Hoodoo Gurus announce 40th anniversary tour with The Dandy Warhols

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Hoodoo Gurus announce 40th anniversary tour with The Dandy Warhols

Words by Will Brewster

The band have also shared the lead single from their first album in eleven years.

Australian radio-rock mainstays Hoodoo Gurus are celebrating 40 years since their first-ever live show by trekking out on a monster anniversary tour around the country this December.

Read all the latest tour updates here.

Best known for penning hits like ‘What’s My Scene’, ‘Like Wow – Wipeout!’ and ‘Bittersweet’, the band initially formed in 1981 and released their debut single that same year, and quickly built a reputation for their raucous live antics over the course of the decade.

The seminal group are set to to be joined on the road by neo-psychedelic trailblazers The Dandy Warhols, who initially formed in Portland in the ’90s and have had a number of members relocate to Australia in recent years.

Both acts will begin the tour together on Wednesday December 1 at Brisbane’s Riverstage, with the tour travelling to Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide before wrapping up in Perth on Saturday December 11.

To accompany today’s announcement, Hoodoo Gurus have also released a brand new single in the form of ‘World of Pain’.

The single, which features backing vocals from The Beach Boys’ John Cowsill and The Bangles’ Vicki Peterson, is set to appear on the band’s upcoming tenth studio album – their first since 2010’s Purity Of Essence, which is tentatively slated to arrive in December.

“Between the two of us, there are gonna be plenty of opportunities for crowd singalongs, and after the turmoil of the last year and a half, that’s gonna be incredibly therapeutic for everyone,” Hoodoo Gurus lamented in a statement shared to the media today.

“You can be certain that both of our bands will be fired up and rarin’ to go.”

Tickets for all shows on sale from 2pm AEST on Friday May 28 – check out all the dates and details below.

Hoodoo Gurus – 40th Anniversary Tour 

w/ The Dandy Warhols 

Wednesday December 1 – The Riverstage, Brisbane QLD
Friday December 3 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC
Saturday December 4 –  Hordern Pavillion, Sydney NSW
Thursday December 9 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide SA
Saturday December 11 – Belvoir Homestead & Ampitheatre, Perth WA

Grab your tickets for all shows via Frontier Touring.