“We became very good friends and big admirers of each other’s work, so it’s a dream come true to be able to tour together again.”
Art Alexakis and Brendan B. Brown have announced a joint Australian tour for February 2024, delivering the Everclear and Wheatus team-up fans could only ever dream of.
The respective frontmen – Alexakis of Everclear and Brown of Wheatus – will each perform acoustically, with collaborations all but guaranteed. They’ll both perform cuts from their main bands’ iconic discographies, albeit stripped back and in much more intimate venues than they’re typically known to play.
They’ve also promised concertgoers a uniquely interactive experience, with a press release explaining that each set will also see the artists “telling in-depth stories behind each of their songs” and inviting punters to ask them “any questions of their choosing throughout the evening”.
The tour will span a mighty 15 dates along the east coast, South Australia and Western Australia, starting with four back-to-back Queensland shows between Thursday February 1 and Sunday 4. From there they’ll play a sole show in Kaurna/Adelaide – taking to the Lion Arts Factory on Thursday February 8 – before hitting WA with a trio of shows over that weekend. Three shows in Victoria will follow, with the tour then wrapping up over four shows in New South Wales.
The full list of dates and venues can be found below. As for tickets, all shows will go on sale at 9am AEDT this Wednesday (November 22), with VIP and meet-and-greet packages also available – head here for more info on those.
In a statement, Alexakis said of his excitement for the trek: “Ever since the early days of Everclear I’ve enjoyed going out and performing solo. It’s a way for me to peel back the layers and get to the core of what I’m trying to communicate through my songwriting.”
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He went on to say that Australia “has always been like a second home to me”, sharing his keenness to return in a solo capacity after he toured here with Everclear back in February. He added: “I’m going to be performing the Everclear hits, fan favorites, deep tracks, maybe a song or two from my solo record, and possibly even a cover.
“I’m stoked to be bringing Brendan from Wheatus with me. They toured with us in the States on our Summerland tour in 2021 and we became very good friends and big admirers of each other’s work, so it’s a dream come true to be able to tour together again.”
Thursday February 1 – Cleveland QLD, Cleveland Sands Hotel
Friday February 2 – Gold Coast QLD, Miami Marketta
Saturday February 3 – Caloundra QLD, Kings Beach Tavern
Sunday February 4 – Brisbane QLD, Chardons Corner Hotel
Thursday February 8 – Adelaide SA, Lion Arts Factory
Friday February 9 – Fremantle WA, Freo Social
Saturday February 10 – Duncraig WA, The Carine
Sunday February 11 – Dunsborough WA, Dunsborough Tavern
Thursday February 15 – Geelong VIC, The Wool Exchange
Friday February 16 – Chelsea Heights VIC, Chelsea Heights Hotel
Saturday February 17 – Brunswick VIC, Brunswick Ballroom
Thursday February 22 – Wollongong NSW, Waves
Friday February 23 – Sydney NSW, Crowbar
Saturday February 24 – Kellyville Ridge NSW, Ettamogah Hotel
Sunday February 25 – Newcastle NSW, King St Bandroom