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8:00pm, Wed 27 September, 2017

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The ever adventuring Naoko-powered wonderbeast of Japanese sugar pop rockin' fun SHONEN KNIFE return to Australia for the fourth time in 20 years since their debut visit to this far away land on the Big Day Out back in 1997... where they also played a string of shows together with Rocket from The Crypt.

Now travelling in their 36th year of being, nearing on 1200 shows and 18 studio albums they never tire of the energetic rock 'n' round! With original member Atsuko back on the bass, joining Naoko and latest drummer Risa, after the past year touring latest album Adventure through Japan, UK, Ireland, US and Canada... they finally venture this way again, flipping the rainbow upsidedownunder with a full tour on the back of an invitation to play the 2017 OZASIA festival in Adelaide, and subsequent NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS at The House of Dior, and the wild west outback of WAVE ROCK WEEKENDER!   Joining the never-ending girls at various shows will be a mixed assortment of riotous joy... in Brisbane the wiry garage pop of I HEART HIROSHIMA along with THE STRESS OF LEISURE; in Ballarat true Shonen fans PARSNIP along with BEN ELY from regurgitator goin' solo; in Perth the likes of SHOW BOAT and erstwhile friends COMMUNITY CHEST; and in Sydney and Canberra the combo of Canberra's rock-n-trash GLITORIS and Indonesia's experimental magnificence that is SENYAWA whom also make a special appearance in Melbourne along with PARSNIP; and in Hobart the psychedelic grunge of BABYLON HOWL. A full platter and a half... gonna' be fun!   In conjunction with this visit will see the release of a special Australia tour compilation album READY! SET!! GO!!! on vinyl and the like...   Fire up the ramen rock as Naoko whips up her own tour supplies on Brutally Delicious.

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