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ART OF FIGHTING ANNOUNCE ‘WIRES’ 21ST ANNIVERSARY TOUR

To celebrate the 21st Birthday of their debut full- length album ‘Wires’, Art Of Fighting have announced a run of Australian dates this coming September / October.  Performing headline shows across the East Coast in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, and visiting regional areas in QLD, NSW and VIC, the 9-date tour will see the band performing every song from the iconic ‘Wires’ album.

The record’s eleven tracks are beautifully crafted melodic gems, from the opening track ‘Skeletons’, ‘Reasons Are All I Have Left’, ‘Just Say I’m Right’, and ‘Give Me Tonight’, the album is a stand-out from start to finish.  This record remains one that is etched in the minds and hearts of their fans and peers, so much so, that 20 years later Rolling Stone Australia listed ‘Wires’ as the 159th best Australian album of all time.

Also, one of the band’s most successful albums, ‘Wires’ went on to win an ARIA award for Best Alternative Release in 2001. Not expecting to win, the band headed off on an overseas tour and were famously told of their prize while packing up after a gig in Germany, on their first European tour.  The success of the album not only locally but also internationally, with releases in the USA, Japan, Germany, and Taiwan, led to extensive touring both overseas and across Australia.

To coincide with the anniversary and tour ‘Wires’ will be released on vinyl for the first time as a deluxe double album with gatefold artwork through Hobbledehoy Records

Art of Fighting – ‘Wires’ 21st Anniversary Tour

Friday September 30 – The Zoo, Brisbane / Meanjin

Saturday October 1 – Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads / Bundjalung Country

Thursday October 6 – Lizottes, Newcastle / Awabakal Country

Friday October 7 & Saturday October 8 – The Vanguard, Sydney / Gadigal Country

Sunday October 9 – Kambri at ANU, Canberra / Ngunawal Country

Friday October 14 – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine / Djadjawurung Country

Saturday October 15 – Melbourne Recital Centre / Naarm

Sunday October 16 – Archies Creek Tavern, South Gippsland / Boonwurrung Country

Tickets for all shows are on sale @ 11am Friday July 29 and are available Here

https://www.artoffighting.com/