The Gainesville punks responsible for fashioning a generation’s suburban discontent, social isolation and ‘plastic cup politics’ into irresistibly tasty punk ska hooks are returning to Australia in 2017.
Twenty five years and over three hundred releases since their original formation in small town Florida, the inimitable Less Than Jake return to a loyal local audience to play five headlining dates this October. This most excellent news follows the release of their new EP Sound The Alarm, in February this year.
Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, June 30 at 10am.
My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning on Thursday, June 29 at 9am.
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.com.au.
The punk rock veterans were last on our shores with their US contemporaries Reel Big Fish and Aus locals The Bennies in 2015 and drew massive crowds to a quick succession of East Coast dates.
“We never stopped touring or trying to be an active band”, the band suggest of their success that has comfortably spanned two and a half decades. Less Than Jake have been self managed for over five years and show no signs of easing their break neck touring pace that sees them routinely smash out over 150 dates a year.
“We’ll be celebrating our 25th anniversary in Australia, and while Australian tours are always ragers, we will be bringing our full stage of antics along for the first time. Add a massive catalog of material to choose from and it’s almost an instant good time. We’re coming to your shores to party, live recklessly, have a few pies, nurse a few hangovers, and make our 25th anniversary tour one to remember (or not remember).”- Vinnie Fiorello, Less Than Jake
Less Than Jake will be joined by legendary Australian quartet, Bodyjar, reformed for their first shows since seminal album How It Works was revived for a huge sold out tour in 2015. One of the biggest names in Australian punk rock, the ‘Jar will kick out jams from their vast catalogue of memorable pop-infused gems.
Melbourne legends Foxtrot will round out this epic bill, bringing their punk rock A-game as they get the party started in all cities.
TICKETS ON SALE 10am
FRIDAY JUNE 30 livenation.com.au
My Live Nation Member Pre-sale: 9am Thursday June 29 until 8am Friday June 30
live nation, unify presents + Bombshellzine.com present…
LESS THAN JAKE
with special guests bodyjar + foxtrot
Thursday October 19
The Prince, Melbourne
Saturday October 21
The Gov, Adelaide
Sunday October 22
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tuesday October 24
The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Wednesday October 25
Metro Theatre, Sydney