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Like Wow – Wipeout, Hoodoo Gurus hit the road again

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With a hit list comprising Bittersweet, Come Anytime, Like Wow – Wipeout and What’s My Scene, it’s easy to see why the Hoodoo Gurus are one of the country’s most-loved bands.

But, Dave Faulkner and the boys’ journey kicked off decades ago.

In fact, the guys will hit the road again to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic, Stoneage Romeos

Originally released in March 1984, it was the Hoodoo Gurus’ maiden offering and featured the tracks Leilani, Tojo, My Girl and I Want You Back.

It reached No. 29 on the Australian Album Chart, while going on to win Best Debut Album at the 1984 Countdown Awards.

Since then, Stoneage Romeos has consistently appeared in the Top 10 on almost every Top 50 and Top 100 Australian album lists.

It’s an unbelievable achievement.

Now, the Back to the Stoneage 2024 national tour will see the band play Stoneage Romeos in full followed by a selection of the group’s enduring songs.

Kicking off in Thirroul/Wollongong on 14 November, the Hoodoo Gurus will venture to Newcastle’s Civic Theatre on 15 November – with special guests Dallas Crane, before heading to the Entertainment Grounds in Gosford 24 hours later alongside GANGgajang, Spy V Spy and Allniters.

“Stoneage Romeos was a pivotal album for us and many of its songs have remained ‘live’ favourites ever since,” Faulkner said.

“It’ll be great to play some of those ‘less-travelled’ tracks from it on this tour.

“Even though that means we’ll be playing longer sets to fit everything else in as well.

“To my mind, that’s a win-win situation,” he added with a laugh.

Since forming in 1981, the Hoodoo Gurus boast 10 ARIA Top 20 albums, nine ARIA Top 40 singles and a host of multi-platinum records.

They’re mainstays on the “live” scene, too, and influential to a new generation of artists that have arrived after them.

Through their chart-topping successes throughout the ’80s and ’90s, their international triumphs and countless sold-out tours, from their 1998-2003 break-up through to their latest album, Chariot of the Gods, the Hoodoo Gurus remain a musical force in Australia.

General public ticket sales start at 10am on Friday 17 May from hoodoogurus.net/tour

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