Teenage Joans have announced their second national tour for the year: an 11-date run (dubbed the ‘Big Kid’ tour) that will take them to bars and clubs all around Australia this September.
The run will kick off on the Gold Coast on Friday September 9, when the “juice-box punk-pop” duo take to the stage at Vinnies Dive Bar. They’ll head to Brisbane next, playing The Brightside – where they were slated to perform back in January until that show was postponed (this is the rescheduled date) – before doing a hometown gig at Adelaide’s Lion Arts Factory on Friday September 17.
Headline shows in Hobart and Melbourne will follow, ahead of a festival set at this year’s Wave Rock Weekender in the WA town of Hyden. Fans closer to the state’s capital will get a headliner of their own on Sunday September 25, when Teenage Joans will play at Mojo’s.
After that, they’ll knock out a trio of NSW gigs – playing in Newcastle, Wollongong and Sydney (the lattermost being another gig postponed from their earlier ‘Taste Of You’ tour) – before wrapping up at Canberra’s UC Hub on Sunday October 2. Tickets for all shows are on sale now from Teenage Joans’ Linktree page; those purchased for the postponed Brisbane and Sydney shows will also remain valid for these new dates.
The tour comes just weeks after Teenage Joans finished a stint supporting Ball Park Music on their ‘Weirder & Weirder’ tour. In a four-star review of the Sydney show on that run, NME’s David James Young said Teenage Joans delivered “a loose but engaging half-hour, moving past persistent sound issues to let their coming-of-age anthems speak for themselves”.
The two-piece powerhouse are currently working on the follow-up to their debut EP, ‘Taste Of Me’, which they released independently last May on the back of singles ‘Something About Being Sixteen’, ‘Ice Cream’ and ‘Wine’. In April, they shared the first preview of their next record, a belting single titled ‘Terrible’ (which also came with the news that they’d signed to UNFD’s sister label, Domestic La La).
NME labelled ‘Taste Of Me’ one of its top picks for the month of the EP’s release, with writer Alex Gallagher describing it as “a thrilling formal introduction to their cathartic, bittersweet pop-punk” that “deals in big shout-along choruses, unapologetically raw songwriting and the rock-solid chemistry between Cahli Blakers and Tahlia Borg”.
Teenage Joans’ ‘Big Kid’ tour dates are:
Friday 9 – Gold Coast, Vinnies Dive Bar
Saturday 10 – Brisbane, The Brightside
Friday 16 – Adelaide, Lion Arts Factory
Saturday 17 – Hobart, Republic Bar
Friday 23 – Melbourne, Northcote Social Club
Saturday 24 – Hyden, Wave Rock Weekender
Sunday 25 – Fremantle, Mojo’s
Thursday 29 – Newcastle, Cambridge Warehouse
Friday 30 – Wollongong – La La La’s
Saturday 1 – Sydney, Crowbar
Sunday 2 – Canberra, UC Hub