Klondike back home for Tribesmen, Hitmen & North 40 shows

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Chris will be back in Australia to play a reunion show with the four-piece "Bones and Flowers" era Screaming Tribesmen. The band received an offer to play the inaugural Gathering Festival in Brisbane on September 17. If you want to be there, don't hesitate to book tickets as the special gig will sell out. Information and tickets here.

It wouldn't be a return to Australia without saddling up with the Hitmen. Two shows have been announced at the Sandringham Hotel in Newtown, Sydney, on September 30 and October 1. Stay tuned for more details.

In other sadder news, Klondike's North 40 co-producer, sound magician and good friend Greg Clarke has passed away, aged 50. Greg was integral to the first KN40 album "The Straight Path" and the forthcoming release "Workhorse".  His passing after struggling with heart trouble came days after he had completed a final mix of the album. "Workhorse" will reflect his commitment and generous spirit. Stay tuned.

Chris Klondike Masuak European dates with The Outside

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As promised here are the European dates. Chris Klondike Masuak will appear as guest guitarist with French band The Outside for two weeks of French and Spanish shows. Keep an eye on the website for updates and changes. (UPDATED ON JANUARY 17.)



Ven.11/02 : St MAUDEZ "Pub La Zic"Sam.12/02 : RENNES "Mondo Bizarro"

Dim.13/02 : FOUGERES "The Saloon"

Lun.14/02 : itw Canal B, Rennes "Interview Radio"

Mar.15/02 : MORLAIX "Ty Rhum"

Mer.16/02 : BREST "Black Label Cafe"

Jeu.17/02 : Paris "La Miroterie"

Ven.18/02 : MONTPELLIER "Le Mojomatic"

Sam.19/02 : BAYONNE "LeEmbuscade"

Dim.20/02 : PAU (tbc)


Mar.22/02 : BURGOS "Estudio 27"

Mer.23/02 : OVIEDO

Jeu.24/02 : MADRID "Wulitzer Ballroom"

Vend 25/02, E-Orihuela (Alicante) "La Gramola"

Sam.26/02 : VALENCIA "Garage 17"

Last Aussie show for Klondike

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This is it folks. The Swansong. Klondike is off to live in Spain at the end of the month and the offer to play once more at the Sando was too good to knock back.

There's a fair chance you'll hear the odd Screaming Tribesmen song with Mick Medew flying down from Brisbane to make his Sydney solo debut.

What's more, it's free! It doesn't get much better than that.

Happy New Year!

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Wishing ya'll a prosperous and way fun 2011! Keep your eyes peeled for European tours with The Outside and Simon Chainsaw! Soon!!!

Just two more shows, Australia

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Only two more gigs before Chris heads off to Europe to live. We'll announce tour dates for France and Spain very shortly but first there are two dates in Australia with The North 40:

Friday, December 17 - The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle.
Catch Klondike and the North 40 with The Dragstrippers and Harrys Look-Out from 8.30pm. Free entry.

Thursday, December 23 - A Very Klondike Kristmas at the Excelsior Hotel, Surry Hills.
Klondike and The North 40 play with Decline of the Reptiles and Young Docteurs. Expect at least one Christmas song from each band and a few guests. First 50 payers receive a free limited edition Chris Klondike Masuak CD single.

Klondike guest guitarist with Simon Chainsaw

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Brazilian-based but Australian by birth and rearing, Simon Chainsaw plays music firmly rooted in the Aussie punk meets rock tradition of the Saints, Radio Birdman and early AC/DC. But it doesn’t stop there: Simon draws on brash influences like Social Distortion, Stooges, Pistols, Motorhead  & CBGBs style punk mixed with the dirty melody of Husker Du, Replacements and Foo Fighters.

Formerly frontman for ‘80s Sydney underground legends the Vanilla Chainsaws, Simon has spent the last decade serving up a unique brand of rock ’n’ roll, playing and recording all over the world. He has released four CDs and a further four CD box set of different material under his own name.

It culminated in 2010’s best of/retrospective release “Eight Times Lucky” and European and South American tours to support the release. 2010 has been a great year for Simon Chainsaw and he’s coming home for a brief run of gigs in November-December that will be his first in Australia.

And his band are no lightweights either….. the line-up inciudes veterans of the Aussie Rock’n’roll scene like lead guitarist Chris Klondike Masuak (Radio Birdman, Hitmen, New Christs, Screaming Tribesmen), ex-member of seminal Sydney punk band Filth, Bob Short (Dead Rabids), and Stu Wilson (current drummer with Rob Younger’s New Christs.)

To coincide with the tour, Simon will launch his sixth solo release “Fuck The Neighbours!” In some ways it’s his “garage days” album where Simon pays tribute to Aussie ‘70s punk bands. Simon revisits 18 Oz punk classics and obscure gems and in a strictly limited edition of 450 hand-numbered copies.

Thurs 25th NOV – EXCELSIOR HOTEL, SURRY HILLS – SYDNEY + Decline of The Reptiles + Lollipop Sugar

Fri 26th NOV – WICKHAM PARK HOTEL – NEWCASTLE + The Dragstrippers (Dragstrippers playing two sets)

Fri 3rd DEC – JETS SPORTS CLUB, TEMPE – SYDNEY (multi-band bill tba – Barfly Promotions Christmas Party)