Melbourne punk outfit Clowns have announced a new set of dates for their rescheduled Australian tour, now due to begin in the first week of December.
Previously set to kick off in Geelong back in August, the seven-date run will now start in Adelaide on Saturday December 4. The band will then hit stages in Sydney, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast throughout the next two weeks of December.
After a short break, the jaunt will pick back up on Thursday February 10 with a hometown show at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, followed by the Geelong show on Sunday 13.
Wrapping up the tour will be Clowns’ headline set at the Halloween Hysteria festival in Brisbane, which is set to go down on Saturday April 2 with a lineup also featuring Spiderbait, Mammal and King Parrot.
Support for the tour comes from Sydney punk band C.O.F.F.I.N, who are set to join Clowns in all cities except Adelaide and Brisbane. Tickets for the full run – which comes as Clowns’ first national tour since 2019 – are on sale now via Clowns’ website.
The band’s most recent full-length album, ‘Nature/Nurture’, landed back in April of 2019. It was followed up with two standalone singles earlier this year, first with ‘Does It Matter?’ in May, then ‘Sarah’ in July.
In addition to their own tour and headlining spot at Halloween Hysteria, Clowns are set to appear at the inaugural Knight & Day festival on New Year’s Eve, appearing alongside the likes of Parkway Drive, Polaris, Alex Lahey, The Chats and Trophy Eyes.
Clowns’ 2021/2022 Australian tour dates are:
Saturday 4 – Adelaide, Jive Bar
Friday 10 – Sydney, Crowbar
Saturday 18 – Gold Coast, Coolangatta Hotel
Sunday 19 – Sunshine Coast, Eleven Dive Bar
December 31 – Ballarat, Knight & Day Festival
Thursday 10 – Melbourne, Corner Hotel
Sunday 13 – Geelong, Barwon Club
Saturday 2 – Brisbane, Halloween Hysteria