Weeks after announcing his Australian tour, The Replacements’ bassist Tommy Stinson has officially rescheduled his trek, sharing new dates earlier today.
One of the pioneers of the alternative rock genre, Stinson first rose to prominence throughout the ’80s as the bassist for the criminally-overlooked Minneapolis rockers The Replacements. While critically acclaimed for their output, the group’s brushes with widespread never quite got them to the heights they deserved, though their infamous Saturday Night Live performance is one for the history books.
Having first joined the band at the age of 11 in 1979, bassist Tommy Stinson has served as a constant figure of the group ever since, performing on all of their records, and appearing as part of their reunions in 2006 and between 2012 and 2015. Apart from his time in The Replacements though, Stinson has become quite a prolific artist, serving as a solo artist, founding the likes of Bash & Pop and Perfect, and joining outfits such as Guns N’ Roses and Soul Asylum.
Despite the most recent reunion from The Replacements failing to visit local shores, Stinson revealed earlier last month that he would be heading to Australia this May for a run of headline dates.
Of course, the current COVID-19 pandemic has made the continuation of these shows quite impossible, with Stinson being forced to postpone his local tour for later in the year.
Announced earlier today, the rescheduled shows will now kick off in November, with much of the tour itinerary remaining the same. While a few shows have been switched around, Stinson will no longer be visiting Wollongong’s Uni Bar, with Hobart’s Republic Bar set to host the rocker instead.
You Am I guitarist Davey Lane is still set to act as support on the tour, while previously-purchased tickets remain valid for the new shows. Read on for full tour details.
Tommy Stinson Australian Tour 2020
With special guest Davey Lane (You Am I)
Wednesday, November 4th
Cherry Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday, November 5th
Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Friday, November 6th
Crown & Anchor, Adelaide, SA
Saturday, November 7th
The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Sunday, November 8th
The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD