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The Poor Take On Europe 29 Years After 'More Wine Waiter Please'

17 January 2023 | 2:58 pm | Mary Varvaris

Acclaimed Aussie rockers The Poor are heading to Europe ahead of the release of their new album, High Price Deed.

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Aussie rockers The Poor are heading to Europe 29 years after releasing their debut album, Who Cares, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The album's lead single, More Wine Waiter Please, was a top 10 hit in Australia and a top 30 hit in the US on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. 

The band disbanded in 2000, six years after releasing their debut album. The Poor returned in 2008 and, a year later, released the follow-up record, Round 1. Round 2 followed in 2010, which was dubbed a "short, sharp album of no-nonsense hard rock that doesn't overstay its welcome or try to be anything more than it is. The Poor has got their mojo back," according to Brian Fischer-Giffin of Loud Mag.

In a little over two weeks, The Poor will release their first album in 13 years, High Price Deed, on 2 February 2023 after putting out the singles Payback's a Bitch, Cry Out, Let Me Go and Take the World. To celebrate their upcoming record, The Poor are heading across the ocean to the UK and Europe for a massive tour. 

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After 12 years of touring their supercharged ‘NO BS Aussie Rock’ gigs with local and International rock bands, including AC/DC, The Screaming Jets, Rose Tattoo and The Angels, The Poor are ready to release new music on their old and new fans featuring original members Anthony (Skenie) Skene, Matt Whitby and (almost original drummer) Gavin Hansen, as well as the relative newcomer and lead guitarist Daniel Cox.

In a 2019 review of The Poor and The Screaming Jets, we commented, "As The Poor got up on the stage, with wine bottles in hand, kicking off the show with Dirty Money, the Perth audience got behind them and their brand of hard pub-rock."

We added, "Energetic from beginning to end, they put on a high volume and high intensity show. Engaging their fans by getting up close and speaking to them (some by name), The Poor ensured the audience was ready for one of Australia’s most beloved bands, The Screaming Jets."

Pre-order High Price Deed here.