Descendents to tour Australia in December

August 5, 2010

California’s pioneers of cheesy, nerdy pop-punk Descendents have announced three Australian dates; their first tour of Australia in their 30 year history and first anywhere since 1997.

The band has released the following statement via their website:

We’re pleased to annouce that the Descendents will be playing three shows in Australia this December. This will be the first time that the band has ever played “down under.”

Here are the dates. More information will be made available soon.

Fri 17 Melbourne Showgrounds
Sat 18 Sydney University Sports Fields
Sun 19 Brisbane Riverstage & the City Gardens

In addition to the Descendents, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Killswitch Engage, Atreyu, Frenzal Rhomb, Parkway Drive, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and about 10 other
internationals (all punk, metal or hardcore) are confirmed.

More information on this yet-to-be-named festival as it comes to hand.

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13 Responses to Descendents to tour Australia in December

  1. danny on August 5, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    this is the greatest news i’ve ever heard, shame about the other bands!!!!

  2. Greg on August 6, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Whoever the promoter is, FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU!!!! What? arent Adelaide & Perth & Tassie good enough for you??? Screw the usual excuse “Cant fit into schedule” blah blah blah. Australian tour should mean Australian tour!!!!!

  3. Steve Pass on August 6, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Greg – The official word is that due to Milo’s work commitments a three tour is all that could be arranged. It sucks that not all cities could be included, but this is one hell of an excuse for a summer holiday!

  4. Steve Pass on August 7, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Three DATE tour, that is.

  5. Vince Tolman on August 7, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Oh man, i feel like a kid on christmas eve, just hope it really happens because ive been waiting for this since the 80’s. might even drag my daughter along to show her what a real band is!

  6. Jd on August 7, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Greg this is what happens when u live in the shit places of aus. You miss out on all the good shit. If u wanted it bad enough you wouldn’t whinge and you’d get excited over a holiday and to see some fuckkkin sick bands while your at it.

    RANCID is all that is missing from this line up and perhaps u could steal pennywise from soundwave and chuck em in this tour


  7. Ken on August 7, 2010 at 8:51 am

    The old story of beggars can’t be choosers. Just excellent that they are able to get here at all with the full lineup.

  8. Mike Bisset on August 9, 2010 at 2:28 am


  9. punk rock mid-life crisis mark on August 12, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I truely hope the descendents tour the US. ALL cancelled their east coast tour in january 2010 due to illness. I purchased ticket #1 & #2 for the show at the middle east in MA. i felt like the kid who did not get the red rider BB gun when i learned of the cancelled tour. descendents please…. tour the US!

  10. jam on August 15, 2010 at 8:19 am

    totally with greg, fucking should of come everywhere, but ill definitely go interstate for it.

    descendents.. actually with milo. fucking mind blown 😀

  11. Benny K on August 17, 2010 at 4:51 am

    WOW… DESCENDENTS are finally gracing our shores… This is the best news of all time, Just when i thought it would never happen…. To all the guy’s @ Blue Murder, Thank you soooo Fucking much!!!! Let the celebrating begin…

  12. andrew ross on August 30, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    suck shit greg. i’ll be goin

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