Lördag 9 juni 2012
71 Johnston St, Collingwood, 3066, Australia
Tel.: (03) 9419 5320
The axe wielding, head banging, ambassador of Australian Punk needs no introduction. Making ear blistering noise in Nunchukka Superfly, finger picking an acoustic in solo mode or shredding an SG in Hard Ons, he has held a middle finger aloft at the mainstream on stages worldwide for over 25 years.
Recently Blackie (Peter Black) was the victim of a physical assault while at work driving a cab. He sustained head injuries that will see him unable to work for two months at the very least. Hard Ons were forced to cancel their remaining tour dates. The financial pressure this puts on the band and Blackie is immense. Hard Ons operate on a shoestring budget and Blackie, being self employed, will have no income while out of work.
Refusing to let the band carry this burden alone the underground music community have banded together to show their support for a band and a bloke who has contributed so much to Australian punk music. This contribution is impossible to measure and unfortunately has never been rewarded in the form of an income. The Hard Ons remain a very expensive hobby for all members, subsidised by second jobs.
Remaining scheduled tour dates for The Hard Ons will now operate as benefit shows. It takes more than this to stop a Hard Ons tour!
On Sat June 9th The Tote Hotel, Collingwood will host an epic lineup with all proceeds from the show going to Blackie. There will also be a raffle and merch for sale giving everyone plenty of great ways to contribute to the cause.