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The Beards Announce Anniversary Double Album & Tour With Dallas Frasca

Written by Emmy Mack on July 15, 2015

Things are about to get hairy, because Australia’s most bewhiskered band is back on home turf and celebrating a decade of razor-free living.

The Beards are preparing to unleash a special double-album to commemorate the milestone, and will embark on a limited run of shows across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia under the banner of the Ten Long Years, One Long Beard Tour.

But they’re not going it alone. They’ll be joined by a lady whose fierce beardly-ness comes from within, Melbourne rockess Dallas Frasca.

Together, they’ll play nine shows across Australia this October, with The Beards kicking things off in the Sunshine State with two additional Frasca-less dates including an appearance at this year’s Caloundra Music Festival.

The Ten Long Years, One Long Beard tour will see Adelaide’s follicular foursome return to Australian soil after embarking on their fifth international tour in just three years.

“When we started out, we didn’t anticipate just how much global demand there would be for songs about beards,” reflects frontman, Johann Beardraven. “It’s been really amazing to discover that so many other people around the world share our unwavering enthusiasm when it comes to beards.”

Since forming in 2005 with the intention of playing just one show, The Beards have gone on to release four albums of original songs about beards, play sold out shows throughout Europe, Australia and North America, receive two ARIA Award nominations, and single-beardedly start a worldwide facial hair revolution.

“Beards have seen an overwhelming global resurgence over the last ten years,” explains bassist Nathaniel Beard. “I think it’s fair to say that we’ve played an instrumental role in that – both literally and figuratively.”

To coincide with the commencement of the tour, The Beards will also be releasing a brand new single as well as the aforementioned double album, consisting of a ‘best of’ compilation, rarities, and a live album recorded at a packed show at Sydney’s Metro Theatre earlier this year.

“We just really enjoy beards,” says Johann Beardraven.

Tickets to The Beards’ Ten Long Years, One Long Beard Anniversary Tour are on sale now. Check out venue and ticketing details below.

Watch: The Beards – Strokin’ My Beard

Ten Long Years, One Long Beard Tour Dates

Friday, 2nd October *
Caloundra Music Festival
Tickets: The Beards

Saturday, 3rd October *
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tickets: The Beards

Thursday, 8th October
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets: The Beards

Friday, 9th October
The Pelly Bar, Frankston
Tickets: The Beards

Saturday, 10th October
The Village Green, Mulgrave
Tickets: The Beards

Thursday, 15th October
Jive Bar, Adelaide
Tickets: The Beards

Friday, 16th October
Jive Bar, Adelaide
Tickets: The Beards

Saturday, 17th October
Coopers Ale House, Wallaroo
Tickets: The Beards

Friday, 23rd October
Bondi Beach Rd Hotel, Bondi
Tickets: The Beards

Saturday 24th October
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tickets: The Beards

Sunday, 25th October
Rocks Brewery, Sydney
Tickets: The Beards

*Not including Dallas Frasca

We'll be touring the east coast of Australia this October to celebrate our ten year anniversary! Tickets available now – grab them while you can…www.thebeards.com.au/tour

Posted by The Beards on Monday, July 13, 2015

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