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Buzzcocks Announce 2024 Australian Tour

The Buzzcocks have announced their return to Australia for the first time since 2016, playing seven shows across the country from late October to early November 2024 as part of their Buzzcocks Are Coming world tour. A full list of tour dates and ticketing information can be found below.

The tour will mark the first time the UK punk-rock veterans have played shows in the country since the passing of founding member and frontman Pete Shelley, who died in December 2018 at the age of 63. The band’s surviving members – rhythm guitarist Steve Diggle, bassist Chris Remington and drummer Danny Farrant – played a tribute show to Shelley in June 2019 at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall.

There, the band was joined by members of Sonic Youth, The Damned, The Skids and The Charlatans to perform Shelley’s songs. Since then, the band have recruited lead guitarist Mani Perazzoli, with Diggle stepping up as the Buzzcocks’ new lead vocalist. This iteration of the Buzzcocks released a new album, Sonics in the Soul, in 2022.

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The band last came to Australia primarily to perform at Golden Plains Festival as part of their 40th anniversary tour. They took to the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheater over the Labour Day long weekend in 2016 alongside bands such as Sleater-Kinney, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Violent Femmes and rapper Freddie Gibbs.

The Buzzcocks’ 2024 tour will include their first show in Western Australia since 2013, as well as their first show on the Gold Coast since 2009 and their first-ever show in Newcastle. A pre-sale for the tour will go live from 11am AEDT on Wednesday February 21st, with a general sale following the next day on Thursday February 22nd – also at 11am AEDT.

Buzzcocks ‘Buzzcocks Are Coming’ 2024 Australian Tour

  • Thursday 24th October – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast QLD
  • Friday 25th October – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
  • Saturday 26th October – The Gov, Adelaide SA
  • Sunday 27th October – Metro Freo, Fremantle WA
  • Thursday 31st October – King Street Bandroom, Newcastle NSW
  • Friday 1st November – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
  • Saturday 2nd November – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne VIC

Tickets available via David Roy Williams.

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