Amyl And The Sniffers have added a trio of new shows to their upcoming national tour in support of their second album, 2021’s ‘Comfort To Me’.
All three of the added dates are in the surrounds of the band’s hometown of Melbourne. The band had previously announced a show at the city’s Forum Theatre for Sunday July 31. With that having since sold out, a second date at the venue has been added for Tuesday July 19.
In addition, the band will perform perform at the Pier Bandroom in the outer south-east suburb of Frankston on Thursday August 4, and at Carlton nightclub Colour on Sunday August 14. Due to Victorian licensing laws largely preventing all-ages shows from taking place, the latter is being held exclusively for those under the age of 18.
The run will kick off in Brisbane on Friday July 15, at The Triffid, and will conclude just under a month later. Intertwined throughout the run will be festival sets at Splendour In The Grass, Blacken Open Air and WinterWild. The band will also appear at the 2022/23 Falls Festival later this year. Tickets for all the band’s upcoming shows are on sale now – find them here.
‘Comfort To Me’ was released last September, previewed by the singles ‘Guided By Angels’, ‘Security’ and ‘Hertz’ (the lattermost of which came in at Number 28 in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2021). It was followed by an expanded reissue last month, which featured live versions of all 13 tracks.
The live version of ‘Comfort To Me’ – which also features the unreleased track ‘Crave’ – was recorded on the docks in Williamstown, on the outskirts of Melbourne. It marked the first time they’d performed the record live from cover to cover, and was initially premiered last October as a live-streamed concert film.
The album was nominated for last year’s Australian Music Prize, the J Award for Australian Album of the Year, and the 2022 BandLab NME Award for Best Album By An Australian Artist. Amyl And The Sniffers were also nominated the BandLab NME Award for Best Band From Australia, and the 2021 Music Victoria Award for Best Live Act, winning both.
Last month, ‘Comfort For Me’ was nominated for Independent Album of the Year at the 2022 AIR Awards; the ceremony is set to take place August 4.
In a four-star review of the album, NME wrote that ‘Comfort To Me’ is “louder, sillier and at times more introspective than its predecessor, showing a more versatile side to the band”.
NME also featured ‘Comfort To Me’ as one of its top Australian picks for September 2021, writing: “The Melbourne punks level up without compromise on their second album, which rages with all the scrappy energy of their 2019 debut, but feels altogether more considered and coherent.”
Amyl And The Sniffers’ updated ‘Comfort To Me’ tour dates are:
Friday 15 – Meanjin/Brisbane, The Triffid (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 16 – Yugambeh/Gold Coast, Miami Marketta
Sunday 17 – Dja Dja Wurrung/Castlemaine, The Theatre Royal (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday 19 – Naarm/Melbourne, The Forum
Saturday 30 – Kaurna/Adelaide, Uni Bar (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 31 – Naarm/Melbourne, The Forum (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 4 – Bunurong Land/Frankston, Pier Bandroom
Saturday 6 – Boorloo/Perth, The Charles (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 7 – Beeliar/Fremantle, Freo Social
Thursday 11 – Dharawal/Wollongong, UOW UniBar
Friday 12 – Eora/Sydney, Enmore Theatre
Sunday 14 – Naarm/Melbourne, Colour