Wonderful news, American alt-rock juggernauts Everclear have announced an extensive 17-date Australian tour, and it’s going to mean Everything to Everyone. Fresh from a year of gigging their 30th anniversary tour around the U.S, it’s Australia’s turn to live the glory days.
The multi-platinum band that helped shape the ’90’s punk rock scene will kick off their Australian tour with a four-date Queensland leg playing Ipswich, Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Townsville. They then head down the East coast through NSW and Victoria, through South Australia and finish up in West Australia.
“After spending the better part of 2022 celebrating our 30th anniversary as a band, releasing our remastered debut album ‘World of Noise’ on digital platforms for the first time ever, and recently releasing our new single ‘Year of the Tiger’, we are so excited to be coming back to our home away from home with the largest and most inclusive Australian tour we have ever done,” said frontman Art Alexakis.
“By mixing it up and digging into the catalogue, it still makes it fun and relevant for us, and I think for the fans as well,” said Alexakis. “It’s still important to play the hits, but by playing those other songs as well, it makes it all seem more vibrant and real.
“Even though I recorded some of those songs over 20 years ago, I haven’t played them in a long time, so it’s like reinventing the wheel. I’m having more fun now than I have in years. I think all of us are.”
Fans will be treated to some of the band’s top 40 singles such as Santa Monica, Father of Mine, I Will Buy You A New Life, Wonderful and Everything To Everyone as well as their new material.
Their new single Year of the Tiger followed their 2015 album Black is the New Black and sees them screaming back onto the scene with a politically-charged, riff-heavy rallying call.
“After all of the events of the last almost three years with Covid, worldwide shutdowns, the political debacle of 2020 emanating from in and outside of MAGA world, I felt I needed to write a song that not just explained my anger and frustration, but a song that served as a mission statement,” said Alexakis about the single.
“I feel like the tiger should be the new symbol of the new Democratic party. We will not back down, we will not forget, we hit back, we challenge lies, and we refuse to be intimidated by ignorance or loud voices.”
Formed by Alexakis in 1991 in Portland, Oregon, Everclear has since had 11 studio releases, numerous videos, thousands of shows and accolades that include a 1998 Grammy nomination.
Their current touring lineup features longtime members Davey French on guitar and Freddy Herrera on bass, as well as drummer Brian Nolan, who has performed with Everclear on multiple past tours.
Now Australia should prepare to be rocked and rolled, with a member’s pre-sale on 29 November and general tickets on sale 30 November.
Tickets at https://www.everclearmusic.com/tour