More than a year on from the release of their latest album, Melbourne’s Ocean Grove have finally announced a run of national tour dates which will see them give the record the live debut it fully deserves.
Releasing Flip Phone Fantasy back in March of 2020 (cruelly, on the very same day social distancing regulations were put into effect), the record was met with critical acclaim, peaked at number eight on the ARIA charts, and topped the vinyl albums chart. Unfortunately, promotional efforts for the record – including a run of meet-and-greet events – were cancelled after one of the group’s members tested positive for COVID-19.
Following a year on hold, the group have been slowly making their way back to where they were supposed to be last year, releasing an acoustic version of “SHIMMER”, and even properly releasing the hidden album track “DREAM”. Now, they’ve unveiled a run of dates for their aptly-titled ‘Flip Phone Finally’ tour.
Set to kick off in Brisbane on July 16th, the five-date tour will see the group perform in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne across the next month, performing cuts from last year’s album. Tickets to their forthcoming tour are on sale now, with full details available below.
In recent news, last Friday saw Ocean Grove take to triple j’s Like a Version studios for the first time, with the group offering up a mesmerising rendition of Sneaky Sound System’s 2006 single “UFO”. The cover also brought with it widespread acclaim, including from Sneaky Sound System, who took to Facebook to express their fondness for the performance.
Ocean Grove ‘Flip Phone Finally’ Australian Tour
Friday, July 16th
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Friday, July 23rd
The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Saturday, July 24th
Badlands, Perth, WA
Friday, July 30th
The Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday, August 6th
170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on sale now via the Ocean Grove website