Hard-Ons ’30th Anniversary’ Australian Tour 2014 Announced

One of Australia’s most venerable hard rock institutions, the Hard-Ons, will officially turn 30 this year on 21st July, making them utter recidivists in the eyes of any court judge. The band will be celebrating the landmark the only way they know how: with a string of sweaty stage assaults.

Saturday, 21st July 1984 was the first time that a multiracial group of bare-chested, immiserated teenage misfits climbed onto a pub stage to let their angst out with a punk/pop/heavy metal/psychedelic hybrid that would become one of the country’s most beloved rock sounds.

Now, as veritable legends of the Aus-rock game, original members Keish de Silva, Peter “Blackie” Black, and Ray Ahn, together with current member Murray Ruse, will for the first and last time in their careers, tour Australia-wide with songs from the band’s pre-initial breakup period (1984-1993).

While in the past the band have eschewed nostalgia tours in favour of their dignity, they’ve rightly succumbed to the need to pat themselves on their collective back for a job well done. And for this tour, the sets will be made up entirely of songs most requested by their fans via an online poll.

Watch: Hard-Ons – Made To Love You (Live at Dig It Up!)

Hard-Ons 30th Anniversary Tour Dates

Tickets on-sale 10:00AM AEDT Thursday, 3rd April

Thursday, 29th May 2014

Enigma Bar, Adelaide

Tix: Via Moshtix

Thursday, 5th June 2014

Small Ballroom, Newcastle NSW

Tix: Via Oztix

Friday, 6th June 2014

Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith NSW

Saturday, 7th June 2014

Manning Bar, Sydney

Tix: Via Manning Bar

Thursday, 12th June 2014

Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC

Tix: Via Oztix

Friday, 13th June 2014

The Wool Exchange, Geelong VIC

Tix: Via Oztix

Saturday, 14th June 2014

Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tix: Via Corner Hotel

Sunday, 15th June 2014

Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine VIC

Tix: Via Oztix

Thursday, 19th June 2014

The Northern, Byron Bay

Tix: Via Oztix

Friday, 20th June 2014

Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta QLD

Tix: Via Oztix

Saturday, 21st June 2014

Prince of Wales, Brisbane

Tix: Via Oztix

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