The Badloves @ THE BADLOVES with support King Canyon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FRIDAY 5TH MARCH, 2021:
One of Australia’s most cherished bands, The Badloves, are getting ready to hit the road for their vinyl release tour. The local lads will be performing at venues across the country and at one of Melbourne’s much loved live music institutions.
The Badloves became a household name in the 90’s with their debut album Get On Board. It spent a massive 69 weeks in the charts, peaked at No. 5 and went on to achieved double platinum sales. The critically acclaimed album delivered four hit singles: Lost, Memphis, I Remember and Green Limousine. The band then went on to be nominated for five ARIA Awards – Album of The Year, Single of The Year (Lost), Breakthrough Artist – Album, Breakthrough Artist – Single (Lost) and Best New Talent. The band secured two awards for Breakthrough Artist – Album and Breakthrough Artist – Single.
After extensive tours in Australia and Europe, they released their second album in 1995, Holy Roadside. It was a Top 15 chart debut, received further ARIA nominations, and another string of hit singles in Slave, Barefoot Bride, Living Thing and Caroline, establishing them as one of this country’s premier acts.
Whilst The Badloves wagon has rarely left the road in 30 long years, their recording output has been sparse. The drought finally broke in late 2019 when the band released the superb soulbrothertruckinsong – their first new single in 17 years. The Badloves continue to build on their legacy with the arrival of their recent single, Tribal, which has already received strong support from Australian radio. The song was inspired by one of Michael Spiby’s recurring dreams. Spiby explains “I don’t usually remember dreams, they’re so hard to catch. But often enough I wake up disturbed by this one recurring theme…how will I keep my little tribe together in tough times, am I up to the task? ‘Tribal’ is my recurring dream, caught in the light of day.”
In April 2021, for the first time, Warner Music released Get On Board on vinyl and as a digital deluxe including unreleased tracks from their 1993 Triple J Live At The Wireless session. The band’s videos have also been digitised for the first time, with the videos from Get On Board to be staggered from November 30. To celebrate the re-issue of Get On Board the band will be embarking on a national Australian tour.
Expect to hear the band's next new single "Midnight Sun" on radio in late 2021 with a new studio album to follow in 2022
Memo Music Hall
The Badloves 1992 debut album “Get On Board” peaked at #5 on the ARIA charts achieving double platinum status and hovered in the charts for a gravity defying 69 weeks. Throughout the 90’s they enjoyed hits with “Green Limousine”, “Lost”, “Caroline”, “Slave”, “Barefoot Bride” “Memphis” and the Top 5 hit “The Weight” with Jimmy Barnes. That is the history.
Frontman Michael Spiby is keeping The Badloves legacy alive and relevant with their recent new single ‘Soulbrothertruckinsong’ that immediately takes you back to their trademark sound from 1993 featuring Hammond organ and Spiby’s rich soulful vocals.
Their follow up single “Tribal” is scheduled for release on 30 July 2020 and will be performed for the first time live at Memo Music Hall on Mon 3 Aug.
The lineup will feature:
Michael Spiby – Vocals / Guitar James Ryan – Guitar / Lapsteel / BVs Tim Neal – Hammond Kit Riley – Bass / Double Bass / BVs Jeff Consi – Drums / BVs With special guest Susie Ahern – BVs Plus MC Jane Gazzo (Triple M)
Expect to hear an album from the band to follow in early next year.
The Badloves in 2020 has exactly the same authenticity Michael Spiby established in the ‘90s.
Once again, welcome aboard.
The Badloves frontman MICHAEL SPIBY joins forces with James Ryan (guitar / lapsteel) to present an intimate Sunday arvo acoustic session featuring a selection of soul / blues songs that have inspired them over the years and they may even sneak in a few Badloves tunes on the side for you ;-)
They’re set to play the arcobar stage on Sunday 5 July, kicking off at 2.30pm! This is a show not to be missed, and is sure to sell out very quickly.
Arcobar is proud to support the return of live music to their restaurant. Please help them keep music alive by supporting the Cover Charge set by musicians, with 100% of the proceeds of the cover charge for each event going directly to the artist. This will hopefully enable our artists to start earning some money again, and it enables the artists to control the amount being charged at the door, given COVID-19 restricted patronage numbers for all venues.
The Cover Charge for this event is $35 per person.
The Arcobar is respectfully asking for a minimum spend (including drinks) of $20 per person for lunch / afternoon tea whilst COVID-19 restricted patronage numbers apply.
Arcobar complies with the State & Federal Government COVID-19 Hospitality Environment Regulations, which includes controlling Social Distancing, complying with Restricted patronage Spacing, and restricting bookings and seating per table to a maximum of 6 people. They are unable to move chairs and tables around (due to Social Distancing requirements) and require all patrons to have an allocated seat.
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