Punk duo Gooch Palms have announced an east coast Australian tour in support of their bushfire benefit single, ‘Great Dividing Rage’.
The tour includes nine dates throughout March, April and May, including two shows in the band’s hometown of Newcastle, New South Wales.
The single, released independently earlier this month, was accompanied by a music video that compiles newsreel footage of some of the bushfire activity that has devastated the country over the course of some months.
In a statement about the song on the band’s website, the duo, comprised of Kat Friend and LeRoy MacQueen, said that the song is a call to action.
“This deadly summer is surely a catalyst for us all to start seeing eye to eye on a future we can all agree on,” Gooch Palms wrote. “We don’t want this to be our present, we definitely don’t want this to be our future but we have to act now.”
Watch the video for ‘Great Dividing Rage’ below.
‘Great Dividing Rage’ is available for purchase on Bandcamp, with all sales from the song going towards rebuilding the Two Thumbs Wildlife Sanctuary. The centre was destroyed after a water-bombing plane crashed in the Peak View district near Jerangle, New South Wales, killing three specialist American firefighters. The estimated cost to rebuild the sanctuary is $98,000.
The song is also the band’s last standalone single before the planned release of their upcoming album later this year.
Tickets for the ‘Great Dividing Rage’ tour are available via the band’s official website. Check out all the dates and venues below.
The Gooch Palms ‘Great Dividing Rage’ 2020 east coast tour
Belgrave, Sookie Lounge (March 22)
Melbourne, The Curtin (27)
Ballarat, Volta Arts & Culture (28)
Newcastle, Sound Station Music & Arts Festival (April 4)
Gold Coast, Vinnies Dive Bar (16)
Brisbane, The Zoo (18)
Canberra, Transit Bar (May 22)
Newcastle, Cambridge Warehouse (29)
Wollongong, North Gong Hotel (31)