Thrice Announce 'The Artist In The Ambulance' Australian Tour

25 January 2023 | 11:15 am | Mary Varvaris
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This will be a huge celebration of a great 2003 album!

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American rock band Thrice are returning to Australia in September. Celebrating their 2003 album, The Artist In The Ambulance, the rockers will play the record in its entirety in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

The Artist In The Ambulance spawned two massive singles, All That's Left and Stare At The Sun. The title track is also one of the band's finest songs.

On the upcoming tour, Thrice vocalist and guitarist, Dustin Kensrue said, “Some of our favourite memories of touring in Australia are from the first time we toured The Artist In The Ambulance there. There was such a great energy to those shows and we can’t wait to do it again.”

Presale tickets are available now from SBM and the band's website. General public tickets will be on sale from Friday, 27 January at 11 am, AEDT.

"I think you can either have your creative venture come first as an artistic expression and then second as a business. Or as a business first and an artistic expression second," Kensrue told Kill Your Stereo about the band's evolution. 

"Based on those priorities, you get a few different results. For us, it's always been about the art and expression first, then we try and figure out how to make a living on the back end of that. Progression means that we're conscious to not make decisions with the art based on the business value, and that keeps us from making part two or three of The Artist In The Ambulance or whatever."

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He added, "Creatively, in the long run, it's great for the listeners as well. It has a mentality of it being authentic, and that would be lost if we tried to just re-create older things. We could easily stick to do the same thing but we're just not going to."



Fri 1 Sept | Northcote Theatre, Melbourne

Sat 2 Sept | Metro Theatre, Sydney

Sun 3 Sept | Princess Theatre, Brisbane

Tues 5 Sept | Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide

Wed 6 Sept | Badlands, Perth