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Built to Spill Announce 2023 Australian Tour

After being announced as part of the inaugural lineup for new Melbourne festival The Eighty-Six, US indie rock heroes Built to Spill have revealed more Australian shows in Sydney and Brisbane for this October. The band last toured Australia in 2016, playing a series of headline shows and making an appearance at Golden Plains festival.

UPDATE 12/07/2023: Fourth show announced at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club after the first three sell out, plus a Hobart date added to the tour.

Built to Spill – ‘Gonna Lose’

Since Built to Spill last toured Australia, they’ve released their ninth studio album, last year’s When the Wind Forgets Your Name. The band’s lineup has also changed: in addition to frontman and sole constant member Doug Martsch, Melanie Radford and Teresa Esguerra both joined the band in 2019, on bass and drums respectively.

New festival The Eighty-Six was announced earlier in the week, and is set to run from Monday, 23rd October to Tuesday, 31st October. Named after Melbourne’s 86 tram route, the festival will take over venues from Northcote to Preston. Elsewhere on the lineup are the likes of London psych quartet Los Bitchos, Kyoto punks Otoboke Beaver and UK singer-songwriter Connie Constance.

Built to Spill 2023 Australian Tour

  • Friday, 20th October – Manning Bar, Sydney NSW
  • Saturday, 21st October – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
  • Sunday, 22nd October – The Altar, Hobart TAS – NEW SHOW
  • Tuesday, 24th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC – SOLD OUT
  • Wednesday, 25th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC – SOLD OUT
  • Thursday, 26th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC – SOLD OUT
  • Friday, 27th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC – NEW SHOW

Tickets are on sale now

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