Tours in brief: Tim Rogers, Shihad, Last Dinosaurs

Tim Rogers has a new solo album, Rogers Sings Rogerstein, due out on Friday 24 August and a very extensive tour with special guest Catherine Britt that will take him almost everywhere (even Adelaide!) to celebrate the release.

It has been almost five years since Rogers’ last solo record The Luxury of Hysteria, but since then there have been two You Am I records and Rogers has kept busy collaborating with The Bamboos, Lil’ Band of Gold and making his stage debut in a production of Woyzeck.

The new album was written in collaboration with mysterious (imaginary?) Ohio native Shel Rogerstein, who Rogers apparently met on a train journey in Southern France and bonded with over a shared love of “tango, film, cheese, rock’n’roll, baseball and family”.

Tim Rogers tour:

Thursday 9 August – Lizottes, Newcastle

Friday 10 August – Lizottes, Central Coast

Saturday 11 August – Lizottes, Sydney

Sunday 12 August – Lizottes, Newcastle

Thursday 15 August – The Waratah, Hobart

Friday 16 August – Spurs Saloon & Warehouse, Devonport

Saturday 17 August – Manhattan Wine Bar, Launceston

Thursday 23 August – Old Museum, Bowen Hills

Friday 24 August – The Northern, Byron Bay

Saturday 25 August – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba

Thursday 30 August – Milton Theatre Milton

Friday 31 August – Factory Theatre, Sydney

Saturday 1 September – The Abbey, Canberra

Wednesday 5 September – Railway Club, Darwin

Thursday 6 September – Railway Club, Darwin

Thursday 13 September – Spirit Bar & Lounge, Traralgon

Friday 14 September – Regal Ballroom, Melbourne

Thursday 20 September – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide

Thursday 27 September – Clancys, Dunsborough

Friday 28 September – Fly By Night, Fremantle

Saturday 29 September – Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Sunday 30 September – Wave Rock Weekender, Hyden

Friday 5 October – Bended Elbow, Geelong

Saturday 6 October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

Shihad have a new single, a double disc career retrospective, an appearance at Splendour, a documentary and a tour on their current schedule.

The best of compilation will be released in late August with a capitol city tour following in September with special guests including The Snowdroppers, The Upskirts and Money For Rope taking on the opening duties.

Shihad tour:

Thursday 6 September – The Hi Fi , Melbourne

Friday 7 September – The Metro , Sydney

Saturday 8 September – The Hi-Fi , Brisbane

Thursday 27 September – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide

Friday 28 September – Amplifier, Perth

Saturday 29 September – Wave Rock Weekender, Hyden

Sunday 30 September – Mojos, Fremantle

In October Last Dinosaurs will be setting off on their biggest tour to date including their first ever run of all ages shows and under 18 shows. Apparently a “massive special guest support” will be announced soon.

Last Dinosaurs tour:

Saturday 13 October – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane (under 18)

Friday 19 October – The HI-FI, Brisbane 18+

Saturday 20 October – The Metro, Sydney (all ages)

Sunday 21 October – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne (under 18)

Friday 26 October – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne 18+

Saturday 27 October – The Gov, Adelaide (all ages)

Sunday 28 October – Rock-It Festival, Perth (all ages)