The Superjesus announce reissue and tour to celebrate 20 years of Sumo
In 1998, Adelaide rockers The Superjesus followed up on the promise they’d shown on their debut EP Eight Step Rail and the unbelievably good singles - ‘Down Again’ and ‘Saturation’ - that had preceded it.
The album was Sumo, and it very quickly showed that the band were a force to be reckoned with in the booming Australian alternative rock scene of the time. It won them ARIAs, took them to number two on the charts and made them a favourite on festival bills around the country.
Twenty years on, the band are revisiting that record, with a new reissue of the album and a massive national tour that will see the band dig back into the album and bring back plenty of memories for all of us.
The reissue of Sumo will feature a handful of tracks recorded for triple j’s Live at the Wireless back in 1997, as well a cover of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Confide In Me’ (!!). It will be out on Friday 17 August.
Update: The band have sold out the opening Adelaide show of the tour, and balanced things out by adding a brand new show to the end of the run - taking place in Darwin.
The Superjesus celebrate Sumo at the following shows around the country:
Saturday 29 September - The Gov, Adelaide (sold out)
Friday 5 October - Barwon Club, Geelong
Saturday 6 October - Max Watts, Melbourne
Wednesday 10 October - Taphouse, Bendigo
Thursday 11 October - Beer Deluxe, Albury
Friday 12 October - ANU Bar, Canberra
Saturday 13 October - Narrabeen RSL
Friday 19 October - Manning Bar, Sydney
Saturday 20 October - Tattersall’s, Penrith
Sunday 21 October - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Thursday 25 October - Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay
Friday 26 October- Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich
Saturday 27 October - The Zoo, Brisbane
Thursday 1 November - Prince of Wales, Bunbury
Friday 2 November - Newport Hotel, Fremantle
Saturday 3 November - Capitol, Perth
Friday 9 November - York on Lilydale, Mount Evelyn
Friday 16 November - Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville
Saturday 17 November - Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
Friday 23 November - Skycity Casino, Darwin (new show)