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Summer Aussie tour wrap:Garbage, Best Coast, AlabamaShakes and Tom Petty

May tis’ the month for vague tour confirmations, with Garbage, Best Coast, Alabama Shakes and Tom Petty all recently ‘letting slip’ they will be on our shores this summer.

Garbage release their first album in over seven years, Not Your Kind of People, today and to mark the occasion the 90s rockers have conveniently revealed that an Australian tour is in the works. Speaking with Melbourne’s MX leading lady Shirley Manson confirmed, “We have nothing but love and adoration for our Australian fans…We have a wonderful relationship with [Frontier Touring head honcho] Michael Gudinski – he is like a father to us. Our Career started in Australia, and conversations are already happening. So fuck yeah, we’re coming.”


Alabama Shakes have just released their debut album Boys And Girls to such rapturous critical praise that we couldn’t help but place bets on them being here for Harvest Festival in November. However, in an interview with News.com today the rock and soul four-piece have said they’ll probably be here in January, possibly for Big Day Out: “We’re thinking January, [the Big Day Out] is the only Australian festival I know. Don’t start any rumours though.” Let the rumours begin!


Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Consentino has told Tone Deaf that the group has tentative plans for another tour later this year, “I think we’re planning on coming down there, its not for sure… but I think we’re planning on coming down there hopefully at the end of this year and if not at the beginning of next year.” Consentino added that ”We definitely want to get back down there again cause we absolutely love Australia, it’s one of our favourite places to come, so we will definitely be back sometime soon to tour this record.”


Cherry Bar owner and Triple M ‘rock reporter’ James Young is fast becoming the new Nui (yeah we did), this morning ‘confirming’ that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are headed to Australia for the first time in 20 years. Nui Mark II told the Hot Breakfasters hosts: “My understanding is they have been locked in and will be coming to Australia”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are currently touring America and have just confirmed a European jaunt in the second half of this year. However, according to a tweet posted by Petty in late 2011, fans in Australia shouldn’t be getting their hopes up.


Speaking of unfounded rumours, FasterLouder’s understanding is that the Harvest lineup is locked in and will be coming to Australia (possibly with some of the following bands) later this year.

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snapcrackleROCK

snapcrackleROCK said on the 11th May, 2012

I was reading that muso street press (Mixdown???) last night. Garbage are on the cover, and they virtually said they're playing BDO.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 11th May, 2012

I would be so happy if Tom Petty toured.

grattan

grattan said on the 11th May, 2012



Wouldn't say it's that clear - here's the Mixdown quote:

“We’ve had some of our best tours in Aus*tralia, and I’m not just say*ing that. We’ve always embraced going down under. And I don’t know… maybe early next year. We’re not going to go on an ages-long tour like we used to. We’re about to go on tour and play some fes*ti*val shows. But we know we’ve got a great fan base there. I love going to Aus*tralia. It’s near and dear to all of our hearts."

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 11th May, 2012

Alabama Shakes would be freat. That's a fun little record they've got.

Beno88

Beno88 said on the 11th May, 2012

"garbage, best coast, alabama shakes and tom petty have all confirmed aussie tours. bring on summer dammit! http://bit.ly/k76ekr"

this tweet is annoyingly inaccurate. tom petty has not confirmed anything.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 11th May, 2012

Just crazy to think that a 140 character tweet didn't tell the whole story.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 11th May, 2012

Wouldn't say it's that clear - here's the Mixdown quote:

“We’ve had some of our best tours in Aus�*tralia, and I’m not just say�*ing that. We’ve always embraced going down under. And I don’t know… maybe early next year. We’re not going to go on an ages-long tour like we used to. We’re about to go on tour and play some fes�*ti�*val shows. But we know we’ve got a great fan base there. I love going to Aus�*tralia. It’s near and dear to all of our hearts."

Seems believable enough IMO. Garbage would be an awesome addition for BDO, just hoping this happens.

sarahanne

sarahanne said on the 11th May, 2012

"garbage, best coast, alabama shakes and tom petty have all confirmed aussie tours. bring on summer dammit! http://bit.ly/k76ekr"

this tweet is annoyingly inaccurate. tom petty has not confirmed anything.


:eek:

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 10th Nov, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQAeQN-t_MU

humanracin

humanracin said on the 10th Nov, 2012

So... about those Garbage shows?