Tropical Fuck Storm announces October 2018 US Tour

Tropical Fuck Storm US Tour 2018 poster
Tropical Fuck Storm, the Australian outfit featuring ex-The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin with Lauren Hammel (High Tension) and Erica Dunn (Harmony/Mod Con), have confirmed an October tour supporting Modest Mouse in what will be the band’s first North American tour in support of the forthcoming album, “A Laughing Death in Meatspace” (Oct. 26th, Joyful Noise Recordings).

“Tropical Fuck Storm are happy to announce that we’re coming to the US to rip it up with Modest Mouse and that we’re also playing a couple of our own shows in New York and Los Angeles this October”, said the band of the upcoming trek, which includes a headlining date on Oct. 8 at Elsewhere Zone 1 in Brooklyn (tickets are available tomorrow at 10 am eastern, here).

US Tour Dates 2018:
October 2 Syracuse, NY Crouse Hinds Theatre
October 4 Portland, ME State Theatre
October 5 Worcester, MA Palladium
October 6 New London, CT Foxwoods Casino Grand Theatre
October 7 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Spa and Resort
October 8 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere Zone 1 #
October 9 Brooklyn, NY King’s Theatre
October 10 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theatre
October 12 Asbury, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
October 13 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
October 14 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
October 15 Los Angeles, CA The Echo ##
(all dates with Modest Mouse except where noted)
# (Tropical Fuck Storm headlines)
## (w/ Amyl and The Sniffers)

The band also recently announced participation in Famous Class’ LAMC series of 7-inch singles, pairing the track “The Happiest Guy Around” with Liars’ A-side. TFS was handpicked by Liars to do the split 7-inch. Check it out here.

“A Laughing Death in Meatspace”, which is available for pre-orders via Joyful Noise’s website here, is already surfacing on best of 2018 lists with both The Quietus and Australia’s Double J including the album in their best of 2018 (so far) coverage.

Double J said: “Filled with the sort of acerbic wit only Gareth Liddiard can muster, this is the most essential, moody, pulverising, funny, off-key, venomous Antipodean post-punk album of the year”.

Noisey Australia, in an extensive interview with Liddiard and Dunn point to the band’s “anarchic energy”, while Liddiard’s laid bare in a discussion with The Guardian, touching on the societal influences that imbue the album’s lyrics, from the societal fallout from recent technological advances to the hopes for a new generation of rebellion, leaving the revered British paper to declare Meatspace “a glorious detour into deconstructed rock music, reflective of social malaise and unafraid to tell it like it is”.

Watch the “You Let My Tyres Down” video below.