Man alive. I’m excited. We’re going to Australia tomorrow and I can’t wait. For those of you who don’t know, I’m in a band called the Lawrence Arms and every once in a blue moon, we seek out a paradise and travel there in order to serenade the natives with our unique brand of dick jokes set to out of tune chords. This time, we’re headed down under with a festival called Soundwave. It’s a big, humongous thing. The headliners are Metallica and Blink 182 and Slayer and the Offspring. We are playing on a main stage, but we’re also playing at noon. SO, if you live in Australia, wake up early or, even better idea, stay up all night so you can catch our set first thing in the morning when the pre-dawn kangaroos are still skipping through the morning dew and Lars from Metallica is just beginning to drift into a drug addled dream or two. Some things that I think would be funny to say on stage while in Australia include “Hey, you guys are great. We love your boy Arnold Schwarzeneggar so much back home we made him a mayor” and “Sorry about that guy with no legs killing his girlfriend. I know he was real important to the national identity and everything. Don’t worry. We don’t judge all of you just based on his actions.” See why those are funny? No? Well, whatever. I think American global ignorance and Australian obscurity collide at a rich mine for yucks, but what do I know? Anyway, here are the dates:
Saturday 23rd Soundwave Festival Brisbane RNA Showgrounds
Sunday 24th Soundwave Festival Sydney Olympic Park
Tuesday 26th Show Brisbane The Tivoli W FLOGGING MOLLY and LUCERO
Wednesday 27th Show Melbourne The Palace W FLOGGING MOLLY and LUCERO
Friday 1st Soundwave Festival Melbourne Flemington Racecourse
Saturday 2nd Soundwave Festival Adelaide Bonython Park
Monday 4th Soundwave Festival Perth Claremont Showgrounds
Some of you guys have hit us up about doing other small shows on our days off, but that ain’t happening due to reasons too boring to go into here. We’re down to hang out tho, so get at us if you live anywhere where we’re going (and you’re not a creepy weirdo). Or just come to the shows. Let’s get a beer or something.
Can’t wait! See you soon.