Canada’s Anvil have probably seen more success in the last eight years than they have throughout the rest of their 40 year career. But despite years of obscurity, the veteran rockers just seem happy to be able to spread their message to fans around the world, as evidenced by how excited they are to announce a brand new Aussie tour.

The 2009 film Anvil! The Story of Anvil saw the band experience a resurgence in popularity, after it exposed the years of hard work that they put into their craft, only to see very little reward in the long run. With bad luck befalling them at almost every turn in their career, Anvil’s story has been likened to that of Spinal Tap, but their level of determination has given fans of music a musical underdog to root for.

Now, with the group getting set to release their 17th record, Pounding the Pavement, they’ve announced a run of Aussie dates to celebrate their 40th anniversary, which will see them visit our country for the first time since 2014.

Kicking off in Brisbane on November 8th, Anvil will hit up Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth over the next few days, spreading their hard-rock message to all of their die-hard fans.

With original members Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb “Robbo” Reiner onboard, along with relatively new recurit, bassist Chris Robertson, Anvil are undoubtedly set to deliver one of the heaviest shows you’ll see for a very long time. So be sure not to miss these legendary rocks when they come your way in November, and of course, make sure you wish them a happy 40th while you’re at it.

Check out Anvil’s classic ‘Metal On Metal’, along with tour dates, below.

Anvil 2017 Australian Tour

Wednesday, November 8th
Crowbar, Brisbane, QLD

Friday, November 10th
The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, November 11th
Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

Sunday, November 12th
Fowlers Live, Adelaide, SA

Tuesday, November 14th
Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA

Tickets on sale from Metropolis Touring on Friday, September 8th at 9am local time
Pre-sale starts Wednesday, September 6th at 9am local time