Premier Artists present

The Blackeyed Susans

with special guests

Friday 06 October 2017 (opening 8:00pm)

at The Zoo ( venue info )
711 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ $28.60

Formed in Perth in 1989, The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums of occasional beauty. A retrospective box set entitled 'Reveal Yourself' was released in 2009 charting the band's illustrious history. 

Yet none of this was by design – at least not at the beginning, when members of The Triffids, Chad’s Tree and Martha’s Vineyard formed a holiday band to play a handful of shows one particularly hot Western Australian summer. The group endured, long after that summer was gone, relocating to Sydney and then Melbourne, galvanising along the way around the voice of singer Rob Snarski and the songs of bassist Phil Kakulas, along with a swirling array of famous friends. Boasting members of The Cruel Sea, Dirty Three, The Jackson Code, Augie March, The Drones and Hungry Ghosts, the group’s credits read like a who’s who of Australian alternative music. 

The line up solidified in the mid to late 90s as The Susans enjoyed success, in Australia and abroad, on the back of watershed albums All Souls Alive and Spin The Bottle. Classic songs such as A Curse On You, Smokin’ Johnny Cash and Blue Skies, Blue Sea affirmed the group as impressionistic storytellers with a bent ear for melody and atmospherics. 

Much touring into the next decade ensued before the band returned to a more ‘project' based approach in the mid 2000s. Along with Snarski and Kakulas, the current group features long time members Mark Dawson (drums), Kiernan Box (keyboards), J.P. Shilo (guitar/accordion) and Graham Lee (pedal steel). 

In recent years The Blackeyed Susans have been proud to join forces with The Triffids in celebration of the work of Triffids’ singer/songwriter and Susans’ co-founder David McComb. The acclaimed shows have been staged in sold-out seasons across Australia and Europe. 

The Blackeyed Susans 7th album, Close Your Eyes and See, was released in March 2017 to unanimous acclaim from critics and fans alike, with shows selling out around the country on their recent national tour. 




This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*

Things to know about when coming to the Zoo .... 1. everyone is welcome 2. we don't have a dress code 3. you must be over 18 to attend 4. we practise responsible service of alcohol 5. we provide free water 6. we do not serve rum 7. we don't serve double shots 8. we don't have a cloak room 9. we are wheelchair friendly - non-motorised wheelchairs only (please always call ahead to organise assistance with entry) 10. there is a taxi rank located outside 11. mcwhirters car park is located across the road 12. we are a please and thank you venue 13. we are a standing room only venue, no allocated seating provided BE AWARE OF WHERE YOU PARK IN THE VALLEY AS TOWING OCCURS