US Garage Punks The Mummies Announce 2016 Aussie/NZ Tour Dates

18 February 2016 | 2:11 pm | Staff Writer

The stalwart outfit play four shows in Oz before hopping the ditch this March

Veteran US 'budget-rock' heroes The Mummies have announced a whirlwind run of shows in Australia and New Zealand this March, a fittingly frantic affair for a group renowned as one of the most incendiary acts of the garage/punk movement of the late 20th century.

They'll kick off the blistering sojourn — their maiden voyage Down Under, at that — at Fitzroy's The LuWow on Tuesday 8 March (with Wild Oscars), sticking around to hit Max Watt's, in Melbourne, the following evening with Mesa Cosa and Midnight Woolf.

The Mummies take the roadshow up to the Sydney suburb of Darlington to play Hermann's Bar on Thursday 10 March (with Psychotic Turnbuckles and Los Tones), shooting south for a quick look-in at The Highway, in Plympton, Adelaide, on Friday 11 March with support from G.T. Stringer and The Saucemen.

After that, it's across to New Zealand, where they'll round out their southern jaunt at Auckland's Whammy Bar on Saturday 12 March and Wellington's Bodega on Sunday 13 March.

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The band have had a spasmodic existence since forming in 1988, their original run lasting through to 1992 — the same year they released their debut LP, Never Been Caught — before reuniting for European tours in 1993 and '94, around which time they released second album Party At Steve's House. They have reunited multiple times in the years since, but you're better off not taking any chances on expecting them to return any time soon after this impending visit.

Tickets for The Mummies' tour are available now. See the relevant links for further details: Fitzroy | Melbourne | Sydney | Adelaide