It’s been 30 years since the release of The Cruel Sea’s groundbreaking album ‘The Honeymoon Is Over’. While the five-piece were already a fixture on the live scene with two acclaimed albums, ‘Down Below’ and ‘This Is Not the Way Home’, it was their third studio album, produced by Tony Cohen, that thrust the band into the spotlight.
To celebrate the anniversary of their landmark album, The Cruel Sea are set to reunite for a national tour this November/December, featuring Tex Perkins (Vox), Jim Elliot (Drums), Ken Gormley (Bass) and Dan Rumour (Guitar), together with Matt Walker (Guitar/Keys) filling in for the much-loved & missed, late James Cruickshank. Fans can expect to hear plenty of favourites from ‘The Honeymoon Is Over’, as well as a selection of songs across their entire catalogue.
“Well, I’m not sure what I’ve done, but life keeps handing me gifts! Being a musician, the greatest gifts I can get involve people and Music. But really, what else is there? To play with The Cruel Sea was something I wasn’t sure would ever happen again. But believe me it’s happening. Rehearsals have been powerful, emotional, and joyful! The Cruel Sea have a sound that can’t be found anywhere else! (I still feel like a guest singer) I love that sound and I love the guys that make it! And I can’t wait to share this with you all!Tex Perkins
See you soon, yeah?”
THE CRUEL SEA – THE HONEYMOON IS OVER 30th ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL TOUR 2023
THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER
Fortitude Music Hall, Fortitude Valley QLD
SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER
Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC
THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER
Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide SA
SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER
Fremantle Prison, Fremantle WA
SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER
Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Presale tickets on sale: 10AM Tuesday August 29 – 9AM Thursday August 31
General Tickets on sale 10AM Thursday August 31 (all local times)
Head HERE for ticket information.
Photo Credit: Tony Mott