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Dust off your flat caps and dig out your Vans shoes as one of Australia’s most beloved punk rock acts, The Porkers, hit the road for a mammoth 14 date tour across the nation in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of their landmark album, ‘Hot Dog Daiquiri’.

Everyone has a story about seeing The Porkers live. It was hard to miss them in the 90’s as they were seemingly everywhere and at everything! Legendary festivals including LividThe Big Day OutThe FallsVans Warped Tour and Homebake were not complete unless you saw the band tearing up stages with their high energy ska infused, punk rock.

Skanking rhythms mixed with punchy punk choruses, some funk and reggae, some Aussie pub rock and a distinctive Novocastrian sense of humour. What’s not to love?

You don’t need a full blown band history here, just know that The Porkers have been cranking it out since the release of their debut singleEarhquakin’ in 1990! Their albums, ‘Grunt’, the aforementioned ‘Hot Dog Daiquiri’, ‘Time Will Tell’ and ‘This Is The Porkers’ cultivated a sound all their own. Uniquely identifiable yet completely accessible.

After leaving no stone unturned in Australia, the 7 piece behemoth headed for the US and across that infamous Summer of ’99 appeared on the Vans Warped Tour from east to west. Playing alongside EminemBlack Eyed PeasIce-T, as well as Suicidal TendenciesPennywiseBlink 182 and many more. In 2004, the ‘Men of Pork’ toured Japan where they recorded the ‘Live at Nakanoshima’ album. That same year they dropped Swinging Like Tiger Woods which foretold the story of the pro golfer’s fall from grace, 3 years before it happened!

After a hiatus of 7 long long years and at the personal request of the promoter, The Porkers returned bigger than ever to open the main stage on the Soundwave Festival, warming it up for The Living EndPlaceboRob Zombie and Green Day. After that, the invitations poured in and soon they were back in the USA as special guests of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at their annual ‘Hometown Throwdown’ in Boston, followed by a month long tour through sleet and snow over Xmas and New Year 2016-17, with the boys kicking off their 30th year in New York City!

2018 saw a slight hiccup with frontman Pete suffering a stroke and having to undergo heart surgery, but you would never know, he was back on stage in a matter of weeks and firing on all cylinders, proving that nothing—not even a stroke—can silence the roar of The Porkers.

While celebrating the old, the band are still cranking it out. Their latest track, Calm Down Karen, is 1 minute and 47 seconds dedicated that kind of person we all know, Karen.

In 2024, The Porkers are as tight as ever and just as shocked as you are that ‘Hot Dog Daiquiri’ was released 25 years ago!

The Porkers have hand selected a spectacular bunch of support bands to make the shows that much porksome! Find a partner who is your Designated Drinker buddy and get down to one of the shows. It’s going to be a blast!

‘Hot Dog Daiquiri’ 25th Anniversary vinyl LP and Deluxe CD + exclusive merch available at shows!


Thursday February 22: The Northern, Byron Bay w/ Square Tugs, PJ Sheek
Friday February 23: The Back Room, Brisbane w/ Square Tugs, The Snouts
Saturday February 24: King’s Beach, Caloundra w/ Square Tugs, Slurpee Jerks
Sunday February 25: Vinnies Dive, Gold Coast w/ Serial Killer Dinner Party
Friday March 1: Pelly Bar, Frankston w/ Admiral Ackbar’s Dishonourable Discharge, Blankassets
Saturday March 2: The Tote, Melbourne w/ The Skarntz, Admiral Ackbar’s Dishonourable Discharge
Thursday March 7: The Baso, Canberra w/ Yoko Oh No, A Commoner’s Revolt
Friday March 8: King St Warehouse, Newcastle
Saturday March 9: Hiss & Crackle, Wallsend (DAYTIME SHOW)
Saturday March 9: Label, Brookvale (NIGHTTIME SHOW)
Thursday March 14: Crowbar, Sydney w/ The Skarntz
Friday March 15: Baroque Room, Katoomba w/ Dark Clouds
Friday March 22: Drifter’s Wharf, Gosford
Saturday March 23: Brass Monkey, Cronulla w/ The Skarntz

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