Founded by Chuck Ragan, the singer / songwriter / guitarist and Hot Water Music co-frontman– THE REVIVAL TOUR is set to launch in Australia from April 22 in Brisbane and wrap May 1 in Hobart.
Drawing from a diverse group of established musicians in indie Americana, rock, punk, Irish folk, THE REVIVAL TOUR will take the band of traveling musicians throughout Australia including Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart. In traditional revival fashion, once the music starts, this new guard of young, genre-defying, musicians keep it rolling, teaming in and out through each others’ sets until the final farewell of the night.
The Revival Australian Tour will include: Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music), Frank Turner, Tim Barry (of Avail) and Ben Nichols (of Lucero), with additional musicians Jon Gaunt and Todd Beene.
“As artists we go on tour together and then in the final days of the tour–after everyone is familiar with one another–you’re playing songs with your tour-mates and having a blast,” states founder Chuck Ragan. “I thought, why can’t we get together, rehearse before the tour starts and perform together during the entire tour?” Ragan says of his inspiration for THE REVIVAL TOUR. “Some of our set for that night’s show is chosen in advance, but everything else evolves organically onstage,” he elaborates. “It’s truly one of the most special tours I’ve ever been a part of.”
Tickets on sale 9am Friday 22nd January
REVIVAL TOUR AUSTRALIA 2010 – Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Frank Turner, Tim Barry (Avail), Ben Nichols (Lucero)
Sun April 25 Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au
Wed April 28 Rosemount, Perth
Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au 1300 GET TIX, 78’s www.78records.com.au 08 9322 6384, Mills Records www.mills.com.au 08 9335 1945, Planet Video www.planetvideo.com.au 08 9328 7464, JB Hi Fi Joonalup 08 9300 9045
Thu April 29 Enigma, Adelaide
Tickets on sale from Venue Tix, www.venuetix.com.au & www.oztix.com
Fri April 30 Corner, Melbourne
Tickets from the venue 03 9427 9198 www.cornerhotel.com & Missing Link 03 9670 8208
Sat May 1 Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Tickets from the venue 03 62344920, Red Hot CDs Devonport 03 6424 9816, Mojo Music Launceston 03 6334 5677, Ruff Cut Records Hobart 03 6234 8600, the venue www.republicbar.com and www.resistrecords.com