Fortitude Valley to Host ‘Black Betty’ 20th Anniversary Tour of Spiderbait

Fortitude Valley is set to be rocked as iconic Australian band Spiderbait kicks off their nationwide tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their hit song ‘Black Betty’ at the Fortitude Music Hall.

The band, formed in Finley, New South Wales in 1989, shot to fame with their unique blend of rock, punk, and pop, captivating audiences with their energetic performances and catchy tunes.

Early Success and Breakthrough

The band’s meteoric rise to fame began in the early 90s, with their first two albums, “Shashavaglava” (1993) and “The Unfinished Spanish Galleon of Finley Lake” (1995), gaining critical acclaim and a loyal following. Their breakthrough came in 1996 with their self-titled album “Spiderbait”, which featured the hit singles “Buy Me a Pony” and “Calypso”.

The Anthem That Defined an Era

In 2004, Spiderbait released their sixth studio album, “Tonight Alright”, which included their cover of the 1930s Lead Belly song “Black Betty”. The song quickly became an anthem, dominating the charts and propelling the band to even greater heights. The album also featured other popular tracks like “F**ken Awesome” and “Shazam!”, further solidifying their place in Australian music history.

A Nostalgic Journey Through Rock ‘n’ Roll History

Throughout August, September, and October, Frontier Touring will host a lengthy run of performances across Australia for the “Black Betty” 20th Anniversary Tour. Spiderbait will hit all capital cities, as well as regional centres like Newcastle, Wollongong, and the Gold Coast.

Fans eager to relive the energy of Spiderbait’s 2004 hit can secure tickets through Frontier Touring, with pre-sales commencing on Monday, 20th May, and general sales opening on Wednesday, 22nd May, both at 10:00 a.m.

Spiderbait expressed their excitement, reflecting on the incredible journey they’ve had since ‘Black Betty’ took the nation by storm. The tour promises to be a celebration of not only the song’s impact but also the enduring connection between the band and their fans. With their signature sound and electrifying stage presence, Spiderbait is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience for concertgoers across the country.

Published Date 13-June-2024