Refused announce 2012 Australian tour

UPDATE 31/8: A second Melbourne date has been added for Friday 16 November. Tickets on sale now!

It’s official: Refused are not fucking dead! Following on from Ken West’s confirmation that they would be here “before the end of the year” Swedish hardcore legends Refused have announced a November headline tour of Australia.

After their breakup in 1998 the band spent a decade denying reunion rumours with drummer David Strummer telling FL less than two years ago: “It’s not something that comes naturally from anyone of us anymore. The same way that you would hear rumours about Refused reforming, I hear those rumours. I just heard a couple of months ago that Refused were playing in America this summer and I was just like ‘that’s fucking weird’. You wonder who makes that shit up. It’s just annoying I suppose.”

Following the reissue of Refused’s seminal album The Shape Of Things To Come, which was described by its FL reviewer as “as influential and genre defining to punk and hardcore as Nirvana’s Nevermind was to grunge,” the band ‘gave in’ and announced a headline set at Coachella and a run of European solo shows.

Refused Australian tour dates:

Friday 9 November – Metro, Fremantle

Sunday 11 November – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane

Tuesday 13 November – Enmore, Sydney

Thursday 15 November – The Palace, Melbourne – SOLD OUT

Friday 16 November – The Palace, Melbourne – JUST ADDED

Saturday 17 November – Thebarton, Adelaide

Tickets on sale 9am, Friday 31st August

Likely Refused setlist

Worms of the Senses / Faculties of the Skull

The Refused Party Program

Liberation Frequency

Rather Be Dead

Coup d’état

Summerholidays vs. Punkroutine

The Deadly Rhythm

Hook, Line and Sinker

Circle Pit

Refused Are Fucking Dead

Life Support Addiction

The Shape of Punk to Come


New Noise

Tannhäuser / Derivè

Setlist from HMV Forum show in London – August 13th 2012