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A Bunch Of Aussie Acts Have Announced An ‘Up The Guts’ National Tour

Written by Tom Williams on June 8, 2016

A literal busload of rising Australian acts have announced the first ever Up The Guts tour, which will see five bands make their way through capital cities, regional centres and even some lesser-known gems this July and August.

The inaugural Up The Guts tour will see the musos pack into a bus for 15 shows across Australia over 18 days, as well as 10 youth workshops where they’ll share their music industry experience. The tour will make its way from Hobart to Darwin, stopping in places like Burnie, Castlemaine, Mount Gambier, Coober Pedy, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek.

Travelling the 7,500kms will be Melbourne singer-songwriters Ben Wright Smith and Ali E, as well as garage rockers ScotDrakula, indie-rockers Scott & Charlene’s Wedding and Jack, Jo & Friends, a collaboration between Big Scary drummer Jo Syme and Pretty Littles frontman Jack Parsons. Each stop of the tour will also see the bands joined by a local act and some Guts DJs.

As triple j reports, the tour was largely conceived by Parsons and his mate James Clarke, who say it’s a kind of “throwback to the grassroots touring that Aussie pub rock was built on in the late ’70s and ’80s”.

“As was just the general nature of touring in those days. It was less about strategy and more about playing anywhere at anytime… We also want to challenge the touring routes that Australian bands rely on,” they say.

Catch all the dates and ticket details for the inaugural Up The Guts tour, below.

Up The Guts Tour 2016

Shows

Friday, 22nd July
Brisbane Hotel, Hobart TA
Tickets: Up The Guts

Saturday, 23rd July
Royal Oak, Launceston TAS
Tickets: Up The Guts

Sunday, 24th July
The Butter Factory, Burnie TAS
Tickets: Up The Guts

Monday, 25th July
The Gasometer, Melbourne VIC
Tickets: Up The Guts

Tuesday, 26th July
The Golden Vine, Bendigo VIC
Tickets: Up The Guts

Wednesday, 27th July
Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC
Tickets: Up The Guts

Thursday, 28th July
The Loft, Warrnambool VIC
Tickets: Up The Guts

Friday, 29th July
Commercial Hotel, Mount Gambier SA
Tickets: Up The Guts

Saturday, 30th July
The Exeter, Adelaide SA
Tickets: Up The Guts

Sunday, 31st July
Whyalla SA
Tickets: Up The Guts

Wednesday, 3rd August
The Desert Cave, Coober Pedy NT
Tickets: Up The Guts

Thursday, 4th August
Monte’s Lounge, Alice Springs NT
Tickets: Up The Guts

Friday, 5th August
Jackson’s Bar, Tennant Creek NT
Tickets: Up The Guts

Saturday, 6th August
The Heritage Hotel, Grove Hill NT
Tickets: Up The Guts

Sunday, 7th August
Railway Club, Darwin NT
Tickets: Up The Guts

Workshops

22nd July – Hobart
26th July – Bendigo
27th July – Castlemaine
28th July – Warrnambool
29th July – Mount Gambier
1st August – Port Augusta
3rd August – Coober Pedy
4th August – Alice Springs
5th August – Tennant Creek
8th August – Darwin

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