Dead Kennedys back Down Under
Jello-less since 2001, the Dead Kennedys are bringing their brand of seminal punk back to Australian audiences, 25 years since they first hit our shores and th first time since 2014.
The band - these days that's East Bay Ray, D.H. Peligro, Klaus Flouride and singer Skip McSkipster - is doing a quick hit-and-run of four shows in a week.
The Dead Kennedys had a huge impact in Australia in the 1980s. Their albums - “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables”, “In God We Trust, Inc”, “Plastic Surgery Disasters”, “Frankenchrist” and “Bedtime for Democracy” – sold by the thousand at a time when punk had yet to break into the mainstream, and kept selling big numbers for decades.
Still defined by the instantly identifiable and hypnotic guitar of East Bay Ray and their rallying anti-authoritarianism and political bite – things which are perhaps more vital than ever in this crazy world
You can expect a legion of classic tracks including “Holiday in Cambodia”, “Let’s Lynch The Landlord”, “Kill The Poor”, “Too Drunk to Fuck” and “Nazi Punks Fuck Off”.
Dead Kennedys 2018
2 - Metro Theatre, Sydney
3 - The Croxton, Melbourne
6 - The Gov, Adelaide
7 - The Triffid, Brisbane