1927 and Boom Crash Opera are teaming up for an Australian tour

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1927 and Boom Crash Opera are teaming up for an Australian tour

1927 Boom Crash Opera
Words by Staff Writer

80s legends 1927 and Boom Crash Opera unite for the Ultimate Retro Tour across Australia.

Iconic Australian bands 1927 and Boom Crash Opera are teaming up for the ‘Best Things Tour’ in March and April 2024.

Rewind to the late Eighties, and these two acts owned the airwaves with their undeniably catchy tunes. Fast forward to today, and their musical legacy remains intact, with songs that have stood the test of time, bagging ARIA Awards, Platinum albums, and Top 40 Hits.

The ‘Best Things Tour’ promises to be a nostalgia-fueled event, featuring the chart-topping hits that made these bands household names. From Geelong to Thirroul, the tour will wind its way through iconic Australian venues, delivering a night to remember. Kicking off the journey on March 1 in Geelong, the tour will then groove its way through Adelaide, Frankston, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, and Sydney, culminating in two massive shows at Anita’s, Thirroul, on April 5 and 6.

The Best Things on Tour 2024

  • March Friday 1: The Wool Exchange, Geelong
  • March Saturday 2: The Gov, Adelaide
  • March Friday 8: Frankston Art Centre, Frankston
  • March Saturday 9: Corner Hotel, Melbourne
  • March Saturday 16: The Triffid, Brisbane
  • March Sunday 17: Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
  • March Friday 22: Freo Social, Fremantle
  • March Saturday 23: Astor Theatre, Perth
  • April Friday 5: Factory Theatre, Sydney
  • April Saturday 6: Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul

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In these crazy times, Boom Crash Opera emerges as a band you can rely on. Heeding the advice of their debut album’s producer to “stay together,” the band proudly stands as one of Australia’s most-loved, boasting 13 Top 50 singles and five Top 50 albums. With an intoxicating mix of indie pop and stadium rock, Boom Crash Opera’s hits like ‘Great Wall,’ ‘Hands Up In The Air,’ and ‘Dancing In The Storm’ continue to captivate audiences nearly four decades after the band’s inception.

As founding member Peter Farnan puts it, “We sounded like our name.” And indeed, their music is an irresistible rallying cry that has stood the test of time.

Known for timeless hits like ‘That’s When I Think of You,’ ‘Compulsory Hero,’ and ‘If I Could,’ 1927 made a powerful entrance into the music scene in 1988 with the quintuple Platinum album ‘…Ish.’ The success continued with the multi-platinum second album ‘The Otherside’ and a self-titled third album. With countless live shows at home and abroad, 1927 has rightfully earned legendary status over the last couple of decades.

The ‘Best Things Tour’ is set to be a celebration of the enduring magic these bands have brought to the music scene.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here