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Lydia Lunch To Perform Suicide Tribute Show In Melbourne Next Month

New York post-punk musician and poet Lydia Lunch has further expanded her upcoming 2024 Australian tour with a one-off show paying tribute to cult synth-punk band Suicide at Melbourne venue The Tote on Wednesday, March 20th. Lunch will be joined on-stage by Melbourne drone/shoegaze duo Black Cab, while electronic artist Simona Castricum will open the show with a set of original material. Tickets for the show are on sale now via Oztix.

Lunch originally met Suicide – the duo of late vocalist Alan Vega and multi-instrumentalist Martin Rev – in the 1970s, when Lunch moved to New York City from Rochester as a teenager. She formed a lifelong bond with the pair, often joining them on-stage to perform the song ‘Frankie Teardrop’ and recording a duet as part of Vega’s solo album Sniper. Since Vega’s passing in 2016, Lunch has performed several Suicide tribute shows, most often with Marc Hurtado.

Lydia Lunch & Marc Hurtado – ‘Frankie Teardrop’

Lunch is set to perform extensively across the east coast of Australia next month, including performances as part of Season XI at Sydney’s Phoenix Central Park and the Brisbane Powerhouse’s ΩHM Festival of Other Music. She will be joined at the majority of these dates by singer-songwriter Joseph Keckler. Lunch’s updated tour itinerary can be found below.

Lydia Lunch 2024 Australian Tour

  • Thursday, 7th March – Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane QLD
  • Friday, 8th March – Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane QLD
  • Saturday, 9th March – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay NSW
  • Thursday, 14th March – Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide SA
  • Friday, 15th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne VIC
  • Saturday, 16th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne VIC
  • Sunday, 17th March – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine VIC
  • Wednesday, 20th March – The Tote, Melbourne VIC*
  • Thursday, 21st March – Phoenix Central Park, Sydney NSW~
  • Friday, 22nd March – The Great Club, Sydney NSW
  • Saturday, 23rd March – MONA Nolan Gallery, Hobart TAS

* – Suicide tribute show with Black Cab and Simona Castricum

~ – Two shows, 6:45 and 8:15pm

Further Reading

Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2024 Contemporary Program: Calexico, Arooj Aftab, Moor Mother + More

Lineup for Brisbane Powerhouse’s ΩHM Festival of Other Music 2024: Yothu Yindi, Boris + More

DOMi & JD BECK, Nabihah Iqbal & Lydia Lunch Feature on Phoenix Central Park’s Season XI Program

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