Ahead of their return to our shores next year, Californian punk legends Pennywise have just re-released their iconic cover of Men At Work’s ‘Down Under’ on digital platforms.

Late last month, So-Cal punk outfit Pennywise announced that they would be making yet another trek down under, mere months after last visiting our shores for the 2019 Download Festival.

Returning to Australia with special guests Strung Out and No Fun At All, the group will be celebrating 20 years of their fifth album, Straight Ahead, which was released in June of 1999.

Featuring classic tracks like ‘Straight Ahead’ and ‘Alien’, the record was a huge success for the group, and remains their only record to crack the top ten on the ARIA charts. For Aussie fans though, the record contained a special bonus track, with the group adding their cover of Men At Work’s ‘Down Under’ to local copies.

A popular tune upon its release, the group’s cover managed to find its way into the 1999 Hottest 100, and re-appeared on the annual Soundwave compilation when the band played the festival back in 2011.

However, for fans more accustomed to the modern methods of musical consumption, they’d likely be aware of the tune’s notable absence from streaming services. Well, now there’s good news in the pipeline, with the tune making its digital debut today, being released onto all platforms.

Check out the classic cover below, and read on for all the details about Pennywise’s forthcoming Aussie tour. Here’s hoping we’ll get an earful of that exceptional cover when they return!

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Pennywise Straight Ahead Australian Tour 2020

With special guests Strung Out and No Fun At All

Thursday, February 6th, 2020
Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, February 7th, 2020
Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights, VIC

Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

Sunday, February 9th, 2020
Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
NEX, Newcastle, NSW

Friday, February 14th, 2020
HQ, Adelaide, SA

Sunday, February 16th, 2020
Metro Freo, Perth, WA

Tickets on sale now

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