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Tour Guide: The Waifs, British India, The Ape, Little Bastard

Written by Greg Moskovitch on April 7, 2014

Today’s Tour Guide brings exciting news for fans of Australian music, with a string of reunion shows set for The Waifs, some very special new dates announced by British India, two dates from Tex PerkinsThe Ape to launch their new 12″ vinyl, and an extensive run for newcomers Little Bastard.

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The Waifs 2014 Australian Tour

The members of Aussie folk rock veterans The Waifs have spent the past three years living abroad in different countries, hemisphere, and timezones, with the band taking something of a backseat to travelling and spending time with family, however music has always remained vital to all three.

The band will be temporarily reunited on home soil and they’ve decided to celebrate the occasion with a new string of live dates, which will see them perform favourites from their 20-year career, with some new ones thrown in, as well as a special show at the Kimberley Moon Experience.

Watch: The Waifs – Lighthouse Live in Sydney

The Waifs Australian Tour Dates

All tickets, aside from Tanks Arts Centre, on sale 9:00am local time Thursday, 10th April.

Wednesday, 21st May 2014
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury
Tix: Via Bunbury Entertainment | 1300 661 272

Thursday, 22nd May 2014
Astor Theatre, Perth
Tix: Via The Astor | 08 9370 1777

Saturday, 24th May 2014
Kimberley Moon Experience, Kununurra
Tix: Via Ticketmaster | 13 61 00

Sunday, 25th May 2014
Fly By Night, Fremantle
Tix: Via Fly By Night | 08 9430 5976

Tuesday, 27th May 2014
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tix: Via 170 Russell | 1300 724 867

Wednesday, 28th May 2014
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tix: Via Metro Theatre | 02 9550 3666

Thursday, 29th May 2014
Tank Arts Centre, Cairns*
Tix: Via Ticketlink | 1300 855 835

*On sale 9:00am local time Tuesday 8th April


British India ‘Coopers After Dark’ Tour

Melbourne’s British India have partnered with Coopers Dark Ale for the Coopers After Dark tour, which will see them play a string of shows across six capital cities. To attend, simply purchase a six pack, carton or glass of the bold Dark Ale brew at their participating pub or bottle shop for the chance to instantly win four VIP tickets. Of course, there are “alternate” ways to win (see here).

“Australian pubs are the lifeblood of the live music scene and it’s great to be able to throw Dark Ale’s support behind British India and give their fans a chance to see them live in a series of exclusive gigs,” said Coopers and Premium Beverages National Marketing Director Cam Pearce.

Watch: British India – Blinded

British India Australian Tour Dates

Wednesday, 21st May 2014
The Factory, Sydney NSW

Thursday, 22nd May 2014
Crow Bar, Brisbane QLD

Wednesday, 28th May 2014
Transit Bar, Canberra

Thursday, 29th May 2014
The Curtin, Melbourne

Wednesday, 4th June 2014
Fowlers Live, Adelaide

Thursday, 5th June 2014
Ya Ya’s, Perth


The Ape 12″ Vinyl Launch Tour

Over the last three decades, singer Tex Perkins has been one of Australian rock and roll’s most prolific and consistently acclaimed figures, and in his own opinion, his latest project with members of Magic Dirt and The Dark Horses, dubbed The Ape, is the crowning jewel on his storied career.

Tex has described The Ape’s self-titled debut album as “the album I was born to make,” and now the album will finally receive a vinyl release, with Tex and the boys set to play two very special shows at Sydney’s Oxford Arts Factory and Cherry Bar in Melbourne this May to celebrate the launch.

Watch: The Ape – Crawl Back (Live At Music Feeds Studio)

The Ape Australian Tour Dates

Friday, 2nd May 2014
Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney
Tix: Via Oxford Art Factory

Friday, 9th May 2014
Cherry Bar, Melbourne
Tix: Via Cherry Bar


Little Bastard Album Tour 2014

Sydney seven-piece Little Bastard came together in 2012 when Johnny Took (vocals/guitar) met Ross Tipper (percussion/vocals) in a pub. One BIGSOUND showcase, a signing to ABC Music imprint FOUR | FOUR, and a debut album later and they’re about to be your new favourite live band.

Armed with a raft of fresh album tracks ready to be unleashed upon crowds for the first time, Little Bastard will be spending the better part of June and July getting better acquainted with our fair land’s highways, as they bring their “no-bullshit approach” towards music to the masses.

Watch: Little Bastard – High For You

Little Bastard Australian Tour Dates

Thursday, 12th June 2014
Rad (Yours & Owls), Wollongong
Tix: Via Yours & Owls

Friday, 13th June 2014
Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Tix: Via Newtown Social Club

Saturday, 14th June 2014
Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Tix: Via Small Ballroom

Thursday, 19th June 2014
Prince Of Wales, Bunbury
Tix: Via Prince Of Wales

Friday, 20th June 2014
Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
Tix: Via Settlers Tavern

Saturday, 21st June 2014
Mojo’s, Fremantle
Tix: Via Mojo’s

Thursday, 3rd July 2014
Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Tix: Via Karova Lounge

Friday, 4th July 2014
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tix: Via Northcote Social Club

Saturday, 5th July 2014
Baha’s, Rye VIC
Tix: Via Baha’s

Thursday, 10th July 2014
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Tix: Via Black Bear Lodge

Friday, 11th July 2014
Solbar, Maroochydore QLD
Tix: Via Solbar

Saturday, 12th July 2014
Railway Friendly Bar, Byron Bay
Tix: Via Railway Friendly Bar

Sunday, 13th July 2014
No. 5 Church St, Bellingen NSW
Tix: Via No. 5 Church St

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