Dallas Crane, The Hitman and Palace of the King are a few of the bands that will open for Rose Tattoo’s 2018 Blood Brothers tour across Australia.
The Tatts will tour the country starting on 31 March 2018 in Albury before heading to Europe for most of June.
“Hitmen have been fighting the war against the jive alongside our Comrades Rose Tattoo since the late 70’s and have shared many a stage across the mighty beer barns of Australia,” says Johnny Kannis. “We’re now happy to be reuniting once again in an exciting period of our career where we’ve just released our new mini album “Six Pistols. We’re ready!”
Dallas Crane were former label-mates of Rose Tattoo. “Sharing the Alberts label with Rose Tattoo and AC/DC was on thing, but sharing the stage with the awesome power of the Tatts puts a pretty large tick on 2018 already for Dallas Crane,” they said.
Angry Anderson clocked up 40 years as Rose Tattoo lead singer in 2016. The 2018 line-up is a who’s who of Australian rock with Bob Spencer (The Angels, Skyhooks), Mark Evans (AC/DC) and John ‘Watto’ Watson (Australian Crawl) part of the new band. Dai Pritchard has been a part of the Tatts line-up for over a decade.
Rose Tattoo Blood Brothers Tour Dates
Saturday March 31 SS&A Club Albury NSW with special guests Palace Of The King
Friday & Saturday April 6 & 7 Bridge Hotel NSW with special guests Hitmen
Friday April 13 Beach House Hervey Bay QLD with special guests Dead Hand Blues
Saturday April 14 The Shed @ Aussie World QLD with special guests Dead Hand Blues
Friday April 20 The Gov Adelaide SA with special guests Dallas Crane
Saturday April 21 Gateway Hotel Geelong VIC with special guests Child
Sunday April 22 Corner Hotel Melbourne VIC with special guests Dallas Crane (Afternoon Show)
Friday April 27 Miranda Hotel NSW with special guests Hitmen
Saturday April 28 Cambridge Hotel Newcastle with special guests Hitmen
European Tour Dates
Thursday June 7 Swedenrock Festival SWE
Friday June 8 Markthalle Hamburg GER
Saturday June 9 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg GER
Sunday June 10 Rockavaria Muchen GER
Tuesday June 12 Conrad-Sohm Dombirn AUT
Wednesday June 13 Z7 Prattein SWI
Thursday 14 La Laiterie Strasbourg FRA
Friday June 15 Zeche Bochum GER
Saturday June 16 Victorie Alkmaar NED
Sunday June 17 Tioli Bremen GER
Monday June 18 Kieler Woche Kiel GER
Tuesday June 19 Kulturhaus Neuruppin GER
Wednesday June 20 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin GER
Friday June 22 Hellfest Clisson FRA
Saturday June 23 Matapaloz Leipzig GER
Rose Tattoo will also perform at Bonfest in Fremantle, Western Australia on 16 February, 2018.