Australian rockers Hoodoo Gurus have begun work on a new studio album they plan to release next year, but have offered fans an early taste of their new music in the form of an uncharacteristically political single called “Hung Out to Dry” that goes after President Donald Trump.
The single follows last year’s “Answered Prayers” and is “the beginnings of a new album that will be released next year,” according to the band’s publicists. A new Gurus record in 2021 would be the band’s first full-length in 11 years, though they did release an EP in 2014.
“Hung Out to Dry” was released late last month, and now there’s an accompanying video, featuring the band in Trump masks doing a take-off of both Dylan’s famed “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video and, following the introduction of a masked Vladimir Putin, the ending of “Thelma and Louise.”
The song had been intended as the B-side to a follow-up single to “Answered Prayers,” according to the band’s publicists, but once they started rehearsing it, “Hung Out to Dry” kept “growing in stature and the band soon decided it deserved its own space.” That intended A-side will be released in a few months’ time.
The Hoodoo Gurus had been scheduled to undertake their first U.S. tour in a decade this fall, but that’s been derailed by the pandemic. Most of that tour has now been rescheduled for September and October 2021, with the exception of concerts that had been planned for Colorado and Utah.
Check out the band’s new video and rescheduled tour dates below.
Hoodoo Gurus tour dates
Oct. 23, 2020: Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Oct. 24, 2020: Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
Oct. 25, 2020: Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 26, 2020: The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 28, 2020: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
Oct. 29, 2020: State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 30, 2020: Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
Oct. 31, 2020: Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
Nov. 2, 2020: Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 3, 2020: City Winery, Chicago, IL
Nov. 4, 2020: Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
Nov. 6, 2020: Webster Hall, New York City, NY
Nov. 7, 2020: The Sinclair, Boston, MA
Nov. 8, 2020: Philly Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 9, 2020: The NorVa, Norfolk, VA
Nov. 11, 2020: The Hamilton, Washington, D.C.
Nov. 12, 2020: Private show, Jacksonville FL
Nov. 13, 2020: TBA, Jacksonville FL
Nov. 14, 2020: Cats Cradle, Carborro, NC
Sept. 13, 2021: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
Sept. 14, 2021: The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 15, 2021: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Sept. 16, 2021: Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
Sept. 18, 2021: Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Sept. 20, 2021: Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
Sept. 21, 2021: Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Sept. 22, 2021: City Winery, Chicago, IL
Sept. 24, 2021: Center Stage Theater, Atlanta, GA
Sept. 26, 2021: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
Sept. 28, 2021: The Hamilton Live, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 30, 2021: Royale, Boston, MA
Oct. 1, 2021: Webster Hall, New York, NY
Oct. 2, 2021: Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 3, 2021: The NorVa, Norfolk, VA
Oct. 7, 2021: River City Railyard, Jacksonville, FL
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