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Eight albums and twenty-five years later, The Waifs just got their first ARIA #1! ‘Ironbark’ flew into the charts this week to take the top spot.

The Waifs

It’s 25 years since West Australian sisters Donna and Vikki Simpson (now Vikki Thorn) joined forces with Josh Cunningham to create one of the country’s best-loved bands. Since releasing their debut, self-titled album in 1996 The Waifs have established a strong and loyal fan-base worldwide, built on the relentless touring they did in Australia in those formative years, playing in any town that would have them, honing their stagecraft and their song-writing skills along the way. Ironbark, the group’s eighth studio album, is a thank you to those thousands of fans who have stuck with them at home and overseas, and a fitting one given the quality of the material.

The Waifs will be touring nationally through March and April, tickets on sale now: 

Thursday 9th, March 2017Fremantle Arts CentreFremantle, WA, Australia: Tickets –

Saturday 11th, March 2017WomadelaideAdelaide, SA, Australia: Tickets –

Sunday 12th, March 2017Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy, VIC, Australia: Tickets –

Monday 13th, March 2017Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy, VIC, Australia: Tickets –

Tuesday 14th, March 2017Eastbank Centre Shepparton, VIC, Australia: Tickets –!/calendar/event/an-evening-with-the-waifs

Wednesday 15th, March 2017Albury Arts Centre Albury, NSW, Australia:Tickets – Tickets

Thursday 16th, March 2017Canberra Theatre Canberra, ACT, Australia: Tickets –

Saturday 18th, March 2017Blue Mountains Folk FestivalKatoomba, NSW, Australia : Tickets –

Sunday 19th, March 2017Anitas Theatre Thirroul, NSW, Australia: Tickets –

Saturday 25th, March 2017The Odeon Theatre Hobart, TAS, Australia: Tickets –

Sunday 26th, March 2017The Don Centre Devonport, TAS, Australia: Tickets –

Tuesday 28th, March 2017The Ulumbarra Theatre Bendigo, VIC, Australia: Tickets –

Wednesday 29th, March 2017Hamer Hall Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Tickets – PRESALE: 

Thursday 30th, March 2017Hamer Hall Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Tickets –

Saturday 1st, April 2017Enmore Theatre Sydney, NSW, Australia: Tickets –

Tuesday 4th, April 2017Bangalow Hall Bangalow, NSW, Australia: Tickets – SOLD OUT

Wednesday 5th, April 2017Bangalow Hall Bangalow, NSW, Australia: Tickets –

Thursday 6th, April 2017The Tivoli Theatre Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Tickets –

Saturday 8th, April 2017The Nightquarter Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: Tickets –

Sunday 9th, April 2017Munro Martin Parklands Cairns, QLD, Australia: Tickets –

Wednesday 12th, April 2017Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs, NT, Australia: Tickets –

Thursday 13th, April 2017Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin, NT, Australia: Tickets –!/events/1141/

Saturday 15th, April 2017The Roebuck Bay Hotel Broome, WA, Australia: Tickets –