Windang’s Hockey Dad and Cronulla’s Ruby Fields have announced a national run of shows which will take place in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle through June and July. The ‘Hockey Fields Tour’ was a collaboration destined to happen, not by name alone, but because they are bloody good mates!
Hockey Dad’s Zach and Billy forged a friendship with Ruby through years of playing the same festivals and bumping into each other on the touring circuit. It’s the perfect time for “Hockey Fields” to get together for this huge co-headlining tour.
Coming along for the ride will be special guests, Sydney’s Northern Beaches band Dear Seattle. It’s an indie rock three course feast!
Hockey Dad have just wrapped up a 21 date tour (in 28 days nonetheless!) of the UK and Europe with sold out shows along the way including the last show of the tour at London’s Lafayette. They will be primed and ready to go. They can’t wait to get back to Australia for shows. “It’s been too long since our last shows in these cities and we are buzzing to get amongst it again with awesome mates,” the duo said.
One off single T’s To Cross released in mid 2022 whet fans appetites for new music from Hockey Dad, their first release single 2020’s #2 ARIA album ‘Brain Candy’. With seven triple j Hottest 100 songs across their catalogue including Join The Club, I Missed Out, Germaphobe and more, word on the street is new music isn’t too far away at all.
Ruby Fields has been growing up in public since rising to national fame in 2017. After a string of successful singles and EPs, Ruby solidified her position as the iconoclastic songwriter Australia needed with her 2021 debut album, ‘Been Doin’ It For A Bit’, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart.
With her massive hit Dinosaurs landing at #9 on triple j’s Hottest 100 and tracks Pretty Grim and Kitchen making the cut in 2020 and 21’ respectively, fans are waiting for new music from Ruby with bated breath. “We got some real cool music coming your way soon,” Ruby teased earlier this year.
The ‘Hockey Fields Tour’ kicks off at The Tivoli in Brisbane on Saturday 24th June before heading west to Fremantle’s Metropolis on Friday 30th June, Friday 7th July at The Forum in Melbourne before finishing in Sydney at the Enmore Theatre on Friday 14th July. Tickets go on sale tomorrow Tuesday 9th May at 10am AEST.
Fans should be quick. With a killer lineup of indie rock’s finest, tickets will go licketysplit!
Fans can also catch Hockey Dad as part of Spin Off Festival in Wayville (South Australia) on Friday 21st July. Ruby Fields is doing a one off show at The Cambridge Hotel in Newcastle on Thursday 15th June.
HOCKEY DAD + RUBY FIELDS
THE ‘HOCKEY FIELDS TOUR’ w/ special guests DEAR SEATTLE
TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY 9TH MAY 10AM AEST
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SATURDAY 24TH JUNE | THE TIVOLI: BRISBANE, QLD
FRIDAY 30TH JUNE | METROPOLIS: FREMANTLE, WA
FRIDAY 7TH JULY | THE FORUM: MELBOURNE, VIC
FRIDAY 14TH JULY | ENMORE THEATRE: SYDNEY, NSW
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