Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield will tour Australia this December, to perform together for the first time. The duo will deliver acoustic versions of their individual back catalogues, including The Lemonheads, Blake Babies, their own solo material and a selection of covers.
Evan Dando formed The Lemonheads in 1986, and within a few short months they had released their debut EP, which is now one of the most sought-after recordings of the 80s. That same year Juliana formed The Blake Babies, enjoying cult success on college radio stations. She first introduced herself to Evan in a Boston pizza shop, having watched The Lemonheads perform the prior evening.
According to an interview in Melody Maker, “Evan was in front of me in the line with his girlfriend. I introduced myself. I said, ‘I liked your show last night’. Then I told him the name of my band, the Blake Babies, and he said his mom had come to see us. He came to see us after that.”
The two went on to form a close friendship and musical bond that has lasted over 25 years. Since then, The Lemonheads have released 10 studio albums, including the classic, It’s A Shame About Ray. Juliana played bass and provided backing vocals on the record, which included the singles Confetti, My Drug Buddy, It’s A Shame About Ray and the band’s most commercially successful song Mrs. Robinson.
Join Evan and Juliana this December as they tour Australia together for the very first time. Support for all shows comes from Bambino Koresh, the new project for members of Smudge, Sneeze and Godstar.
Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield – December 2012
Sunday 16th – The Zoo, Brisbane
Tickets: http://handsometours.com; http://thezoo.com.au; Oztix 1300 762 545 and all Oztix outlets
Tuesday 18th – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets: http://handsometours.com; Corner Box Office (57 Swan St Richmond 11am-8pm Mon-Sat), 03 9427 9198 or http://cornerhotel.com & Polyester Records
Thursday 20th – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: http://handsometours.com; Metro Box Office or (02) 9550 3666; http://ticketek.com.au or 132 849
Saturday 22nd – The Rosemount, Perth
Tickets: http://handsometours.com, 78’s, Mills, Planet, Star Surf, http://heatseeker.com.au, http://moshtix.com.au