Back in 1995, Lismore’s finest exporters of drop-tuned riffage won Triple J’s Unearthed with the track “Sickfest” and fast became one of Australia most beloved of modern pub rock outfits. Their debut album Guide To Better Living clocked double-platinum accreditation off the back of no less than five singles when it was released in 1997 and since then they’ve racked up over half a million album sales of their catalogue.

20 years later – with the album chalking up a double decade of acclaim – the band are emerging from hiatus to celebrate that debut album with the ‘Guide To Better Living’ tour, playing the album cover to cover across June-September 2017, alongside a selection of later favourites. The tour takes in 27 dates across the nation – the first tour of such scale since the band went on hiatus in 2013, broken only for a support slot on Cold Chisel’s Perfect Crime tour of Australia in 2015. 

To correspond with the tour, an accompanying expanded, multi-format reissue of the album will be released on June 23rd. Grinspoon have curated a 20th Anniversary Edition of Guide To Better Living, expanding the original 16-track album to a mammoth 49 track feast of rarities, live tracks and unreleased recordings. The album also appears on vinyl for the very first time in the form of a limited edition red vinyl pressing, coupling the original album with a second disc Live At CBGB’s – an incendiary 10-track live recording of the band taken from the fabled CBGB’s venue in New York.

 

 

 

You can catch the nostalgic pure rock fury at:

Fri 23 Jun | Kay St Entertainment Complex, Traralgon Vic | 18+

Fri 30 Jun | Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Vic | Lic Aa

Sat 1 Jul | Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave, Vic | 18+

Fri 7 Jul | Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Nsw | Lic Aa

Sat 8 Jul | The Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Qld | 18+

Sat 29 Jul | One Tropical Day @ Darwin Ski Club, Darwin, Nt | Lic Aa **

Thu 3 Aug | The Wool Exchange, Geelong, Vic | 18+

Fri 4 Aug | Pier Bandroom, Frankston, Vic | 18+

Sat 5 Aug | Granada Tavern, Hobart, Tas | 18+

Thu 10 Aug | The Jack, Cairns, Qld | 18+

Fri 11 Aug | Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, Qld | 18+

Sat 12 Aug | Magnums, Airlie Beach, Qld | 18+

Thu 17 Aug | Villa Noosa, Noosaville, Qld | 18+

Fri 18 Aug | Redland Bay Hotel, Redland Bay, Qld | 18+

Sat 19 Aug | Shaka Fest – Miami Tavern, Gold Coast, Qld | 18+ **

Thu 24 Aug | Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough, Wa | 18+

Fri 25 Aug | Metro City, Perth, Wa | 18+

Sat 26 Aug | Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Sa | Aa

Thu 31 Aug | The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, Nsw | 18+

Fri 1 Sep | Lismore City Hall, Lismore, Nsw | 18+

Sat 2 Sep | Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich, Qld | 18+

Thu 14 Sep | The Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay, Nsw | 18+

Fri 15 Sep | Waves, Wollongong, Nsw | 18+

Sat 16 Sep | Uc Refectory, Canberra, Act | 18+

Wed 20 Sep | Csu, Wagga Wagga, Nsw | 18+

Fri 22 Sep | Beer Deluxe, Albury, Nsw | 18+

Sun 24 Sep | Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, Batemans Bay, Nsw | 18+

 

For more info head to www.grinspoon.com.au