Aussie punks Frenzal Rhomb can see the lighter side of the pandemic and the much-discussed vaccine rollout, with news they are heading out on a national inoculation rollout programme (May to November) disguised as a punk-rock gig.
Oh, and for fans patiently waiting for a new Frenzal Rhomb album, the band have officially acknowledged via their press release that the writing of new FR songs is the 'only thing slower than Australia's vaccine rollout'. Cheeky buggers.
They've even doubled down on the blood-clotting controversy, proudly declaring there's an 'even tinier chance of any new music from Australia's semi-favourite still-here punk rock band before 2022' than getting blood clots from the AstraZeneca jab.
"Our studies have shown that genetic mutations are creating new variants of power chords played fast through a distortion pedal, which are continuing to emerge daily," Frenzal Rhomb's chief medical officer Doctor Lindemans said at a late-night press conference.
"We're confident it won't be too long before some of those chord progressions reach our shores."
Alongside appearances to dispense free doses of punk-rock feels at festival series Spring Loaded and Full Tilt Festival, Jason Whalley, Lindsay McDougall, Gordy Forman and Michael Dallinger will also venture far and wide: Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Darwin, Wollongong, Perth and Bunbury.
Please bring your Medicare card. Or not.
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Frenzal Rhomb 2021 Tour Dates
Sat 8 May - Spring Loaded (Sydney)Fri 11 Jun - Miami Marketta (Gold Coast)Sat 12 Jun - Full Tilt Festival (Brisbane)* sold outSun 13 Jun - The Triffid (Brisbane)Fri 18 Jun - Manning Bar (Sydney)Sat 19 Jun - Spring Loaded (Brisbane)Sun 20 Jun - Eleven Dive Bar (Sunshine Coast)Sat 26 Jun - Spring Loaded (Adelaide)Fri 2 Jul - York (Melbourne)Sat 3 Jul - Full Tilt (Melbourne)Sat 17 Jul - Full Tilt (Adelaide)Fri 23 Jul - Spring Loaded (Darwin)Sat 24 Jul - Railway Club (Darwin)Fri 30 Jul - UOW Uni Bar (Wollongong)Sat 31 Jul - Full Tilt (Sydney)Fri 6 Aug - Badlands Bar (Perth)Sat 7 Aug - Prince Of Wales (Bunbury)Sat 16 Oct - Spring Loaded (Central Coast)Sat 23 Oct - Spring Loaded (Wollongong)Sat 30 Oct - Spring Loaded (Perth)Sun 7 Nov - Scene & Heard (Newcastle)Sat 27 Nov - Spring Loaded (Melbourne)