Canadian rockers The Tea Party must really like Australia. They’ve already toured here 14 times before, and they’re now set to return to our shores for another healthy-sized tour to
make us feel really old celebrate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough 1995 album, The Edges Of Twilight.
The five-date trek kicks off in November, with the trio plotting a trajectory that will take them from Perth, to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and finally Brisbane.
And for the first time in Australia, they’ll be performing their iconic sophomore LP, which contains fan favourites such as Sister Awake, The Bazaar, Fire In The Head and Correspondences, in its entirety.
And it gets even more exciting for The Tea Party diehards. The performance of the full Edges Of Twilight tracklist will only make up the “first set” of each performance and, after an intermission (classay), Jeff Martin, Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood will return to the stage for a second helping of hits from across their entire catalogue.
“People often ask me ‘what does The Edges of Twilight mean to me as a musician?’” says Martin. “My answer, although not so simple, is simply this: it was the crystallization and the manifestation of an incredible musical vision between the three of us, and the fact that it was achieved in such a way was probably, and is still, one of the proudest musical achievements of my life.”
The band also plans to release both a deluxe edition CD of the album and a 2LP 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl edition of the original release with remastered audio to commemorate the 20 year milestone.
Tickets to The Tea Party’s The Edges Of Twilight 20th Anniversary Tour go on sale from Monday, 24th August at 9am, with pre-sale details below.
Watch: The Tea Party – The Bazaar
The Edges Of Twilight 20th Anniversary Tour Dates
Pre-sale runs for members of ticketing outlets runs from 12pm Thursday, 20th August – 5pm Sunday, 23rd August. General Public sale begins 9am Monday, 24th August.
Monday, 9th November
Astor Theatre, Perth
Thursday, 12th November
The Gov, Adelaide
Friday, 13th November
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Saturday, 14th November
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Monday, 16th November
The Tivoli, Brisbane