Guts Touring will return in 2022, bringing music to some of Australia’s most remote and isolated communities, giving them their first taste of live music in years.
Kicking off in the Northern Territory in August and continuing right down the ‘guts’ of Australia,the tour will move through South Australia in September and Victoria in October, before finishing off in Tasmania in November. Along for the ride is an awesome selection of Australian artists, including Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Birdz, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Children Collide, Horrorshow and Bad//Dreems.
Guts Touring is all about beaut music, beaut places and beaut people. Started in 2016 by Jack ‘Parso’ Parsons and James ‘Roadtrain’ Clarke (with help from tour mascot, Hugo ‘Dingo’ Dean), Guts kicked things off with the jam-packed ‘Up The Guts’ tour, a regional and remote live music and workshop series taking the best in Aussie music on tour. Drawing inspiration from the Warumpi Band and Midnight Oil’s iconic 1986 ‘Black Fella/White Fella’ tour through Central Australia, Guts wanted to bring the plug-in-and-play ethos of the world renowned Aussie pub rock scene back to life. Parso & the crew packed up and hit the road, moving from Hobart to Darwin; getting in amongst the bloody awesome communities of Burnie, Bendigo, Whyalla, Coober Pedy and Tennant Creek.
More than a series of ripper gigs; Guts is dedicated to representing a truly Australian music industry – diverse in culture, gender, location and background. The tour creates opportunities for regional and remote communities to experience and engage with live music, which means more than ever after 2 years of limited opportunities due to the pandemic. Alongside the live shows comes a series of workshops, focussed on bringing students in regional and remote communities, and artists, together to co-create music and discuss the industry’s career pathways.
In 2021, Guts Touring got back on the bus, touring the sell-out ‘Small Town Big Town’ tour. Legends like Amyl and the Sniffers, Bad//Dreems and Birds took to the stage across regional Victoria, showcasing the magic of good ol’ Australian live music. This year, Guts are back with another string of ripper gigs and workshops – bringing the uniting power of music straight up the guts of Australia once again.
Bad // Dreems | Black Rock Band
Aug 15 – Jabiru
Aug 16 – Maningrida
Aug 17 – Ramingining
Aug 18 – Gunbalanya
Aug 19 – Darwin
Aug 20 – Katherine
Aug 21 – Daly Waters
Aug 22 – Jilkminggan
Aug 23 – Ngukurr
Aug 24 – Numbulwar
Aug 26 – 28 – Kalkarindji