Tame Impala has announced a homecoming lap later this year in support of the Aussie psychedelic rock group’s most recent album release Currents.
There’s something particularly Australian about the November shows; Tame Impala is embracing the great outdoors, playing open-air amphitheaters in each of the country’s five big cities.
The band, led by frontman and guitarist Kevin Parker and featuring Dominic Simper (guitar and synth), Jay Watson (synth), Julien Barbagallo (drums) and Cam Avery (bass) played what amounted to a high-profile warm-up gig at July’s Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay. Putting that single show aside, local fans have been waiting two years for the group to tour these parts.
Promoter Laneway Presents on Monday unveiled details for the mini-trek, which begins Nov. 7 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne then visits Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and wraps up Nov. 21 at Brisbane’s Riverstage. The itinerary has glaring gaps between shows, no-doubt allowing the band freedom to add dates down the track.
There’s no question, tickets will be like gold dust. Currents bowed at No. 1 on the Australia albums chart on its release in late June, a result which eclipsed the No. 4 peak for Tame Impala’s two previous, award-winning albums, Innerspeaker and Lonerism.
Support on all shows will be Mini Mansions, the side-project of Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, while Fremantle’s Koi Child, a seven-piece hip hop fusion project produced by Parker, will join the program in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.
Tame Impala is currently on tour in continental Europe. U.S. dates will follow in October.
Tame Impala’s 2015 Australian tour dates:
Nov. 7 — Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Nov. 11 — Sydney Opera House Forecourt
Nov. 14 – Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth
Nov. 18 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Nov. 21 – Riverstage, Brisbane