Punk rock cover band Me First And The Gimme Gimmes have announced their return to Australia. The group will perform a run of headline dates in February 2023. The new dates are part of the supergroup’s ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?!’ tour. It’s their first tour of Australia since 2019, when they performed as part of the Download Festival lineup.
The band are launching the tour in Wollongong on Friday, 3rd February, before traversing the east coast and wrapping things up with shows in Perth and Adelaide. The tour will also feature an appearance at the Schooner Or Later Sydney Harbour cruise festival.
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – ‘I Believe I Can Fly’
Since forming in 1995, the standard Me First And The Gimme Gimmes lineup has included Spike Slawson (Swingin’ Utters) on vocals, Fat Mike (NOFX) on bass, Joey Cape (Lagwagon) on guitar, and Dave Raun (Lagwagon) on drums. Until 2019, the group also featured Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters, No Use For A Name) on guitar.
For the band’s upcoming Australian tour, Slawson and Cape will be joined by C. J. Ramone (the Ramones) on bass, John Reis (Rocket From The Crypt) on guitar, and Andrew ‘Pinch’ Pinching (The Damned) on drums.
Tickets for Me First And The Gimme Gimmes’ upcoming tour are on sale from 10am, Tuesday, 9th August, with a pre-sale launching on Friday, 5th August.
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes – Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?! Australian Tour 2023
- Friday, 3rd February, 2023 – Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW
- Saturday, 4th February, 2023 – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
- Sunday, 5th February, 2023 – Schooner Or Later, Sydney, NSW (Harbour Cruise)
- Tuesday, 7th February, 2023 – The Basement, Canberra, ACT
- Wednesday, 8th February, 2023 – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD
- Friday, 10th February, 2023 – Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
- Saturday, 11th February, 2023 – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
- Sunday, 12th February, 2023 – Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC
- Tuesday, 14th February, 2023 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
- Wednesday, 15th February, 2023 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA