Following their release of their first new music in two years with the rattling Mansfield 6.0, Adelaide rock band Bad//Dreems have announced a run of shows through October and November. The Spring tour will see the band hitting metro cities including Launceston on Friday 21st October , Hobart Saturday 22nd October, Sydney Friday 28th October, Melbourne Saturday 29th October, Adelaide Saturday 12th November and Brisbane on Friday 25th November.
Along for the ride on various shows are Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys with their dreamy Americana grooves and Northern NSW rockers Mini Skirt. Check the dates for specific shows as well as local supports.
Bad//Dreems are currently on an 11 date tour across Arnhem Land in the NT. The tour, alongside Jabiru’s Black Rock Band, includes dates at Darwin Festival this weekend and Kalkarindji’s Freedom Day Festival with Paul Kelly. The tour is part of the ‘Guts Touring’ initiative and follows in the footsteps of the Warumpi Band and Midnight’s Oil’s famous 1986 ‘Blackfella/Whitefella’ tour. Baddies guitarist Alex Cameron said: “We are midway through the tour of a lifetime across Arnhem Land with our new mates Black Rock Band from Jabiru. It’s a privilege to be able to visit the wonderful communities up here and share music with them.”
New single Mansfield 6.0 is the first taste of the band’s forthcoming fourth album. It was inspired by the bizarre events of late 2021 when the “Hi Vis Riots” of anti-vaccination construction workers coincided with the largest earthquake in Victoria for 50 years. More details on the album’s release will be announced soon.
The video for Mansfield 6.0 was recorded in and around an abandoned warehouse in St Peters, Sydney and features vocalist Ben Marwe, in a role loosely inspired by Rolf de Heer’s cult classic film Bad Boy Bubby. Directed by Mclean Stephenson, a longtime collaborator and shot by cinematographer Billy Zammit. No animals were harmed, and no road rules were contravened in the making of the video. Check out the video here.
Speaking of great videos, check out the new A.B. Original song King Billy Cokebottle starring the one and only Ben Marwe as bogan #1.
Bad//Dreems + Black Rock Band – NT TOUR
15th August | Jabiru, NT
16th August | Maningrida, NT
17th August | Ramingining, NT
18th August | Gunbalanya, NT
19th August | Darwin Festival, NT
20th August | Katherine, NT
21st August | Daly Waters, NT
22nd August | Jilkminggan, NT
23rd August | Ngukurr, NT
24th August | Numbulwar, NT
26th-28th August | Kalkarindji Freedom Day Festival, NT
BAD//DREEMS – SPRING TOUR
w. Mini Skirt (ex TAS)
w. Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys (ex TAS, VIC)
21st October | Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS – TIX
22nd October | Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS – TIX
28th October | Crowbar, Sydney, NSW – TIX
29th October | Night Cat, Melbourne, VIC – TIX
12th November | The Gov, Adelaide, SA – TIX
25th November | The Brightside, Brisbane, QLD – TIX
BAD//DREEMS MANSFIELD 6.0 OUT NOW
VIA FARMER & THE OWL / BMG
Thanks to Six Boroughs Media