Scene News: Atlanta’s Black Lips share supports ahead of national tour

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Photo credit: Alexandra Cabral


Atlanta’s garage-rock provocateurs Black Lipshave announced the supports for their first Australian tour in eight years, which is kicking off in Melbourne on Friday 3 March

Gut HealthThe Maggie PillsLos Scallywaggsand GHOULIES are just a few names joining the band on the tour, hitting up venues in Wollongong, Sydney and Brisbane and Fremantle. A full list of supports can be found below. 

Since their last visit eight years ago, the notorious rock’n’roll outfit has undergone a momentous transformation in both musical style and lineup.

Their latest offering, this year’s critically acclaimed LP Apocalypse Love signalled a new era for the shape-shifting outfit, catapulting the band out of the garage where their original sound was carved and mutating into a radical new rock’n’roll monument.


With sounds emanating from a dive bar jukebox lit up in the back of your mind, with a playlist bending between tub-thumping doom-glam, Plastic Ono singalongs, cocktail-shaken space age pop, estranged honky tonk, and lo-fi outsider acoustic-punk, with mariachi horns, theremins, drum machines and real harmonies filtered through infectious melodies, Apocalypse Love underscores a bombastic new direction for the band, yet manages to retain their rebellious, oddball and unhinged charm.

Tickets to Black Lips’ Australian tour are on sale now.


Black Lips
Australian Tour

Friday 3 March
The Espy, Melbourne
w/ Gut Health and The Maggie Pills

Saturday 4 March
Tent Pole Festival, Mount Duneed

Monday 6 March
Dicey Rileys, Wollongong
w/ Los Scallywaggs and Dead Wi†ch

Tuesday 7 March
Crowbar, Sydney
w/ Los Scallywaggs and Sweetie

Wednesday 8 March
The Zoo, Brisbane
w/ Los Scallywaggs and Slow Rip

Thursday 9 March
 Freo Social, Fremantle
w/ GHOULIES and Sweat