It's The War On Drugs' first Australian tour in five years.
US rock act The War On Drugs will make their long-awaited return to Australia this December. After five long years, fans can soak up the band’s gorgeous melodies and Adam Granduciel’s inimitable guitar tones.
Joining The War On Drugs for their first Australian visit since 2018 is special guests Spoon, who last performed down under in 2017, and Sydney folk artist Indigo Sparke.
The War On Drugs are promoting their latest album, October 2021’s I Don’t Live Here Anymore. The band’s fifth album received massive critical acclaim, debuted at #21 in Australia, and the track Harmonia’s Dream was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song last year.
In February last year, Spoon released their tenth album, Lucifer On The Sofa. Following 2017’s enthralling Hot Thoughts, with its added drum machines and synths, the Texas group opted to simplify the method for Lucifer On The Sofa.
Opener Held – a Smog cover – and The Hardest Cut, particularly, focus on a swaggering classic rock sound. The album is full of slinky, desert rock riffs, surprising turns towards stoner rock and balladry, and an undeniable feeling of defiant optimism. No one is keeping Lucifer or Spoon on the sofa. You can read The Music’s album review here.
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The Music concluded about The War On Drugs’ previous visit to Australia: “The War On Drugs are technically perfect to the point of excellence where if you shut your eyes you can imagine reclining at home in a La-Z-Boy with the sounds filtering through top noise-cancelling headphones.” You can read the full review here.
Presented in partnership with Double J, tickets for all shows go on sale at 1 pm, Friday, 26 May, via the Live Nation website.
My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the exclusive presale beginning at noon, Thursday, 25 May, and ending on Friday, 26 May.
Throughout the tour, The War On Drugs will play some of Australia’s finest venues, including the Forecourt of the iconic Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Brisbane’s Riverstage, and Perth’s stunning Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
THE WAR ON DRUGS
2023 AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SPOON
+ INDIGO SPARKE
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT, SYDNEY MONDAY 4 DECEMBER
SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER
RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER
KINGS PARK AND BOTANIC GARDEN, PERTH MONDAY 11 DECEMBER