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The Dead South Announce 2023 Australian and New Zealand Tour

21 June 2022 | 10:59 am | Staff Writer

The 'One For The Road' tour kicks off in January 2023.

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The Dead South will bring their unique bluegrass sound to Australia and New Zealand for the first time with their One For The Road Tour in January 2023. 

The band will perform headline shows in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne before headlining across the ditch to Auckland.

Tickets go on sale at 1pm, Friday June 24. My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the pre-sale which commences at 12pm on Thursday June 23, and concludes at 12pm on Friday June 24.

With banjo, mandolin, cello and guitar, The Dead South certainly look the part of bluegrass traditionalists. But, as outsiders to the bluegrass world by circumstances of geography, they’re from the Canadian prairies, and by influences, equal parts fingerpicking and punk, there are few comparisons to be made for the four-piece acoustic band.

A brotherhood first and foremost, The Dead South formed at university in 2012 and forged on the road. Their progressive, tightly constructed approach to acoustic music that favours intricate solos and harmonies has brought two JUNO Awards for ‘Traditional Album of the Year’, the most recent for the Muscle Shoals-made Sugar & Joy (2019). They followed up in 2020 with Served Live, a double live album that celebrated and supported the live music industry in a time of crisis.

The Dead South’s most recent releases are Easy Listening For Jerks, Parts 1 + 2, two companion EPs which explore traditional folk and modern rock anthems alike in The Dead South’s signature boundary-pushing acoustic approach. New videos from the EPs, You Are My Sunshine and our previous Song of the Day, People Are Strange have garnered nearly 10 million views.


METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY                               MONDAY JANUARY 23
THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE                                      WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25
TUNING FORK, AUCKLAND                               SUNDAY JANUARY 29 


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