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McAlister Kemp Announce Rescheduled Come Back Tour

31 May 2022 | 11:10 am | Mallory Arbour

McAlister Kemp have announced their 16-date 2022 tour!

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Powerhouse duo, McAlister Kemp have announced the dates of their We Roll On 2022 tour, following last year’s cancellation of their comeback tour due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

McAlister Kemp shared on social media, “We are absolutely stoked to announce the 'We Roll On - 2022 Tour' kicking off in Tamworth on August 19 through to Brisbane on October 2. We cannot wait to get out on the road, play some new songs and all the hits and hang out with you guys - so grab your mates and get on down to these shows!!!”

The band – comprised of Troy Kemp and Drew McAlister – kicked off their 2022 tour with three shows over the weekend (May 27-May 29) in New South Wales. They will return in August for a further 16 dates, which will take them across NSW, Queensland and Victoria including appearances at the Gympie Music Muster, Country Rocks Festival and Savannah in the Round.  

Tickets go on sale here from 12pm AEST on Thursday, June 2.

As well as their 2022 tour, McAlister Kemp shared a sneak peek of their next single, Paid For Drinking Beer. The up-tempo track follows on from After The Breakdown – the duo’s first single release together in seven years. Released in January, the anthem hit the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart in March. Both songs will feature on their forthcoming album.

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If you’re coming out to the shows this weekend you’re going to hear a couple new songs, so we thought why not share a sneak peak of our next single ‘Paid For Drinking Beer’ - we’d love to hear you guys singing along. And if you can’t make it to a show, we hope this gets you ready for a big weekend wherever you are! Cheers, D&T ✌️🤘 #mcalisterkemp #paidfordrinkingbeer #countrymusic #backontour

Posted by McAlister Kemp on Thursday, May 26, 2022

McAlister Kemp were scheduled to play seventeen dates across October to November on their After The Breakdown 2021 tour including appearances at the Deni Ute Muster and Groundwater Country Music Festival. The tour was later cancelled following COVID related issues.

The duo initially reunited in 2020 to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of McAlister Kemp’s debut album, All Kinds Of Tough. Originally announced as a one-off special concert for the Tamworth Country Music Festival, they broke a new record at the iconic Longyard Hotel when their show sold-out within four days, leading to a second show announced for the following day.

They remain one of the most successful Australian country acts of the last decade. From the immediate, breakout success in 2010 (which saw them take home the award for ‘New Talent of the Year’ at the 2011 Golden Guitars) through to disbanding in 2015, the duo earned their stripes as one of the highest selling and most loved touring acts in Australian country music.

Their three highly acclaimed albums – All Kinds of Tough (2010), ARIA Award-nominated Country Proud (2012) and Harder to Tame (2014) – produced number one video and airplay hits including Country Proud, Hell Yeah, It Don’t Buy You Love, Harder to Tame, Fight Me and All Kinds of Tough. They have toured extensively, playing to big crowds on large festival stages, and opening for the likes of Adam Brand and international acts Alan Jackson and Big & Rich.

Both members have also had lucrative solo careers. McAlister released two solo albums (2015’s Black Sky and 2017’s Coming Your Way) and was one-fifth of Adam Brand and The Outlaws, the super group who took home the 2017 ARIA award for ‘Highest Selling Australian Artist’.

Kemp released his debut solo album Against The Grain in 2015, which features the #1 singles How We Roll Around Here and Small Town Girl. He picked up a Rob Potts ‘New Talent Of The Year’ Award at the 2018 CMC Awards for his duo project Tailgate Drive with Damien Baguley from The Viper Creek Band and his duet of Hung Up On You with songstress Jayne Denham was nominated for ‘Vocal Collaboration Of The Year’ at the 2019 Golden Guitar Awards.

Kemp, who now calls Nashville home, has released a handful of singles too, including Before Summer Starts To Fall with Katrina Burgoyne, and Will Day’s Bro’s alongside Col Finley.


Keep up to date with McAlister Kemp on their Facebook page here.