Iconic Aussie rockers Grinspoon have today released their highly anticipated, 20th Anniversary edition of the album that propelled their careers into the stratosphere, Guide To Better Living. Fittingly, the release lands on the day they are set to kick off their upcoming national tour which is now almost completely sold out, as fans clamour to secure their tickets. Hockey Dad are already on board as main support for the epic tour, and today Grinspoon are chuffed to announce their additional supports My Echo, Good Boy, Royal Chant and The Dead Love who will be jumping on the road for a bunch of shows each.
Having just performed in the coveted slot at the State of Origin on Wednesday, Grinners are busier than ever – and their fans cannot get enough. Tickets to their Tivoli Theatre show sold out in just thirty minutes after going on sale, and now more than half the tour is sold out, with 20 of the 31 shows already certified sell-outs and very limited tickets are still available to all other shows.
To correspond with the tour, the accompanying expanded, multi-format reissue of Guide To Better Living is available from today. The Grinspoon-curated 20th Anniversary edition of Guide To Better Livingsees the original 16-track album expand to a mammoth 49 track feast of rarities, live tracks and unreleased recordings. The album also appears on vinyl for the very first time in the form of a limited edition red vinyl pressing, coupling the original album with a second disc Live At CBGB’s – an incendiary 10-track live recording of the band taken from the fabled CBGB’s venue in New York.
Thrilled with the response to the reissue of the album and the hugely popular tour, frontman Phil Jamieson has a message for the album: “Happy 20th birthday GTBL! We are so proud you have grown up to be the album we imagined you’d become… it’s such a delight to see the people of Australia wanting to see you live and listen to you on vinyl. Never in our wildest dreams did we expect you to turn out so great – but you did. You must have had some awesome parents! All our love, GSPN.”
The Guide To Better Living Tour will see the band play the album cover to cover across June-September 2017, alongside a selection of later favourites from their albums that followed.
Grinspoon is Phil Jamieson on vocals, Pat Davern on guitar, Joe Hansen on bass and Kristian Hopes on drums.
Guide To Better Living Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition is out now
The Guide To Better Living tour kicks off tonight at Kay St Entertainment Complex in Traralgon.
GUIDE TO BETTER LIVING NATIONAL TOUR DATES
Presented by TEG LIVE and Triple M
FRI 23 JUN | KAY ST ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX, TRARALGON VIC | 18+ SELLING FAST #
FRI 30 JUN | MARGARET COURT ARENA, MELBOURNE, VIC | LIC AA SOLD OUT ^
SAT 1 JUL | VILLAGE GREEN HOTEL, MULGRAVE, VIC | 18+ SOLD OUT ^
THURS 6 JUL | ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY, NSW | LIC AA SELLING FAST ^
FRI 7 JUL | ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY, NSW | LIC AA SOLD OUT ^
SAT 8 JUL | THE TIVOLI THEATRE, BRISBANE, QLD | 18+ SOLD OUT ^
SUN 9 JUL | THE TIVOLI THEATRE, BRISBANE, QLD | 18+ SOLD OUT ^
SAT 29 JUL | ONE TROPICAL DAY @ DARWIN SKI CLUB, DARWIN, NT | LIC AA ***
THU 3 AUG | THE WOOL EXCHANGE, GEELONG, VIC | 18+ SOLD OUT #
FRI 4 AUG | PIER BANDROOM, FRANKSTON, VIC | 18+ SOLD OUT #
SAT 5 AUG | GRANADA TAVERN, HOBART, TAS | 18+ SOLD OUT #
SUN 6 AUG | GRANADA TAVERN, HOBART, TAS | 18+ SELLING FAST #
THU 10 AUG | THE JACK, CAIRNS, QLD | 18+ SOLD OUT ^
FRI 11 AUG | DALRYMPLE HOTEL, TOWNSVILLE, QLD | 18+ SOLD OUT ^
SAT 12 AUG | MAGNUMS, AIRLIE BEACH, QLD | 18+ SELLING FAST ^
THU 17 AUG | VILLA NOOSA, NOOSAVILLE, QLD | 18+ SOLD OUT ^
FRI 18 AUG | REDLAND BAY HOTEL, REDLAND BAY, QLD | 18+ SOLD OUT ^
SAT 19 AUG | SHAKA FEST – MIAMI TAVERN, GOLD COAST, QLD | 18+ SELLING FAST **
THU 24 AUG | DUNSBOROUGH TAVERN, DUNSBOROUGH, WA | 18+ *SOLD OUT ^
FRI 25 AUG | METRO CITY, PERTH, WA | 18+ SOLD OUT ^
SAT 26 AUG | ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE, SA | AA SOLD OUT ^
THU 31 AUG | THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE, NSW | 18+ SOLD OUT +
FRI 1 SEP | LISMORE CITY HALL , LISMORE, NSW | 18+ SOLD OUT ^
SAT 2 SEP | RACEHORSE HOTEL, IPSWICH, QLD | 18+ SOLD OUT ^
THU 14 SEP | THE ENTRANCE LEAGUES CLUB, BATEAU BAY, NSW | 18+ SOLD OUT ^
FRI 15 SEP | WAVES, WOLLONGONG, NSW | 18+ SOLD OUT ^
SAT 16 SEP | UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA, ACT | 18+ SELLING FAST ^
WED 20 SEP | CSU, WAGGA WAGGA, NSW | 18+ <
THU 21 SEP | BAROOGA SPORTS CLUB, BAROOGA, NSW | 18+ <
FRI 22 SEP | BEER DELUXE, ALBURY, NSW | 18+ <
SAT 23 SEP | NEX NEWCASTLE, NEWCASTLE, NSW | 18+ SELLING FAST <
***Hockey Dad not appearing
#My Echo opening support
^Good Boy opening support
+Royal Chant opening support
<The Dead Love opening support
To purchase tickets, head to www.grinspoon.com.au