Legendary Southern California punk/surf power trio, Agent Orange are set to head down under and for a tour this October, still flying under the radar and proud of never selling out to the man!
Taking their name from the chemical defoliant used by the USA in the Vietnam War that caused mass deformities in many Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian civlians and American soldiers exposed to it, Agent Orange were formed in the highly active “So-Cal” hardcore scene of Fullerton, Orange County. Comprised of Mike Palm (vocals, guitar), Steve “Soto” Rodgers (bass) and Scott Miller (drums), Rogers was replaced early on by James Levesque who has since been replaced by Brent Liles (ex-Social Distortion). Keeping a low profile during the early part of the 90s except for a well regarded live album, Palm returned in 1996 with two new members and a studio album, Virtually Indestructible.
Joining them on their Australian tour will be the best of the local punk scene – In Melbourne, The Meanies and The Duvtons, in Brisbane Blowhard and Skinwalkers, in Sydney The Celibate Rifles, The Turps and Los Capitanes. Perth will see them hit the stage withThe Decline and Emperors.
Punters can expect themselves to be exposed to Agent Orange’s full blown-supercharged-punk-surf-grind as they prepare to leave a scorched earth behind them this October. Tickets on sale Wednesday 31 August, 9am.
THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
With The Meanies and The Duvtons. Tickets from www.cornerhotel.com or (03) 94279198
FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER – THE STEP INN, BRISBANE
With Blowhard and Skinwalkers. Tickets from www.oztix.com.au
SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER – MANNING BAR, SYDNEY
With The Celibate Rifles, The Turps and Los Capitanes. Tickets from www.manningbar.com, ph. 1300 762 545
SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER – AMPLIFIER, PERTH
With The Decline and Emperors. Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au