Winston Surfshirt has announced an Australian tour in mid-2023, playing three shows at smaller venues in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The tour, announced today (February 6), is titled the ‘Panna Cotta: So Close You Can Taste It’ tour. The band will perform at The Night Cat in Melbourne on Saturday 6 May, followed by Mary’s Underground in Sydney a week later (13 May) and finally Brisbane’s Princess Theater on Friday 2 June.

A pre-sale will run from tomorrow (February 7) at 10 local time. General sale follows on Thursday (February 9) at 11 a.m. Ticket information for all three shows can be found at Frontier Touring website.

The venues are much smaller than the kind Winston Surfshirt usually plays in Australia. In a press release, the band confirmed that this was done by design, in an attempt to go back to venues they played when they originally formed in the mid-2010s.

“When we started playing music together, we were crammed into little corners of packed bars – and to this day, those were some of the best times and our most cherished memories,” they said.

“We wanted to go back to basics one more time and thought we’d bring those vibes back. OG fans, this one’s for you.”

Winston Surfshirt released their third studio album, ‘Panna Cotta’, in November 2022. The largely collaborative album was flanked by half a dozen singles released between 2021 and 2022: ‘All Of The Little Things’ (with Ramirez), ‘Complicated’ ‘ (with Young Franco), ‘There’s Only One’ (with Genesis Owusu), ‘Maybe I’m in Love with You’ (with Talib Kweli), ‘Of Another Kind’ (with both Milan Ring and Jerome Farah) and Dope Lemon -assisted ‘I Want You (To Be My Woman)’.

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