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  • Emma Ray

The Dead South Share Their 2023 Australian Tour Diary Ahead Of Upcoming Tour

Canada’s The Dead South recently released their much-anticipated fourth studio album; Chains & Stakes. Full to the brim with ghost stories, tales of love, loss and deception, it is a body of work true to the charm of its creators, sure to reiterate their standing as a dearly beloved band across the globe— as well as the best-of-the-best at what they do.

We were fortunate enough to take a closer look at the band's life on their 2023 tour through the lens and diary entries


"Soundcheck at Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane"


"Backstage at Fortitude in Brisbane"


"Preshow huddle in Brisbane. Or is there a bug in Scott’s whiskey? We’re not sure."


"What a blast to finally get on stage in Brisbane. Loved that crowd."


"Brisbane fans crushed a few cans at the show."


"Colton is eying that water station like Blue Wildebeast after a long, hot day out on the Savannah."


"Audience view at Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane. What a great venue."


"Phones out in Melbourne. Love the Northcote Theatre. What a fun couple of shows we had there."


"Backstage at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney."


"View from the balcony at the Enmore in Sydney."


"This guy is a master of his phone cam. Nice contrast/colour balance."


"Audience view in Sydney. This show was such a banger. What a crowd."


"We always heard that Sydney Rock Oysters were big, but this one we found is just massive. What a feast."


A phenomenal bluegrass album dripping with warm, soulful harmonies, bright layers of guitar and banjo melodies, Chains & Stakes takes its listener on a journey through sound and story alike. Sonically, the album snakes effortlessly between instances of gentle, dark and winding tunes, and those of vibrant speedy banjos and jangly guitars. With both conjuring so perfectly within each song their respective scenes of small-town murders, devious lovers and old western cantinas, The Dead South establish themselves as masters of storytelling through music.

In celebration of the release of their album, The Dead South will be embarking on tour all around Australia and New Zealand this March and April, with several shows already sold out and others selling fast! With over 1.36 Million monthly listeners on Spotify and nearly 900K followers across socials, these beloved suspender-and-hat-clad crooners are set for quite the comeback in 2024.


March 20th Metropolis Fremantle Perth (SOLD OUT)

March 21st Hindley Street Music Hall Adelaide

March 23rd Forum Melbourne Melbourne (SOLD OUT)

March 24th Forum Melbourne Melbourne (SOLD OUT)

March 26th Fortitude Music Hall Brisbane

March 29th Byron Bay Bluesfest Tyagarah

April 2nd Enmore Theatre Sydney

April 3rd Enmore Theatre Sydney

April 5th Powerstation Auckland (SOLD OUT)

April 6th San Fran Wellington (SOLD OUT)

April 7th San Fran Wellington (SOLD OUT)

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