SUPPORT – PAINTERS & DOCKERS
“Many acts make comebacks, more now than ever in fact, but I can’t remember feeling so much love in a room for an Australian band that, like its audience, was reliving its glorious youth. It was a fantastic experience.” – The Australian, Sydney Opera House 2013
Ten years on from their glorious live return following a 21-year hiatus Sunnyboys announce The Last Dance; a final summer tour and the last ever live shows. No animosity, no musical differences, just the satisfaction of a job well done and knowing that it’s time.
In the ten-year period since their return, Sunnyboys arguably achieved as much if not more as their original lifespan. They co-headlined a sold-out A Day on The Green (with Hoodoo Gurus and Violent Femmes), set a venue record at Coolangatta Hotel (previously held by Noiseworks), sold-out multiple nights at Sydney’s Enmore and Factory Theatres and Brisbane’s The Tivoli, sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Melbourne’s The Forum, Corner and Croxton Hotels, Perth Festival and Anitas Thirroul.
They also re-released all three studio albums, released a live DVD and a live album, recorded and released four new tracks and sold countless t-shirts, beanies, caps, hoodies and badges and watched their eponymous debut reach double platinum sales. A remarkable achievement for a band still largely ignored by the mainstream.
The tour will run in conjunction with the release of Sunnyboys ’81-’84, a double vinyl band curated best-of featuring all the hits, the equally-as-good b-sides, fan faves, rarities and live material – many appearing on vinyl for the first time – and all drawn from their years as Mushroom Records recording artists. The album will be released in a limited edition of blue vinyl on 11 November.
The Last Dance… grab your partner and witness the magic one more time.
There will never be another Sunnyboys.