Canadian rockers The Tea Party have made good on last week’s teaser and have today announced their return to Australia for a national tour in support of the 20th anniversary of their third studio album, Transmission.
The tour will take place in theatres across Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney in October and November this year and will see the band perform Transmission in its entirety. Featuring Tea Party favourites like ‘Temptation’, ‘Psychopomp’ and ‘Release’ (the profits of which were donated to the White Ribbon Foundation), 1997’s Transmission is widely lauded as an album that experiments with dark and confronting subject matters.
“We went into the deepest, darkest depths to bring back the light,” explains vocalist Jeff Martin. “‘Psychopomp’ for example, provides a glimpse into the afterlife, ‘Army Ants’ echoes with imagery borrowed from the dystopian works of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, while the album’s biggest hit ‘Temptation’ speaks to the all-consuming power of relentless desire.”
“It’s a pretty angry record,” adds drummer Jeff Burrows. “Jeff Martin was in a good head space, but he was going through a lot of personal things that brought out a lot of aggression.”
The Tea Party toured Australia earlier this year with shows alongside The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Youth Orchestras. They are also no strangers to anniversary tours, having played shows across Australia in 2015 for the 20th anniversary of their 1995 album The Edges Of Twilight.
See dates and details for The Tea Party’s Transmission 20th Anniversary tour here below.
The Tea Party National Tour Dates
My Ticketek pre-sale for Perth, Hobart and Sydney shows starts at 10am Thursday, 22nd June 2017.
Ticketmaster pre-sale for the Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane shows starts at 10am Thursday, 22nd June 2017.
General public tickets on sale from 10am Monday, 26th June 2017.
Friday, 27th October
The Astor Theatre, Perth
Tickets: Astor Theatre
Thursday, 2nd November
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Friday, 3rd November
The Odeon Theatre, Hobart
Saturday, 4th November
The Forum, Melbourne
Thursday, 9th November
The Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane
Friday, 10th November
The Enmore, Sydney