Repent sad sinners ! Repent !! … But fear not … your last chance for a final redemption is at hand. This ainâ€™t just another Farnsey-style farewell tour. This is it ! â€¦ for real !! The final â€¦ the ultimate â€¦ the one & only â€¦ the mother-freakin last ! The mighty BODYJAR are calling it a day for real. Melbourneâ€™s own punk-rock reprobates … not quite a force of nature, but close enough, have decided to dis-band.
For over a decade BODYJAR have experienced the complete gamut of rock â€¦ from playing to 3 people at the humble Tote Hotel, Collingwood to playing in front of 45,000 punters in Korea and selling out shows in Japan. Theyâ€™ve been in the Who Weekly crossword, been referenced on “Neighbours”, ignored by “Home And Away”, and seemingly less importantly, ignored by Australian commercial radio â€¦ cos in the end the JAR still managed to pick up a couple of Gold Records along their way without any real support from mainstream radio. Guess thereâ€™s no fooling punters who know great music when they hear it.
Viva the underground !
BODYJAR had the privilege of producing numerous releases including two albums working with punk legends Bill Stevenson (Black Flag / Descendents) and Stephen Egerton (All), as well as working closely over many years with rip-snorting punk song-smith Phil Rose of seminal Aussie pop-punk band Nursery Crimes. BODYJAR also released albums internationally and locally on classic punk labels such as â€˜Revelationâ€™, â€˜Burning Heartâ€™ and â€˜Shockâ€™. US skate legend Steve Cabellero personally insisted that BODYJAR accompany his video parts in the Tony Hawk video game. Hell the boys even got to hang with the farewell king â€¦ Farnsey !
Make no mistake though, BODYJAR are one of the most respected punk bands in the worldâ€¦ the band can count amongst itâ€™s fans members of Millencolin, Bad Religion, The Foo Fighters and NO FX. So why quit now ?
Front man Cam dissects the situation, “Itâ€™s been amazing. We’ve done so much stuff as a band â€¦ way more than we ever thought we would. As far as weâ€™re concerned the last studio album Bodyjar made, our self-titled album, was the best of our career. It might not have sold the most copies, but it was brutally honest and it covered a lot of territory, musically and emotionally. It just feels like a good time to put a full-stop on it all. We wanna go out on our own terms. What better way to finish up than with a national tour where we crank out some old tunes one last time and say thanks to all the folks who have supported us over the years.”
You donâ€™t last long in the fickle Australian music industry without killer songs and great live performances …and BODYJAR have consistently delivered the goods on pallets throughout their careerâ€¦ â€˜One in a Millionâ€™, â€˜Lights Outâ€™, â€˜Not the Sameâ€™, â€˜Glossy Booksâ€™, â€˜Fall to the Ground â€™ etc etc etcâ€¦
Youâ€™d be mad not to pay your respects and imbibe yourselfâ€¦
FRI 30 – KAROVA LOUNGE, Ballarat VIC – www.oztix.com.au & thru the venue (03) 5332 9122 & New Generation 03 53332444
SAT 31 – NATIONAL HOTEL, Geelong VIC – www.oztix.com.au and thru the venue (03) 5229 1211
FRI 13 – CORNER HOTEL, Richmond VIC – Corner Box Office 11am-8pm Mon-Sat, 03 9427 9198 or www.cornerhotel.com
SAT 14 – REPUBLIC BAR & CAFE, Hobart TAS – www.moshtix.com.au and the venue 03 6234 6954
FRI 20 – COOLANGATTA HOTEL, Coolangatta QLD – www.oztix.com.au and all oztix outlets
SAT 21 – THE Hi Fi, Brisbane QLD – www.thehifi.com.au, tel 1300-THEHIFI (8434434), Rocking Horse Records, Butter Beats , Sunflower Pacific fair, Disasterpiece , Mosh Pit Music Kill The Music , Gooble Warming , Rockaway Records
SUN 22 – SANDS TAVERN, Maroochydore QLD – www.oztix.com.au
WED 25 – HARP HOTEL, Wollongong NSW – Venue: 02 4229 1333 Oztix: 1300 762 545 www.oztix.com.au
THUR 26 – CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, Newcastle NSW – www.bigtix.com.au & www.moshtix.com.au & 1300 GET TIX (438 849)
FRI 27 – ANNANDALE HOTEL, Sydney NSW – www.annandalehotel.com or ph 02 9550 1078
SAT 28 – FISHOS, Manly NSW – www.moshtix.com.au & 1300 GET TIX (438 849)
THUR 10 â€“ POW, Bunbury WA – www.heatseeker.com.au
FRI 11 – DUNSBOROUGH HOTEL, Dunsborough WA – www.heatseeker.com.au
SAT 12 – ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, Perth WA – ‘A Not So Silent Nightâ€™ event – www.heatseeker.com.au
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