After stomping their way through the nation's capital cities last December in support of their devastating new album 'Ugly Produce', King Parrot retain their insatiable work ethic announcing a new edition of their 'Regional Rampage' Tour for 2018. King Parrot stay true to touring the regional centres of Australia, and this April will see them venture on a massive east coast tour encompassing every nook and cranny from Victoria to far north Queensland. Along for the ride on their first ever visit to Australia will be the USA's Child Bite after releasing 'Negative Noise' on Housecore Records in 2017. The lethal duo of bands have blitzed their way through North America on many tours over the last few years, and King Parrot believe their Australian audiences will love the addition of Child Bite, one of their all-time favourite bands.
'Ugly Produce' peaked at number 21 on the ARIA charts, an unheard-of feat for any grind core band in this country. The release saw King Parrot travel to North America, Europe and Japan late in 2017 and the band are ready to take to the road once again. The videos for "Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag" and "Piss Wreck" further added to the collection of memorable and entertaining cult videos spewing forth from the KP brains trust. Go pay a visit to Youtube if you haven't seen them, you won't be disappointed. The tour kicks off at the first ever Download Festival in Melbourne and trashes and tramples its way all up the east coast!
Nev Pearce caught up with King Parrot frontman Matt Young to talk about the tour, Download Festival, touring with Child Bite, their own brand of High Tops and the possibility of touring down under with Phil Anselmo!
Check it out here :
(Also available through itunes podcast)
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SAT 24 MAR – DOWNLOAD FEST – MELBOURNE*
WED 28 MAR - ALBION HOTEL - ALBURY, NSW
THUR29 MAR - TRANSIT BAR - CANBERRA, ACT
FRI 30 MAR – DICEY RILEY'S – WOLLONGONG, NSW
SAT 31 MAR - LONG JETTY HOTEL - CENTRAL COAST, NSW
SUN 1 APR - SMALL BALLROOM - NEWCASTLE, NSW
WED 4 APR – GOLLANS HOTEL – LISMORE, NSW
THUR 5 APR - MIAMI TAVERN - GOLD COAST, QLD
FRI 6 APR - SOL BAR - MAROOCHYDORE, QLD
SAT 7 APR - THE BACK ROOM - BRISBANE, QLD
SUN 8 APR - THE NORTHERN - BYRON BAY, QLD
WED 11 APR - TATTERSALLS HOTEL - MARYBOROUGH, QLD
THUR 12 APR - RAILWAY HOTEL - BUNDABERG, QLD
SAT 14 APR - DALRYMPLE HOTEL - TOWNSVILLE, QLD
SUN 15 APR - EDGE HILL TAVERN - CAIRNS, QLD
THUR 19 APR - SPOTTED COW - TOOWOOMBA, QLD
FRI 20 APR – PARLOUR HOUSE SHOW – POST MACQAURIE, NSW
SAT 21 APRIL - UTSC FEST, BALD FACED STAG - SYDNEY, NSW
SUN 22 APRIL – UTSC FEST, BALD FACED STAG – SYDNEY, NSW (ALL AGES)
*Child Bite not appearing at Download Fest
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
KING PARROT - Piss Wreck