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MODELS AND BOOM CRASH OPERA TEAM UP FOR NATIONAL ‘DOUBLE A SIDE’ TOUR

Models and Boom Crash Opera have announced they are joining forces for a series of very specials shows from November, extending into 2025. Following the demand for what was to be a one-off show at Richmond’s Corner Hotel on November 3, the bands have listened to their fans and will take this powerhouse Australian music double across the country.

Although formed 6 years apart, Models and Boom Crash Opera dominated the Australian charts throughout the 80’s and early 90’s and boast catalogues that are woven into the fabric of Australian Rock/Pop/Post Punk/Art Rock…. however else you want to label it … HISTORY!

Both acts may have pulled the hand break a few times but have long been on the touring circuit and have experienced somewhat of a renaissance in recent times.

These shows promise to deliver the great Australian music pairing of 2025.
MODELS & BOOM CRASH OPERA ‘DOUBLE A SIDE’ TOUR 2024/2025
ON SALE NOW – TICKETS AT: modelsband.com   boomcrashopera.com

2024
3 Nov   Corner Hotel    Melbourne, VIC *SELLING FAST*
8 Nov   Selinas               Sydney, NSW with James Reyne
16 Nov  Eatons Hill       Brisbane, QLD with James Reyne

2025
21 March  Paddington RSL    Sydney, NSW
28 March Triffid    Brisbane, QLD
12 April     Anita’s Theatre  Thirroul, NSW
24 April     The Gov   Adelaide, SA
9 May          Rosemount  Perth, WA

ABOUT MODELS 
When they formed, Models were hailed as one of the most innovative and imaginative Australian bands. Four decades later, nothing has changed. Well, that’s not quite right – a lot of things have changed, but not the band’s approach to making music.
Models have always done things their own way. As the authors of The 100 Best Australian Albums (which featured Models’ The Pleasure Of Your Company) stated “Melbourne electronic outfit Models followed a distinctly perverse and disjointed course from the outset.”
The band actually had a “no singles” policy when they started – which annoyed Molly Meldrum. In 1980, Molly stopped his car on busy Chapel Street in Melbourne when he spotted a couple of Models. “He blocked traffic for several minutes to berate us,” singer Sean Kelly chuckles, “telling us that we were doing no one any favours and that our song ‘Happy Birthday IBM’ could’ve been a hit!” (Molly didn’t hold a grudge, later calling Models “one of my favourite bands from the Countdown era”.)
Models rescinded their “no singles” policy with their second album, Local &/or General, and their chart-topping run of hits includes ‘I Hear Motion’, ‘Big On Love’, ‘Barbados’ and ‘Out Of Mind Out Of Sight’.
Models are that rare breed of bands – one that has successfully straddled critical acclaim, cult appeal and commercial success.
“Alongside The Boys Next Door/The Birthday Party, Models were one of the first Melbourne bands to rise out of the ashes of that city’s hothouse punk/new wave explosion of the late 1970s with a clear vision and wider appeal,” says Ian McFarlane, author of The Encyclopedia Of Australian Rock And Pop.
Models were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2010.
“We might go into hibernation occasionally – actually, quite a lot,” Sean Kelly says, “but we have never broken up.”
Models have continued to record, recently releasing two EPs, GTK and MEMO. And live, the band pays tribute to the pop genius of James Freud, who died in 2010.
The songs still sound fresh. “We don’t think of them as being old,” Andrew Duffield says.
Models never go out of style.

FOLLOW MODELS:  Website | Facebook

ABOUT BOOM CRASH OPERA
These here are crazy times but Boom Crash Opera are one band you can rely upon.
The producer of their debut album told them, “The most important thing a group can do is stay together. Keep it together and you can do anything you want”.
Boom Crash Opera took those words to heart, proudly becoming one of Australia’s most-loved bands, with 13 Top 50 singles and five Top 50 albums.
As founding member Peter Farnan says, “We sounded like our name.” It’s an intoxicating mix of indie pop and stadium rock, with unforgettable hits such as ‘Great Wall’, ‘Hands Up In The Air’, ‘City Flat’, ‘Onion Skin’ ‘Get Out Of The House’, ‘The Best Thing’ and ‘Dancing In The Storm’.
Nearly four decades after the band began, the start of ‘Onion Skin’ remains an irresistible rallying cry:
Keep it in! Cut it out! Kick it out!

FOLLOW BOOM CRASH OPERA:  Website | Facebook | Instagram

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