Sunnyboys announce final ever tour for 2023

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Sunnyboys announce final ever tour for 2023


More than 40 years after their formation, legends of Australian indie Sunnyboys are calling it quits with one final tour of Australia.

Announced today, Sunnyboys are coming to Northcote Theatre on January 28 on their final ever tour. As legends of the early 1980s, the high energy band from Sydney that needs no introduction are returning to do what they do best for one last time – play live.

Sunnyboys 2023 Tour Dates

  • January 13 – Twin Towns, Gold Coast
  • January 14 – Twin Towns, Gold Coast
  • January 20 – Dee Why RSL, Sydney
  • January 21 – Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong
  • January 25 – The Gov, Adelaide
  • January 28 – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne
  • February 10 – NightQuarter, Sunshine Coast
  • February 11 – The Tivoli, Brisbane
  • February 18 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here.

“Of the hundreds of bands, and thousand of people that we knew at the time, we’re one of the few that can stand up and say ‘We were really good at what we did, and we’re really proud of what we did’,” Sunnyboys guitarist Richard Burgman says. “We’re lucky enough to still be able to get up and say to people ‘We’re really proud to be able to present this to you now’.”

Formed by Bil Bilson, Richard Burgman and brothers Jeremy and Peter Oxley and named after the triangular shaped icy pole, The Sunnyboys exploded onto the scene in 1980 with tremendous popularity. Playing five nights a week just two months after their formation, the band’s high energy and lyrics full of youthful relatability resonated with audiences across the country. Hits such as “Love to Rule”, “The Seeker”, “What You Need” and “Alone With You” all appeared on the band’s self-titled EP – an album that has been certified Platinum.

Their renaissance as a live band in the last few years has been facilitated by Jeremy Oxley’s return to health, bringing with them a rerelease of seminal albums Individuals and Get Some Fun, which includes tracks from their appearance at the treacherously rainy Narara festival in 1983. “What I remember about Narara was the headliners – Midnight Oil and Split Enz,” guitarist Richard Burgman told us. “We played at about six o’clock, and then we hung around to watch the Oils play. And they were such an awesome live band.”

Catch Sunnyboys for their final time when they come to Northcote Theatre on January 28. Tickets go on sale on September 29, grab them by heading here