“We’re very excited to be coming down to Australia and New Zealand again and to be playing more cities than our last tour in 2018.”
New wave/post-punk London outfit The The will return to Australia in November 2024 for the first time in six years. The tour will also see the band play their first shows in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Auckland in over 30 years.
“We’re very excited to be coming down to Australia and New Zealand again and to be playing more cities than our last tour in 2018,” The The commented in a statement. “We’ve always been treated very well by our wonderful audiences in these two countries, and we’re very happy to be able to see them again and re-connect to share some old and new memories.”
A radical figure during the 80s, Matt Johnson and The The were among the most critically acclaimed and politically engaged bands, alongside fellow Brits The Smiths and New Order.
The The found the most success in the UK with their 1986 album, Infected, which spent 30 weeks on the official UK Albums Chart. Their follow-up albums, 1989’s Mind Bomb and 1993’s Dusk, saw them find further acclaim.
After going on hiatus in 2003, frontman and constant member Matt Johnson revived The The in 2018, releasing new music and touring once again.
The The will begin their Australia and New Zealand tour at the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre in Auckland on Thursday, 14 November, before heading to Melbourne’s Palais Theatre, Adelaide’s Hindley Street Music Hall, Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall, and the Fremantle Arts Centre. The venues of the band’s scheduled two Sydney shows will be announced on Monday, 11 December.
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The Early Bird pre-sale for the band’s upcoming tour begins on Wednesday, 22 November, at 9 am local time – sign up here for pre-sale access. The general ticket on-sale (excluding the Sydney shows) starts on Thursday, 23 November, at 9 am local time. You can find tickets via the Destroy All Lines and The The websites.
Thursday 14 November - Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday 16 November - Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 18 November - Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 21 November - Venue to be announced* Sydney, NSW
Friday 22 November - Venue to be announced* Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23 November - Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 27 November - Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, WA
Sydney venue to be announced 11 December