Arguably Wollongong’s most celebrated group, stoner-rock icons Tumbleweed, will hit the road for a national tour this June.

Formed in 1990, and most notably supporting Nirvana on the Seattle group’s only tour of Australia in 1992, Tumbleweed went through a number of lineup changes through the early 90s, before disbanding in 2000. Reforming with what many considered the “original” lineup in 2009, after (according to Mess + Noise) a chance meeting at Ha Long Bay restaurant in Wollongong, the five-piece played the 2009 Homebake and 2010 Big Day Out festivals.

Now, after a set of Sydney dates in January, the “original” lineup will play Tasmania, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne in June. This will follow a May support slot for Kyuss’ show in Sydney. No word yet of any more local dates – Tumbleweed last played Wollongong on New Years Eve – but we’re betting that the ‘Gong will be on the itinerary at some point soon…

7th May – Luna Park Big Top, Sydney (supporting KYUSS)
4th June – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
10th June – Indi Bar Scarborough, Perth
11th June – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
12th June – Mojo’s, Fremantle
18th June – Fowlers Live, Adelaide
24th June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
25th June – Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong
26th June – Elsternwick Park, Melbourne

You can get your hands on ‘The Waterfront Years’ now; released last year, the compilation is a re-issue of Tumbleweed’s early recordings from 1991-1993. Available through Aztec.


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