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The Grates Reunite Original Lineup For ‘Teeth Lost, Hearts Won’ 10th Anniversary Tour

Written by Tom Williams on September 7, 2018

Australian indie royalty The Grates are reuniting their original lineup for a new tour in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their 2008 album Teeth Lost, Hearts Won.

The Brisbane band’s original roster — that’s singer Patience Hodgson, guitarist John Patterson and drummer Alana Skyring — will play headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane this November and December, as part of their ‘Reunited And Excited Tour’.

The trio will be playing cuts from Teeth Lost, Hearts Won (think ‘Burn Bridges’, ‘Aw Yeah’ and ‘Carve Your Name’), as well as songs from their 2006 debut album Gravity Won’t Get You High and classics from the rest of their catalogue.

Skyring, who is returning to Australia from her home in New York City especially for the tour, says she “can’t wait to play these songs again with a new energy and perspective”.

“That paths can move apart and come together again is so exciting,” she says.

“When we first broke up as a band we sought council from a psychologist because we wanted to do it without regret,” says Hodgson.

“He suggested we spend a good length of time apart, so when we came back together, it would be as three different people.

“The psychologist was right. We missed each other’s weddings. We missed each other’s birthdays. Finally, we missed each other. International phone calls went from once a year to more, then once a month to more, and we’d be chatting for hours and hours like high schoolers.

“I met Alana and John while I was in high school. They have had the biggest influence on my life. They introduced me to triple j, they made me mix tapes of local bands, they invited me into music. I can’t wait until we are all back on the stage together [for] a joyous celebration of people who changed my life: Alana, John and the audience.”

Catch all of the tour dates and ticket details for The Grates’ ‘Reunited And Excited Tour’, below.

The Grates ‘Reunited & Excited’ 2018 Tour

Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday, 12th September

Saturday, 24th November
The Factory, Sydney
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 7th December
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 8th December
The Rosemount, Perth
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 15th December
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tickets: Official Website

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