Having recruited You Am I frontman Tim Rogers as their new vocalist just last month, iconic Sydney punk outfit the Hard-Ons have announced a run of national tour dates in support of their forthcoming album.
Unveiling the news of Rogers’ membership in early August, the announcement came following news that longtime frontman Keish de Silva had been dismissed from the group following accusations of sexual misconduct.
In a statement released alongside the news, bassist Ray Ahn expressed his excitement, noting: “I’m thrilled to have Tim on board, and am loving his contribution!” Meanwhile, guitarist Peter “Blackie” Black was a little more concise, stating: “How fucking good is this!!”
Rogers also expressed his excitement in joining the group, who he had long admired by the time You Am I had formed, going so far as to name 1989’s Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts as one of his favourite records.
“I was already the luckiest goof in rock’n’roll and I get asked to make a racket with my heroes?” he mused. “Strewth. Wake me up sometime will ya?”
Now, with new album I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken due for release in early October, and with recent singles “Hold Tight” and “Lite as A Feather” showcasing their newfound energy and sound, the Hard-Ons have unveiled a run of national tour dates.
Kicking off in March of 2022, the tour will see the group travelling around the country across the following month, armed with an array of old classics and new favourites. Full tour details are available below.
The Hard-Ons’ new album I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken will be released on October 8th via Cheersquad Records & Tapes.
The Hard-Ons’ I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken Australian Tour 2022
Thursday, March 17th, 2022
Vinnie’s Dive, Southport, QLD
Friday, March 18th, 2022
The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, March 19th, 2022
Eltham Hotel, Eltham, VIC
Friday, March 25th, 2022
Narrabeen RSL, Narrabeen, NSW
Saturday, March 26th, 2022
The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday, March 27th, 2022
La La La’s, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday, March 31st, 2022
The Basement, Canberra, ACT
Saturday, April 2nd, 2022
Enigma Bar, Adelaide, SA
Thursday, April 7th, 2022
Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Friday, April 8th, 2022
Gershwin Room @ The Espy, St Kilda, VIC
Saturday, April 9th, 2022
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC