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The Superjesus Announce Huge Aussie Tour To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of ‘Sumo’

Aussie rock icons The Superjesus are hitting the road for a monster Australian tour in honour of their iconic 1998 album Sumo’s 20th birthday.

Announcing the tour via fan newsletter today, Sarah McLeod & co unveiled a huge stack of live dates spanning September, October and November, kicking off in Adelaide before heading to Geelong, Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury, Canberra, Narrabeen, Sydney, Penrith, Newcastle, Byron Bay, Ipswich, Brisbane, Bunbury, Fremantle, Perth, Mount Evelyn, Townsville and then wrapping up in Cairns.

The band have also announced a special anniversary edition of their platinum-selling debut, which is set for release on August 17th.

Reflecting on the life-changing record, frontwoman McLeod explains that, when Sumo came out, “everything went big time”.

“It was terrifying and exciting all at once. We worked so hard on that album…” she says. “To be sitting here talking about it 20 years later, knowing that it was an important part of Australian music history and affected so many people along the way…it feels like an incredible achievement. We had no blueprint of how we wanted to sound – of course we had our influences, but it was the combination of those influences that made us become The Superjesus.”

As well as seeing the original album reissued on vinyl, the CD edition of Sumo – 20th Anniversary will also feature bonus material sourced from triple j’s Live At The Wireless archive, as well as a surprise never-before-heard studio recording of The Superjesus covering Aussie pop princess Kylie Minogue’s ‘Confide In Me’.

You can check that out — alongside the band’s official Sumo anniversary tour dates — below.

The Superjesus ‘Sumo’ 20th Anniversary Tour 2018

Saturday, 29th September

The Gov, Adelaide

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 5th October

Barwon Club, Geelong

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 6th October

Max Watt’s, Melbourne

Tickets: Oztix

Wednesday 10th October

Taphouse, Bendigo

Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, 11th October

Beer Deluxe, Albury

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 12th October

ANU Bar, Canberra

Tickets: Moshtix

Saturday, 13th October

Narrabeen RSL, Narrabeen

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 19th October

Manning Bar, Sydney

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 20th October

Tattersall’s, Penrith

Tickets: Oztix

Sunday, 21st October

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, 25th October

Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 26th October

Racecourse Hotel, Ipswich

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 27th October

The Zoo, Brisbane

Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, 1st November

Prince Of Wales, Bunbury

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 2nd November

Newport Hotel, Fremantle

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 3rd November

Capitol, Perth

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 9th November

York On Lilydale, Mount Evelyn

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 16th November

Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 17th November

Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

Tickets: Ticketlink

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