The Stems

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Fri
6 Sep
Freo.Social
Perth
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The Stems - 40th Anniversary Tour

West Australian garage rock legends The Stems are making a triumphant return to the live stage for a series of dates in August 2024.Having last toured in 2019, original members, Dom Mariani, Julian Matthews, and Dave Shaw are set to be joined by acclaimed guitaristAshley Naylor (Even/Paul Kelly/The Church). Together, they will celebrate four decades since their inaugural live performance in 1984 at the Old Civic Theatre in Inglewood, Western Australia, where they marked their auspicious debut supporting iconic Australian bands, The Saints and The Triffids. The Stems attained their own legendary status in the Australian and International music scene–roaring out of Perth with a sound and style that definitively captured the spirit and enthusiasm of sixties garage music-lurching fuzz-tone guitars, brooding organ, solid gold garage-punk, and primo power pop! The Stems not only created a distinctive sonic identity but also penned unforgettable songs while delivering electrifying live performances.In the late '80s, The Stems achieved acclaim with a series of singles and EPs and the timeless'At First Sight–Violet are Blue' LP in 1987. The group disbanded in late 1987 and made a significant comeback in 2003, playing to sold-out crowds nationwide. Since then, they have continued to tour regularly in front of audiences across Australia, Europe, Japan, and theUnited States. 2023 saw the Stems release some out-of-print tracks on a Vinyl album, “Mushroom Soup”, which promptly rocketed to number 3 on the national ARIA charts!To Commemorate the tour The Stems will be releasing a brand new single, and a Live LP captured during an incendiary concert from the last tour. Join The Stems on this historic occasion as they bring their iconic sound and energy back to the stage, marking 40 years of garage rock glory.

We honour and acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and recognise that the land and sovereignty has never been ceded.

TICKETING INFO

*18+ LICENSED SHOW - MINORS PERMITTED WITH A LEGAL GUARDIAN 
 SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door.
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets

VENUE INFO:
Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person.
Intoxicated persons will not be admitted.
Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.
Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.

*Minors are permitted with a legal guardian. When on premises minors must be accompanied at all times.

COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES:
Due to the lifting of COVID-19 mandates in WA, Freo.Social is operating at full capacity and restriction free!
We still encourage our patrons to observe good hygiene practices and encourage you to stay at home if you are unwell.

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