The Living End have made a massive triple announcement this week and given fans plenty to get excited about. Just after releasing electric new single Don’t Lose It, the three-piece have announced the name and release date for their new album, along with a national headline tour hitting Metropolis Fremantle on Saturday, November 10.
The Living End’s eighth studio album Wunderbar will be released worldwide through BMG on September 28. It was recorded over a six week period in Berlin and is said to be one of the most raw, conscious, and politically vital records of their career. The band have ensured the new album isn’t a foray into electronic music or soft rock crooning but stays true to the style and attitude that has seen them build legions of passionate fans since their formation in 1994.
Frontman Chris Cheney explained they “were not trying to re-write Dark Side of the Moon or anything” with this release. Instead, Wunderbar does what the Melbourne act do best, and what’s kept hundreds of thousands of fans listening for nearly a quarter of a century. “It’s straightforward, heart-pounding, guns blazing rock and roll,” says Cheney. “I cannot wait to hit the road and get loud!”
High octane seven piece West Thebarton will be returning to Perth as they support The Living End for the national tour. The Adelaide act will be armed with songs from their critically acclaimed debut album Different Beings Being Different, ensuring a raucously energetic night of live Aussie music not to be missed.
The Living End play Metropolis Theatre on Saturday, November 10. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 13. The Living End’s new album Wunderbar comes out on Friday, September 28.