200 years since invading Tasmania, The Empire is in its death throes. But while Maggie’s dead, her ideas don’t rest. We can’t change the past, and we should probably talk about it… but instead, go and catch The Dead Maggies.
Tasmanian story-telling, flannie-clad, folk-punks The Dead Maggies are on tour again, this time for two months of folk festivals, doof festivals and pub gigs across NSW, QLD, and South-East Asia.
This is their 4th tour in the 9 months since releasing their debut album ‘Well Hanged’ which had international airplay and was ‘album of the week’ on Edge Radio, ABC936 and 2BoB with airtime on Triple J. Their past April tour – ‘Lock up the drunks, lock in the Punks’, made new friends and has since brought more bands to the Tasmanian gig circuit.
The tour starts in Queensland, and throughout August they trek south to end up at Psyfari Festival to share the Friday night stage with The Bennies and The Porkers. Then they head off to Asia for gigs in Indonesia and Vietnam, and return in time for Folk by The Sea Festival at the end of September. Then they will go back to Tasmania and enjoy not being in the immediate company of each other for a while.
August/September Tour dates:
Fr 12th – The Grand Hotel, Gayndah, QLD (+ Fox’n’Firkin + Button Collective)
Sa 13th – Sonnys, Brisbane, QLD
Su 14th – Pub Paradise, Macleay Island, QLD
Tu 16th – Ponyland, near Nimbin, NSW
We 17th – New Tattersalls, Lismore, NSW (+ Button Collective)
Th 18th – The Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW (+ Button Collective)
Fr 19th – The Gaelic Glub, Sydney, NSW (+ Handsome Young Strangers acoustic)
Sa 20th – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW (+ Beefweek)
Su 21st – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW (+ Beefweek)
Fr 26th – Psyfari Festival, Capertree Valley, NSW (+ Bennies + Porkers)
Mon 29/8 – Malang – Indonesia
Tue 30/8 – Yogyakarta – Indonesia
Wed 31/8 – Bandung – Indonesia
Thurs 1/9 – Jakarta – Indonesia
Fri 2/9 – Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam
Sat 3/9 – Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam
Sun 4/9 – Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam
Mon 5/9 – Phan Thiet – Vietnam