You could be forgiven for thinking it was the nineties again with the abundance of awesome bands re-forming and touring of late. (If only!) The most recent Aussie nineties faves to excite fans with a tour are multi-ARIA award winners Spiderbait.
Although never officially broken up, the trio did take a nine year hiatus from 2004 to concentrate on their personal lives and solo projects, before recording 2013’s Spiderbait and selling out all their gigs in 2014.
This time, however, they’ve decided to go right back, and tour their classic 1996 album Ivy and the Big Apples in its entirety.
The band’s press declares that fans can expect all 16 tracks from start to finish including some songs that have never been played live before, plus a few other favourites as well.
Obviously, this move has seen them selling out shows across the country as excited fans clamour to experience a live set they thought they would never see and hear again. Gen X-ers are dusting off the Doc Martens for what will no doubt prove to be a fabulous trip down memory lane.
Fortunately for Brisbane and Gold Coast fans who missed out on the first Tivoli gig, the band have added a second show on Thursday 30 March. Another nineties stalwart still going strong – The Meanies – will support.
Wally Kempton from The Meanies reminisces about the band’s long history.
“I’ve witnessed so many Spiderbait milestones and felt extremely proud each time, from their Tell ‘Em It’s Healthy gigs with Guttersnipes and The Throwaways selling out every time, getting to filling the GB two nights in a row, then to filling the Prince, then to having a JJJ Hottest 100 #1, then to being major draw cards at major festivals – the list goes on and on.
“And now their biggest selling album is getting the reissue and birthday treatment and The Meanies are a part of the proceedings – couldn’t be happier and prouder, we’re chuffed I tells ya, chuffed!”
So are we!
You can catch Spiderbait with special guests The Meanies and Major Leagues at the Tivoli on Thursday 30 March 2017. Grab your tickets quickly though.