Image for Philadelphia Grand Jury announce Australian tour

Philadelphia Grand Jury announce Australian tour

Written by John Ritchie on August 30, 2010

By the time Philadelphia Grand Jury come back to Australia in November for the ‘Save Our Town’ tour they will have spent the 6 months prior to that doing the following: living and recording in London; setting up a studio; they will have crossed the USA no less than 3 times; played over 50 dates in the UK; toured South Africa; and even ducked back to Australia to play the main stage at Splendour in the Grass.

From the press release:
Now the Philly Jays are set to release their newly recorded single ‘Save Our Town’. The track will be side A on a limited edition seven inch vinyl release, which will also feature as a B side the newly recorded version of a live crowd favourite – the punk cover version of Jay-Z’s ’99 Problems’.

Currently in the middle of a 35 date UK tour, the band recorded the two tracks as part of a larger recording campaign, which will see tracks released through other projects later in the year, as well as new material that will form the basis of a second album. The tracks were produced in their own studio called Safety Second – which the band set up themselves in Bermondsey (South London) – by lead singer/guitarist Berkfinger (who has also worked on records for Sarah Blasko, Art vs Science, Wolfmother, Temper Trap). They will also appear as one part of a much larger bonus package of tracks on the ‘Hope Is For The Hopeless’ LP – which is a two disc deluxe edition of the band’s debut album ‘Hope Is For Hopers’.

‘Hope Is For Hopers’, released in September 2009, was nominated for the Triple J Album Of The Year Award, peaked in the top 40 and was Triple J feature album. Pretty good for a self-recorded self-released album made for a budget of less than $3,000, throughout relatives’ basements and lounge rooms all over the country and finished it whilst on the road. It spawned underground hit singles ‘Going To The Casino’,‘The Good News’, ‘Ready To Roll’, and crossover party anthem ‘I Don’t Want To Party (Party)’.

The re-packaged deluxe edition ‘Hope Is For The Hopeless’ sees the ever-prolific Philadelphia Grand Jury giving as good as they get and taking bonus features to the extreme. The original ‘Hope Is For Hopers’ consisted of 12 tracks. ‘Hope Is For The Hopeless’ features the full LP, plus the two never heard before tracks, plus 8 other bonus tracks and B sides from previous seven inch singles. This makes it a 21 track album. And it also includes a special live DVD featuring the band playing in true ‘on the level’ punk style at a Brisbane house party, as well as a fold-out poster.

Philadelphia Grand Jury hit the road for 26 dates of the ‘Save Our Town’ tour starting November 4th for their biggest tour to date. They bring with them young punk upstarts Howl, as well as uber-pleasant indie kids Bearhug, who have just come off supports with Broken Social Scene.

In case you have not seen them play live, Philadelphia Grand Jury are literally explosive on stage. Their only secret is to write great songs and play them like it’s their last show ever. Every. Single. Time.

Philadelphia Grand Jury ‘Save Our Town Australian Tour dates
Supported by Howl & Bearhug (Bearhug all shows except *)

THU 4 NOV – REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART *

$17+bf presale & $22 door Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au (1300 GET TIX), Moshtix Outlets or the venue

FRI 5 NOV – HOTEL NEW YORK, LAUNCESTON *

$17+bf presale & $22 door Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au and Mojo Music, 81 Brisbane Street Launceston 03.63345677

SAT 6 NOV – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE

$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from www.cornerhotel.com or Corner Box Office 11am–8pm Mon–Sat, 03.9427 9198

THU 11 NOV – HOTEL GEARIN, BLUE MOUNTAINS

$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from Oztix www.oztix.com.au

FRI 12 NOV – CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE

$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au (1300 GET TIX) or Moshtix Outlets and over the bar at Cambridge Hotel.

SAT 13 NOV – METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY (ALL AGES)

$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from www.metrotheatre.com.au or the Metro Theatre Box Office – 02.9550 3666

THU 18 NOV – BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY
$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from Oztix www.oztix.com.au

FRI 19 NOV – HI FI, BRISBANE
$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from 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 or www.oztix.com.au

SAT 20 NOV – FULL NOISE, TOWNSVILLE (PGJ ONLY)
www.fullnoisefestival.com.au

THU 25 NOV – BEACHCOMBER HOTEL, CENTRAL COAST

$12+bf presale & $15 door
Tickets available from Oztix www.oztix.com.au

FRI 26 NOV – ANU BAR, CANBERRA

$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 and via ANU Ticketek Box Office – Level 1, Administration Office, Union Building (above the Bar).

SAT 27 NOV – NEWTON’S NATION, BATHURST (PGJ ONLY)
www.newtonsnation.com.au

SUN 28 NOV – FITZROY HOTEL, WINDSOR

$12+bf presale & $15 door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au (1300 GET TIX) or from the venue

WED 1 DEC – HIGH ROAD, RIVERTON *

Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au (1300 GET TIX) or Moshtix Outlets or www.heatseeker.com.au

THUR 2 DEC – PRINCE OF WALES, BUNBURY *
$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au (1300 GET TIX) or Moshtix Outlets or www.heatseeker.com.au

FRI 3 DEC – CAPITOL, PERTH *
$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au (1300 GET TIX) or Moshtix Outlets or www.heatseeker.com.au

SAT 4 DEC – SETTLERS, MARGARET RIVER *
$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au (1300 GET TIX) or Moshtix Outlets or www.heatseeker.com.au

SUN 5 DEC – NEWPORT HOTEL, FREMANTLE *
$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au (1300 GET TIX) or Moshtix Outlets or www.heatseeker.com.au

WED 8 DEC – LEVEL ONE, GEELONG
$16+bf presale & $20 door
Tickets available from the Bended Elbow or www.cmmnppl.com

THU 9 DEC – KAROVA LOUNGE, BALLARAT
$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au

FRI 10 DEC– THE GOV, ADELAIDE
$17+bf presale & $22 door Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au (1300 GET TIX), www.venuetix.com.au (08.8225 8888), over the bar at The Gov (11am–9pm Mon–Sat) or phone 08.8340 0744 (11am–9pm Mon–Sat)

SAT 11 DEC – SANDBAR, MILDURA
$12+bf presale & $15 door
Tickets available from Oztix www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

THU 16 DEC – CARINGBAH BIZZOS, CARINGBAH

$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from Oztix www.oztix.com.au

FRI 17 DEC – MONA VALE HOTEL, MONA VALE
$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au (1300 GET TIX) or Moshtix Outlets

SAT 18 DEC – GRAND HOTEL, WOLLONGONG

$17+bf presale & $22 door
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au (1300 GET TIX) or Moshtix Outlets

FRI 31 DEC – PYRAMID FESTIVAL, PHILLIP ISLAND (PGJ ONLY)
www.thepyramidrockfestival.com

Don’t miss out!!

+ ‘Save Our Town’ tour tickets on sale Sept 6th
+ ‘Save Our Town’ single available on 7” Vinyl as well as iTunes on September 17th
+ Deluxe edition LP ‘Hope Is For The Hopeless’ out Oct 1st through Shock/Boomtown
+ Original debut LP ‘Hope Is For Hopers’ out now through Shock/Boomtown

For music, downloads, photos and further information:
– www.philadelphiagrandjury.com
– www.myspace.com/philadelphiagrandjury

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

monitoring_string = "5ddc797c5ea15f4a20f5b456893873a5"