Teenage Fanclub announce Australia & New Zealand tour - March 2024
Monday 03 July 2023
Scottish indie icons Teenage Fanclubwill return to Australia and New Zealand in March 2024, performing their first live shows down under since 2019.
The renowned Glasgow five-piece – led by founding members Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley, with drummer Francis Macdonald, bassist Dave McGowan and keyboardist Euros Childs – will perform six headline shows next Autumn in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Brisbane and Auckland. The tour news comes in celebration of the band’s upcoming 11th studio album, Nothing Lasts Forever – set for release on September 22.
A rare thing, Teenage Fanclub are one of Britain’s most beloved cult outfits, with a career spanning three decades and fervent fans growing up alongside them. Ever since their formation in 1989, the band’s esteemed discography has soundtracked many a life: from the early ‘90s era-defining Bandwagonesque to albums such as Thirteen, Grand Prix, Songs From Northern Britain, Howdy!, Man Made, Shadows& Here, Endless Arcade and more.
In June 2023 Teenage Fanclub kicked off an extensive northern hemisphere tour, playing everywhere from Madrid to Manchester, Barcelona to Berlin, with a full UK run set for November. Performing their first AU/NZ gigs here in five years next March, tickets for these just announced dates will go on sale Monday 10 July(10am local time) via frontiertouring.com/teenagefanclub. Sign up to get early access via the Frontier Members Pre-sale, which begins Thursday 6 July (10amlocal time) – see website for info.
With music recorded in an intense ten-day period in the bucolic Welsh countryside at Monmouth’s Rockfield Studios, one of the recurring themes of upcoming, new LP Nothing Lasts Forever is light, as a both a metaphor for hope and as an ultimate destination further down the road. You can hear the effect of that environment on the band’s new record – it’s full of soft breeze, wide skies, beauty and space.
Looking for positives while faced with the grim realities of the 21st century feels very Teenage Fanclub – a band who’ve been a force for good for over three decades and who can effortlessly turn melancholy into glorious, chiming harmony. Selling out shows across the country on their 2019 headline tour, don’t miss the incredible Teenage Fanclub when they return to Australia and New Zealand next March!
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 6 July (10am local time)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Monday 10 July (10am local time)
Tuesday 5 March
Astor Theatre | Perth, WA
Friday 8 March
Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9 March
The Croxton Bandroom | Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 12 March
The Northern Hotel | Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 13 March
The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD
Friday 15 March
Powerstation | Auckland, NZ