Fire up your engines, Mildura garage rockers Jackson Firebird are ready to launch their high-octane debut album Cock Rockin’ on June 8, 2012.
Known for their brutally energetic live sets it seems fitting that Jackson Firebird should mark such a momentous occasion with the ‘Paper Scissors Rock’ tour in Victoria and NSW. A sprawling 12-date tour that sees them playing with the likes of River of Snakes and Mammoth Mammoth that also includes a number of free shows!
Previously, the band has earned their touring stripes alongside You Am I, King Cannons, Snowdroppers, Little Birdy and the Fumes. Two killer visits to Byron’s prestigious Bluesfest sealed their fans, while this month, the pair have ventured to the UK to tour, including a performance at the Great Escape.
Rugged, explosive, full-tilt Aussie rock & roll – Jackson Firebird (aka Dale Hudak and Brendan Harvey) have delivered one hell of a mighty wallop in the form of Cock Rockin’. Recorded in Adelaide with engineer/producer Mick Wordley in various sessions over a twelve month period, the duo’s aim was to capture their volatile live act to tape across ten tracks. “Jackson Firebird is all about the live show,” insists Harvey. No frills, nothing fancy: just straight up, 12 bar lovin’ rock & roll.
PAPER SCISSORS ROCK TOUR
Thursday 7 June – Retreat Hotel, Brunswick, VIC
Friday 8 June – The Patch, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 9 June – The Vanguard, Newtown, NSW
Sunday 10 June – Great Northern Newcastle, NSW
Monday 11 June – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Thursday 14 June – Retreat Hotel, Brunswick, VIC *
Friday 15 June – Wheelers Hill Hotel, Wheelers Hill, VIC
Saturday 16 June – Bended Elbow, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 21 June – Retreat Hotel, Brunswick, VIC *
Friday 22 June – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Thursday 28 June – Retreat Hotel, Brunswick, VIC *
Saturday 30 June – Settlers Tavern, Mildura, VIC **Write a Letter to the Editor