The Grates have finally announced their return to the live scene with a run of east coast dates after their performance at this year’s Splendour in the Grass. The first tour since the release of the band’s 4th album Dream Team and the birth of  Patience Hodgson’s first child, the “Team Work Makes The Dream Work” tour commences in their hometown of Brisbane, and will see them play Sydney and Melbourne.

“It’s been ages since we’ve hit the road & performed live, and we’re stoked to be returning with rad legends Straight Arrows, and cold wave creepers Pleasure Symbols. Touring with people that you not only love watching on stage, but love hanging out with off stage, is as good as it gets. If you’re lucky, everyone gets chummy, you become like a little army or a little family. Owen from Straight Arrows will be joining us on bass & the rest of SA & PS will be joining us side of stage as babysitters, even though they don’t now it yet!” – Patience Hodgson

Joining them on the road will be friends Straight Arrows with their reverb-laden, fuzzed out, punk garage as well as Brisbane post-punk/synth duo Pleasure Symbols.

The Grates “Team Work Makes The Dream Work” Tour
w/ Straight Arrows + Pleasure Symbols

Sat 25 Jul Splendour In The Grass
 SOLD OUT Byron Bay NSW

Sat 8 Aug The Triffid Brisbane QLD
w/ Straight Arrows + Pleasure Symbols
Tickets: tickets.thetriffid.com.au

Fri 14 Aug Oxford Art Factory Sydney NSW
w/ Straight Arrows + Pleasure Symbols
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au

Sat 15 Aug The Corner Hotel Melbourne VIC
w/ Straight Arrows + Pleasure Symbols
Tickets: corner.ticketscout.com.au