2017 is a big year for The Waifs; now only will they celebrate their 25th anniversary, but they’ll do so with a new album and tour.
First things first, the new album was recorded throughout a two week period in the kitchen of a rural property on the New South Wales south coast.
Entitled ‘Ironbark’, it will come as a double disc release (14 track main LP and 11 bonus tracks), gifting fans (fittingly) 25 Waifs songs to call their own.
It will drop at retailers everywhere on Friday March 03.
To celebrate its release, the band is headed out on the road for an extensive national tour.
Kicking off at the Perth Concert Hall on March 02 and winding up in Broome six weeks later, the band will visit every state and territory in the country to celebrate the milestone with their fans.
“The Waifs fans are legendary in the industry for their loyalty and enthusiasm. It feels like we all grew up together,” songstress Vikki Thorn says. “We are now the band you can brings your parents and your kids to hear! Your involvement in our career means everything to us. You are the very reason we are still playing music together 25 years on.”
Tickets are on sale from 9am this Friday.
March 02 : Perth (Concert Hall)
March 04 : Margaret River (3 Oceans Winery)
March 05 : Denmark (Castelli Winery)
March 06 : Quindanning (Quindanning Hotel)
March 09 : Fremantle (Fremantle Arts Centre)
March 11 : Adelaide (Womadelaide)
March 12 : Port Fairy (Port Fairy Folk Festival)
March 13 : Port Fairy (Port Fairy Folk Festival)
March 14 : Shepparton (Eastbank Centre)
March 15 : Albury (Albury Arts Centre)
March 16 : Canberra (Canberra Theatre Centre)
March 18 : Katoomba (Blue Mountains Folk Festival)
March 19 : Thirroul (Anita’s Theatre)
March 25 : Hobart (Odeon Theatre)
March 26 : Devonport (The Don Centre)
March 28 : Bendigo (Ulumbarra Theatre)
March 30 : Melbourne (Hamer Hall)
April 01 : Sydney (Enmore Theatre)
April 04 : Bangalow (Bangalow Hall)
April 06 : Brisbane (The Tivoli)
April 08 : Gold Coast (NightQuarter)
April 09 : Cairns (Munro Martin Parklands)
April 12 : Alice Springs (Araluen Arts Centre)
April 13 : Darwin (Entertainment Centre)
April 15 : Broome (Roebuck Bay Hotel)