The Shins Announce Australian Headline Shows!


The Shins I think get a dud wrap. Yeah, we get it, they had a song in Garden State. It’s time to move on, people. Indie favourites yes, one-hit wonders no.

A slew of acclaimed albums have followed in the wake of Natalie Portman‘s somewhat obnoxious musical power-move on a pouty Zach Braff in a doctor’s waiting room  back in 2004 and each has been an accomplished evolution on it’s predecessor.

The latest of which has been James Mercer’s Heartworms– a rangy mix of pop, folk and experiments with all the hallmarks of Mercer’s infectious, affable songwriting style.

And now Mercer is bringing the band down under to treat us to a few live renditions in December. The band were first announced on Berry’s Fairgrounds festival and the newly christened Fidelity in Perth, and now a full run of headline shows have been announced for the rest of us! It marks the first Aussie visit for The Shins since Splendour 2012.

You can find the details for all the shows below, as well as the opportunity to nab early tix through Handsome Tours Pre-sale list.


The Shins 2017 Australian Tour

Saturday, December 2nd
Fidelity Festival
Wellington Square, Perth, WA
Tickets from Fidelity Festival

Monday, December 4th
The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Tuesday, December 5th
QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Friday, December 8th
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, December 9th
Fairgrounds Festival
Berry Showgrounds, Berry, NSW
Tickets from Fairgrounds Festival

Tickets for The Shins’ headline dates go on sale 9am, Friday, September 8th
Pre-sale tickets go on sale 9am, Thursday, September 7th
Tickets available from Handsome Tours



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