Grinspoon To Perform At The Cricket On New Year's Eve

14 June 2023 | 2:25 pm | Mary Varvaris

"Yeah, we’re doing the cricket! I don’t think it’s announced yet – that’s the scoop."


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Grinspoon fans could be seeing the band on multiple occasions within a few months, with the band heading on a massive national tour this October and November with special guests Private Function and Cupid & The Stupids. But according to vocalist Phil Jamieson, they’re even performing at the cricket on New Year’s Eve.

20 minutes into the Listen Carefully podcast with Nathan Jolly, Jamieson shared the scoop. “I think we’re playing the cricket on New Year’s Eve,” the Chemical Heart singer said, revealing that he’s honoured to play further “silly” events like Splendour In The Grass and the State Of Origin.

Jolly asked Jamieson what it’s like to perform those shows, to which Jamieson responded, “Do we really want to do the cricket? Yeah, we’re doing the cricket! I don’t think it’s announced yet – that’s the scoop.

“Never say never to Joe [Hansen, bass]… he’s fairly consistent in his badgering about maybe doing a new record or even doing a new song, maybe.”

Towards the end of the podcast, Jamieson revealed that there are probably over 100 unreleased Grinspoon songs out there sitting on Google Drives – “There’s a reason why they didn’t make the albums,” he shared. “Sometimes you need to write those songs [that don’t get released] to get to those songs. They’re like a bridging gap.” 

You can listen to the full podcast episode below.

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As well as hitting the road later this year, Grinspoon will press their iconic albums Easy (1999) and New Detention (2002) on vinyl for the very first time. Due out on Friday, 8 September, the albums are available to pre-order now and will be on the merch desk during their upcoming shows.

Jamieson is amped to bring the band’s notoriously high-energy Easy Detention (get it?) shows to a host of the country’s best live music stages. 

We’re delighted to be hitting the road again later this year, I’m so enjoying putting together the set list for these shows,” he said in a statement about the tour. “We’ll be throwing in some songs we’ve never played live, believe it or not.”

The secret to Grinspoon’s longevity, Jamieson believes, is that “absence makes the heart grow fonder and familiarity breeds contempt, so I think one of the smartest things we did in 2013 was go away.”

You can find out more about the tour here.