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Rocketsmiths Will Play Their Final Show Ever!

Written by Brayden Darke on February 25, 2011

Rocketsmiths have announced that they will play their final show at The Zoo in Brisbane March 4th.

After four years, countless flights and van trips, three EPs and one full length album, Rocketsmiths are playing one final show before calling it quits and moving onto new artistic challenges.

Rocketsmiths were always the kind of band that just wanted to play, as loud as they could , and they loved it when the audience just surrendered and went along for the ride. They took a great deal of pleasure in being a part of some very special days and nights. And most importantly, they never took anything too seriously – they meant what they said, and they wanted it to be as good as it could be, but it was always just about wanting people to hear their music.

After releasing an album chock full of pop-punk gems and putting on shows that were not merely amusing but often bordered on dangerously unhinged, those who don’t know them already will have one more chance to the see the band in full chaos mode, while those who know and love them will be able to say goodbye. One thing’s for sure, Rocketsmiths are sure to go out with an almighty bang for their final appearance at The Zoo in Brisbane on Friday, March 4. Along for the ride will also be Velociraptor and The Baby Seal Club.

As usual, the last word goes to the band:

“The band has had the pleasure of playing alongside some great acts, including Spoon, We Are Scientists, The Presidents of the United States of America, You Am I, British India, Bluejuice, Paper Scissors, Juliette and The Licks, The Whitlams, Yves Klein Blue, The John Steel Singers, The Jezabels, The Cruel Sea, The Panics, Last Dinosaurs, The Seabellies, The Cairos and many more amazing bands and artists. We played festivals like Sunset Sounds and Festival Of The Sun, and toured to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and every regional centre in between. One time we even drove three-quarters of the way from Melbourne to Warrnambool and got a phone call telling us the gig that night had been cancelled. We played pool in a pub and drove back to Geelong. We had songs played on triple j, ZZZ, RRR, FBi, PBS and every youth radio station in between. One of our songs, ‘The Boy Who Cried Misery’, was on Underbelly, and that song also got us nominated for a Q Song award.

But most of all:

We made some amazing, lifelong friends.
We played some incredible shows as well as some fucking horrible ones. Sometimes the horrible ones were the best fun.
We played with bands who we admire and love.
We got to spend hours upon hours with each other just enjoying ourselves.
And we got to share something we believed was very special with thousands of people.

Love, Rocketsmiths.”

Friday, March 4 | The Zoo, Brisbane
with Velociraptor and The Baby Seal Club
Tix: Pre $10+bf | Door $15

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