The War On Drugs announce 2023 Australian tour with Spoon

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The War On Drugs announce 2023 Australian tour with Spoon

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The American indie-rockers will be heading down under for the first time in five years.

To cap off the year, The War On Drugs will be gracing Australian stages for the first time since 2018.

They’ll be starting out in Sydney before making their way through Melbourne and Brisbane and then flying out to Perth for a big finish at Kings Park.

The War On Drugs 2023 Australia Tour

  • Dec 4 – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney
  • Dec 7 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
  • Dec 9 – Riverstage, Brisbane
  • Dec 11 – Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth

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On their Aussie tour, The War on Drugs will be joined by the Texas experimental rock group Spoon as well as the rising Sydney folk-rock star Indigo Sparke.

Spoon rose to fame in the mid-2000s with two breakout albums, Girls Can Tell and Kill The Moonlight.

The group is best known for their alternative, art-rock sound as well as their hit single The Way We Get By which was featured in Stranger Than Fiction, The O.C. and Shameless.

The War On Drugs will be touring in support of their most recent album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore. Released in 2021, the album featured the singles Living Proof, Change and Harmonia’s Dream, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

The Philadelphia-based seven-piece has been around since 2005. Beloved for their unique fusion of indie rock, Americana and psychedelia, the band has released five studio albums.

They are fronted by the enigmatic musician and songwriter Adam Granduciel, who has also worked closely with Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten and Sore Eros.

The band is expected to bring a lively and moving performance to Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl when they touch down on December 7.

Tickets to see The War On Drugs with Spoon and Indigo Sparke will go on sale on May 26. To get yours, head here.