The Beasts announce the support acts for their upcoming ‘The Beasts Still Here’ national Australian tour this February / March 2019.

Joining them for both Melbourne shows in St Kilda (Friday 22nd February) and Northcote (Saturday 23rd) are ARIA nominated alternative rockers Dallas Crane.

Trailblazing cowpunks The Johnnys are back with the current line-up of Graham Hood (bass and vocals), Slim Doherty (guitar) and Billy Pommer Jr (drums) and will be joining their mates The Beasts in Byron Bay (Friday 1st March) Brisbane (Saturday 2nd), Canberra (Thursday 7th), Sydney (Friday 8th), Newcastle (Saturday 9th) and Adelaide (Sunday 17th).

And finally, WA’s The Painkillers’ will perform their unique blend of folk, blues, rock ’n’ roll and punk in Fremantle (Thursday 14th March) and Perth (Friday 15th and Saturday 16th).

After an extremely emotional final performance with the Beasts of Bourbon, Tex Perkins hit upon the idea of getting all of the band’s members, past and present into a recording studio with no particular agenda other than to do just that. It was more of a celebratory thing he had in mind than anything. Sadly, bassist Brian Hooper didn’t make it along as he passed away a week after the Beasts last show.

Assembled in Soundpark Studio a couple of weeks later were, Charlie Owen, Boris Sujdovic, Tony Pola, Spencer Jones, Kim Salmon and Tex Perkins. They were unprepared save for some some sketchy ideas, loose ends and a couple of covers. With limited time the band knocked together a collection of jams pretty much true to the crazy M.O. employed back when The Axeman’s Jazz got laid down in that fateful eight-hour session in 1983.

Deeply sad is that Spencer was only around long enough to make it onto one track. Absolutely wonderful is that he did make it onto the recording. And with such a funny and typically Jones style piece of observation as At The Hospital.

With respect, this isn’t the Beasts of Bourbon. It would need to have Jonesy on every track to be that! But loudly and proudly this is: The Beasts Still Here.

The Beasts album Still Here is released Friday 15th February 2019 on Bang! Records (Rocket).

Premier Artists Presents…
The Beasts Still Here National Australian Tour 2019
Performing tracks from the new album Still Here and the Beasts Of Bourbon classics.

Thursday 21st February 2019 – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
with special guests to be announced

Friday 22nd February 2019 – Prince Bandroom, St Kilda
with special guests DALLAS CRANE

Saturday 23rd February 2019 – Croxton Bandroom, Northcote
with special guests DALLAS CRANE

Thursday 28th February – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

Friday 1st March 2019 – The Northern, Byron Bay
with special guests THE JOHNNYS

Saturday 2nd March 2019 – The Triffid, Brisbane
with special guests THE JOHNNYS

Thursday 7th March 2019 – A.N.U. Canberra
With special guests THE JOHNNYS

Friday 8th March 2019 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
with special guests THE JOHNNYS

Saturday 9th March 2019 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
with special guests THE JOHNNYS

Thursday 14th March 2019 – Rock Rover, Fremantle
with special guests THE PAINKILLERS

Friday 15th March 2019 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
with special guests THE PAINKILLERS

Saturday 16th March 2019 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
with special guests THE PAINKILLERS

Sunday 17th March 2019 – The Gov, Adelaide
with special guests THE JOHNNYS

More info at www.facebook.com/thebeastsstillhere