DZ Deathrays Announce ‘Black Rat’ 10th Anniversary Tour!

Celebrate ten years of sonic mayhem as DZ Deathrays embark on a national tour performing the iconic gem that is “Black Rat” in full!

To celebrate a decade since its release, DZ Deathrays are embarking on a national tour this June and July, performing their critically acclaimed album “Black Rat” in its entirety.

This is a chance for fans to relive the electrifying live show that cemented DZ Deathrays’ reputation as a force to be reckoned with, featuring all 11 tracks performed live across Australia.


To commemorate the occasion, a limited edition white vinyl repress of “Black Rat” is available for pre-order now, with only 300 copies available worldwide.

“Black Rat,” released through I OH YOU, received international acclaim and the ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, propelling DZ Deathrays into the spotlight.

The album’s innovative blend of garage rock and dance punk, exemplified by hits like “Gina Works At Hearts” and “Reflective Skull,” solidified Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley’s names as leaders in Australian music and successful exporters of Australian talent worldwide.

Their captivating blend of infectious hooks and high-octane live performances cemented their place as an electrifying addition to the Australian rock canon.

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Locally, the album received widespread praise, from being featured as a triple j Feature Album to laudation for its evolution and unique sound.

No less impactful today than on release, “Black Rat” continues to leave a lasting legacy.

This June and July, join DZ Deathrays as they revisit all 11 songs from “Black Rat” live across Australia. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a modern classic come alive!


Fri 14 Jun – Manning Bar – Eora / Sydney
Sat 22 Jun – The Triffid – Meanjin / Brisbane
Fri 28 Jun – Corner Hotel – Naarm / Melbourne
Fri 5 Jul – Rosemount Hotel – Boorloo / Perth
Fri 12 Jul – Altar – nipaluna / Hobart
Sat 13 Jul – The Gov – Tarntanya / Adelaide

Tickets are on-sale now here.