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Tame Impala reveals 2020 Australian tour dates

Kevin Parker of Tame Impala
Neil Krug
Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker’s world-conquering psych-rock project will return to Adelaide in 2020 in support of new album The Slow Rush.

From playing in a dust-swept Monarto paddock for Live at the Zoo to headlining Coachella, Kevin Parker had a remarkable decade. In February Parker will make a start on the 2020s with the release of The Slow Rush, his fourth album as Tame Impala and the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s chart-topping Currents, a widely celebrated record that spawned Rihanna covers, Lady Gaga collaborations and that toplining spot at Coachella.

To mark this auspicious occasion Parker will be getting the band back together for a lap around Australia in the band’s first headlining tour of the country since 2015. With previously-released tracks like Borderline and Patience signalling Parker’s continued evolution from the riff-heavy noodling of his early work to an ambitious dance-pop sheen, it should be quite the party.

Parker has also revealed he will be donating $300 000 to bushfire relief efforts as part of the tour. Parker has felt the results of increasingly dangerous fire seasons around the world firsthand, having lost a variety of musical instruments and recording equipment when California’s 2018 wildfires engulfed the house he was staying at. Parker managed to evacuate the residence with a single bass guitar and a laptop filled with unfinished sessions for what would be come The Slow Rush.

Tame Impala will return to Adelaide on Saturday 25 April, supported by 2019 WOMADelaide highlights Khruangbin.

25 April

Tame Impala
Australian tour 2020

Tame Impala 2020 Australian tour

Brisbane Entertainment Centre
18 April

Qudos Bank Arena
20 April

Rod Laver Arena
23 April

Adelaide Entertainment Centre
25 April

RAC Arena
28 April

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