Returning spectacularly to venues around Australia this September, End of Fashion reunite for a very special national tour, celebrating 10 years since the release of their much-loved debut self-titled album.
Cast minds back to 2006 for a second – Millions start signing up to a new social media platform called Facebook, the Beaconsfield mining disaster grips Australia, the Xbox 360 is released worldwide and aussie band, End of Fashion release an iconic self-titled debut that resonates with thousands across this great southern land and beyond.
To say the band’s debut record was successful is a massive understatement. Lead single ‘O Yeah’reached number eight in the triple j Hottest 100 of 2005, sandwiched between Wolfmother and The White Stripes. ‘O Yeah’ also reached 21 on the ARIA Charts and cleaned up two ARIA Awards – best single & best video. Follow up singles ‘The Game’ and ‘She’s Love’ also debuted at #13 and #86 on the ARIA charts respectively. The album also featured previously released EP track ‘Rough Diamonds’ which gained a #86 spot in the 2004 triple j Hottest 100. Recorded in Oxford Missisippi withDennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello) the album peaked at number three on the ARIA Charts and ended up going gold in Australia & New Zealand.
In speaking about the reunion, frontman Justin Burfod reveals he was inspired after a show in Perth earlier this year. “We did what we thought would be a special one off show at Amplifier, a venue that had a lot of meaning for us back in the day. Putting those songs back on that stage, playing with guys like Mal Clark and Jay Cortez, it all kind of felt like going home. There was such an energy in that room. It just felt good. So we thought, let’s do this again! Take it out to some of the other venues we played around the country back in the day. See if we can have that same experience in other cities we visited,”he says. “So that’s what Im excited about the most, having that connection with a crowd in a rock and roll venue again, playing songs from a very special time in my life.”
Playing songs from their debut album as well as a few other gems, End of Fashion head to all six major cities, finishing up where it all began, at Perth’s Amplifier on Saturday 17 September. Tickets are on sale from Thursday.
THU SEP 08 | NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB | SYD
FRI SEP 09 | NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB | MEL
SAT SEP 10 | THE ZOO | BRIS
SUN 11 SEP | ROCKET BAR | ADEL
THU 15 SEP | PRINCE OF WALES | BUNBURY
SAT 17 SEP | AMPLIFIER | PER
*From Official Press Release