UK band Pop Will Eat Itself are heading down under next year, with support provided by Jesus Jones. The alt-rock outfit’s greatest hits tour will visit Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in late February and early March 2024.
Pop Will Eat Itself came to prominence in the mid 1980s. Their first record, Box Frenzy, won acclaim, but it took a few years before the band hit the mainstream. Their second album, 1989’s This Is the Day…This Is the Hour…This Is This!, is widely considered their best, and hit the number 24 slot in the UK albums chart.
Pop Will Eat Itself – ‘Ich Bin Ein Auslander’
The band have only toured Australia intermittently – their last tour was back in 2014, and that marked the first time they hit the country in almost two decades.
Support act Jesus Jones were another mainstay of the late ’80s and early ’90s alt-rock scene. The group are best known for their 1990 single ‘Right Here, Right Now’, which became an international success. Their 1989 debut album Liquidizer is generally regarded as their best, drawing on everything from techno pop to hip hop.
Both bands have indicated they’ll be playing their best known songs on the tour.
Pop Will Eat Itself 2024 Tour
w/ Jesus Jones
- Thursday, 29th February – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
- Friday, 1st March – Manning Bar, Sydney NSW
- Saturday, 2nd March – The Croxton, Melbourne VIC
- Sunday, 3rd March – Freo Social, Perth WA
Tickets are available now