Formed in 1991, The Monkeywrench are a super group of sorts and are set to tour Australian shores for the first time ever. Press Play who are presenting the tour are excited to announce that the supports for the Canberra show are Grinding Eyes and The Dunhill Blues. The Monkeywrench perform at The Basement on Thursday 24th November and tickets are on sale now and selling fast via Oztix.
Founded by members of the classic Seattle band Mudhoney, Mark Arm & Steve Turner with guitarist for bands such as the Big Boys and Poison 13, Tim Kerr, The Monkeywrench was intended to be a sort of one time, one LP band.
Along with Tom Price from the U-Men & Gas Huffer plus Martin Bland from Australian noise rockers Lubricated Goat they ended up recording three LPs; “Clean As A Broken Dick Dog” (1992), “Electric Children” (2000) & “Gabriel’s Horn” (2008).
Earlier this year, the band reunited to play ATP Festival in the UK plus shows in Seattle & London. With another performance at Sound on Sound Festival in Austin this November, the band decided to add Australia to their schedule making this the very first time The Monkeywrench have come to our shores.
With another reformation unlikely in the foreseeable future this could be the only time to see these legendary players on the one stage together as The Monkeywrench.
PRESS PLAY PRESENTS
THE MONKEYWRENCH (USA)
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2016
THURS 17TH NOV
CROWN & ANCHOR, ADELAIDE
Supports : St. Morris Sinners & Colonised
Tix via Moshtix
FRI 18TH NOV
THE TOTE, MELBOURNE
Tix via venue website
Supports : Kim Salmon & Whipper
SAT 19TH NOV
RIVER ROCKS, GEELONG
WED 23RD NOV
BRISBANE HOTEL, HOBART
Supports : The Roobs & The Dreggs
Tix via Oztix
THURS 24TH NOV
THE BASEMENT, CANBERRA
Supports : Grinding Eyes & The Dunhill Blues
Tix via Oztix
FRI 25TH NOV
NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, SYDNEY
Supports : Grinding Eyes & The Holy Soul
Tickets via venue website