Can you believe legendary punk-psych-metal outfit the Hard-ons turn 30 this year?
The middle-aged trio celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first ever public appearance on 21 July 2014. They’ve got quite a story too: a Croat, Sri-Lankan and a Korean crawling out of the Punchbowl ooze, ever the underdog, the then teenagers let loose with their unique blend of punk, metal, garage and bubblegum pop and their shows were wildlife unpredictable.
To celebrate this milestone, the Hard-ons are welcoming the temporary return of original member Keish de Silva and together as a four-piece with original members Peter “Blackie” Black, Ray Ahn and current member Murray Ruse, they will for the first and last time in their career tour the breadth of Australia playing sets consisting only of songs from their first incarnation spanning 1984 – 1993.
They’ll also have in tow a brand new 2CD reissue of their breakththrough album Yummy as well as a split 7” single with Aussie jazz legends The Necks. And more. Lots more.
They play The Northern Byron Bay on Thursday 19 June, Coolangatta Hotel on Friday 20 June and Prince of Whales in Brisbane on Saturday 21 June.