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DZ DEATHRAYS Mark 10 Years of Black Rat LP and Announce National Tour

Celebrating the 10-year milestone of their iconic album Black Rat, DZ Deathrays are set to ignite stages nationwide with an exhilarating national tour in June and July. Dive into a sonic journey as they revisit the raw energy and rebellious spirit that defined their music a decade ago.

Boasting an impressive 14 million streams and clinching the ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, “Black Rat” catapulted DZ Deathrays into the global spotlight, earning them international critical acclaim. Released under the esteemed label I OH YOU, this genre-blending masterpiece, fusing garage rock with dance-punk, not only solidified the duo’s status as leaders in the Australian music scene but also marked a pivotal moment in the successful global export of Australian talent. Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley’s names became synonymous with innovation and excellence, as “Black Rat” soared beyond borders, leaving an indelible mark on the music landscape.

Their groundbreaking creativity captured the hearts of fans and industry insiders alike, leading DZ Deathrays to embark on an ambitious tour that spanned an impressive 15 countries in just two years. The result? A modern classic that continues to resonate today. Tracks like ‘Gina Works at Hearts,’ ‘Reflective Skull,’ and ‘Ocean Exploder’ showcase the band’s mastery of crafting infectious hooks, while their high-energy live performances have become legendary. This dynamic combination solidified DZ Deathrays’ reputation as a powerhouse addition to the Australian rock canon, marking them not only as innovators but as a force to be reckoned with on the global stage.

Secure your tickets today for an unforgettable experience of Brisbane psych-punk at its best. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this historic celebration with DZ Deathrays!

Fri 14 Jun – Manning Bar – Eora / Sydney
Sat 22 Jun – The Triffid – Meanjin / Brisbane
Fri 28 Jun – Corner Hotel – Naarm / Melbourne
Fri 5 Jul – Rosemount Hotel – Boorloo / Perth
Fri 12 Jul – Altar – nipaluna / Hobart
Sat 13 Jul – The Gov – Tarntanya / Adelaide

Tickets are on-sale now, visit HERE.

Black Rat 10th Anniversary Limited Edition White Vinyl
out Friday 3rd May 2024 via I OH YOU. Pre-Order HERE

Written by Chris Lamaro