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Bodyjar Announce First Supports For The End Is Now Tour

Written by Toby Smith on September 18, 2009

So, pioneering Australian punk rockers BODYJAR are pulling the plug. Tha…tha… tha … that’s all folks !

Well almost … there’s just the matter of one final national blitzkreig of live shows: THE END IS NOW Tour. Fifteen shows across six states. Sorry NT & ACT … The Jar just aren’t into Territories right now. For the rest of us though this is the final chance to see this landmark band before they pass over into the realm of legend.

To pay their respects, fellow hard rocking troublemakers 28days are staging a one-off re-formation to join The Jar for the Melbourne show and all Queensland dates. These shows will also be graced with performances by BEHIND CRIMSON EYES. (Supports in other regions to be announced shortly.)

Jar frontman Cam reckons “ We’re stoked to be sharing the stage a few last times with both these bands. It should make for an awesome send off. BCE are a great bunch of blokes and we go way back with 28days … I’ll never forget standing on the footpath in Newcastle at 4 in the morning having just been woken up and evacuated from our hotel. There was us, 28days and no lying, the Wiggles …. in their skivvies !! Seems someone set off a fire alarm pulling bongs in the dunny. I had my suspicions … I mean what’s up with the skivvies at that time of night ? “

And just to re-cap for the un-initiated or uninformed … for over a decade BODYJAR have experienced the complete gamut of rock and delivered the goods under all conditions. They have played and slayed for as few as 3 people at the humble Tote Hotel, Collingwood through to blowing away crowds of 45,000 in Korea and selling out shows in Japan. Largely ignored by Australian commercial radio the JAR still managed to pick up a couple of Gold Records along the way. Apart from releases through EMI, BODYJAR also released albums internationally and locally on classic punk labels … ‘Revelation’, ‘Burning Heart’ and ‘Shock’. Without a doubt BODYJAR are one of the most respected punk bands in the world and have written some cracker tunes to earn that respect… ‘One in a Million’, ‘Lights Out’, ‘Not the Same’, ‘Glossy Books’, ‘Fall to the Ground ’ etc etc…

So there you have it in a nut shell. An end of an era ? For many yes, but at the very least it is the end of one of the most talented punk bands this country has ever produced. You’d be mad to miss ‘em on their final tour and never mind the usual bollocks… tickets really are going fast so be warned …. THE END IS NOW !

Friday 30th October – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC & thru the venue (03) 5332 9122 & New Generation 03 53332444

Saturday 31st October – National Hotel, Geelong VIC and thru the venue (03) 5229 1211

Friday 13th November – Corner Hotel, Richmond VIC
w/ 28days & Behind Crimson Eyes

Saturday 14th November – Republic Bar & Café, Hobart TAS and the venue 03 6234 6954

Friday 20th November – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta QLD
w/ 28days & Behind Crimson Eyes

Saturday 21st November – The Hi Fi, Brisbane QLD
w/ 28days & Behind Crimson Eyes

Sunday 22nd November – Sands Tavern, Maroochydore QLD
w/ 28days & Behind Crimson Eyes

Wednesday 25th November – Harp Hotel, Wollongong NSW
Venue: 02 4229 1333 Oztix: 1300 762 545

Thursday 26th November – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW & & 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

Friday 27th November – Annandale Hotel, Sydney NSW or ph 02 9550 1078

Saturday 28th November – Fishos, Manly NSW & 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

Friday 4th December – Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA 08 8225 8888 & 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

Thursday 10th December – POW, Bunbury WA

Friday 11th December – Dunsborough Hotel, Dunsborough WA

Saturday 12th December – Rosemount Hotel , Perth WA – ‘A Not So Silent Night’ event

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