The Living End Announces Regional Tour Supports

6b15d6bd-5365-4f9e-80bf-937a18f48a8b.jpgThe Living End’s 2017 run of Australian shows has received a high-octane injection today, with the announcement that a huge line-up of incredible local talent is set to guest alongside the Aussie punk rock legends for their upcoming Staring Down The Highway regional tour.

The trio will be supported by a selection of some of the most exciting future stars of Australian rock, including Melbourne party punk animals The Bennies (all shows), as well as a high calibre line-up of local regional talents, including:

Canberra: The Spindrift Saga
Wollongong: Raised as Wolves
Newcastle: Split Feed
Central Coast: Lion Island
Laurieton & Coffs: Son of Jaguar
Ipswich, Gold Coast & Byron: Good Boy
Townsville & Airlie Beach: Why Wait
Geelong & Frankston: Pretty Littles
Traralgon: The Diecasts
Hobart: A Swayze and The Ghosts

Speaking of these regional shows, The Living End’s frontman Chris Cheney could barely contain his excitement to be hitting the road again for the performances ahead: “Scott, Andy and myself are getting in the Tarago for a big, loud, sweaty rock’n’roll tour and we got The Bennies coming along with us and they rule!! Hard!”

The news runs alongside the announcement that the band will be joined by several special guests at their run of zoo shows in Sydney and Melbourne this March.

They’ll be joined on stage by none other than Australian rock icon, Jimmy Barnes (Sydney, March 5th) as well as multiple ARIA award winners and revered songwriters in their own right, Josh Pyke (Sydney, March 4th) and Dan Sultan (Melbourne, March 2nd & 3rd). The all-female string quartet, The String Sirens, will be adding to the emotion and ambience of each show as well, while rising Melbourne rocker Gabriella Cohen will be supporting all zoo shows.

Speaking of the shows, Cheney explained each performance would be a unique experience. “There’ll be an acoustic set, an electric set, a string quartet and some seriously legendary guests.”

2016 was a year to remember for The Living End, even for rock icons of their calibre. Having released their ARIA # 5 album Shift in May; levelling their sold out major city national Shift tour; performing on the at the 2016 AFL Grand Final; headlining festivals around the country; and scoring nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Australian Live Act at this year’s ARIA Awards – so far it has been a year in which the kings of Australian rock reclaimed their throne after a five-year hiatus after their 2011 ARIA-Award winning album, The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating.

2017 looks set to tread a similar outstanding path, with not only these multiple tours, but the announcement this week that Chris Cheney will be performing as the lead star of the Australian cast of Green Day’s American Idiot Live.

Cheney will appear in the role of St Jimmy from the show’s opening on February 23 up until the start of the Zoo shows in early March, before being replaced by fellow local rock icon, Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon).


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Wed 8 March                           ANU Bar                                                 Canberra          ACT                           
Thur 9 March                            Waves                                                   Wollongong     NSW 

Fri 10 March                             Cambridge Hotel                                  Newcastle         NSW 

Sat 11 March                            Entrance Leagues Club                       Central Coast   NSW 

Wed 15 March                           Laurieton United Services Club         Laurieton         NSW 

Thurs 16 March                        Coffs Ex Services Club CEX              Coffs Harbour  NSW 

Fri 17 March                             Racehorse Hotel                                   Ipswich            QLD 

Sat 18 March                            Night Quarter                                        Gold Coast       QLD 

Sun 19 March                           The Northern                                        Byron Bay        NSW 

Wed 22 March                          Tanks Arts Centre                                 Cairns              QLD

Thur 23 March (SOLD OUT)   Tanks Arts Centre                                 Cairns              QLD

Fri 24 March                             Dalrymple Hotel                                   Townsville       QLD 

Sat 25 March                            Magnums Hotel                                    Airlie Beach     QLD

Thur 30 March                          Wool Exchange                                    Geelong           VIC 

Fri 31 March                             Kay St                                                  Traralgon         VIC 

Sat 1 April                                Pier Live                                              Frankston         VIC 

Fri 7 April                                Odeon Theatre                                     Hobart              TAS 

2017 Melbourne and Sydney Zoo Shows

Thursday 2 March                     Melbourne Zoo Twilights                     Melbourne        VIC
Feat. special guests: Dan Sultan and The String Sirens

Friday 3 March                          Melbourne Zoo Twilights                     Melbourne        VIC
Feat. special guests: Dan Sultan and The String Sirens

Saturday 4 March                      Twilight At Taronga                             Sydney             NSW
Feat. special guests: Josh Pyke and The String Sirens

Sunday 5 March                        Twilight At Taronga                             Sydney             NSW
Feat. special guests: Jimmy Barnes and The String Sirens

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