National favourites Augie March play a special concert featuring songs from their back catalogue and their brand-new album
Way back in late 1995, a bunch of mates were invited to play a friend’s art exhibition opening in Brunswick, Victoria. What emerged was one of Australia’s most beloved bands – rapturously applauded by both fans and the who’s who of the music industry. Augie March became ‘Australia’s most revered indie rock act’ (Triple J) and frontman Glenn Richards marked ‘as one of the finest tunesmiths of his generation’ (The Daily Telegraph). So it was immeasurable heartbreak for fans in 2009, when the band, for a variety of reasons, decided to take an indefinite break.
Fast forward five years and Glenn Richards, Kiernan Box, Edmondo Ammendola, Adam Donovan and Dave Williams take up the mantle once more, this time with a fierce new potency. Augie March play a set of gigs just a few short streets away from their 1995 debut and they’ve also secretly penned and recorded a new album Havens Dumb. Now the band with gold and platinum albums to their name, takes to the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage in April 2015 for a special concert featuring songs from their 17-year career and their new album.
And if you were wondering what the result such a significant hiatus is: ‘Havens Dumb may well be remembered as the best and most cohesive record of Augie March’s later period. But even beyond that, the record will cement Glenn Richards’ status as one of the greatest and most unique lyricists Australia is ever likely to see.’ (Kill Your Darlings).
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
8pm – 8.30pm: Fraser A Gorman
8.30pm – 8.50pm: Interval
8.50pm – 10:20pm: Augie March
Friday 17 April 2015 8pm
Duration: 2 hours & 20 min (incl interval)
Standard $60 ($55 Concession)
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