Sun 03 July

200 years since invading Tasmania, The Empire is in its death throes. But while Maggie’s dead, her ideas don’t rest. We can’t change the past, and we should probably talk about it… but instead, go and catch The Dead Maggies.

Tasmanian story-telling, flannie-clad, folk-punks The Dead Maggies are on tour again, this time for two months of folk festivals, doof festivals and pub gigs across NSW, QLD, and South-East Asia.

This is their 4th tour in the 9 months since releasing their debut album ‘Well Hanged’ which had international airplay and was ‘album of the week’ on Edge Radio, ABC936 and 2BoB with airtime on Triple J. Their past April tour – ‘Lock up the drunks, lock in the Punks’, made new friends and has since brought more bands to the Tasmanian gig circuit.

The tour starts in Queensland, and throughout August they trek south to end up at Psyfari Festival to share the Friday night stage with The Bennies and The Porkers. Then they head off to Asia for gigs in Indonesia and Vietnam, and return in time for Folk by The Sea Festival at the end of September. Then they will go back to Tasmania and enjoy not being in the immediate company of each other for a while.

August/September Tour dates:

Fr 12/8 – The Grand Hotel, Gayndah, QLD (+fox n firkin, +button collective)

Sa 13/8 – Sonnys, Brisbane, QLD

Su 14/8 – Pub Paradise, Macleay Island, QLD

Tu 16/8 – Ponyland, near Nimbin, NSW (+the stragglers)

We 17/8 – New Tattersalls, Lismore, NSW (+button collective, +leigh hair)

Th 18/8 – The Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW (+button collective, +the stragglers)

Fr 19/8 – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW (+handsome young strangers acoustic)

Sa 20/8 – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW (+beefweek, +the stragglers)

Su 21/8 – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW (+beefweek)

Fr 26/8 – Psyfari Festival, Capertree Valley, NSW (+ bennies, + porkers, +lots more)

Sun 28/8 – Sidoarjo – Indonesia

Mon 29/8 – Malang – Indonesia

Tue 30/8 – Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Wed 31/8 – Bandung – Indonesia

Thurs 1/9 – Jakarta – Indonesia

Fri 2/9 – Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Sat 3/9 – Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Sun 4/9 – Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Mon 5/9 – Phan Thiet – Vietnam

Tues 6/9 – Phan Thiet – Vietnam

Fri 23/9 – Folk By The Sea Festival, Kiama NSW

Sat 24/9 – Folk By The Sea Festival, Kiama, NSW

Sun 25/9 -The Swamp, Newcastle, NSW