Just as Ace 20 Years On: Grinspoon

Did you have plans to be a star? Did you have plans to become more than you are? Well, Grinspoon certainly more than most twenty years on…

They were one of those seminal bands, like Powderfinger, that defined 90’s Aussie rock, with hits like Just Ace, DCX3 and Pedestrian, and my personal favourite More Than You Are, hitting mass air-time on your radio.

Now twenty years since ‘Guide to Better Living’, Grinspoon’s debut album hit shelves, the Lismore rockers have announced a string of tours across the country to commemorate (and celebrate) the days where it was commonplace to throw jugs of beers across a mosh pit, crowd surf in small venues and jump off stage amps (the kids just don’t know how to party nowadays!)

The band still boasts the original line-up, unlike so many others who have gone through member changes since their inception; Grinspoon is still Phil Jamieson on vocals, Pat Davern on guitar, Joe Hansen on bass and Kristian Hopes on drums.

If you’re like me and pining for the nineties you should check out their huge tour across Australia at one of these venues.

GUIDE TO BETTER LIVING NATIONAL TOUR DATES

Presented by TEG LIVE and Triple M

FRI 23 JUN | KAY ST ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX, TRARALGON VIC | 18+

FRI 30 JUN | MARGARET COURT ARENA, MELBOURNE, VIC | LIC AA

SAT 1 JUL | VILLAGE GREEN HOTEL, MULGRAVE, VIC | 18+

FRI 7 JUL | ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY, NSW | LIC AA

SAT 8 JUL | THE TIVOLI THEATRE, BRISBANE, QLD | 18+

SAT 29 JUL | ONE TROPICAL DAY @ DARWIN SKI CLUB, DARWIN, NT | LIC AA **

THU 3 AUG | THE WOOL EXCHANGE, GEELONG, VIC | 18+

FRI 4 AUG | PIER BANDROOM, FRANKSTON, VIC | 18+

SAT 5 AUG | GRANADA TAVERN, HOBART, TAS | 18+

THU 10 AUG | THE JACK, CAIRNS, QLD | 18+

FRI 11 AUG | DALRYMPLE HOTEL, TOWNSVILLE, QLD | 18+

SAT 12 AUG | MAGNUMS, AIRLIE BEACH, QLD | 18+

THU 17 AUG | VILLA NOOSA, NOOSAVILLE, QLD | 18+

FRI 18 AUG | REDLAND BAY HOTEL, REDLAND BAY, QLD | 18+

SAT 19 AUG | SHAKA FEST – MIAMI TAVERN, GOLD COAST, QLD | 18+ **

THU 24 AUG | DUNSBOROUGH TAVERN, DUNSBOROUGH, WA | 18+

FRI 25 AUG | METRO CITY, PERTH, WA | 18+

SAT 26 AUG | ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE, SA | AA

THU 31 AUG | THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE, NSW | 18+

FRI 1 SEP | LISMORE CITY HALL , LISMORE, NSW | 18+

SAT 2 SEP | RACEHORSE HOTEL, IPSWICH, QLD | 18+

THU 14 SEP | THE ENTRANCE LEAGUES CLUB, BATEAU BAY, NSW | 18+

FRI 15 SEP | WAVES, WOLLONGONG, NSW | 18+

SAT 16 SEP | UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA, ACT | 18+

WED 20 SEP | CSU, WAGGA WAGGA, NSW | 18+

FRI 22 SEP | BEER DELUXE, ALBURY, NSW | 18+

Perth kids, get yours here.

Liam Thomson

Review Editor

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