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Fri, 01 May


Mo's Desert Clubhouse


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Time & Location

01 May 2020, 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Mo's Desert Clubhouse, 6/36 Central Dr, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, Australia

About the event

SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19 - Stay tuned for a date reannounce.  All tickets will be honoured.

Statement from the band - In light of the RONA kicking down the door of every live show there is, we’re rescheduling our regional tour to later dates. If you’d already snagged tickets, hold onto your horses, those bastards will still be valid for the rescheduled dates in your town. No shows are cancelled, but they’re all being moved, how good. We will keep you updated with the revised shows. Sorry for any inconvenience, we’re absolutely raring to go and awfully excited to see you all again. Thanks for your understanding. B//D #soonwewillbetogetheroncemore 

Bad//Dreems were born during an Adelaide heatwave in the summer of 2012. 

In the past, a heaving pub rock flavour may have defined Bad//Dreems, on Doomsday Ballet, their third studio LP

(available now, via Farmer and The Owl), those elements are mere foundations on which the quintet have constructed a

more textured, art-driven, considered and evolved sound.NNWhich isn’t to suggest the band have abandoned key elements of their DNA: the raw, unrefined Aussie vocal twang of frontman Ben Marwe is once again front and centre, and in songs such as Salad and Low Life, so is the raucous, sweaty, tinnitus-inducing din that propelled the group’s first two LPs, 2015’s Dogs At Bay and 2017’s Gutful.

Their 3rd album Doomsday Ballet, was recorded in Adelaide with production from Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Julia

Jacklin, DZ Deathrays) and Jack Ladder. Musically the band play a rough and tumble brand of jangling rock and roll, that

draws influence from Antipodean groups of the 70s and 80s, as well as US acts such as Wipers, DEVO and Television. To

date the band have explored ideas of Australian dystopia and isolation, suburban ennui and male identity. Their new album

deals with the absurdity of the post truth world, via a dark psychedelic vision of the end of days.

Their first release, the Badlands EP led to attention from TripleJ and US college radio. The debut LP Dogs At Bay (2015)

and its follow up Gutful (2017), both produced by Mark Opitz, cemented their place as one of the most exciting Australian

guitar bands of recent times. Over this period they toured extensively both in Australia and abroad, appearing at Splendour

in the Grass, Falls and Laneway festivals and supporting acts such as The Chats (UK/EU), Midnight Oil, At The Drive In,

The Avalanches, Wolf Alice, Scientists and Cold Chisel. 2019 saw the addition of long time live member engineer Ali

Wells to the band.

Bad//Dreems appear at Mo's Desert Clubhouse on the Gold Coast, Friday 01 May with doors at 7.30pm (18+ show).  Supports to be announced soon.

COVID-19 Information: 

Mo's Desert Clubhouse is a 250 capacity venue and has taken health and safety precautions to ensure that our punters and staff and venue are as hygienic as possible.  Mo's has hand sanitiser at the entry way to the venue, please use it throughout the event.  You are also welcome to use the same glass for the entire night or request a disposable cup on drink purchase.  Please ensure that you use your bank cards rather than cash for both the door and bar service. 

This is a not refundable ticket unless event is cancelled by the venue.  This will only occur if the promoter of the event or the government decides that the event cannot go on due to COVID-19.  If you feel unwell or are in high risk of catching COVID-19 we urge you to stay at home and isolate.  We urge you to give your tickets to a mate or someone that could use a night out.  To do this, please simply quote the ticket holders name and order number on arrival.  Any postponed events, tickets will be valid for the postponed date. 

If you are well and can come out to support an industry that is really needing your love right now, we look forward to seeing you at Mo's for a germ free gig! 


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