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The Meanies Announce Their Aussie Tour – AGAIN!

Aussie punk legends are back on tour – Better Late Than Never.

Only in these crazy times does a band tour its ‘new’ album two years after it was released, but that’s what The Meanies will be doing when they hit the road to finally give Desperate Measures a proper live airing. 

Desperate Measures dropped in July 2020 via Cheersquad Records & Tapes, by which time the shit had already hit the fan. Their ‘Better Late Than Never Desperate Measures’ tour was first announced a year ago when things looked promising.  It was rescheduled, a couple of times then announced in November 2021 for this year. Then Omicron came along, blowing out January and causing another reshuffle.

So here we go again.  


Sat 12 – Thrashville, Hunter Valley, NSW – Tix
Fri 18 – Railway Hotel, Macedon, VIC + Persecution Blues + Maggie Alley

Sat 5 – Ninchfest, St. Andrews Beach, VIC – TixThu 10 – The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, QLD  + Some Jerks + Blussh – Tix
Fri 11 – Eleven Dive Bar, Maroochydore, QLD  + Some Jerks + Blussh – Tix
Sat 12 – Spring Loaded Festival, Bribie Island, QLD – Tix
Sun 13 – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD – Tix
Fri 18 – The Tote, Collingwood, VIC + Stiff Richards + Persecution Blues + Maggie Alley – Tix
Sat 19 – The Tote, Collingwood, VIC + Ute Root + Sidesplitter + Cheeky Geezers – Tix
Fri 25 – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC + Poppin’ Mommas + Eyeroll – Tix 
Sat 26 – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC + The Dawdlers + The Shorts – TixWed 30 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW  + Hellebores + I Hate People – Tix
Thu 31 – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW  + Chinese Burns Unit + Blitz Babiez Tix

Fri 1 – Narrabeen RSL, NSW + Chinese Burns Unit + Shitaki  – Tix
Sat 2 – Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong NSW –Tix
Sun 3 – The Basement, Canberra, ACT + Sketch Method + Charlotte & The Harlots – Tix
Sat 9 –  Spring Ditch, Stanley VIC.
Easter Thu 14 – Jive, Adelaide, SA + Cull The Band + The Vains  – Tix
Fri 22 – Grindhouse in Snake Valley Festival, Snake Valley VIC – Tix
Sat 23 – Uncaged Festival, Sydney NSW – Tix
Sun 24 – Uncaged Festival, Brisbane QLD – Tix

Melbourne’s lockdowns enabled Link Meanie aka Link McLennan to record an album by his new project Bagful of Beez, and that album Do Androids Dream of Electric Beatles, is also out now on Cheersquad Records & Tapes.

Link recorded the album completely by himself, playing all instruments. He played out solo with a drum machine as Bagful of Beez a couple of times earlier in the year but has just enlisted Even drummer Matt Cotter to ensure a stronger live presence. (Even of course is also the second home of Link’s Meanies bandmate Wally, and Even’s Ash Naylor has also performed with Link in the Meanies on occasion.)

Listen to Desperate Measures HERE.

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