Tumbleweed & The Meanies
To hail 25 years since the release of their influential LP 10% Weird and a whopping 30 years as a band, Australian punk titans The Meanies have summoned the band back into Australia from all over the world to embark on a huge national tour, sharing stages in Kingscliff and Brisbane with seminal Australian rock’n’roll outfit Tumbleweed.
It was May 1989 when The Meanies first moved their music out of their rehearsal space and onto the stage, and fast became notorious as the most unruly and savage punk act the country had seen. Countless live shows saw the band cultivate a formidable local following and play with a veritable stack of international heavyweights, like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Bad Brains and Beastie Boys, to name a few. Five years later and 10% Weird belted through the punk-rock stratosphere and into the laps of punk fans across the country. Released via Au Go Go, Munster Records (ES), Subway Records (DE) and Frontier Records (USA), the LP has long been regarded as the band’s magnum opus, an album symbolic of Melbourne’s chaotic beer-drenched punk-rock scene of the time and a record cited by countless bands as a major influence. Fast-forward to 2019, and the band have flown into the country from all over the world to celebrate 30 years of recklessness, broken bones, excessive boozing and busted eardrums.
In 1992 Tumbleweed were at the top of the heap, following the runaway success of their back to back Eps Theatre of Gnomes and Weedseed, with both topping the ARIA Aternative Charts, their direct signing to Atlantic records in America and a string of successful tours and supports with acts such as Mudhoney, Nirvana, Rollins and Iggy Pop
Tumbleweed's train was rolling at full steam by the time they released their debut album. The first album produced by US producer Mr Colson entered the national charts at number 12 and spawned hit singles such as Sundial and Acid Rain which have remained pivotal songs in the Tumbleweed story to this day.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Tumbleweed take a trip back to 1992 and hear what made it such a special moment in Australian rock n roll when they join The Meanies on two special shows.