Bodyjar & Gyroscope Announce Huge Australian Co-headline Tour

30 May 2023 | 9:00 am | Mary Varvaris

These shows will get rowdy, and they're guaranteed to sell out fast.

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Do you love 90s and 2000s Australian punk and rock music? Well, one of the tours of the year is being announced today, and it’s just for you: Melbourne punk rock stalwarts Bodyjar and Perth rock gurus Gyroscope are heading out on the road together this September in what will be one of the tours of 2023.

Not only is this a co-headline tour that you don’t want to miss if you’re into both bands, but the two Australian music icons are celebrating anniversaries of iconic albums.

In Bodyjar’s case, the Melbournites are celebrating 25 years of their classic album No Touch Red, playing the album in full, which includes the hits Remote Controller and You Say. 

Gyroscope, on the other hand, will be celebrating 15 years of their ARIA #1 and certified Gold album Breed Obsession, playing the album in full, which includes the hits Snakeskin and Australia

The special guests accompanying the groups on all shows except Bunbury and WA gigs is the Melbourne rock band, Klinger. You can find the full tour details below. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, 1 June, at 9 am AEST. You can buy your tickets here.

"No Touch Red was recorded at the famous Morin Heights studio in Montreal Canada, everyone from The Police to Corey Hart (Sunglasses At Night) recorded there in the 80s and 90s. We even got to use Sting’s coffee cup and tantric Tamborine,” Bodyjar’s frontman and guitarist Cam Baines said in a statement.

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On touring with their mates in Gyroscope, Bodyjar’s Tom Read added, "We can remember the first time we came across these young kids from Perth who are very good at destroying stages and writing very good songs. Nothing has changed as they haven’t aged a day and either has their music……..Us on the other hand, you’ll have to see that to believe it."

On Breed Obsession, Gyroscope offered, "In 2007 we spent about 6 weeks living and breathing this record in Liverpool with the legend Dave Eringa (Idlewild, Manic Street Preachers) who helped us bring this record to life. We shot a video for the first single ‘Snakeskin’ in Wiltshire, where a 200-metre crop circle was purpose built. No alien sightings but it made for a cool video at least!”

On touring with Bodyjar and hearing No Touch Red every night, Gyroscope continued, "15 Years gone way too fast, but this record brings back some amazing memories for us and we are super keen to do a deep dive into Breed Obsession from front to back. As a bonus, we grew up thrashing the record No Touch Red by Bodyjar and feel honoured to share the 25th Anniversary of their killer record."

These shows will get rowdy.


Friday 1 Sep - Manning Bar, Sydney
 Saturday 2 Sep - The Triffid, Brisbane
 Sunday 3 Sep - Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
 Friday 8 Sep - Magnet House, Perth
 Saturday 9 Sep - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury
 Thursday 14 Sep - Uni Bar, Hobart
 Friday 15 Sep - Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
Saturday 16 Sep - Corner Hotel, Melbourne