"We wanna be close to the audience, to feel like we’re together in the same room."
Ball Park Music announced a tour for the geeks and dorks by holding a press conference: the Get The F**king Nerds Back On tour takes place this May and ends in June. The beloved group will be hitting up Fremantle, Hobart, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Joining the nerds for all shows will be indie-punk rockers The Buoys. Local supports will join the party, including Ghost Care (WA), Elizabeth M. Drummond (TAS, VIC), Taj Ralph (NSW) and Bean Magazine (QLD). Tickets go on sale this Friday, 10 February, via the band's website.
Before the tour goes ahead, however, Ball Park Music will be performing at Groovin The Moo festival alongside the likes of Denzel Curry, Alt-J, The Chats, Laurel, Skeggs and more across Canberra, Sunshine Coast, Maitland, Wayville, Bendigo and Bunbury. Full dates, line-up and ticket details are here.
2022 saw Ball Park Music release album number seven, Weirder & Weirder, another Top 5 ARIA album for the band. Triple j listeners voted the album in at #2 on the station’s annual favourite album poll in December. Following the #21 spot for the album’s first single, Sunscreen, on the 2021 Hottest 100 countdown, Stars In My Eyes backed it up with an incredible #8 position on this year’s list. That’s 13 Ball Park Music "golden greats" ranking in triple j’s annual Hottest 100 poll!
"Can’t wait for this one," singer Sam Cromack said. "Our appetite to perform is huge. We’re looking forward to getting back in some smaller theatres. They feel like our natural home. We wanna be close to the audience, to feel like we’re together in the same room. Paul got a new synth too, so that should be good." Cromack really is a nerd.
This is what Zanda Wilson had to say about Weirder & Weirder:
"It’s refreshing to hear directly from the band’s leader that the passion for creating new music was as strong as ever during the writing process of a record that's their seventh in just twelve years. Few Australian bands are as prolific when it comes to releasing music, particularly full-length albums, in an age dominated by labels encouraging artists to chase the streaming algorithm through singles. The result is that Ball Park Music has a shorter album cycle than most, but each record always stands on its own, and Weirder and Weirder is no exception."
BALL PARK MUSIC
2023 GET THE F**KING NERDS BACK ON! TOUR
Sunday 7 May Freo Social, Fremantle WA
Saturday 13 May Odeon Theatre, Hobart TAS
Saturday 20 May Princess Theatre, Brisbane QLD
Friday 26 May Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday 3 June Northcote Theatre, Melbourne VIC