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80’s legends 1927 and Boom Crash Opera join forces for the Ultimate Retro Tour

In the late Eighties, 1927 and Boom Crash Opera owned the airwaves with undeniably catchy songs; a legacy which continues to this day, with songs that have stood the test of time. From ARIA Awards, Platinum albums and Top 40 Hits, together Boom Crash Opera and 1927 have a killer collection!

And so … a double-bill tour makes complete sense … almost inevitable!

The ‘Best Things Tour’ will deliver a night to remember, showcasing the much-loved hits of these enduring Australian bands.

Kicking off in Geelong on March 1, the tour then heads to Adelaide, back to Vic for shows at Frankston Arts Centre and the Corner Hotel, then to Brisbane’s The Tiffid, Miami Marketta on the Gold Coast, Perth’s Freo Social and Astor Theatre, and then winding up with two massive shows in NSW – April 5 at Sydney’s Factory Theatre and April 6 at Anita’s, Thirroul.

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About Boom Crash Opera:

These here are crazy times. But Boom Crash Opera are one band you can rely upon.

The producer of their debut album told them: “The most important thing a group can do is stay together. Keep it together and you can do anything you want.” 

Boom Crash Opera took those words to heart, proudly becoming one of Australia’s most-loved bands, with 13 Top 50 singles and five Top 50 albums. As founding member Peter Farnan says, “We sounded like our name.” It’s an intoxicating mix of indie pop and stadium rock, with unforgettable hits such as ‘Great Wall’, ‘Hands Up In The Air’, ‘City Flat’, ‘Onion Skin’ ‘Get Out Of The House’, ‘The Best Thing’ and ‘Dancing In The Storm’.  Nearly four decades after the band began, the start of ‘Onion Skin’ remains an irresistible rallying cry: Keep it in! Cut it out! Kick it out!

Boom Crash Opera

About 1927:

Known for their enduring hits such as ‘That’s When I Think of You’, ‘Compulsory Hero’, ‘To Love Me’, ‘Scars’, ‘Don’t Forget Me’, and of course, ‘If I Could’, 1927 made a devastating entry into the ears of its listeners with quintuple Platinum album ‘…Ish’ in 1988, which earned the band a number of ARIA Awards as well as a lot of fans along the way. Having followed up ‘…Ish’ with the multi-platinum second album ‘The Otherside’, a self-titled third album, and countless live shows at home and abroad, the last couple of decades have earned 1927 legendary status.



March 2024
Friday 1          The Wool Exchange, Geelong
Saturday 2     The Gov, Adelaide
Friday 8          Frankston Art Centre, Frankston
Saturday 9     Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday 16   The Triffid, Brisbane
Sunday 17     Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
Friday 22       Freo Social, Fremantle
Saturday 23  Astor Theatre, Perth

April 2024
Friday 5          Factory Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 6     Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul

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