Experimental metal band MR. BUNGLE today announce Australia and New Zealand dates for March 2024 as part of their ‘The Raging Wrath of Australia & New Zealand’ with fellow rockers MELVINS.
Back in all of their teenage-angst glory, Mr. Bungle will kick off the tour at Auckland’s Town Hall before heading to Melbourne’s Festival Hall, Adelaide’s Hindley Street Music Hall, Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall and concluding at Perth’s Metro City.
Not unlike most ‘80s thrash metal bands, Mr. Bungle was formed in an impoverished lumber & fishing town by a trio of curious, volatile teenagers. Trey Spruance, Mike Patton and Trevor Dunn created the amorphous “band” in 1985 up in Humboldt County, California, sifting through a variety of members until around 1989 when they settled on a lineup that managed to get signed to Warner Bros. Records. Up until 2000 they released three albums, toured a good portion of the Western hemisphere and avoided any sort of critical acclaim. Some argue that the band subsequently broke up but there is also no proof of this. What is true is that they took 20 years off from performing under said moniker while they pursued various other musics that, in contrast, paid the rent.
In 2020, a different iteration of Mr. Bungle emerged, pairing the original trio of Dunn, Patton and Spruance with Anthrax’s Scott Ian and former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo for a proper release of the Eureka-bred band’s unreleased demo, ‘The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny’.
Joining them on all dates will be fellow rockers Melvins, who over their storied career have blended punk and metal influences, profoundly impacting grunge icons like Tad and Soundgarden. Despite their cult status, they inspired Nirvana and others, shaping the ’90s musical landscape. The band have already had an eventful 40th anniversary year, recently wrapping up outings in North America and Europe, and are planning to release new music in the coming year.
Don’t miss Mr. Bungle and Melvins as they bring their musical homecoming to Australia and New Zealand in 2024.
‘THE RAGING WRATH OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND’ W/ MELVINS
My Live Nation Pre-Sale begins: 11am Wednesday 22nd November at 11am – 10am, Thursday 23rd November.
General Tickets for all shows go on sale 11am, Thursday 23rd November via livenation.com.au & livenation.co.nz.
SUNDAY 3 MARCH – TOWN HALL, AUCKLAND
WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH – FESTIVAL HALL, MELBOURNE
THURSDAY 7 MARCH – HINDLEY STREET MUSIC HALL, ADELAIDE
SATURDAY 9 MARCH – HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY
SUNDAY 10 MARCH – THE FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE
TUESDAY 12 MARCH – METRO CITY, PERTH
With thanks to LiveNation Australia