Last week, news that the legendary Infectious Grooves will be appearing at BluesFest set the internet alight! To add fuel to that fire, the funk-metal supergroup have announced massive headline shows in Melbourne Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney!
Boasting an all-star lineup of incredible players, Infectious Grooves are set to unleash an insane performance that sees them play their first shows globally in five years and their first in Australia since playing at Soundwave Festival in 2008, sixteen long years ago!
The 2024 incarnation of Infectious Grooves is more potent than ever. Featuring original members, Suicidal Tendencies frontman, Mike Muir and guitarist Dean Pleasants who are both fresh from a sold-out tour of Australia last November that celebrated the 40th Anniversary of ST’s debut album.
Mike Muir says of the tour “Infectious Grooves is gonna bring a super special extra Funk and Punk and everything in between raging gig to Australia . These shows are short notice, but we guarantee they are gonna be full of ass kicking, toe tapping bass slapping, drum attacking, high octane roller coaster grooves! ST had such a blast with the last tour we jumped at the opportunity to lock some dates in and get back down again to our Aussie friends and family, and make a whole bunch of new ones. So come on back and bring your cousins, nephews, nieces and next door neighbours, and everyone else you can think of. Just warn them…tell them Cyco said, ‘These Freaks are here to party!”
They will be accompanied by none other than founding bassist of Infectious Grooves, Robert Trujillo who is making a long-awaited comeback to Australia. Trujillo’s last visit was over a decade ago with his warlord bandmates in on of the biggest bands on the planet—Metallica!
On coming to back to Australia, Rob says “I’m super stoked to venture back to Australia and reconnect with my Aussie surf contingent, as well as celebrate thirty years of Infectious Grooves with a few gigs down under!”
Adding extra groove on guitar will be Dave Kushner, best known for being part of the platinum selling supergroup Velvet Revolver. Dave is also part of the OG Infectious Grooves team having appeared on the track, Punk It Up from the bands debut album.
Anchoring the whole thing down is drummer Jay Weinberg, making his first live appearance after ten years with the iconic metal band, Slipknot.
Jay comments ‘“It’s an absolute honour to play with the legendary Infectious Grooves on this incredibly exciting Australian tour! Playing with some of my favourite musicians, in one of the most beautiful countries, for some of the greatest fans of heavy music in the world…I couldn’t be more thrilled to get started. See you all soon!”
Infectious Grooves Australian Dates 2024:
30/03/24 – Melbourne, Forum
31/03/24 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall
01/04/24 – Byron Bay, BluesFest
04/04/24 – Adelaide, Hindley Street Music Hall
05/04/24 – Sydney, UNSW Roundhouse