The Basics: Age of Entitlement Tour
Internationally acclaimed Australian trio The Basics (Wally De Backer, Tim Heath & Kris Schroeder) will tour Australia-wide through October and November to celebrate the release of their first studio album in six years, The Age Of Entitlement.
The Basics are known for their incredible live performances, described as "a high energy, musically outstanding and genuinely fun show from start to finish". The Age Of Entitlement national and regional tour kicks off in Maitland, NSW and the band will perform 17 dates around the country, including the Foxtel Festival Hub, Melbourne Festival, ending the tour in Mornington, Victoria in November.
Support acts will be announced at a later date.
The Basics have always defied definition, their songwriting spanning a multiplicity of genres, often at once, including blues, rock, folk, country, rockabilly, pop, blue-eyed soul and ska. That approach is evident on The Age Of Entitlement, which was released last Friday, and has received acclaim from critics and fans alike:
"Album of the Week" - DOUBLE J
"Album of the Month" - JB HI-FI
"One of 2015's best... " - THE MUSIC
"I love this record... " - ALLSORTS
"A damn fine album that should be played LOUD... " - RABBLE-ROUSING
"Important and incredible" - STACK
"Never less than gripping" - ROLLING STONE
"This highly-charged LP brings the topical thunder" - THE HERALD SUN
"Fun, addictive... Spectacular" - SWITCH
"Anthemic... Cathartic... Enjoy the ride" - THE AU REVIEW
"Finely balanced... Exemplifies the freedom they have enjoyed to be the band they want" - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
"From political protest to sunshine pop, The Basics are angry with those at the top but not too moody to party with the rest of us" - THE BRAG
And soon, The Basics are coming to party at a venue near you...