Joined by Melvins, the avant-garde metal group will be playing the last continent for the first time since 2000
Experimental rock legends Mr. Bungle (led by Mike Patton of Faith No More) have announced that they will be heading down under next year to play their first Australian shows in a quarter-century, and first ever gig in New Zealand.
This coming March, Mr. Bungle will kick off The Raging Wrath of Australia and New Zealand in Auckland before working their way through all five contiguous Aussie state capitals.
Formed in California in the mid nineteen-eighties, Mr. Bungle dissolved in 2000 and reunited in 2020 – the year which later produced the band’s fourth album. Known for their eclectic musicality, they have been considered one of the most quietly influential bands in metal.
Mr. Bungle’s recent reunion saw the addition of Anthrax’s Scott Ian and ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo to their lineup. Aside from blazing through their own material, the band’s recent live performances have included covers of the likes of 10cc, Seals & Crofts, and Spandau Ballet.
Supporting Mr. Bungle on tour will be Melvins, one of the most seminal acts in heavy rock. Since originating in the early eighties as a punk band covering The Who and Hendrix, Melvins have put out an astonishing twenty-six studio albums, many of which were released under Mike Patton’s record label Icecac.
Melvins and Mr. Bungle, both genre-bending cult favourites of metal, are a match made in the sound systems of Hell.
Tickets will go on presale Wednesday 22 November, and general tickets will go on sale Thursday 23 November, 11am local time.
Sunday 3 March – Auckland, Town Hall
Wednesday 6 March – Melbourne, Festival Hall
Thursday 7 March – Adelaide, Hindley Street Music Hall
Saturday 9 March – Sydney, Hordern Pavilion
Sunday 10 March – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall
Tuesday 12 March – Perth, Metro City
Words By Harrison Jones