The inaugural winners of triple j’s Unearthed competition will reunite for a 20th-anniversary edition of debut LP Guide To Better Living and a 27-date national tour.
Grinspoon, who formed in a pub in Lismore in the mid-’90s, announced their indefinite hiatus in 2013:
“We are still a band of brothers but it’s time for us to take a break and recharge the batteries,” they wrote in a statement posted on their website.
Since then, frontman Phil Jamieson, guitarist Pat Davern, bassist Joe Hansen and drummer Kristian Hopes have lived relatively family-focused lives.
Davern and his wife Katya opened The Finder’s Club music and book store in Bangalow; Hansen works in festival organisation and has his own solo electronic music project; and Hopes has his own handyman business in Brisbane.
Phil Jamieson has remained active in the music industry, performing solo shows and touring the Australian production of Green Day‘s musical American Idiot.
The 20th-anniversary edition of Guide To Better Living is out June 23, the same day the national tour kicks off at Traralgon.
The band will perform all 16 songs on Guide To Better Living plus the hidden Easter Egg.
Guide To Better Living was released via Universal Music Australia’s imprint Grudge Records (Powderfinger, Tex Perkins, Spiderbait) in 1997. The album hit #11 on the ARIA Albums Chart and achieved Platinum certification.
For all dates and ticketing details, grinspoon.com.au.