LA-founded hard-rock hellraisers, L7 perform their landmark album ‘Bricks are Heavy’ in Full (Pretend We’re Dead, Shitlist, Wargasm, Everglade, Slide etc)
L7 debut album came through Epitaph, run by Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz. Their second album Smell the Magic came through Sub Pop. For their third album, Bricks Are Heavy, L7 signed with Slash, knowing that the label had international distribution beyond the US and Europe and could introduce the band to Asia and Australia.
Bricks are Heavy was produced by Nevermind producer Butch Vig and catapulted the band into the mainstream with the timeless ‘Pretend We’re Dead’ – originally written by Donita Sparks as a break-up song but becoming an anthem for the grunge generation.
“Hard rock music with a punk sensibility” (Sparks)
L7, made up of Sparks (guitar/vox), Suzi Gardner (guitar/vox), Jennifer Finch (bass) and Demetra Plakas (drums) were a formidable force in the 1990s, courting controversy wherever they played, due to their ‘take no shit’ attitude. Tampongate saw a throwing incident at Reading Festival 1992 which remains one of their most outrageous antics as well as their UK TV appearance on The Word (1992) where Sparks appeared naked from the waist down.
This tour down under will see the original line-up of L7 bring their pure shock rock energy and perform Bricks are Heavy for the first time ever in Full!
Bricks are heavy – and so are L7
“Bricks Are Heavy may not solve the world’s problems, but it still writhes, thrashes, hisses and wails as profoundly as it did in 1992. Long live L7” (Guitar.com)
“their vocals are just as corrosive, their shredding just as intense, their riffs just as heavy” (Louder Than War)
“the moshpit is thrown into a crowd surfing frenzy” (The Music)
“as vital, vicious and pissed off as ever” (Billboard)
“They are not angry chick rockers, but a bunch of rock-hard musicians with foul mouths” (MTV)
L7 December 2023 Australian and NZ Tour Dates
Wednesday Dec 6th – Auckland, Powerstation
Friday Dec 8th – Sydney, Metro Theatre
Saturday Dec 9th – Brisbane, The Tivoli
Tuesday Dec 12th – Adelaide, The Gov
Wednesday Dec 13th – Perth, Rosemount Hotel
Friday Dec 15th – Melbourne, Croxton Bandroom
Presale: Friday 14th April, 10am Local time
On Sale: Monday 17th April, 10am Local Time