Skegss announce full UK tour for October 2022. See all dates below. Tickets will be available here from Friday 10th June, 2022.
UK Tour Dates 2022:
3rd October 2022 – Chalk, Brighton
4th October 2022 – The Old Fire Station, Bournmouth
6th October 20200 – Metronome, Nottingham
7th October 2022 – St Luke’s, Glasgow
9th October 2022 – Thekla, Bristol
10th October 2022 – The Wardrobe, Leeds
11th October 2022 – Gorilla, Manchester
13th October 2022 – Electric Ballroom, London
In the six years since their inception, Skegss (singer & guitarist Ben Reed, bassist, guitarist & vocalist Toby Cregan, and drummer Jonny Lani) emerged from their laid-back, Australian small town roots as unlikely anti-heroes of the country’s vibrant rock scene.
Their riotous releases have sparked circle pits and stage dives all over – from dingy pubs and skate parks, to 20K capacity festival stages – and led the three lads on countless world tours. They’ve even topped the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) singles charts numerous times and, more recently, their debut LP “My Own Mess” reached number two on the album charts and earned an ARIA Award nomination for ‘Best Rock Album’. Australia’s coastal sensation never lost their underdog flair despite their achievements, and it’s that same spirit that defines their second studio album, “Rehearsal” – a 13-track thrill ride through modern disillusioned youth.
Released late March 2021 via Loma Vista Recordings, “Rehearsal” debuted at #1 on Australia’s ARIA Album and Vinyl sales chart with first week sales and was the triple j feature record. In addition, “Rehearsal” earned the trio of Toby, Ben Reed (vocals, guitar), and Jonny Lani (drums) their first cover story at NME Australia, while its singles collectively earned early praise and support from Consequence, DIY, Rolling Stone Australia (“Song You Need to Know”) and had 2 tracks place in the triple j Hottest 100 voted singles of the year (“Under the Thunder” #27) and “Fantasising” #66).
“Rehearsal” was recorded at The Grove Studioswith Grammy-award winning producer Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice), who added a veteran’s finesse and expanded upon the rustic charm of demos the band tracked at The Music Farm using vintage gear from the ‘60s and ‘70s. From Reed’s self-made lyrical philosophies inspired by his favorite stand-up comedians to Toby Cregan’s reflections on life and his dog, is the most candid and electrifying snapshot we’ve seen of Skegss yet.