Sebadoh Australian Tour 2014 Announced

Reforming in 2007, lo-fi and indie fans were elated to welcome back one of the most beloved progenitors of the genre, Sebadoh. The band last toured Australia in 2011, playing their classic albums Bakesale and Harmacy, and have now announced a return in March 2014.

Touring off the momentum of their first studio album in fourteen years, Defend Yourself, the band will be engaging Aussie fans in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth once again with their gritty axe work and the tongue-in-cheek humour of frontman Lou Barlow‘s lyrics.

First making himself known in the indie world with fellow lo-fi, proto-grunge legends, Dinosaur Jr, Barlow decided to draw on those early days as inspiration for Sebadoh’s new material, with input from his co-conspirators, Jason Lowenstein and new drummer Bob D’Amico.

Far removed from the bedroom recordings of yore, Sebadoh are now viewed as one of the most important indie bands of all time, with several of their records classifying as seminal releases of the genre, standing alongside albums by Pavement, Guided By Voices, and Superchunk.

Barlow and co. will have all of the classics as well as a swath of new tunes in tow when they launch their 2014 Australian tour at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne, on Friday, 21st March. The band will then clear the East Coast before a final show at Perth’s Rosemount Hotel.

Readers can check out all venue and ticketing details below.

UPDATE 19/12: Following the closure of The Annandale for renovations, Sebadoh’s 22nd March show will now be moved to Factory Floor. Previously purchased tickets will be valid at the new venue, with some tickets still remaining, so we’d suggest getting on that one fast if you want to get your lo-fi lovin’ on come March.

UPDATE 14/01: Supports for Sebadoh’s upcoming Australian tour have been announced as Bored Nothing, Pearls, and Freak Wave in Melbourne, Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys for the newly announced Sydney matinee show, Fait Accompli for the sold out Sydney show, Blank Realm and Major Leagues in Brisbane, and Emperors and Red Jezebel in Perth.

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Sebadoh March 2014 Australian Tour

Friday, 21st March 2014

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tix: Via The Corner Hotel

w/Bored Nothing, Pearls, Freak Wave

Saturday, 22nd March 2014 (MATINEE SHOW) — JUST ADDED!

Factory Floor, Sydney

Tix: Via Handsome Tours

w/Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys

Saturday, 22nd March 2014 (NEW VENUE) — SOLD OUT

Factory Floor, Sydney

Tix: Via Handsome Tours

w/Fait Accompli

Sunday, 23rd March 2014

The Zoo, Brisbane

Tix: Via The Zoo

w/Blank Realm and Major Leagues

Tuesday, 25th March 2014

The Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Tix: Via The Rosemount Hotel

w/Emperors and Red Jezebel

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