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THIRSTY MERC Summer 2018 shows announced!

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With summer(time) just around the corner, Thirsty Merc are picking up the keys and getting ready to hit the road again, starting with headlining the 20th anniversary of the iconic Deni Ute Muster on Friday, 28 September through to New Year’s Eve in Far North Queensland.

Following a well-earned break off the back of their 60 Take Me Back anniversary tour shows, the “Merc” will be playing a mix of festivals – Caloundra Music Festival, Get Your Groove On, Park Custom Bike & Tattoo Show  and co-headline shows at the Palms at Crown Melbourne and Chelsea Heights Hotel with the one and only Daryl Braithwaite.

Thirsty Merc formed in Sydney in 2002 releasing their debut EP, First Work, in September 2003, before being signed to Warner Music. The band’s big break came in 2004 with the release of their debut, self-titled, album which included the hits, Someday Someday and In The Summertime (the theme for Bondi Rescue since 2006).

Three more studio albums followed – Slideshows in 2007 (#4 ARIA Album) and Mousetrap Heart in 2010 (#14 on the ARIA Album chart) which included radio staples, 20 Good Reasons, Mousetrap Heart and Tommy and Krista. Their latest release, Shifting Gears, their first wholly independent and first new material in five years, was released in 2015.

“We’re excited to be returning to the stage to help kick off Summer, this time with a fantastic mix of Merc club shows, festival dates and double-headline gigs” Rai Thistlethwayte said today. “Please come along and help celebrate the best time of the year with us!”

Tickets for all shows are on sale now from www.thirstymerc.com.

Shifting Gears is out now through MGM Distribution.


Friday, 28 September 2018
Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin NSW

Saturday, 29 September 2018
Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone Qld

Sunday, 30 September 2018
Emerald Star Hotel, Emerald Qld

Monday, 1 October 2018
Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra Qld

Friday, 5 October 2018
Astor Hotel, Goulburn NSW

Saturday, 6 October 2018
Park Custom Bike & Tattoo Show, Albion Park Rail NSW

Saturday, 13 October 2018
Get Your Groove On, Bella Vista Farm NSW

Sunday, 14 October 2018
Toronto Hotel, Toronto NSW

Thursday, 25 October 2018
The Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay NSW

Friday, 26 October 2018
Narrabeen RSL, Narrabeen NSW

Sunday, 11 November 2018
96FM Kickstart Summer Concert, Perth WA

Friday, 16 November 2018
Lizotte’s, Newcastle NSW

Saturday, 17 November 2018
Harrup Park, Mackay Qld

Friday, 23 November 2018
SS&A Club, Albury NSW

Saturday, 24 November 2018
Mulwala Ski Club, Mulwala NSW

Sunday, 25 November 2018 – One Electric Day, Werribee Vic

Friday, 30 November 2018
O’Donoghues, Emu Plains NSW

Saturday, 1 December 2018
Bathurst RSL, Bathurst NSW

Friday, 7 December 2018
Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel, Moruya NSW

Friday, 14 December 2018
Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights NSW

Saturday, 15 December 2018
The Palms at Crown, Melbourne Vic

Friday, 28 December 2018
Laurieton United Services Club, Laurieton NSW

Saturday, 29 December 2018
Moonee Beach Tavern, Moonee Beach NSW

Sunday, 30 December 2018
Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta Qld

Monday, 31 December 2018
The Ville Resort-Casino, Townsville Qld

Thirsty Merc will also be performing short sets at:

Saturday, 27 October 2018
WSFM Pure Gold Live – Enmore Theatre, Enmore NSW

Saturday, 10 November 2018
MTC Rock At The Races – Murrumbidgee Turf Club, Wagga Wagga, NSW



Twitter: @thirstymerc Instagram: @thirstymercband  Facebook: @thirstymerc


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