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