Thursday 21 January 2010
154 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
Tel: +61-(0)3-9299 9700
Arguably the stand-out performers at this years inaugural All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Mt.Buller, the Dirty Three return this summer for a national tour - their first in almost four (4) years.
Already confirmed as the headline act at the Melbourne leg of the Laneway Festival and as special guests of both Sydney Festival and Perth International Arts Festival, Dirty Three will also appear at the Laneway Festival in Auckland, Hobart's MoNA/FOMA Festival and at headline shows in Brisbane and Adelaide. And without a new album to promote fans will have to be content with a select package of live favourites or, as per the Sydney and Perth Festival appearances, a Don't Look Back 'classic album' performance of the band's magnum-opus Ocean Songs, in its entirety.
"We recently toured the U.S and I must say, we are in fine form showroom condition. It's the first time I've actually noticed the benefit of doing all these other projects (Bad Seeds, Grinderman, Cat Power et all) on the way we play together. We don't have any new songs but we will gladly play the hits and the one's that got away. On a good day there's nothing quite like us on the stage... And you can quote me on that! " - Warren Ellis (Violin/Dirty Three)
But wait, that's not all... Joining Dirty Three for the Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney Don't Look Back performances will be long time Dirty Three favourites, Laughing Clowns, performing their early 'hits' package 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll Vol. 1'. Yep, the same line-up that emerged after a 25 year hiatus to perform at this years All Tomorrow's Parties Festivals - Kuepper, Wegener, Elliott, Miller and Spence - will join forces once more time to put new life into old classics such as 'Holy Joe', 'Sometimes (I Just Can't Live with Anyone)' and 'Everything That Flies'.
".. the reformed Laughing Clowns turn in an enrapturing performance of their jazz-affected post-punk and conclude with the towering saxophone melody and festival highlight of Eternally Yours." - Andrew McMillen LAST - FM review of ATP, Mt.Buller
Unless otherwise noted tickets for all shows will go on-sale Monday November 23rd