Scene News: Teenage Fanclub announce February 2019 Australia & New Zealand shows

Iconic rockers Teenage Fanclub return for AU & NZ shows next February

‘In the long and twisted history of indie rock, Teenage Fanclub ring out loud and true’ – Sydney Morning Herald

‘If you fall for Teenage Fanclub, you fall hard’ – The Quietus

‘In any event, this is a band well worth extra attention … the albums are so good that no one is complaining.’ – Popmatters, ‘The 25 Best Songs of Teenage Fanclub’

Frontier Touring is delighted to welcome back Glasgow five-piece Teenage Fanclub, returning to Australia and New Zealand in February 2019. The iconic ‘What You Do To Me’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmJ3zOn9RD8) rockers will perform four headline dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland, with tickets to all shows going on sale Monday 27 August.

Watch: Teenage Fanclub on their vinyl re-issues (https://www.facebook.com/teenagefanclub.music/videos/1120355921458855/)
Over the course of almost 30 years in which they released seminal albums such as A Catholic Education, Bandwagonesque, Thirteen, Grand Prix, Songs From Northern Britain, Howdy!, Man Made, Shadows & Here, Teenage Fanclub went from being scrappy indie underdogs, through band-most-likely-to, eventually arriving at the status they’ve held ever since: one of Britain’s most beloved cult bands.

Not liked, or admired, or respected: beloved.

Teenage Fanclub’s most recent studio album is their tenth effort, 12 tracks and a textbook representation of democracy in action: 2016’s Here.

August 2018 sees the band celebrating the vinyl re-issue of five longplayers originally released between 1991-2000 on Alan McGee’s Creation Records. Vinyl fans, head here (http://smarturl.it/TFCOfficialStore) to purchase new copies of Bandwagonesque, Thirteen, Grand Prix, Songs From Northern Britain and Howdy!, all re-mastered for the very first time by the group at the UK’s legendary Abbey Road Studios.

Listen: Norman Blake (founding member) talks to BBC 6 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bdckmp) , Aug 2018 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bdckmp)
Formed in 1989, Teenage Fanclub are a rare thing: a group who have grown old with their audience, reflecting their changing lives and shifting concerns. When Teenage Fanclub’s crowd looked at the band in 1991, they saw people just like them: boozy, boisterous and rambunctious. When they look at the band now, they still see themselves in them: they’re like the old best friends you see a couple of times a year, and come away from each meeting with your affections revived.

On their previous visit, the band sold out their first Melbourne headline show and added a second date. Don’t delay in grabbing tickets to Teenage Fanclub, touring February 2019!


VIDEO: ‘What You Do To Me’ by Teenage Fanclub

TEENAGE FANCLUB
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
FEBRUARY 2019
Presented by Frontier Touring, 95bFM (NZ) & Under The Radar (NZ)
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
via frontiertouring.com/t (http://www.frontiertouring.com/thekillers) eenagefanclub (http://www.frontiertouring.com/teenagefanclub)
Begins: Thursday 23 August (2pm AEST/NZST)
Ends: Friday 24 August (2pm AEST/NZST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE
Begins: Monday 27 August (10am local AU/12noon local NZ)
Tuesday 12 February
Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC
18+
cornerhotel.com (http://frntr.co/TeenageFanclub19Melb) | 1300 724 867

Friday 15 February
Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW
18+
Ticketek.com.au (http://frntr.co/TeenageFanclub19Syd) | 132 849

Saturday 16 February
The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD
18+
Oztix.com.au (http://frntr.co/TeenageFanclub19Bris) | 1300 762 545

Monday 18 February
Powerstation | Auckland, NZ
18+
Ticketmaster.co.nz (http://frntr.co/TeenageFanclub19Auck) | 0800 111 999

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