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The Superjesus Announce Huge Aussie Tour To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of ‘Sumo’

Written by Emmy Mack on June 14, 2018

Aussie rock icons The Superjesus are hitting the road for a monster Australian tour in honour of their iconic 1998 album Sumo’s 20th birthday.

Announcing the tour via fan newsletter today, Sarah McLeod & co unveiled a huge stack of live dates spanning September, October and November, kicking off in Adelaide before heading to Geelong, Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury, Canberra, Narrabeen, Sydney, Penrith, Newcastle, Byron Bay, Ipswich, Brisbane, Bunbury, Fremantle, Perth, Mount Evelyn, Townsville and then wrapping up in Cairns.

The band have also announced a special anniversary edition of their platinum-selling debut, which is set for release on August 17th.

Reflecting on the life-changing record, frontwoman McLeod explains that, when Sumo came out, “everything went big time”.

“It was terrifying and exciting all at once. We worked so hard on that album…” she says. “To be sitting here talking about it 20 years later, knowing that it was an important part of Australian music history and affected so many people along the way…it feels like an incredible achievement. We had no blueprint of how we wanted to sound – of course we had our influences, but it was the combination of those influences that made us become The Superjesus.”

As well as seeing the original album reissued on vinyl, the CD edition of Sumo – 20th Anniversary will also feature bonus material sourced from triple j’s Live At The Wireless archive, as well as a surprise never-before-heard studio recording of The Superjesus covering Aussie pop princess Kylie Minogue’s ‘Confide In Me’.

You can check that out — alongside the band’s official Sumo anniversary tour dates — below.

The Superjesus ‘Sumo’ 20th Anniversary Tour 2018

Saturday, 29th September
The Gov, Adelaide
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 5th October
Barwon Club, Geelong
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 6th October
Max Watt’s, Melbourne
Tickets: Oztix

Wednesday 10th October
Taphouse, Bendigo
Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, 11th October
Beer Deluxe, Albury
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 12th October
ANU Bar, Canberra
Tickets: Moshtix

Saturday, 13th October
Narrabeen RSL, Narrabeen
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 19th October
Manning Bar, Sydney
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 20th October
Tattersall’s, Penrith
Tickets: Oztix

Sunday, 21st October
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, 25th October
Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 26th October
Racecourse Hotel, Ipswich
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 27th October
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, 1st November
Prince Of Wales, Bunbury
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 2nd November
Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 3rd November
Capitol, Perth
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 9th November
York On Lilydale, Mount Evelyn
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 16th November
Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville
Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 17th November
Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
Tickets: Ticketlink

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