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Grinspoon have announced a 20th anniversary ‘Guide To Better Living’ tour, and you’re officially ancient

Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson hates nostalgia, but that’s not stopping him from getting the band back together for a 20th anniversary tour of Guide To Better Living.

Released when Jamieson was a teenager , the album features a slew of stone cold Grinspoon classics such as ‘DCx×3’, ‘Sickfest’, ‘Just Ace’, ‘Repeat’ and ‘Champion’. But there was also a bunch of “filler”, which he’s looking forward to belting out when the band hits the road in June. They’ll play 27 dates across the country, performing Guide To Better Living in full. Dates below.

“‘NBT’, ‘Balding Matters’, ‘Scalped’ are probably what are considered to be album tracks,” Jamieson says, “but I can’t wait to spit ‘em out with as much venom as I did as a 19-year-old.”

Released in 1997, Guide To Better Living followed the early promise of early EPs Grinspoon (aka “The Green Album”) and Licker Bottle Crazy. Jamieson describes it as a “little treasure box of ditties”.

“I don’t think I really knew what I was doing when I made Guide To Better Living,” he says, “but I know that playing this album from start to finish is going to be one of the most challenging, enjoyable and kickass things I’ll ever do.”

Grinspoon will also re-release the album on several formats including vinyl, featuring rarities, live tracks and unreleased recordings. It’ll be out through Universal Music Australia on June 23.

Grinspoon’s Guide To Better Living national tour dates:

Fri 23 Jun| Kay St Entertainment Complex, Traralgon VIC
Fri 30 Jun| Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Sat 1 Jul | Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave, VIC
Fri 7 Jul | Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sat 8 Jul | The Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Sat 29 Jul | One Tropical Day @ Darwin Ski Club, Darwin, NT
Thu 3 Aug | The Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC
Fri 4 Aug | Pier Bandroom, Frankston, VIC
Sat 5 Aug | Granada Tavern, Hobart, TAS
Thu 10 Aug | The Jack, Cairns, QLD
Fri 11 Aug | Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Sat 12 Aug | Magnums, Airlie Beach, QLD
Thu 17 Aug | Villa Noosa, Noosaville, QLD
Fri 18 Aug | Redland Bay Hotel, Redland Bay, QLD
Sat 19 Aug | Shaka Fest – Miami Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD
Thu 24 Aug | Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough, WA
Fri 25 Aug | Metro City, Perth, WA
Sat 26 Aug | Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA
Thu 31 Aug | The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Fri 1 Sep | Lismore City Hall , Lismore, NSW
Sat 2 Sep | Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich, QLD
Thu 14 Sep | The Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay, NSW
Fri 15 Sep | Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Sat 16 Sep | Uc Refectory, Canberra, ACT
Wed 20 Sep | Csu, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Fri 22 Sep | Beer Deluxe, Albury, NSW
Sun 24 Sep | Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, Batemans Bay, NSW