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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

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Saturday, 23rd July

Royal Oak, Launceston TAS

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Sunday, 24th July

The Butter Factory, Burnie TAS

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Monday, 25th July

The Gasometer, Melbourne VIC

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Tuesday, 26th July

The Golden Vine, Bendigo VIC

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Wednesday, 27th July

Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC

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Thursday, 28th July

The Loft, Warrnambool VIC

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Friday, 29th July

Commercial Hotel, Mount Gambier SA

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Saturday, 30th July

The Exeter, Adelaide SA

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Sunday, 31st July

Whyalla SA

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Wednesday, 3rd August

The Desert Cave, Coober Pedy NT

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Thursday, 4th August

Monte’s Lounge, Alice Springs NT

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Friday, 5th August

Jackson’s Bar, Tennant Creek NT

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Saturday, 6th August

The Heritage Hotel, Grove Hill NT

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Sunday, 7th August

Railway Club, Darwin NT

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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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