Scene News: CHAIN & THE GANG add more shows to their debut Australian tour!

“Ian Svenonius is the greatest rock’n’roll frontman in the world”Anthony Carew (SMH / The Age)

“ … Chain & the Gang is one of the coolest live bands anywhere” – Henry Rollins

 Just six weeks away from the debut Australian tour of Chain & The Gang – the latest creative vehicle for Washington DC activist Mr. Ian Svenonius, ex-The Make Up / Nation Of Ulysses and a man described by fellow Washington native Henry Rollins as “a genius” – and Feel Presents are pleased to announce two brand new shows. 

Friday 10th March: Melbourne, The Curtin Bandroom + Primo & Parsnip 

Tuesday 14th March: Brisbane, The Foundry (double bill with I Heart Hiroshima)

Svenonius, the sonic-architect behind socio-political minded groups The Make Up, Nation Of Ulysses, Weird War (and others) and one of the worlds GREAT front men formed Chain and The Gang in 2009. Since that time Chain … have released four (4) must have albums including 2014’s Minimum Rock ’n’ Roll, a 31 minute slab of garage-funk with a punk heart and a social awareness that has aspirations beyond the genre – any genre!

“The first time I saw Ian Svenonius play live was when he jumped onstage with Fugazi and started playing an organ that happened to be onstage. He was amazing. Not only is the man a brilliant musician, having put out records through his many bands, the Nation Of Ulysses, the Make Up, Cupid Car Club, Felt Letters, XYZ, to name a few, his newest incarnation Chain & the Gang is one of the coolest live bands anywhere. The man has more charisma than most.”Henry Rollins

Alongside vocalist and chief provocateur Svenonius, are bassist, synthesist and composer Anna Nasty, guitarist Francy Graham and drummer Fiona Campbell, while Svenonius himself, is also a filmmaker, a dancer, a youtube host and a writer with his author credit appearing on the books “The Psychic Soviet” and “Supernatural Strategies”. Individually these members are scintillating but together they’re something greater than the parts. An irresistible combo that provides the best hope for the future and the only answer to the embarrassing slime pit called “culture” nowadays.  

All supports are now also confirmed with Weird War, Terry, Primo, Parsnip, Angie, I Heart Hiroshima and Cold Sweat DJ’s taking out the honours.  

Don’t you dare miss Chain & The Gang live this March. 

FEEL PRESENTS… CHAIN AND THE GANG ‘Minimum Rock N’ Roll’ Tour 2017  

Friday 10th March 2017

John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne VIC
+ special guests Primo & Parsnip 

Tickets $35.00 from and  

Saturday 11th March 2017

The Tote, Melbourne VIC
+ special guests Weird War & Terry 

Tickets $35.00 from and

Sunday 12th March 2017  

Golden Plains, Meredith VIC
Tickets via ballot from  

Tuesday 14th March 2016  

The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD 

Double Bill with I Heart Hiroshima 

Tickets $35.00 + bf from 

Wednesday 15th March 2016

Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW  

+ special guests Angie & Cold Sweat DJs 

Tickets $35.00 + bf from

Tickets for all shows on-sale now!

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