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Thirsty Merc To Resume The Good Life Tour

by Paul Cashmere on October 2, 2015

in Live,News

Thirsty Merc will resume their ‘The Good Life’ tour following the tragic death of their stage manager last week.

Shane Cooper died in a car accident on his way to the band’s Warnambool show on 23 September. The band’s drummer Mick Skelton was seriously injured in the crash.

Thirsty Merc said today, “It’s been a really hard time for us. There were moments where we seriously questioned whether we’d be walking out on stage at all for the rest of the year. We’ll always be thinking of Shane. We find some comfort in knowing that he had so many happy moments in his last days with us. Our thoughts are also with Mick every day as he continues to make a recovery – we’re sending him all the strength we can muster up. We want to say our deepest thanks to everyone who has reached out recently. It’s been overwhelming; it’s changed our perspective on life on the road. We’ve been shown a lot of love through that support, and it really has helped us as a band in getting through a truly devastating time. The Merc would like to share the love with everyone at the upcoming shows, so we can send as much as we can back to Shane, Mick, and their families, who need it most right now.”


Wednesday, 7 October,
ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT

Thursday, 8 October
Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale, NSW

Friday, 9 October
Halekulani Bowling Club, Central Coast, NSW

Saturday, 10 October
Baroque Room, Katoomba, NSW

Sunday, 11 October
Club Forster, Forster-Tuncurry, NSW

Wednesday, 14 October
The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Thursday, 15 October
Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW

Friday, 16 October
Armidale Services Club, Armidale, NSW

Saturday, 17 October
Grafton District Services Club, Grafton, NSW

Sunday, 18 October
Hoey Moey Beergarden, Coffs Harbour, NSW
* Free Show *

Wednesday, 21 October
Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

Thursday, 22 October
Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

Friday, 23 October
The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, 24 October
Villa Noosa, Noosa, QLD

Wednesday, 28 October
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday, 29 October
Home Tavern, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Sunday, 1 November
King George Gardens – Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Wangaratta, VIC

Saturday, 7 November
Belmont 16’s, Newcastle, NSW

Sunday, 8 November
Heathcote Hotel, Heathcote, NSW

Thursday, 12 November
Friends Restaurant, Perth, WA

Friday, 13 November
Boab Tavern, High Wycombe WA

Saturday, 14 November
Charles Hotel, Perth, WA

Sunday, 15 November
Ravenswood Hotel, Perth, WA

Friday, 20 November
SSA Club, Albury, NSW
* Free Show *

Saturday, 21 November
Mulwala Ski Club, Mulwala, NSW
* Free Show *

Friday, 27 November
Coopers Alehouse, Wallaroo, SA

Saturday, 28 November
Palmerston Tavern, Darwin, NT

Thirsty Merc will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from every ticket sold for the rest of The Good Life tour dates to assist the grief-stricken families through this difficult period. A benefit concert is currently in the planning stages and an announcement is expected in the coming weeks.


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