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Looks Like The Brian Jonestown Massacre Might Tour Australia With The Dandy Warhols In 2019

Written by Laura English on May 21, 2018

UPDATE: Anton Newcombe says he may not return to Australia

US rockers The Brian Jonestown Massacre are set to kick off their 2018 tour of Australia next month, but they’ve already revealed plans to return next year with some help from Portland icons The Dandy Warhols.

BJM frontman Anton Newcombe has reportedly confirmed with The Music that the two bands are set to come back down under in 2019.

“I think next year we’re going to do a crazy show outside of Melbourne, with The Dandy Warhols, in some amphitheatre vineyard thing,” he said.

It may be too early to start guessing, but “amphitheatre vineyard thing” sounds like it could be something related to the A Day On The Green tour. The tour would also be The Dandy Warhols’ first Aussie jaunt since 2016, following their latest album Distortland.

News of the tour may come as a surprise to some, especially given the tensions between the two bands documented in the 2004 film Dig! (below). However, the groups seem to have a love-hate relationship with each other, with Courtney Taylor of the Warhols once calling Newcombe “the craziest and most talented musician I’ve ever met”.

UPDATE 22/05/18: Anton Newcombe has responded to The Music‘s quote in a tweet to Music Feeds, saying, “That’s not what I said.”

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