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Gareth Liddiard solo tour

When FasterLouder spoke to Gareth Liddiard about his debut solo album Strange Tourist last November, the Drones frontman wasn’t anticipating a positive reaction to the record: “[critics will ] say something like ‘teenaged poetry’ or they’ll say ‘claustrophobically depressing’ or ‘self indulgent’… I’m sure they’ll think of shit I couldn’t think of… and I’ll be like whatever ‘fair enough’. It’s a pretty gnarly kinda record so you can’t blame anybody; no one has to like it I don’t care. I like it, that’s the reward for me.”

How wrong he was. Since releasing Strange Tourist, Liddiard has garnered rave reviews from critics and fans alike. He has also proved his chops live as a solo artist, with an FL reviewer noting at his Melbourne album launch “there is a rough and rugged beauty in these songs that can’t be found anywhere else in Australia right now. Just being in the same room feels very special indeed.”

If you missed out on his short run of shows last year, you’ll be pleased to know that Liddiard is hitting the road again in March and taking Dan Kelly along for the ride. With his own unique brand of story-telling and armed with songs from his new record ( one FL’s top 10 albums of last year) Kelly is sure to be the perfect Costello to Liddiard’s Abbott.

Don’t miss Gareth and Dan at the following gigs this March/April:

Friday 18th March – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Saturday 19th March – Mossvale Hotel, Mossvale
Wednesday 23rd March – The Maram , Canberra
Thursday 24th March – The Factory, Sydney
Friday 25th March – Lizzottes, Newcastle
Saturday 26th March – The Zoo, Brisbane
Sunday 27th March – The Clarendon House, Katoomba
Friday 1st April – Jive, Adelaide
Saturday 2nd April – The Bakery, Northbridge
Thursday 7th April – East Brunswick, Melbourne
Friday 8th April – East Brunswick, Melbourne
Saturday 9th April – The National Hotel, Geelong

Tickets on sale now

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lanesra23 said on the 17th Jan, 2011

Excellent. Solves the clash with Warpaint at Laneway.


Piko said on the 17th Jan, 2011

I will probably see him yet again


Copernicus said on the 17th Jan, 2011

he was brilliant at that lunchtime gig so definitely heading along to one of those melbourne dates.


iNegro said on the 18th Jan, 2011

Where are tickets to the Factory Show on sale?


sarahanne said on the 18th Jan, 2011

On the Factory site :


iNegro said on the 18th Jan, 2011

I swear that wasn't there before!


TheBeatle said on the 11th Feb, 2011

strange tourist on vinyl would be amazing