatest American bands of their generation” following the release of I Don’t Live Here Anymore. It landed on numerous 2021 best albums of the year lists and garnered a second GRAMMY Award nomination (Best Rock Song) and BRIT Award nomination.

Throughout their career, The War On Drugs has steadily evolved into one of rock’s most compelling live acts.

Joining The War On Drugs for the tour will be one of rock’s most acclaimed acts, Spoon, Austin’s most esteemed rock ambassadors, and Australian singer songwriter Indigo Sparke.


Tickets for all shows go on sale at 1pm Friday 26 May. Find out more here