Grinspoon announce 45 date tour this November, plus a new single and album

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Grinspoon announce 45 date tour this November, plus a new single and album

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The first new music from the legendary Australian rockers, Unknown Pretenders comes from their forthcoming record whatever, whatever due for release 9 August.

Grinspoon have always been a hard act to follow thanks to their infectious riffs, gut-punching drums and frontman, Phil Jamieson’s undeniable vocals and charismatic presence. Today the band are revived on the new music front after 12 years, dropping their new single Unknown Pretenders, and announcing the original lineup will be heading out on the road for a whopping 45 show Australian tour.

Grinspoon whatever, whenever, wherever Victorian tour dates

  • Tue 05 Nov | 170 Russell St, Melbourne | Vic | 18+ Ga
  • Tue 12 Nov | Commercial Hotel, South Morang |vic | 18+ Ga
  • Wed 13 Nov | Village Green, Mulgrave | Vic | 18+ Ga
  • Fri 15 Nov | Pier Bandroom, Frankston | Vic | 18+ Ga
  • Sat 16 Nov | All Seasons, Bendigo | Vic | 18+ Ga
  • Sun 17 Nov | Barwon Heads Hotel, Surf Coast |vic | 18+ Ga / Aa Tbc

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With 13 ARIA nominations and 2 wins, countless Platinum accolades and an undeniable live reputation which has endured to keep frontman Jamieson well sorted after for live projects, Grinspoon zoomed into the Australian music scene in a major way, becoming a blueprint for fellow Australian rock contemporaries. With their mega-hit-maker album Thrills, Kills and Sunday Pills catapulting them to new heights in 2004, just shy of 10 years after their debut EP, two years after New Detention struck a chord with Lost Control, Gone Tomorrow and Chemical Heart, Grinspoon held a consistent career until their final album Black Rabbits in 2012.

Their upcoming comeback album whatever, whatever is set to uphold their legacy with ferocity and an injection of adrenaline to reignite the Grinspoon flame. As the first taste, Unknown Pretenders already makes it mark with its pent up creative energy.

Unknown Pretenders was sparked inside the pandemic, with the band enlisting Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers) as producer for both the track and record, working with him over the last couple of years to shape the sound of whatever whatever.

With the album signalling in a new tour, Grinspoon will be heading out on the road for 45 shows from September. Presented by Triple M, the band will have Press Club as their supports for what is set to be a fire-starter event.

Excited to hit the road, Grinspoon’s Jamieson says, “This thing ain’t for the faint hearted, we’re really trying to get to as many places as possible, it kind of harks back to the olden days of touring; 4 guys in a van with some guitars. With the release of new music we wanted to give everyone the opportunity to see Grinners, and we’re going back to some venues we haven’t played in 20 years!”

He continues, “To say we’re excited is a massive understatement! Over the last 6 years we have played arenas and stadiums and theatres and what not, and it’s all been tremendous and we have loved every minute of it, but there is nothing like the 3 hour drive after a show, the 9am checkout from the hotel, and the first stop to get a chicko roll and strawberry milk – black coffee for me, I am now an adult. These gigs will be madness – sweaty Tuesdays, taking the day off work on a Wednesday, remembering the reason you go to pubs. Our venues are suffering out there in the regions so we are bringing the show to them. We can’t wait to see you all!”

Fan presale for the Grinspoon whatever whenever wherever Tour will go live from 10:00am (local time) Thursday 23 May and general public tickets on sale from 9am (local time) Monday 27 May. Tickets available from

Preorder for Grinspoon’s eighth studio album whatever whatever can be ordered here.