January long weekend has just been sorted with the news that the Sunnyboys will be playing Twin Towns on 26 January, supported by the legendary Celibate Rifles.
In 2012 after a 21 year break, Sunnyboys re-entered the fray at the behest of Dig it Up! the Hoodoo Gurus Invitational. Six years later Sunnyboys are still going strong with a plethora of live gigs under the belt – including the venue attendance record at the Coolangatta Hotel (previously held by Noiseworks) plus sold-out shows Australia wide. The Sunnyboys reformed have now been around longer than when they first hit the scene in the 1980’s and burnt out like a shooting star.
“In the 80’s we burned out and the fun became hard work. The shows this time around have all been good fun and the fan reactions incredible, so while ever that lasts the band will.” – Bil Bilson
“There’s an uplift that occurs when the band is firing on all eight, and the crowd feels it and gives it right back to you. We experienced that back in the eighties, and we’re experiencing it now. There’s nothing like it”. – Richard Burgman
The band will be performing material from across their entire catalogue including their three albums for Mushroom, the infamous debut ep on the Phantom label and even the odd B-side or rarity. For the Sunnyboys, every show is a celebration.
Joining the fun for the shows will be Sydney surf-punks The Celibate Rifles, a hi-energy five piece who have carved out their own indelible history in the Australian music scene over a 35+ year period, playing many a gig at the Patch, The Playroom, and Surfers Surf Club back in the day for those who remember those venues. The Rifles have lost nothing over the years and still pump. For those who have not seen the Celibate Rifles; get ready to rock your socks off, and enjoy.
Tickets for Sunnyboys Summer 2018 will go on-sale Tuesday 24 October. Full Queensland dates below.
Thursday 25 January, The Tivoli
Friday 26 January, Twin Towns
Saturday 27 January, Aussie World