The Victims are saying goodbye with a Melbourne show next month

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The Victims are saying goodbye with a Melbourne show next month

The Victims
Words by Staff Writer

The Victims are playing Brunswick Ballroom in a final goodbye to Melbourne on December 1.

Legendary ’70s Perth punk group The Victims, who introduced the world to both Dave Faulkner and his original drumming partner in the Hoodoo Gurus, James Baker (who also co-founded The Scientists, The Beasts of Bourbon and more), are set to say a final farewell with shows in Melbourne and Sydney in early December.

The Victims Australian tour

  • 7:00pm, Fri 1 December
  • Brunswick Ballroom
  • Buy tickets here

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Since regrouping in late 2014 with #1 fan Ray Ahn of the Hard-Ons on bass, the Victims have released two new 7” vinyl records (an EP and a single), as well as an anthology of their ’70s classics, on esteemed Los Angeles label In The Red, and played a handful of shows on both coasts.

But now the time has come to say goodbye. A Perth farewell show, played in front of hundreds of heaving fans at the Rosemount back in June, was so great that plans were put into effect straight away to get the group over to Sydney and Melbourne. It just wouldn’t have been fair to fans in both cities otherwise – including a new generation of ’70s punk loving kids who need to see what the fuss is all about.

The Victims play Brunswick Ballroom in Melbourne Friday December 1, and the Crowbar in Sydney on Dec 2. And then they’re done. Joining the band in both cities will be Wollongong’s fantastic Chimers.

Buy tickets here.