The Whitlams Announce 'Early Years 93-97' Australian Tour

18 May 2023 | 9:57 am | Mary Varvaris

Tickets go on sale next week - you don't want to miss this tour.

Photo of The Whitlams & Scott Owen

Photo of The Whitlams & Scott Owen (Source: Supplied)

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The Whitlams are going back on tour this September and October to celebrate the Early Years (1993 to 1997). To help them travel back in time, The Living End’s Scott Owen will join the band on double bass to really bring those old songs to life.

Who better to rip through the double bass classics from ’93 to ’97 than the human powerhouse who has driven The Living End’s famous rhythm section since its inception?

The Whitlams lived on the airwaves through the mid-90s, from their debut Gough in 1993, to the crossover hit I Make Hamburgers in 1995, to the frenetic You Sound Like Louis Burdett in 1997. Scott Owen will join the band for the first hour of the show in which they will perform the best of Introducing The Whitlams, Undeniably The Whitlams and Eternal Nightcap.

In the 90s, the Aussie outfit forged a reputation as a brilliant live act with a raw earthy musicality on countless East Coast tours from 1993 to 1996 with the late Andy Lewis on double bass.

“Scott and I have been talking about this idea for five years, and at last our schedules have clicked,” Tim Freedman (vocals, piano) said in a statement. “Terepai [Richmond, drums] and Scott will absolutely explode in these early songs, and it will be thrilling to hear the energy that Andy Lewis brought to the first line-up so long ago on stage once again.”

The pre-sale begins on Tuesday, 23 May, with General Public tickets going on sale on Thursday, 25 May. All tickets will be available through The Whitlams’ website.

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