After more than ten years, four studio albums and an immeasurable amount of anticipation, the wait is finally over! Destroy All Lines is pleased to announce that this July, Say Anything will voyage down under for their first ever Australian headline tour. The Say Anarchy Australian Tour will be the band’s first in over three years, with the Californian indie-punks last in Australia to wow audiences at the 2009 Soundwave Festival.
The ingenious indie punk brainchild of Max Bemis, perhaps best known for their provocative lyrics, quirky music and eccentric live shows, has been making their odd, ever-changing and simply unclassifiable music for over a decade, with no signs of slowing down. Their breakthrough studio debut and critically acclaimed 2004 release …Is A Real Boy garnered praise from media across the board, hurling them into the spotlight. With all eyes on the fresh faced duo, Bemis (just 20 years old at the time) took the natural next step. Grabbing a few more of his friends and diving into a relentless touring schedule, Bemis began building a loyal following through his tongue-in-cheek outbursts and animated live show.
Fast forward a few years and we’re met with the heralded release of Anarchy, My Dear (March 2012, via UNFD). When it came to recording studio album number four Bemis reconnected with producer Tim O’Heir [Sebadoh, Superdrag, All-American Rejects]. Fuelled by a sense of urgency and aggression, the product of the collaboration is a showcase of the raw energy, dynamism and exuberance that sparked the band’s early success. In Bemis’ own words, “Anarchy, My Dear is our first attempt to write a true ‘punk’ record; thematically speaking, it’s a collection of songs about subverting society and destroying the boundaries humankind has placed upon ourselves both physically and in our minds. Coincidentally, it also happens to be the first record we’ve made in years where we had total freedom to explore our ‘edgier’ side and present a raw picture of what the band is truly about onstage”.
Australian fans were tempted with a taste of the animated and eccentric live show Say Anything has become renowned for way back in 2009. Come July Say Anything will reward their Australian fans’ patience with the opportunity to take in their full live experience with extended sets.
Fresh from appearances on two of the country’s premier music festivals (namely Big Day Out and Groovin’ The Moo), Melbourne’s The Getaway Plan have been touring relentlessly since the release of their sophomore album Requiem in November 2011. With a solid reputation for delivering one of Australia’s most explosive live shows, they will set the stage for Say Anything to bring the show home on all dates. The Say Anarchy Australian Tour is destined to be one of the ‘Must See’ shows of 2012.
Tickets are on sale Thursday May 10 from 9:00am.
Wednesday July 11 - Amplifier, Perth - 18
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 438 849, www.heatseeker.com.au and www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au
Thursday July 12 - Fowler’s Live, Adelaide - Lic/AA
Tickets available from Clarity Records, www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 438 849, Moshtix outlets, www.venuetix.com.au or (08) 8225 8888
Friday July 13 - Billboard The Venue, Melbourne - 18
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 or, www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 438 849, Moshtix outlets, Polyester Records and Fist2Face on 03 9095 7911
Saturday July 14 - The Hi-Fi, Sydney - 18
Tickets available from www.thehifi.com.au or 1300 The HIFI, Moshtix outlets, Resist Records, Utopia Records and Red Eye Records
Tuesday July 17 - The HI-FI, Brisbane - 18
Tickets available from www.thehifi.com.au or 1300 The HIFI, Moshtix outlets, Kill The Music, Butterbeats CBD & Valley, Gooble Warming and Atlantis Music Southport
Say Anything’s new album, Anarchy, My Dear featuring “Burn A Miracle” and “Say Anything” is available digitally and in stores through UNFD.
The Getaway Plan’s Requiem is out now via UNFD/WMA.