The Bennies recently wrapped up their Wisdom Machine Australian tour in Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Two weeks and 15,000 kilometers later they were playing a festival in Berlin, Germany. It’s indicative of the work ethic for the Melbourne band who have earnt a reputation for not only hard partying but heavy touring.
So far 2016 has been a whirlwind for the band. In January, Wisdom Machine’s first single ‘Party Machine’ reached number 88 on triple j’s Hottest 100, some two months before physical copies of the album were even available. They toured the country and sold out shows wherever they went, including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and while they have always built their name around their live show, with Wisdom Machine, people were now talking loudly about their music.
They graced the covers of magazines, scored album of the week accolades and even infiltrated the charts, with the album debuting at number 40 on the ARIA Album chart and number 10 on the Australian chart. They drew the attention of Less Than Jake drummer, and owner of Florida based label Paper & Plastic, Vinnie Fiorello, who released their album in the UK and US, and they got invited to play at Belgium festival Groezrock, alongside their heroes in Rancid.
Spending April and May in their fourth continent in as many years, The Bennies will return home from their European and UK tour, to continue the second phase of their Wisdom Machine tour.
Constantly outdoing themselves with everything they do, this will be their biggest and most expansive tour to date, with 27 shows across each state, regional shows and new destinations they have previously never visited, including Townsville, Albany, Karratha, Werribee and, by popular demand, Nimbin.
Proudly presented by triple j, catch The Bennies pack out dance floors this June and July, supported by Poison City label mates Clowns, who are also fresh from European tour dates. Also along for the wild ride will be Perth power pop outfit Axe Girl, featuring Ness from Jebediah.
CLOWNS & AXE GIRL
Wednesday June 22nd Club 54 Launceston, TAS
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Thursday June 23rd Brisbane Hotel Hobart, TAS
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Saturday June 25th Pelly Bar Frankston, VIC
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Sunday June 26th Karova Lounge Ballarat, VIC
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Wednesday June 29th Mynt Werribee, VIC
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Thursday June 30th Barwon Club Geelong, VIC
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Friday July 1st The Gov Adelaide, S.A.
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Saturday July 2nd Village Green Mulgrave, VIC
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Sunday July 3rd Music Man Bendigo, VIC
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Wednesday July 6th Mairners Batemans Bay, NSW
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Thursday July 7th The Basement Canberra, ACT
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Friday July 8th University Of Wollongong Wollongong, NSW
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Saturday July 9th Factory Theatre Sydney, NSW
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Sunday July 10th Small Ballroom Newcastle, NSW
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Wednesday July 13th Nimbin Bush Theatre Nimbin, NSW
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Thursday July 14th Miami Tarven Gold Coast, QLD
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Friday July 15th Spotted Cow Toowoomba, QLD
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Saturday July 16th The Triffid Brisbane, QLD
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Sunday July 17th Sol Bar Maroocydore, QLD
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Thursday July 21st Flinders Social Townsville, QLD #
Friday July 22nd The Grand Cairns, QLD #
Saturday July 23rd Railway Club Darwin, NT #
Thursday July 28th Tambrey Tavern Karratha, WA #
Friday July 29th Rosemount Perth, WA *
Saturday July 30th Studio 146 Albany, WA *
Sunday July 31st Prince of Wales Bunbury, WA *
TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY APRIL 27TH 9AM
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