Spiderbait recently announced they will hit the road again in March & April 2017, playing headline dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart. And it’s not your usual date with the ‘Bait.

This time around, Kram, Whitt and Janet will be throwing it back to 1996, playing their third and most celebrated album, the seminal ‘Ivy and the Big Apples‘, in its entirety. Fans can expect all 16 tracks from start to finish including some songs that have never been played live before.

There are sold out signs up all over the place on this run with shows constantly added to meet demand. If you are lucky, there are still some tickets left near you. Two very final Melbourne shows have just been added in late April with guests Tumbleweed after the first four shows all sold out.

You can re-cap all the dates and see the supports below.

20 years ago, ‘Ivy and the Big Apples‘ earned its title after elderly Finley local Ivy Matheson won a local gardening competition with her lovely apples. When reported in the Southern Riverina News the headline read “Ivy and the Big Apples“.

Just like Ivy’s orchard, this album is packed full of blue ribbon treats, with Spiderbait delivering the best of their infamous and irresistible brand of pop-rock.

The album became home to the chart-topping track ‘Buy Me A Pony‘, which rocketed to the coveted #1 spot in the 1996 triple j Hottest 100, a feat that had never before been achieved by an Australian band. Then came ‘Calypso‘, which featured in the nation-wide Top Ten and on the soundtrack of the cult classic film 10 Things I Hate About You.

Whitt comments;

When Buy Me A Pony won the triple J Hottest 100 on Australia Day 1997, making us the first Australian band to do so, I remember feeling not only happy for the band, but happy for us Australian music lovers who now regarded their own just as highly as they rated anything from overseas.

Throughout the 20 years since, Spiderbait have torn through the gamut of Australia’s biggest and most iconic festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, A Day on the Green, Party in the Paddock, Big Day Out, Homebake, Meredith and Livid (to name a few).

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TOUR DATES

SPIDERBAIT
MARCH
2nd – Corner Hotel, Richmond [18+] w/ Bitch Diesel. SOLD OUT
3rd – Corner Hotel, Richmond [18+] w/ Grinding Eyes, Lazertits. SOLD OUT
16th – Corner Hotel, Richmond [18+] w/ The Cherry Dolls. SOLD OUT
17th – Corner Hotel, Richmond [18+] w/ The Living Eyes, Jelly Mammoth. SOLD OUT
18th – Enmore Theatre, Sydney [18+] w/ The Meanies, Screamfeeder.
25th – Metro City, Perth [18+] w/ The Love Junkies, The Tommyhawks.
30th – The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+] w/ The Meanies, Major Leagues.
31st – The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+] w/ Screamfeeder, Thigh Master. SOLD OUT
APRIL
1st – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns [18+] w/ Charlie Rebel. SOLD OUT
20th – Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide [18+] w/ Numbskulls.
21st – Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide [18+] w/ Blush Response, Stabbitha and the Knifey Wifeys. SOLD OUT
22nd – Granada Tavern, Hobart [18+] w/ Bansheeland, Jax & The Wayward.
28th – Corner Hotel, Richmond [18+] w/ Tumbleweed
29th – Corner Hotel, Richmond [18+] w/ Tumbleweed
—> Tickets available now.
—> For more information, visit [Here].

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