Australian college-rock faves Hoodoo Gurus dropped two big pieces of news this week: they’ve released a brand-new single called “Answered Prayers,” and, even more surprising, they announced the band’s first U.S. tour in a decade.
The new single is available now on streaming services, and can be heard below. The band says, “Maybe we’ll get around to pressing it on to 7-single vinyl in the coming months.”
But Dave Faulkner and Co. will return next fall for a 19-date run of U.S. shows beginning Oct. 23 in Seattle and running through Nov. 14 in Carborro, North Carolina. Head to the band’s website for ticket links. The tour is being presented by the Little Steven’s Underground Garage channel on Sirius XM satellite radio.
On the band’s website, Faulkner notes:
“I know many people are going to be disappointed that their city (or country) will miss out on a Gurus gig this time — and that includes some of our favourite places to play (hello, Atlanta and New Orleans!). We will be coming back again asap with a new album and a much more extensive tour next time. This is just the first step in a much more active touring schedule for the band over the next few years, with visits to many other cities, countries and planets being in our long term touring schedule. For reasons that are too boring to get into, we have to limit this particular U.S. tour to three weeks, and though we’ve squeezed as many gigs as we can into that time, we are barely scratching the surface. We’ll come back again soon, we promise.”
Below, check out that rocking new single — and the Gurus’ U.S. tour dates.
Hoodoo Gurus tour dates
Oct. 23: Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Oct. 24: Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
Oct. 25: Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 26: The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 28: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
Oct. 29: State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 30: Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
Oct. 31: Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
Nov. 2: Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 3: City Winery, Chicago, IL
Nov. 4: Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
Nov. 6: Webster Hall, New York City, NY
Nov. 7: The Sinclair, Boston, MA
Nov. 8: Philly Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 9: The NorVa, Norfolk, VA
Nov. 11: The Hamilton, Washington, D.C.
Nov. 12: Private show, Jacksonville FL
Nov. 13: TBA, Jacksonville FL
Nov. 14: Cats Cradle, Carborro, NC
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