Following their release of their first new music in two years with the rattling Mansfield 6.0, Adelaide rock band Bad//Dreems have announced a run of shows through October and November. The Spring tour will see the band hitting metro cities including Launceston on Friday 21st October , Hobart Saturday 22nd October, Sydney Friday 28th October, Melbourne Saturday 29th October, Adelaide Saturday 12th November and Brisbane on Friday 25th November.
Along for the ride on various shows are Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys with their dreamy Americana grooves and Northern NSW rockers Mini Skirt. Check the dates for specific shows as well as local supports.
Bad//Dreems are currently on an 11 date tour across Arnhem Land in the NT. The tour, alongside Jabiru’s Black Rock Band, includes dates at Darwin Festival this weekend and Kalkarindji’s Freedom Day Festival with Paul Kelly. The tour is part of the Guts Touring initiative and follows in the footsteps of the Warumpi Band and Midnight’s Oils famous 1986 Blackfella/Whitefella tour.
New single Mansfield 6.0 is the first taste of the band’s forthcoming fourth album. It was inspired by the bizarre events of late 2021 when the “Hi Vis Riots” of anti-vaccination construction workers coincided with the largest earthquake in Victoria for 50 years. More details on the album’s release will be announced soon.
The video for Mansfield 6.0 was recorded in and around an abandoned warehouse in St Peters, Sydney and features vocalist Ben Marwe, in a role loosely inspired by Rolf de Heer’s cult classic film Bad Boy Bubby. Directed by Mclean Stephenson, a longtime collaborator and shot by cinematographer Billy Zammit. No animals were harmed, and no road rules were contravened in the making of the video.