DZ Deathrays ‘Black Rat’ Album Tour Announced

Having proved their mettle conquering the battlefield that is Big Day Out, fuzzy and hard-rocking Brisbane duo DZ Deathrays have announced that they’re taking their professional face-melting skills back on the road this May to celebrate the release of their anticipated sophomore effort, Black Rat.

The album is slated for release Friday, 2nd May and was made with a view to bringing the explosive nature of the band’s live shows into the studio and sending it through home and car speakers and headphones everywhere, working closely with Burke Reid (The Drones, MSTRKRFT).

Reid not only helped Shane and Simon capture the dynamism and riotous nature of their live performances, but aided them in crafting a bona fide album experience that is rich in sounds, textures, and arrangements, so much so that a third musician will now be joining the band on stage.

To find out who the mystery muso is, you’ll just have to come along to one of their Black Rat tour dates. The third member will change frequently and the band have told their fans to expect some special guests as they welcome them into a whole new era in the career of DZ Deathrays.

The Black Rat May 2014 tour kicks off at Elsewhere on the Gold Coast on Thursday, 8th May before dive bombing into Victoria and South and Western Australia, finishing off by returning to the East Coast for gigs in the ACT and New South Wales. Check below for all dates and ticketing details.

Listen: DZ Deathrays – Gina Works At Hearts

Gallery: DZ Deathrays – Big Day Out 2014, Sydney 26/01/14

Photos by Olivia Hadisaputra

DZ Deathrays Black Rat May 2014 Tour

General public on sale 9:00am local time Friday, 7th March

Thursday, 8th May 2014

Elsewhere, Gold Coast QLD (18+)

Tix: Via Oztix | 1300 762 545

Friday, 9th May 2014

The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD (18+)

Tix: Via Oztix | 1300 762 545

Saturday, 10th May 2014

Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD (18+)


Thursday, 15th May 2014

Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC (18+)

Tix: Via Oztix | 1300 762 545

Friday, 16th May 2014

Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC (18+)

Tix: Via Corner Hotel | 1300 724 867

Saturday, 17th May 2014

Jive, Adelaide SA (18+)

Tix: Via Moshtix | 1300 GET TIX

Thursday, 22nd May 2014

Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA (18+)

Tix: Via Oztix | 1300 762 545

Friday, 23rd May 2014

The Indi Bar, Scarborough WA (18+)

Tix: Via Oztix | 1300 762 545

Saturday, 24th May 2014

Amplifier, Perth WA (18+)

Tix: Via Oztix | 1300 762 545

Sunday, 25th May 2014

Newport, Fremantle WA (18+)

Tix: Via Oztix | 1300 762 545

Thursday, 29th May 2014

Transit Bar, Canberra ACT (18+)

Tix: Via Moshtix | 1300 GET TIX

Friday, 30th May 2014

Rad, Wollongong NSW (18+)

Tix: Via Oztix | 1300 762 545

Saturday, 31st May 2014

Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW (18+)

Tix: Via Moshtix | 1300 GET TIX

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