Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds are one of the greatest treats to see live and it is therefore great news that they will be touring Australia in April 2024, when their fifth album will also be released.
Kid Congo Powers is, quite simply put, a legend – playing with The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in the past and forging his own inimitable style with the Pink Monkey Birds – a sort of swampy voodoo halloween music that is filled with whacky joy and exuberance, delivered with a wry arched smile and a lot of verve. Congo is a mesmerising performer – a naughty glint in the eye, a cheeky delivery, gothicism dressed up in finery and mischief, performances filled with drama and theatricals. Seedy, fuzzy and slightly anarchic: a joy to behold live.
Following the 2022 release of his long-awaited and critically acclaimed memoir, ‘Some New Kind of Kick’, this is his fourth trip to Australia with The Pink Monkey Birds in support of their latest album, ‘That Delicious Vice’ out in April via In the Red Records. Recorded in the scorching summer of 2023 in Tucson Arizona at Jim Water’s Waterworks studio, the band collaborate with LA Chicana punk icon, singer
of The Bags and author, Alice Bag on songs ‘Wicked World’ and ‘A Beast, a Priest’.
‘That Delicious Vice’ is Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds fifth full-length studio album and marks the band’s first as a three piece. However, for this Australian run, they will be a four-piece thanks to a surprise secret weapon, who will be revealed when they join the first show in Melbourne. You will have to come along to find out!
Tickets go on sale 10am AEDT Tuesday, November 14 2023. Look out for details of New Zealand gigs around the same time.
Details of the Australian tour and tickets are as follows:
Thursday 18 April Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC – Tickets on sale from Corner Hotel
Friday 19 April Theatre Royal, Castlemaine VIC – Tickets on sale from Theatre Royal
Saturday 20 April Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide SA – Tickets on sale from Lion Arts Factory
Sunday 21 April Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA – Tickets on sale from Rosemount Hotel
Wednesday 24 April Republic Bar, Hobart TAS – Tickets on sale from Republic Bar
Thursday 25 April Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW – Tickets on sale from Oxford Arts Factory
Saturday 27 April The Zoo, Brisbane QLD – Tickets on sale from The Zoo