Augie March 2015 Australian Tour

In June 2014, one of Australia’s finest and most-loved bands Augie March announced their return from a six-year hiatus.

This very welcome news was swiftly followed by the announcement that the band had quietly been creating a fifth studio album, Havens Dumb, in Hobart and Melbourne over the preceding three years. The band’s return to the live stage came in the form of playing at Howler, a few streets away from the scene of their first-ever show sixteen years earlier, in Brunswick Victoria. They ended up doing five nights in a row by popular demand. It was indeed a triumphant return, with the band in best-ever form, playing better than ever, and enjoying themselves for the first time in a long time.

Fans around the country and indeed the world have been hoping the band would decide to play some more shows and it is with the greatest pleasure that Augie March announce a national tour in some of the finest performances spaces the nation has to offer, from the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre to Hobart’s Mona to the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre, Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide and the Astor Theatre in Perth. They also play Brisbane’s great new live space The Triffid, the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo and Tanks Art Centre in Cairns. Augie March – Glenn Richards, Kiernan Box, Edmondo Ammendola, Adam Donovan and Dave Williams, plus a horn section – will play these special concerts featuring songs from throughout their 17-year career.

“Augie March have regularly been heralded as one of Australia’s “greatest” or “finest” outfits, although one that has forever eluded categorisation. Richards’ breathtaking prose collides with labyrinthine arrangements, songs that expertly sweep the listener up in a rollicking cacophony then drop them back down into fragile moments of sweet pop bliss.” Michaela McGuire, The Saturday Paper

“Any routine examination of Australia’s greatest ever bands will find Augie March right up there.”Neil Rogers, RRR.

“Havens Dumb feels refreshed and energised: the strength of the melodies, the poetic sweep of the lyrics, the depth of the writing… my first impulse after playing it top to tail has been to put it on again.
Augie March gives hope that intelligent life in the world of popular music can, if not flourish, at least keep springing up between the cracks” Noel Mengel, Courier Mail

‘One of the most intellectually and musically compelling Australian bands of their generation’ – SMH

**** ‘This is a haven’ – Herald Sun

‘Australia’s most revered indie rock act’ – Triple J

Augie March 2015 National Tour
Thursday 1 January MONA Hobart
Sunday 25 January SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE Concert Hall Sydney
Friday 27 March HER MAJESTYS THEATRE Adelaide
Saturday 28 March  ASTOR THEATRE Perth
Thursday 16 April ULUMBARRA THEATRE Bendigo
Friday 17 April MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE Melbourne
Thursday 30 April THE TRIFFID Brisbane
Friday 1 May TANKS ART CENTRE Cairns