Sydney bands, theredsunband & Youth Group are about to set off on a mammoth 18-date co-headlining tour, presented by Street Press Australia and FasterLouder.com.au.
The month long tour kicks off on October 16th and winds its way through five states & territories over four weeks.
The history of the two bands has long been intertwined: theredsunband played their first gig with Lizzie Kelly on keyboards supporting Youth Group at the Hopetoun Hotel in 2002. Lizzie was 16 years old and travelling on a fake ID.
Youth Group singer, Toby Martin, first recalls hearing demos of theredsunband in a car with his bandmates and once gave early single “Sleep Forever” five stars in a magazine review.
The good will has continued with the two bands now heading out on tour together in a 12-seater bus, on equal billing, sharing beer and gear and even peforming a special encore.
This week, Sarah Kelly & Toby Martin met at Erskineville Oval (home of the South Sydney Rabbitohs) armed with a 1952 Australian Penny with which to decide who would headline each night of the tour.
The bands will headline one night each in Sydney and Melbourne and share all other dates equally.
theredsunband & YOUTH GROUP
Presented by Inpress, Time Off, Faster Louder, Drum Media, Rip It Up
Thu 16 Oct – NEWCASTLE – Cambridge Hotel
Fri 17 Oct – ANNANDALE – Annandale Hotel
Sat 18 Oct – ANNANDALE – Annandale Hotel
Sun 19 Oct – CRONULLA – Brass Monkey
Wed 22 Oct – BALLARAT – Karova Lounge
Thu 23 Oct – GEELONG – Barwon Club
Fri 24 Oct – MOOROODUC – Peninsula Lounge
Sat 25 Oct – MELBOURNE – East Brunswick Club
Sun 26 Oct – MELBOURNE – East Brunswick Club
Thu 30 Oct – PORT MACQUARIE – Flynn’s Beach Hotel
Fri 31 Oct – BRISBANE – The Zoo
Sat 1 Nov – NOOSA – The J
Sun 2 Nov – CURRUMBIN – Soundlounge
Wed 5 Nov – WOLLONGONG – Heritage Hotel
Thu 6 Nov – CANBERRA – ANU Bar
Fri 7 Nov – WAGGA – Capitol Bar
Sat 8 Nov – ADELAIDE – Jive Bar
Sun 9 Nov – BENDIGO – The Pub
Supported by Jordy Lane (Syd) – Oct 16th, 17th, 19th, 22th, 23th, 24th, 25th & 26th
Supported by Laura Imbruglia – Oct 18th, 30th, 31st, Nov 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th
YOUTH GROUP “The Night Is Ours” Out Now on Ivy League
Includes “Two Sides” & new single “All This Will Pass”
theredsunband “The Shiralee” Out Now on Enchanted Recordings
Includes “Like An Arrow”, “The Eagle” & new single “Heartbreaker”