Tour News – Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock Australian Tour – March 2015

Following SOLD OUT shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Nightmare Music are proud to announce the return of Bloodshot Records recording artist Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock, this March 2015… just eight short months after his last successful visit to Australian shores!

Since his stunning debut, Thunderstorms and Neon Signs in 1995, Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock has been the undisputed king of Juke Joint Swing–that alchemist’s dream of honky-tonk, western swing, blues, Texas rockabilly and big band. You won’t even notice that he doesn’t have a drummer. And when Wayne steps on stage, he owns it.

Always an anomaly among his country music peers, Wayne’s uncompromising interpretation of the music he loves is in fact what defines him: steeped in traditional but never “retro;” bare bones but bone shaking; hardcore but with a swing. Like the comfortable crackle of a Wurlitzer 45 jukebox, Wayne is the embodiment of genuine, house rocking, hillbilly boogie.

Wayne makes music fit for any road house anywhere. With his unmistakable voice, The Train’s reckless honky-tonk can move the dead. If you see him live (and he is ALWAYS touring), you’ll surely work up some sweat stains on that snazzy Rayon shirt you’re wearing. If you buy his records, you’ll be rolling up your carpets, spreading sawdust on the hardwood, and dancing until the downstairs neighbours are banging their brooms on the ceiling. Call him a throwback if you want, Wayne just wants to ENTERTAIN you, and what’s wrong with that?

Wayne’s disdain for the slick swill that passes for real deal country is well known. Like he’s fond of saying: “Man, I’m like a stab wound in the fabric of country music in Nashville. See that bloodstain slowly spreading? That’s me.”

Wayne factoid: Wayne is the only Bloodshot artist to have had their CD taken aboard a space shuttle flight (that we know of…)

“Artists like Wayne “The Train” Hancock aren’t just singing those songs – they’re living them just like many of us.” – Country Weekly

“Hancock, who tosses out a roots mix of old country, roadhouse blues, western dance swing, boogie bop, and straight-up Rockabilly, takes what was once old and makes it seem like it’s always been and always will be.” –


Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane – QLD

Thursday 5th March 2015
Newtown Social Club, Sydney – NSW

Friday 6th March 2015
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne – VIC

Saturday 7th March 2015
Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh – VIC

Sunday 8th March 2015
The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide – SA

Tickets on-sale Thursday 13th November at 9AM AEDT except Adelaide, on-sale 28th November 2014.