The Basics 'Get Back' Tri-State Relaunch Tour @ Hopetoun Hotel (CLOSED INDEFINITELY)

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The Basics 'Get Back' Tri-State Relaunch Tour

Melbourne band THE BASICS have thus-far made a living out of revisiting the music of yesteryear, but now
they’re doing a retrospective of their own by re-issuing Get Back, their little-known debut album from 2002,
re-mastered and re-packaged as an hors d'oeuvres of sorts to THE BASICS upcoming new recordings.

And to celebrate THE BASICS will be dusting off their jackets, polishing their boots and embarking on a tri-state
launch tour throughout August. Incorporating a dual state residency in NSW and Victoria as well as shows in Queensland

THE BASICS will play across four venues and be supported by a revolving door of 13 different special guests and a horde of punters.

Marvel as THE BASICS tear down Sydney’s Hopetoun Hotel down every Tuesday in August starting on August 5
and finishing on August thrilled when THE BASICS rip shit up in Melbourne at The Evelyn Hotel every
Thursday in August from Thursday 7 through to Thursday 28....feel special when our heroes kick out the jams on Friday 29 August at the Sol Bar at Coolum Beach and do it all over again on Saturday 30 August at The Troubadour in Brisbane.

The band, which played their first gigs under the name The Big Nothing and then The Big Something, officially
became known as THE BASICS in early 2002. Wally De Backer (now also doubling as the human face of Gotye),
Kris Schroeder and Michael Hubbard recorded the cheekily-titled GET BACK, an album of all-original songs with heart and influence
worn proudly on the sleeve (Hubbard, now of Downhills Home, left the group in mid-2004 and was replaced by Tim Heath).

Get Back was knocked over from go-to-whoa in six days - four recording, two mixing, and a quick three hour mastering session.

And now, six years after the fact, that prospect is now a reality. The original 1000 CDs sold out long ago, and
before the release of new material that will see The Basics finally progress into territory they can shamelessly call their own,
the time seems right to stop and take a look back at their humble beginnings.


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Fremantle Town Hall 24 October, Grand Hotel 01 November, Bridge Hotel 31 October, Waratah Hotel 30 October, Fresh On Charles 29 October, Fremantle Town Hotel 25 October, Fremantle Town Hotel 24 October, Roebuck Bay Hotel 23 October, Railway Club 22 October, The Gapview Hotel 21 October, The Grace Emily Hotel 20 October, Salt House 18 October, The Triffid 17 October, The Basement 16 October, Transit Bar 15 October, Melbourne Festival 2015 14 October, Melbourne Festival 2015 13 October, Elsewhere Festival 2015 10 October, Garden of Unearthly Delights - Aurora Spiegeltent 13 February, Rosemount Hotel 03 January


The Esplanade Hotel 31 December, Fresh On Charles 19 September, The Corner Hotel 29 September, Oxford Art Factory 04 October, Transit Bar 03 October, Northcote Social Club 28 September, Northcote Social Club 27 September, Theatre Royal 26 September, Republic Bar & Café 21 September, The Spiegeltent (Cultural Forecourt) 12 September


The Esplanade Hotel - Gershwin Room 27 December, Norfolk Hotel (Norfolk Basement) 21 November, Jive 19 November, Oxford Art Factory (Georgia Fair) 06 November, Northcote Social Club (Georgia Fair, Owl Eyes) 30 October, The Tempo Hotel 05 November, Main Street Mornington 17 October, The Esplanade Hotel - Gershwin Room 14 August, Northcote Social Club (Hancock Basement) 29 June, Northcote Social Club (Hot Little Hands) 22 June, Northcote Social Club (The Solomans) 15 June, Northcote Social Club (John Flanagan and The Begin Agains) 08 June, Oxford Art Factory 10 June, Northcote Social Club (The Owls) 01 June, Northcote Social Club (Lachlan Bryan (The Wildes)) 11 May, Northcote Social Club (Georgia Field) 25 May, Northcote Social Club (Ayleen O’Hanlon) 18 May, Northcote Social Club (Tash Parker) 04 May, Northcote Social Club 05 February


Fly By Night Club 28 November, Republic Bar & Café 12 December, Hotel New York 11 December, The Factory Theatre 20 November, The Corner Hotel 14 November, Beach Hotel 13 November, The Zoo 12 November, Tanks Arts Centre 08 August, Beach Hotel (The Boat People, Dead Letter Chorus) 01 August, Woombye Pub (The Boat People, Dead Letter Chorus) 31 July, The Zoo (The Boat People, Dead Letter Chorus) 30 July, Hotel New York (The Boat People) 25 July, Republic Bar & Café (The Boat People) 24 July, Transit Bar (The Boat People, Hancock Basement) 23 July, Brass Monkey (The Boat People) 19 July, Heritage Hotel (The Boat People, Tokenview) 18 July, Sydney Opera House (The Boat People) 17 July, Jive 20 June, Theatre Royal (Flamingo Crash, The Wildes) 19 June, National Hotel (Flamingo Crash, The Wildes) 18 June, Railway Hotel (Simon Kelly) 12 June, Art Gallery of Western Australia (Simon Kelly) 11 June, John Curtin Hotel (The Wildes, Dead Letter Chorus) 06 June, The Pub (Dead Letter Chorus, The Wildes) 05 June, Karova Lounge (Dead Letter Chorus) 04 June, The Loft Warrnambool (Dead Letter Chorus) 03 June, Vanguard 26 April, Vanguard 25 April, The Globe Theatre 24 April, Transit Bar 23 April, St Martins Youth Arts Centre 18 April, Republic Bar & Café 11 April


Empress Hotel 23 October, Black Bear Lodge (Hot Liquid Sex and Jake Rush & The Bad Habits) 30 August, Solbar (Hot Liquid Sex and Jake Rush & The Bad Habits) 29 August, The Evelyn Hotel 28 August, Hopetoun Hotel (CLOSED INDEFINITELY) (Tokenview) 26 August, The Evelyn Hotel 21 August, Hopetoun Hotel (CLOSED INDEFINITELY) (Cuthbert & The Night Walkers) 19 August, The Evelyn Hotel (The Sophisticants and Smurfinger) 14 August, Hopetoun Hotel (CLOSED INDEFINITELY) (Blackmilk) 12 August