After more than two years, Adelaide icons Bad//Dreems are set to release their latest album, announcing the details of Doomsday Ballet earlier today.
Back in April of 2017, Bad//Dreems unleashed Gutful, their second studio album. Recorded with veteran producer Mark Opitz, the release saw the band continue their status as some of the finest purveyors of Aussie rock.
While the rest of the year was filled with constant touring, 2018 saw the group take things a bit slower, performing barely ten shows throughout the year. All the while, things were cooking behind the scenes, with songs being written, plans being made, and album number three serving as a goal on the horizon.
Having made about 50 demos for their eventual record, the group hit up guitarist Ali Wells’ Grinchdoor Studios to lay down the groundwork. Before long, they entering Adelaide’s Twin Earth Studios to work with the production team of Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, DZ Deathrays) and Jack Ladder to polish off the final product.
Back in May, Bad//Dreems came roaring back with ‘Double Dreaming’, their first new track since 2017. Featuring nods to the likes of Devo, The Rolling Stones, and Neil Young, the tune served as a refreshing, eclectic return for the newly-expanded quintet.
Following a UK trek supporting Midnight Oil, a sold-out single tour, and a newly-announced slot at the SANFL Grand Final, Bad//Dreems have today revealed that their third album will bear the title of Doomsday Ballet when it arrives on October 18th.
Released via Farmer And The Owl, the record will arrive days after the band’s upcoming appearance on the Yours & Owls Festival lineup. To celebrate the new release, the Baddies will be hitting the road, doing what they do best on the national stage.
Kicking things off at The Triffid in Brisbane on October 25th, the group will visit Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, while returning to Fremantle for the first time since early 2018 as well.
Joining Bad//Dreems on the majority (sorry, Melbourne) of their upcoming tour will be none other than Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, whose phenomenal live sets will ensure that these dates will be truly be worth writing home about.
Tickets to these upcoming shows go on sale through the band’s website from 9am on Friday, August 23rd. Get in quick though, with their July single tour selling out in record time, you won’t want to be left holding the bag when the Doomsday Ballet tour rips through your town.
Check out ‘Double Dreaming’ by Bad//Dreems:
Bad//Dreems’ Doomsday Ballet Album Tour
With special guests Cash Savage & The Last Drinks*
Friday, October 25th
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, October 26th
Manning Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday, November 1st
The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC
Friday, November 8th
Rock Rover, Fremantle, WA
Saturday, November 9th
The Govenor Hindmarsh, Adelaide, SA
*Cash Savage & The Last Drinks not appearing in Melbourne
Tickets on sale from 9am on Friday, August 23rd through the Bad//Dreems website
Also appearing at the Yours & Owls Festival
Saturday, October 5th – Sunday, October 6th
Stuart Park, Wollongong, NSW
More info: Yours & Owls