Pop Will Eat Itself aka PWEI aka POPPIES will return to Australia to play a Greatest Hits Set next year. The career spanning set list will include ‘Ich Bin Ein Auslander’, ‘Everything’s Cool’, ‘Can U Dig It?’, ‘Def Con One’, ‘Wise Up! Sucker’, and more.
Pop Will Eat Itself, emerged as a formidable force in the alternative rock scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band, hailing from Stourbridge, England, was notable for their eclectic fusion of punk rock, alternative rock, and various elements of electronic music, which included sampling and a hip-hop aesthetic—a style they themselves dubbed “grebo.” The band’s influence extended beyond their own discography, as they presaged the sample-heavy industrial and electronic trends that would become more prominent in rock music in the decades that followed.
Joining PWEI is Jesus Jones, who will also perform a Greatest Hits Set including ‘Right Here Right Now’, ‘Real Real Real’, ‘International Bright Young Thing’, ‘Who? Where? Why?’, ‘Info Freako’, ‘Never Enough’, ‘The Devil You Know’ and more. Jesus Jones will feature their original line-up of Mike Edwards on vocals, Iain Baker on keys, Jerry De Borg on bass, Al Doughty on guitar & Gen (Simon Matthews) on drums.
Jesus Jones is a British alternative rock band that carved a unique niche in the early 1990s with a blend of guitar-driven rock and electronic dance elements, encapsulating the zeitgeist of the era when technology and music began to merge seamlessly. Their breakthrough album, ‘Doubt,’ released in 1991, featured the hit single ‘Right Here, Right Now,’ an anthem that captured the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, symbolizing a period of significant global optimism.
POP WILL EAT ITSELF and JESUS JONES Australian Tour Dates
Thursday February 29th BRISBANE, The Triffid
Friday March 1st SYDNEY, Manning Bar
Saturday March 2nd MELBOURNE, The Croxton
Sunday March 3rd PERTH, Freo. Social
Pre-Sale: Friday 10th November, 9am Local time
General Public On Sale: Monday 13th November, 9am Local time
For ticketing information go HERE.