The Dead South announce first-ever Australian tour

The Dead South announce first-ever Australian tour

The Dead South

Canadian bluegrass outfit The Dead South have announced their first tour of Australia and New Zealand for January 2023.

The Dead South will bring their unique bluegrass sound to Australia and New Zealand for the first time with their One For The Road Tour in January 2023. The band will perform headline shows in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne before heading across the ditch to Auckland.

Propelled by the momentum of a gold-certified single for ‘In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company’, two Canadian JUNO Award wins for Traditional Roots Album of the Year and sold out tours worldwide with performances at iconic live destinations including Glastonbury, Brixton Academy, and Red Rocks Amphitheater, the finger-picking four-piece offer a highly nonconformist, hugely entertaining take on the traditional string band sound.

The Dead South: One For The Road Australia & New Zealand Tour 2023

  • Metro Theatre, Sydney: Monday, January 23
  • Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle: Tuesday, January 24
  • The Tivoli, Brisbane: Wednesday, January 25
  • Northcote Theatre, Melbourne: Friday, January 27
  • The Tuning Fork, Auckland: Sunday, January 29

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here. 

The Dead South’s most recent releases are Easy Listening For Jerks, Parts 1 + 2, two companion EPs which explore traditional folk and modern rock anthems alike in The Dead South’s signature boundary-pushing acoustic approach. New videos from the EPs, ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and ‘People Are Strange’ have garnered nearly 10 million views. You can listen to Easy Listening For Jerks, Part 1 here, or Easy Listening For Jerks, Part 2 here.

With banjo, mandolin, cello and guitar, The Dead South look the part of bluegrass traditionalists but, as outsiders to the bluegrass world by circumstances of geography, they’re from the Canadian prairies, and by influences, equal parts finger-picking and punk, there are few comparisons to be made for the four-piece acoustic band. They’ve earned global following sparked by YouTube, early success in German rock clubs and now, sold out shows at iconic venues in many continents.

Tickets go on sale at 1pm, Friday June 24. My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the pre-sale which commences at 12pm on Thursday June 23, and concludes at 12pm on Friday June 24.

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