Already announced for two nights at the Hi Fi as part of Melbourne Festival (which sold out in just 48 hours), Shellac have now announced they will also embark on a national tour hitting up Hobart, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney.

Originally formed in 1992 when Bob Weston moved to Chicago and joined drummer Todd Trainer and guitarist Steve Albini, Shellac played their first shows in Chicago in 1993, and have a special connection with Australia in that their first out of town shows were played later that year our national soil as well as touring Japan, and New Zealand.

Their 2012 Australian Tour mark’s the band’s first visit since its first trip to Australia since those historic 1993 dates. The flights are pretty long.

Since then, the band has released 4 LPs and a few 7-inch singles. The most recent LP, Excellent Italian Greyhound, was released in June of 2007, and all of Shellac’s records have been made available from Touch and Go Records, Chicago.

Speaking of the upcoming tour, Shellac say: “We all work for a living and the band is our pastime, so we don’t tour often or for very long. Concerts and touring have no correlation with album releases, but we tour when we have the time and inclination. We love playing music together. The band will continue to release albums and play concerts at the same sporadic pace indefinitely.”

Tickets are on sale now


Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October – Hi Fi – Melbourne Festival – Melbourne.

Presented by Melbourne Festival.
With special guests My Disco (Friday) and Black Level Embassy (Saturday).
Tickets from Melbourne Festival.

Sunday 21 October – Republic Bar, Hobart.

With special guest Pikelet.
Tickets from or Ruffcut Records

Tuesday 23 October – The Zoo – Brisbane.

With special guest Pikelet.
Tickets from or 1300 762 545 or

Thursday 25 October – Rosemount Hotel, Perth.

With special guests SMRTS.
Tickets from, Planet Video, 78 Records, Mills Records and Star Surf Outlets

Saturday 27 October – Fowler’s Live, Adelaide – All Ages Show.

With special guest Pikelet.
Tickets from or or 1300 GET TIX.

Sunday 28 October – Metro Theatre, Sydney.

With special guest Black Level Embassy.
Tickets from Oztix and Ticketek.