Hoodoo Gurus Shot 035 by Christopher Ferguson

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce the return of legendary Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus to stages across Australia this December. The announcement celebrates Hoodoo Gurus 40th Anniversary since their first live show in 1981 plus the release of their new single World Of Pain (out today via Universal Music Australia). With special guests, iconic US indie-darlings, The Dandy Warhols, on the bill, this is a stellar line-up you won’t want to miss.

“We are thrilled to be going around Australia to play for our fans again. Even better, we are honoured to be accompanied by our admirable friends, The Dandy Warhols from the US. Between the two of us, there are gonna be plenty of opportunities for crowd singalongs, and after the turmoil of the last year and a half, that’s gonna be incredibly therapeutic for everyone. You can be certain that both of our bands will be fired up and rarin’ to go.”

The Gurus kick off the tour at Brisbane’s Riverstage on Wednesday 1 December, before heading to Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Friday 3 December. Next up is Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Saturday 4 December, before they head across to Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre on Thursday 9 December, and close out the tour at Perth at the Belvoir Homestead & Amphitheatre on Saturday December 11.

New single “World of Pain” is another hard-hitting new Gurus single and a perfect follow up to last year’s freshly-minted Gurus classics “Hung Out to Dry” and “Get Out Of Dodge”. Dave Faulkner describes “World Of Pain” as “a combination of glitzy glam rock and dirty barroom blues. It has a swagger and a cocky attitude, although the song’s narrator is clearly having a very bad night. The poor sap – he thinks he’s having fun!”

Faulkner continues: “‘World Of Pain’ is a slightly fictionalised story about the aftermath of a big night on the town that got way too big. I’ve personally lived out every thing described in the song (I’m not proud of that fact). Luckily for me, the events described in the lyrics didn’t occur in exactly this order or over the one night. Nevertheless, it’s all true. Oh, and before you ask, the answer is: yes, I have been punched in the face in a nightclub when I was a bit drunk one night.”

‘…Dave Faulkner’s crunching surf guitar riff took us straight back to the heaving beer barns of the 1980s in which the Gurus made their name. …Rick Grossman’s roiling bass, Brad Shepherd’s fanging rhythm guitar and Nik Rieth’s martial drumming kicked in… a tribute to the Gurus’ tightness, showmanship and sheer number of well-known tunes.’  – Sydney Morning Herald 2020

Since their formation in 1981, Hoodoo Gurus’ boast 9 x ARIA Top 20 albums, 9 x ARIA Top 40 singles and a swag of multi-platinum albums – they’re mainstays on the live scene, and perpetually influential to a new generation of artists.

2021 is of particular significance for the Hoodoo Gurus, marking an impressive 40 years recording and touring. December of this year will mark the release of the band’s first album in over a decade. It is Hoodoo Gurus evocative and relatable lyricism, peerless song writing – with a hint of punk attitude – placed in a distinctively Australian context that has provided a careful balance of critical success and enduring mainstream appeal for 40 years.

The Gurus’ special guests for the anniversary tour The Dandy Warhols  hail from the US and are known worldwide for mega hits like ‘Bohemian Like You’ and pop culture classic, ‘We Used To Be Friends’. The band recently celebrated their own 25th anniversary in 2019. From countless global tours, to playing to over 100,000 punters at the 2000 Glastonbury Festival and even taking to the stage during the Greek riots, the Warhols are no stranger to putting on a show. With one hell of a back catalogue and a live presence that has stood the test of time, this pairing of forces is one you don’t want to miss.

Frontier Members can access their pre-sale from Wednesday 26 May, before tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 28 May. Secure tickets early to avoid missing out!



Presented by Frontier Touring and Triple M

Wednesday 1 December
Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD
All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 13 61 00

Friday 3 December
Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne, VIC
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 13 38 49

Saturday 4 December
Hordern Pavilion | Sydney, NSW
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 13 38 49

Thursday 9 December
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre | Adelaide, SA
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 13 38 49

Saturday 11 December
Belvoir Homestead & Amphitheatre | Perth, WA
All Ages

moshtix.com.au | Ph: 1300 438 849


via telstra.com/music 

Runs 48 hours from: Monday 24 May (2pm AEST)  or until pre-sale allocation exhausted


FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE  via frontiertouring.com/hoodoogurus

Runs 24 hours from: Wednesday 26 May (2pm AEST) or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

Begins: Friday 28 May (2pm AEST)


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