Iconic dream-pop/post-punk outfit THE CHAMELEONS (UK) have announced their First Ever Australian headline dates. Fronted by founding member, vocalist
and bassist Mark Burgess, the tour will showcase the band’s genre-defining
body of work, instigated with their 1983 debut Script of the Bridge.
“There will only ever be one band like The Chameleons, because for those of
us who love the Chameleons it is not just a simple fancy, it is a religion”
– Louder Than War
Script Of The Bridge featured key singles “Up The Down Escalator” and
“Second Skin”, with follow up releases containing gems such as “Perfume
Garden” and ”The Fan And The Bellows”, star performer from 1985’s “What
Does Anything Mean? Basically”, “Swamp Thing”, found on 1986’s Strange
Times, and many more.
For close to 20 years, THE CHAMELEONS would maintain an almost unattainable standard for all those who followed in their footsteps. The group’s
influence would go on to penetrate the highest levels of the music industry,
with LIAM GALLAGHER famously recanting their lyrics “Is It Any Wonder?” as
he accepted a Brit award. THE VERVE would also go on to name check the band
as one of their main influences.
To see just how far their unique brand of melancholy rock spread, you
needn’t look any further than INTERPOL and THE EDITORS
“What became the archetypal post-punk sound didn’t exist at the time. Indeed
its questionable that without The Chameleons it ever would have done” –
Drowned In Sound
Live performances from THE CHAMELEONS are a rare treat, even rarer down
under where they have never been. miss THE CHAMELEONS at your own peril!
Thursday 11th January – Brisbane – Woolly Mammoth
Friday 12th January – Melbourne – Corner Hotel
Saturday 13th January – Sydney – Factory Theatre
Tickets on sale Thursday 9th November at 9am (Local Time)
Tickets From – https://metropolistouring.com/the-chameleons/