Following the announcement of their December Australian tour, The Lemonheads have sold out their Melbourne Corner Hotel show! Due to overwhelming demand, a second performance will take place on Wednesday the 10th of December. This will be the last chance for Melbourne fans to see the band, given that Meredith Music Festival has also sold out! Jen Cloher will once again be lending support to Evan Dando and Co, and tickets are on sale now through www.handsometours.com.
US indie rock legends The Lemonheads should need little introduction, with the veteran band’s only constant member Evan Dando having spent so much time in this country over the last 25 years that he’s virtually an Australian citizen. The Lemonheads’ halcyon days were inspired by time Dando spent living here following an early tour with the band, and their seminal 1992 album It’s A Shame About Ray was largely written and set in Sydney and featured writing contributions from Smudge’s Tom Morgan and Half A Cow founder Nic Dalton (then The Lemonheads’ bassist), while their next album (1993’s Come On Feel The Lemonheads) was co-written with Morgan and also contained a track from former Hummingbird Robyn St Clare (Into Your Arms). On 1996’s Car Button Cloth The Lemonheads’ line-up included Eastern Dark alumni Bill Gibson and the record even contained covers of Smudge classics The Outdoor Type and Tenderfoot.
In recent years The Lemonheads have been in something of a state of flux, having released no new original studio material since 2006’s self-titled effort, but of late Dando has been holed back up in the studio with the likes of founding member and early co- songwriter Ben Deily (rejoining the ranks for the first time since 1989) and ex-bassist Juliana Hatfield (well-known for her bountiful solo career). This December, playing alongside accomplished local acts Jen Cloher (Melbourne) and Spookyland (Sydney and Brisbane), The Lemonheads will bring us new music mixed in with the classics – it promises to be a special affair for long-term fans and newcomers alike!
So whether you’re hitting Meredith or not, take the opportunity to see The Lemonheads in headlining mode at an east coast capital venue near you, and bring on that summer feeling!
The Lemonheads – December 2014 tour
Tuesday December 9 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne. Support by Jen Cloher – SOLD OUT!
Wednesday December 10 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne. Support by Jen Cloher – NEW SHOW!
Thursday December 11 – Metro, Sydney. Support by Spookyland.
Friday December 12 – The Zoo, Brisbane. Support by Spookyland.
Tickets on sale now through www.handsometours.com
Presented by Handsome Tours, Triple R, FBi, Tone Deaf and Spotify
The Lemonheads will also appear at the sold out Meredith Music Festival – www.mmf.com.au