Australian music fans laugh in the face of recent celebrations for 20 years of grunge as our own legends the Hoodoo Gurus send out the invitations for their 30th birthday.

It’s been 30 years since the release of Leilani (le Hoodoo Gurus iconic debut 7”) and with a career that has delivered more than 30 timeless hit singles (“I Want You Back”, “Bittersweet”, “What’s My Scene?”, “1000 Miles Away”, “The Right Time” et al) the affectionally known Hoodoos are without question one of Australia’s most consistent and powerful live acts.

Putting on an amazing tour with handpicked bands and artists that they call friends The Hoodoo Gurus have just announced a run of shows that are going to make a lot of people’s 2012. Chief among the thrills is the news that the band will perform their landmark debut album Stoneage Romeos – which was rightfully included in the 2010 book The 100 Best Australian Albums and Triple J’s Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time in 2011 – in its entirety.

Invitees include the legendary garage-rock pioneers The Sonics, brothers-in-spirit Redd Kross and The Fleshtones, the moody and compelling Died Pretty (last spied in reformation at a spine-tingling CherryRock performance), Japanese all-girl legends The 5.6.7.8’s plus a hand-picked selection of local celebrities: Royal Headache, The Lovetones and Hard-Ons among them.

Tickets for all shows are on-sale Monday 30th January.

More info and pre-sale tickets.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind celebration: Dig it Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational.

Friday April 20th
The Tivoli
Brisbane
Tickets
Hoodoo Gurus
The Sonics (USA)
Tek & Amp
The 5.6.7.8’s (Japan)

Sunday April 22nd
Enmore Theatre, Notes Live and The Green Room
Sydney
Tickets
Hoodoo Gurus
The Sonics (USA)
Died Pretty
Redd Kross (USA)
The 5.6.7.8’s (Japan)
Tek & Amp
Younger (ex-Radio Birdman)
The Fleshtones (USA)
Hard-Ons
Belles Will Ring
Royal Headache
The Lovetones
The Straight Arrows
PLUS alternative comedy, spoken word, guest DJ’s with more acts to follow.

Tuesday April 24th
HQ
Adelaide
Tickets
Hoodoo Gurus
The Sonics (USA)
Wednesday April 25th (Anzac Day)
The Palace
Melbourne

Tickets
Hoodoo Gurus
The Sonics (USA)
Died Pretty
Redd Kross (USA)
The 5.6.7.8’s (Japan)
The Fleshtones (USA)
Hard-Ons
The Lovetones
More to be announced.

Saturday April 28th
The Astor Theatre
Perth
Tickets
Hoodoo Gurus
Redd Kross (USA)
Tek & Amp
The Fleshtones (USA)