HARDLINE MEDIA are pleased to announce the return of RICHIE RAMONE to Australia, just in time for the countdown to Christmas, in DECEMBER 2019!
The famed punk drummer is set for a killer run of shows in HOBART, SYDNEY, BRISBANE, MELBOURNE, CANBERRA and ADELAIDE!
“Australia is a long way from where I live in LA so it’s kinda hard to get there very often. But I love Australia, I love the fans there, and I look forward to setting these clubs on fire. Aussie’s love to rock, and we’re bringing it!” – RICHIE RAMONE
Aussie punks and rockers get ready for a full throttle set with Richie singing lead AND drumming, or mic in hand, front and centre … in the crowd, sharing the mic around to fans – an in your face, high octane show with all the intensity of a classic RAMONES performance, with that extra Richie rockin’ kick.
The famed punk drummer is best known for his time on the stool as the drummer for the RAMONES and is the only RAMONES drummer credited as the sole writer and composer of six RAMONES songs. He is also acknowledged as being the only RAMONES drummer who ever sang lead vocals in some tracks. Richie joined the band before the release of “Subterranean Jungle” in 1983. He went on to perform on RAMONES albums such as “Too Tough to Die”, “Animal Boy” and “Halfway to Sanity”. Most notably, he wrote the hit RAMONES’ song “Someone Put Something in My Drink”, which is featured on the album “Ramones Mania” – the first RAMONES album to go platinum. He also penned songs “Smash You”, “I’m Not Better Now”, “Humankind”, “You Can’t Say Anything Nice” and “I’m Not Jesus”. Richie’s songs “Someone Put Something In My Drink” and “I’m Not Jesus” have been covered by many bands, including CHILDREN OF BODOM and BEHEMOTH.
“Richie’s very talented and he’s very diverse . . . He really strengthened the band a hundred percent because he sings backing tracks, he sings lead, and he sings with Dee Dee’s stuff. In the past, it was always just me singing for the most part.” – JOEY RAMONE
He has also worked on some of DEE DEE RAMONES’ solo recordings, and in bands the ROCK N ROLL RATS and the GOBSHITES.
This December, Richie arrives in Australia fresh off the back of a packed run of shows in the US and South America. And after the release of his highly commended book “I Know Better Now”. He is also set to appear in a horror/comedy flick ‘“Headcheese” later this year.
From behind the kit, to amongst the pit – you will not want to miss RICHIE RAMONE live in action!
* General public ticket sales: Monday, 29th July through usual outlets (and )
SAT 7 DEC – HOBART – ALTAR
SUN 8 DEC – SYDNEY – FRANKIE’S
WED 11 DEC – BRISBANE – CROWBAR
THUR 12 DEC – MELBOURNE – MAX WATTS
FRI 13 DEC – CANBERRA – BASEMENT
SAT 14 DEC – ADELAIDE – ENIGMA
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