Local tours in brief: Robert Forster, Henry Wagons, Violent Soho

Robert Forster returns to the stage after a two year hiatus, with a solo show that coincides with the release of tour follows the release of Quiet Heart: The Best Of The Go-Betweens.

The eighteen-track compilation covers the band’s entire career from 1978 to 2005 and was curated by Forster with past band members Lindy Morrison, Amanda Brown and Robert Vickers comes with a bonus live disc Vienna Burns – Live 1987.

Robert Forster tour:

Tuesday, October 23 – Visy Theatre, Powerhouse, Brisbane

Wednesday, October 24 – Visy Theatre, Powerhouse, Brisbane

Friday, October 26 – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne

Saturday, October 27 – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

Sunday, October 28 – Caravan Music Club, Melbourne

Friday, November 9 – The Vanguard, Sydney

Saturday, November 10 – The Vanguard, Sydney

Henry Wagons first solo offering, Expecting Company?, was recorded in London, Canada and Brisbane, with contributions from Alison Mosshart (The Kills/The Dead Weather), Robert Forster, Sophia Brous, Gossling, Jenn Grant and The Grates’ Patience Hodgson. Those illustrious guests won’t be joining Wagons as he heads out on the road in November to promote the album, instead he’ll be joined by the Unwelcome Company and female vocal group The Nymphs.

Expecting Company? is due for release on Friday, September 28.

Henry Wagons and the Unwelcome Company tour:

Saturday, November 3 – The National Hotel, Geelong

Sunday, November 4 – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

Monday, November 5 – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne (Cup Eve)

Thursday, November 8 – Transit Bar, Canberra

Friday, November 9 – The Clarendon, Katoomba

Saturday, November 10 – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney

Thursday, November 15 – Lismore City Bowling Club, Lismore

Friday, November 16 – The Old Museum, Brisbane

Tickets on sale Thursday September 6

Violent Soho are now gearing up for their first Australian headline show in over two years in support of their new single ‘Tinderbox’ playing intimate venues in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and their hometown of Brisbane throughout November.

Violent Soho recently spent some time at Melbourne’s Birdland Studios with Lindsay Gravina (Rowland S Howard, Magic Dirt) forgoing the studio sheen of 2008 debut We Don’t Belong Here, for a grittier sound trading in loud-soft-loud dynamics and frontman Luke Boerdam’s impassioned yell.

The song was written a few weeks after Violent Soho’s largest tour in America. “After a straight year of touring I found myself back in Brisbane living at my parents place with no idea what was going to happen to the band, or my life in general,” Boerdam told FL. “I guess it’s about the band.”

Violent Soho tour:

Thursday, November 15 – GoodGod, Sydney

Friday, November 16 – Rocket Bar, Adelaide

Saturday, November 17 – The Tote, Melbourne

Friday, November 23 – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane