Australian rock band Thirsty Merc have been patiently waiting these last two years for the chance to get back on the road and play live again…and now the time has come! Thirsty Merc announce a new album and tour that will see the guys get back on the tour bus and back on stage, performing their much-loved hits alongside songs from their new album CELEBRATION – to be released on 17 June.
Frontman Rai Thistlethwayte says: ‘It’s been an extremely rewarding experience for us to explore some of the best Aussie songs on the new album. Perhaps the biggest celebration, though, is for all live music fans. After a few crazy years, we’re all still here together. Gigs are back…and we want to be there to help you let your hair down!’
CELEBRATION (released 17 June though MGM), sees Thirsty Merc covering some well-known (and some not so well-known) Australian songs from across the decades – each one reimagined in true ‘Merc style. The first single is a turbo-charged rendition of Daryl Braithwaite’s As The Days Go By, available now.
Other songs that appear on CELEBRATION include Who Listens To The Radio (The Sports), That’s When I Think of You (1927), Bad Habits (Billy Field) and Hey There, Georgie Girl (The Seekers). Music fans will appreciate the ‘Merc quirk’ on the recordings, and recall what makes each a great Australian song.
Thirsty Merc will be performing a selection of songs from their new album plus all their own hits live on their CELEBRATION 2022 tour. Starting in WA in July, they will move across regional and capital cities into September. Ticket links and details available at https://www.thirstymerc.com.