Castlemaine’s D.D Dumbo has announced a national tour in support of his J Award winning debut album Utopia Defeated. The tour is his first headline tour with a full band, a show debuted at the Laneway festival this year. It hits Perth on Thursday, June 29 at the Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley.
The debut was released in October last year joining Perth’s own Methyl Ethel as the only Australian bands on the revered 4AD label. He has received high praise for it nationally and internationally including being Rough Trade’s Album of the Month.
The songs Satan and Walrus were A-listed on BBC Radio 6, and they placed at #44 and #47 in Triple J’s Hottest 100. The album received 5 Star Reviews from Rolling Stone, Line of Best Fit and Mojo. Along with these accolades, D.D Dumbo was also nominated for the Australian Music Prize and gained a spot on the shortlist for APRA Song of the Year.
D.D Dumbo also drew major crowds at his sets during the nationally touring Laneway Festival, and wowed a huge audience at WOMAD Festival. Just last week the band sold out two headline shows in Dumbo’s home town, Castlemaine.
D.D Dumbo plays the the Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley on Thursday, June 29. Ticket are available from dddumbo.com.