Hot off the success of their first studio album release in 20 years, This Is Not The End, and its Top 20 ARIA Album Chart debut, iconic Aussie rockers Baby Animals are thrilled to announce a new national Australian tour in 2013.
Presented by Social Family Records and The Harbour Agency, the “Feed The Birds” tour will begin in Newcastle on Saturday 12th October, followed by dates in Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Geelong, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Tickets are now on sale from various outlets listed below.
“Feed the Birds” will be a landmark event for the Baby Animals. The tour will be filmed for the band’s first ever live DVD, Feed the Birds (Live). Fans can pre-order the DVD, or grab a limited release bundle that includes a ticket to the show and a signed copy of the DVD upon its release for Christmas, from www.thebabyanimals.com.
Fronted by Suzie DeMarchi, Baby Animals strike a familiar pose with guitarist Dave Leslie returning for action, Dario Bortolin on bass and Mick Skelton on drums. The “Feed The Birds” tour named after the infamous Baby Animals tradition of pouring red wine into the mouth of fans in the front row - from Suzie’s own!
"Feeding the birds? It's just us giving something back!” says Suzie DeMarchi. The “Feed The Birds” tour follows a more intimate Baby Animals East Coast tour last month to launch This Is Not The End and the band is raring to go again! “We can't wait to hit the road and introduce more of our fans around the country to the new album,” says Suzie.
Since exploding onto the scene in 1991 with the release of their first single, Early Warning, Baby Animals have become one of Australia’s most successful rock outfits. Their eponymous album spent six weeks at No. 1 in Australia, going eight times platinum and becoming the highest-selling debut Australian rock album until the release of Jet’s album 12 years later. The band toured internationally and struck up friendships with music legends Van Halen, Robert Plant, Paul Rodgers, and Bryan Adams.
This Is Not The End, the band’s first full-length release since 1993, marked a return to the charts. It made its debut at number 19 on the ARIA Album Chart and number three on the Australian Album Chart when released last month.
Baby Animals’ special guest on the “Feed The Birds” tour is Steve Balbi. Steve played bass in the hit-making Australian band Noiseworks, which produced four Australian top ten albums. He went on to form psychedelic pop group Electric Hippies with Noiseworks bandmate, Justin Stanley.
Tickets for the “Feed The Birds” tour, exclusive fan bundles and copies of This Is Not The End and Feed the Birds (Live) are available from www.thebabyanimals.com.
This Is Not The End is also available now from iTunes.
BABY ANIMALS “FEED THE BIRDS” TOUR
Saturday, 12 October Cambridge Hotel Newcastle bigtix.com.au
Friday, 18 October The Zoo Brisbane oztix.com.au
Saturday, 19 October The Zoo Brisbane oztix.com.au
Thursday, 24 October Governor Hindmarsh Adelaide moshtix.com.au
Saturday, 26 October ANU Bar Canberra ticketek.com.au
Wednesday, 30 October The Wool Exchange Geelong oztix.com.au
Thursday, 31 October The Corner Hotel Melbourne cornerhotel.com
Saturday, 2 November Astor Theatre Perth showticketing.com.au
Saturday, 9 November Metro Theatre Sydney metrotheatre.com.au