The Hard-Ons first tour with new singer Tim Rogers finally kicks off in just over two weeks and follows the group’s first ever top 5 album!
The Hard-Ons have announced the supports for their soon-to-start I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken Tour – their first tour with their new line-up which features new singer Tim Rogers. The tour comes on the back of the band’s first ever ARIA Top 5 album, and takes in all East Coast capitals and key regional hubs.
The list of supports includes strong locals as well as a couple of bands with a shared history on the Alternative Charts in the ’90s – Smudge in Sydney and The Meanies in Melbourne. Sydney’s C.O.F.F.I.N are the main support for the tour-closer at the Corner in Melbourne.
The complete run of dates and supports follows.
I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken
Australian Tour 2022
Thu 17 – Southport, Vinnie’s Dive – with guests BLUSHH – tickets here
Fri 18 – Brisbane, The Zoo “Punkfest” – with guests FAT and BURNT TRASH – tickets here
Sat 19 – Eltham, Eltham Hotel – with guests MASOCHIST – tickets SOLD OUT
Thu 31 – Canberra, The Basement – with guests GLITORIS and CHARLOTTE & THE HARLOTS – tickets here
Sat 2 – Adelaide, Enigma Bar – with guests CULL – tickets here
Thu 7 – Geelong, Barwon Club – with guests DEAD and EYEROLL – tickets here
Fri 8 – St Kilda, Gershwin Room @ The Espy – with very special guests THE MEANIES and RIVER OF SNAKES – tickets here
Sat 9 – Melbourne, Corner Hotel – with special guests C.O.F.F.I.N and CHEEKY GEEZERS – tickets here
Wed 1 – Wollongong, La La La’s – with guests LUCIFUNGUS and CHIMERS – tickets here
Thu 2 – Sydney, Factory Theatre – with special guests SMUDGE and FLOWERS FOR JAYNE – tickets here
Fri 3 – Newcastle, The Cambridge Hotel – with guests BITCHCRAFT – tickets here
Sat 4 – Avalon, Avalon RSL – with guests RAISING RAVENS – tickets here
The Hard-Ons’ upcoming tour follows the unprecedented chart success and fantastic response to their new I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken album – their first with new singer Tim Rogers. The tour is gonna be unmissable; the new album reveals the new line-up to be working a treat. A couple of surprise shows – including the line-up’s first, playing under the name Clandestine Sausage at the Link & Pin Cafe in Woy Woy back in December – have shown the band to be in magical form. The magic comes in part from the fact that Tim Rogers has proven himself the perfect new addition to the band, which in turn is partly due to the fact that he has long been one of the band’s biggest fans. As he recently told Blunt: “I’m a fan first and foremost. [They were] the first band I loved that I could see, the first band I got my nose broken to, [and the first band] I lost my hearing to. There are so many firsts. And then to be in the rehearsal room… I looked over at Blackie’s amp and went, ‘Oh, that’s the amp.’ And I saw the SG, and I was like, ‘That’s the SG.’ I’ve been watching him play with those since 1986.”
I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken is available on cassette, dandruff white vinyl, CD, black vinyl and digitally via our Bandcamp page. Shop or have a listen here.