After twenty years of traveling the world and five full length studio albums, The Ataris return to Australia for their first headlining tour in seven years.
On these dates, the band will perform fan favourites from their second album ‘Blue Skies, Broken Hearts… Next 12 Exits‘ and the 2003 LP ‘So Long Astoria‘.
‘Blue Skies, Broken Hearts… Next 12 Exits‘ proved to be the breakout album for The Ataris in 1999. It was the album that started to gain the band widespread acclaim and introduced scores of new fans to the detailed imagery, melodic hooks and heartfelt storytelling in their songs. Spawning fan favourites in ‘San Dimas High School Football Rules‘, ‘1*15*96‘ and ‘Your Boyfriend Sucks‘.
Released in 2003, ‘So Long Astoria‘ is the fourth full-length album from The Ataris which earned them their first gold record. Produced by Lou Giordano (Paul Westerberg, Bob Mould, Samiam), it entered at number 24 on the Billboard 200 and further expanded on the narratives the band has become known for. It also featured a cover of ‘The Boys Of Summer‘ by Don Henley which was picked up (and still gets a flogging) by radio worldwide which introduced the band to a larger mainstream audience and spawned several successful singles including ‘In This Diary‘ and ‘The Saddest Song‘.
The Ataris are in the midst of completing their sixth studio album titled ‘The Graveyard of the Atlantic‘. Four tracks from the forthcoming album can be streamed below.
3rd – The Triffid, Brisbane [18+]
5th – Metro Theatre, Sydney [18+]
7th – 170 Russell, Melbourne [18+]
9th – Fowlers Live, Adelaide [Lic/AA]
12th – Amplifier, Perth [18+]
—> Tickets available Friday 22nd April.
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