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Dune Rats – ‘Hurry Up & Wait’ Tour w/ Ruby Fields, Dear Seattle and Totty
Following their recent single 'Crazy', Dune Rats are thrilled to announce their Hurry Up And Wait Australian album tour. Starting in Feb 29 2020 in Adelaide, the tour will be heading to Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with a stacked line up of supports including Ruby Fields, Dear Seattle, and Totty. See full dates and details below.
Known for always bringing the party and upping the ante on their shows (they once rode motorbikes onto stage at Splendour and backed that up the following year with a huge Dunies & Friends star-studded monster set), there’s no doubt the band are hatching plans to make this bigger and crazier than ever.
Australian singer-songwriter and sometimes breakfast radio-host, Ruby Fields joins the special list of supports. Known for her indistinguishable wit and attitude, she brings tracks 'I Want’, ‘Dinosaurs’ and ‘P Plates’ to the stage along with Dear Seattle. Recognised as figureheads of Australia's grunge resurgence with songs such as ‘The Meadows’, and ‘Afterthought, Dear Seattle promise a vibrant, high-impact live performance.
Wollongong-based three-piece band, TOTTY will be the final band joining the tour. Previously supporting the likes of Skeggs, Hockey Dad and Slowly Slowly, the trio bring along with them their muddy guitars and sing-along anthems (see ‘Lucky’ and ‘SIGH’).
Out Jan 31 on Ratbag Records / BMG, the bands forthcoming third album Hurry Up And Wait is a nod to the stop-start nature of life on the road and gives a hint of the wild ride Dune Rats have experienced following the success of their breakthrough 2017 record The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit, which landed four singles in triple J’s Hottest 100 between 2016 and 2017, debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts, was nominated for ‘Best Rock Album’ at the ARIAs and saw the trio performing their explosive live show at sold out headline shows around the world and at home with headline sets at Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Laneway Festival and more.
Working alongside producer James Tidswell (Violent Soho), engineer Mitch Kenny, producer/songwriter Miro Mackie and mixer Mike Green, Hurry Up And Wait marks a new chapter for the band with their most refined release to date whilst also maintaining their tongue-in-cheek and down-to-earth charm.