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The War on Drugs Announce 2023 Australian Tour with Special Guests Spoon

Philadelphia indie rockers The War on Drugs have announced they will return to Australia at the end of the year for their first tour of the country since 2018. They’ll be joined around the country by Texas indie greats Spoon – who themselves last played shows here in 2017 – along with singer-songwriter Indigo Sparke.

UPDATE 26/07/2023: A second show on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt has been announced after the first sold out. Find the details below.

The War on Drugs – ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’

The War on Drugs are touring in support of their fifth studio album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore. The band’s latest record arrived in 2021 after being previewed with singles ‘Living Proof’, its title track and ‘Change’. Album cut ‘Harmonia’s Dream’ received a nomination for Best Rock Song at the Grammy Awards earlier this year.

Spoon, meanwhile, released their latest album Lucifer on the Sofa last year, to widespread acclaim and a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 2022 Grammys. Sydney’s Indigo Sparke released debut album Echo in 2021 via Sacred Bones, following it up last year with Hysteria.

The War on Drugs 2023 Australian Tour

w/ Spoon, Indigo Sparke

  • Monday, 4th December – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney NSW – SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday, 5th December – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney NSW – NEW SHOW
  • Thursday, 7th December – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC
  • Saturday, 9th December – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD
  • Monday, 11th December – Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth WA

Tickets on sale Friday, 26th May

Further Reading

Love Letter To A Record: Nathan Ball On The War On Drugs’ ‘Lost In The Dream’

Spoon: “There Aren’t Enough Great Rock-And-Roll Records Being Made & That’s What We Wanted To Make”

Built to Spill Announce 2023 Australian Tour

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