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Spiderbait Announces National Black Betty 20th Anniversary Tour

We’re thrilled to share that legendary Australian rock band Spiderbait is gearing up for a national tour this August, September, and October. This extensive tour is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their seminal 2004 album, Tonight Alright, and its standout track, ‘Black Betty’.

Tour Details and Special Edition Vinyl Release

The Black Betty 20th Anniversary Tour will commence at Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on Tuesday 13 August, covering all Australian capital cities with additional stops in Newcastle, Wollongong, and the Gold Coast. In a thrilling addition for fans, Spiderbait will also release a limited edition red vinyl of Tonight Alright on 26 July, complete with alternative artwork and an alternate version of ‘Tonite’. Fans can pre-order this collector’s item here.

Presale and General Ticket Information

Frontier members can snag presale tickets starting 10 am (local time) on Monday 20 May, with general sales launching at 10 am (local time) on Wednesday 22 May. For more details on the tour and to purchase tickets, visit frontiertouring.com/spiderbait.

A Word from Spiderbait

“I can’t believe it’s 20 years since we released Black Betty and it went to number 1,” marvels Kram, Spiderbait’s drummer and vocalist. “The song has become a bit legendary for us, amassing over a hundred million streams on Spotify and 75 million views on YouTube, which is nuts!”

Janet, the band’s bassist, adds, “Nothing beats seeing live music. It feels like we’re throwing a party in the machinery shed on the farm like the old days.”

Guitarist Whitt reflects on the album’s style, “I loved touring this album 20 years ago, we went back to a raw guitar, bass, and drums approach that comes naturally to us.”

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Celebrating a Storied Career

Spiderbait has been a formidable force in the music scene for over thirty years, emerging from a small Australian country town to become rock ‘n’ roll royalty. The band has released seven acclaimed albums, achieving Gold, Platinum, or Double Platinum status, and has racked up almost every Australian accolade possible, including multiple ARIA Awards.

August 2024

  • Tuesday 13th: Brisbane, QLD – The Fortitude Music Hall Tickets
  • Friday 16th: Adelaide, SA – Hindley Street Music Hall Tickets
  • Saturday 17th: Hobart, TAS – Odeon Theatre Tickets
  • Friday 30th: Newcastle, NSW – Bar On The Hill Tickets
  • Saturday 31st: Wollongong, NSW – Waves Tickets

September 2024

  • Saturday 14th: Perth, WA – The Astor Theatre Tickets
  • Friday 20th: Melbourne, VIC – Forum Tickets
  • Saturday 21st: Sydney, NSW – Enmore Theatre Tickets

October 2024

  • Sunday 20th: Gold Coast, QLD – Miami Marketta Laneway Tickets
  • Friday 25th: Canberra, ACT – UC Refectory Tickets

Special Guests and Additional Acts

Joining Spiderbait on select dates are Polish Club, Adalita, Private Function, and Abbe May, each bringing their unique styles to the stage. Check out the tour schedule for specific guest appearances at each location.

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