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With summer(time) just around the corner, Thirsty Merc is picking up the keys and getting ready to hit the road again, starting with headlining the 20th anniversary of the iconic Deni Ute Muster on Friday, 28 September through to New Year’s Eve in Far North Queensland. Thirsty Merc will hit Newcastle on Friday, November 16th at Lizotte’s.

Thirsty Merc

Following a well-earned break off the back of their 60 Take Me Back anniversary tour shows, the “Merc” will be playing a mix of festivals – Caloundra Music Festival, Get Your Groove On, Park Custom Bike & Tattoo Show  and co-headline shows at the Palms at Crown Melbourne and Chelsea Heights Hotel with the one and only Daryl Braithwaite.

Thirsty Merc formed in Sydney in 2002 releasing their debut EP, First Work, in September 2003, before being signed to Warner Music. The band’s big break came in 2004 with the release of their debut, self-titled, album which included the hits, Someday Someday and In The Summertime (the theme for Bondi Rescue since 2006).

Three more studio albums followed – Slideshows in 2007 (#4 ARIA Album) and Mousetrap Heart in 2010 (#14 on the ARIA Album chart) which included radio staples, 20 Good Reasons, Mousetrap Heart, Tommy, and Krista. Their latest release, Shifting Gears, their first wholly independent and first new material in five years, was released in 2015.

“We’re excited to be returning to the stage to help kick off Summer, this time with a fantastic mix of Merc club shows, festival dates and double-headline gigs,” Rai Thistlethwayte said today. “Please come along and help celebrate the best time of the year with us!”

Friday, 28 September 2018 – Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin NSW 
Saturday, 29 September 2018 – Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone Qld
Sunday, 30 September 2018 – Emerald Star Hotel, Emerald Qld
Monday, 1 October 2018 – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra Qld
Friday, 5 October 2018 – Astor Hotel, Goulburn NSW
Saturday, 6 October 2018 – Park Custom Bike & Tattoo Show, Albion Park Rail NSW
Saturday, 13 October 2018 – Get Your Groove On, Bella Vista Farm NSW
Sunday, 14 October 2018 – Toronto Hotel, Toronto NSW
Thursday, 25 October 2018 – The Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay NSW
Friday, 26 October 2018 – Narrabeen RSL, Narrabeen NSW
Sunday, 11 November 2018 – 96FM Kickstart Summer Concert, Perth WA
Friday, 16 November 2018 – Lizotte’s, Newcastle NSW
Saturday, 17 November 2018 – Harrup Park, Mackay Qld
Friday, 23 November 2018 – SS&A Club, Albury NSW
Saturday, 24 November 2018 – Mulwala Ski Club, Mulwala NSW
Sunday, 25 November 2018 – One Electric Day, Werribee Vic SOLD OUT
Friday, 30 November 2018 – O’Donoghues, Emu Plains NSW
Saturday, 1 December 2018 – Bathurst RSL, Bathurst NSW
Friday, 7 December 2018 – Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel, Moruya NSW
Friday, 14 December 2018 – Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights NSW
Saturday, 15 December 2018 – The Palms at Crown, Melbourne Vic
Friday, 28 December 2018 – Laurieton United Services Club, Laurieton NSW
Saturday, 29 December 2018 – Moonee Beach Tavern, Moonee Beach NSW
Sunday, 30 December 2018 – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta Qld
Monday, 31 December 2018 – The Ville Resort-Casino, Townsville Qld 
Thirsty Merc will also be performing short sets at:
Saturday, 27 October 2018 – WSFM Pure Gold Live – Enmore Theatre, Enmore NSW
Saturday, 10 November 2018 – MTC Rock At The Races – Murrumbidgee Turf Club, Wagga Wagga, NSW

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