It’s been a hell of a decade for Australia’s favourite beard-themed propaganda rock band, and to celebrate, The Beards will be embarking on an anniversary tour of Australia this October. The ‘Ten Long Years, One Long Beard’ Tour will take the band on a limited run of shows at selected venues in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
The tour will see the Adelaide four-piece return to Australian soil after embarking on their fifth international tour in just three years.
“When we started out, we didn’t anticipate just how much global demand there would be for songs about beards.” Reflects frontman Johann Beardraven. “It’s been really amazing to discover that so many other people around the world share our unwavering enthusiasm when it comes to beards.”
Since forming in 2005 with the intention of playing just one show, The Beards have gone on to release four albums of original songs about beards; play sold out shows throughout Europe, Australia and North America; receive two ARIA Award nominations; attract over five million views on their Youtube channel, and start a worldwide beard revolution.
“Beards have seen an overwhelming global resurgence over the last ten years.” Explains bassist Nathaniel Beard. “I think it’s fair to say that we’ve played an instrumental role in that – both literally and figuratively.”
To mark their ten year milestone and to coincide with the commencement of the tour, The Beards will be releasing a brand new single as well as a special anniversary double album, consisting of a ‘best of’ compilation, rarities, and a live album recorded at a packed show at Sydney’s Metro Theatre earlier this year;
“We just really enjoy beards.” Says Johann Beardraven.
The ‘Ten Long Years, One Long Beard’ Anniversary Tour will give Aussie audiences the opportunity to see this beloved local export up close, performing some of their favourite tracks from their extensive, heavily beard-themed back catalogue.
THE BEARDS AUSTRALIAN TOUR
With very special guest Dallas Frasca
Tickets on sale now via www.thebeards.com.au
October 2- Caloundra Music Festival *
October 3- Brisbane, The Zoo *
October 8 -Melbourne, The Corner Hotel
October 9- Frankston, The Pelly Bar
October 10- Mulgrave, The Village Green
October 15- Adelaide, Jive Bar
October 16- Adelaide, Jive Bar
October 17 -Wallaroo, Coopers Ale House
October 23- Sydney, Bondi Beach Rd Hotel
October 24- Newcastle, Cambridge Hotel
October 25- Sydney, Rocks Brewey
*Not including Dallas Frasca