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Published May 19, 2014

Decidedly middle-aged, but still brilliant, the Hard-ons have announced the supports for their upcoming 30th anniversary tour of Australia, kicking off late May in Adelaide. They will be joined by special guests Cosmic Psychos.

The legendary punk/pop/metal/psych hybrid Sydney band made their first public appearance on the 21 July 1984 as teenage misfits, and will be celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. One would have expected the Hard-ons to be doomed from the start: a Croat, a Sri-Lankan and a Korean walk into a bar…sounds like the start of a vaguely racist joke, not the start of an underdog story in which the Sydney music scene (made up of “fascist punks” and “elitist indie snobs”) was rocked by a heady mix of punk, metal, garage, thrash and bubblegum pop.

To celebrate this milestone, the Hard-ons welcome the temporary return of original band member Keish de Silva to their band, and will take the stage as a four-piece, touring the breadth of Australia with songs requested by their fans through online poll. They will also be touting a new, two CD remaster/reissue set of their breakthrough album Yummy, as well as a split 7″ single with Australian jazz legends The Necks. Adding to that, they will also have three more split 7″ singles and a brand new album to release after the tour.

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Tour dates

Thursday 29th May 2014

Adelaide, Enigma Bar – SA

with guests The Lizards + Pro Tool

Tix www.moshtix.com.au

Friday, 30th May 2014

Bunbury, Prince of Wales – WA

with guests Leeches + The Buddy Hollys + Kettle Fingers

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Saturday, 31st May 2014

Margaret River, Augusta Margaret River Football Club – WA

with guests Beer Fridge + Leeches + Rust Proof + Worst Possible Outcome + Sludge Bucket + Scyatic.

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Sunday, 1st June 2014

Fremantle, Railway Hotel – WA

with guests Leeches + The Reptilians + Agitated

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Monday, 2nd June 2014

Perth, Astor Rocks, Astor Theatre – WA

+ Meat Puppets + Brant Bjork & more

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Thursday 5th June 2014

Newcastle, Small Ballroom – NSW

with guests The Instant + Hazards

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Friday 6th June 2014

Penrith, Tattersalls Hotel – NSW

with guests Flying Fists of Fury + Speedball + All For Jesse + Daggers

Saturday 7th June 2014

Sydney, Manning Bar – NSW

with guests Cosmic Psychos + Chinese Burns Unit + All For Jesse

Tix www.manningbar.com

Thursday 12th June 2014

Ballarat, Karova Lounge – VIC

with guests Clowns + Dead

Tix www.oztix.com.au

Friday 13th June 2014

Geelong, The Wool Exchange – VIC

with guests Clowns + Wicked City

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Saturday 14th June 2014

Melbourne, Corner Hotel – VIC

with guests Clowns + Wicked City

Tix www.cornerhotel.com

Sunday 15th June 2014

Castlemaine, Bridge Hotel – VIC

with guests Dead  Tix www.oztix.com.au

Thursday 19th June 2014

Byron Bay, The Northern – NSW

with guests Thundergod of the Multiverse + Twin City Riot

Tix www.thenorthern.oztix.com.au

Friday 20th June 2014

Coolangatta, Coolangatta Hotel – QLD

with guests HITS + Raygun Mortlock + Loud Goes Bang

Tix www.coolyhotel.oztix.com.au

Saturday 21st June 2014

Brisbane, Prince of Wales – QLD

with guests Spike City + Antichrists Anonymous+ Le Murd

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