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Tumbleweed Back From The Grave and Heading This Way!

Written by John Ritchie on February 8, 2010

Musical legends in Australia, the ‘stoner rock’ riffs of Wollongong’s Tumbleweed inspired a whole generation of music lovers when they emerged in 1990s from the seeds of the Proton Energy Pills and the Unheard.

Tumbleweed burst onto the scene in a huge way by gaining infamy courtesy of a national support slot to the one and only Australian tour by the legendary Nirvana back in 1992.

Originally signed to the revolutionary Australian independent label, Waterfront Records, the band’s debut release was a 7” single, Captain’s Log, recorded by Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm and legendary Seattle producer Jack Endino. With their single ‘Stoned’, an EP titled Weedseed and the single ‘Acid Rain’ making them bigger by the day, the ‘Weed’s self-titled debut album was released to massive praise and chart sales, resulting in a rather quick signing to the American giant Atlantic Records’ subsidiary Seed – although that’s another story!

It didn’t take long for Australia’s major labels to realise that a national treasure existed in the fivepiece, after which Polydor Records became the recording home of Tumbleweed in ‘92. (Incidentally, Polydor / Polygram later came under the umbrella of Universal Music Australia). Tumbleweed released the (in)famous albums Galactaphonic and Return To Earth, all the while undertaking countless tours around the country as well as throughout the UK and USA.

Despite their chequered history with its many ups and downs including several band line-up changes, Tumbleweed have settled their differences and have agreed to perform once again for the first time in way way too long!

The original line up of Richie, Lenny, Paul, Jason and Stephen will be performing at this years 15th anniversary Homebake as well as the mighty Meredith Music Festival in Victoria and a few select shows around the country. Such as…

Saturday 6th March
Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
Plus guests OX
Tickets available through, 1300 762 545 and our network of retail outlets : The Northern, Sunflower Music, The Cooly Hotel, Disasterpiece, Rockinghorse Records, Kill The Music, UQ Union Bookshop, Gooble Warming, Butterbeats (City/Valley) & Rockaway Records.

Sunday 7th March
Lost Weekend Festival, Brisbane
Plus Dinosaur Jr and more… ALL AGES!
Tickets from

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