The Beards Announce Huge Farewell Tour

After years of preaching their unique brand of facial hair-love to Australia and the world, hirsute rockers The Beards have announced a mammoth farewell tour.

While assuring fans they won’t be shaving off their face-fleeces, the Adelaide four-piece are quitting the touring lifestyle for “Phase Two of [their] pro-beard operation”.

“The day has arrived!” they announced via their website. “After 10 years, 4 studio albums, 56 songs about beards, and way too many shows, beers and beard strokes to count, we are hanging up our touring hat indefinitely in 2016.”

While plans for “Phase Two” of the band’s career are yet to be disclosed, they have hinted on their Facebook page that they are “largely illegal”.

Wed 20 Jan – West Tamworth Leagues, Tamworth Country Music Festival NSW
Sat 06 Feb – Houghton Festival, Houghton SA
Sat 13 Feb – Meatstock, Sydney Showgrounds NSW
Thu 25 Feb – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston Tas
Fri 26 Feb – Waratah Hotel, Hobart Tas
Sat 27 Feb – Red Hot Music, Devonport Tas
Fri 11 Mar – Bar Indigo (leisure Inn), Rockingham WA
Sat 12 Mar – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
Sun 13 Mar – Wintersun Hotel, Geraldton WA
Fri 15 Apr – Bodega, Wellington NZ
Sat 16 Apr – Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland NZ
Wed 20 Apr – Pier Hotel, Esperance WA
Thu 21 Apr – The White Star, Albany WA
Fri 22 Apr – Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough WA
Sat 23 Apr – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury WA
Wed 11 May – Yarella Sports Club, Gladstone Qld
Thu 12 May – Lionleigh Hotel, Rockhampton Qld
Fri 13 May – Magnum’s, Airlie Beach Qld
Sat 14 May – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville Qld
Sun 15 May – The Jack, Cairns Qld
Sat 21 May – Jive Bar, Adelaide SA
Wed 25 May – The Loft, Warrnambool Vic
Thu 26 May – The Golden Vine, Bendigo Vic
Fri 27 May – Ss & A Club, Albury NSW
Sat 28 May – The Area Hotel, Griffith NSW
Thu 9 Jun – Railway Club, Darwin NT
Fri 10 Jun – Railway Club, Darwin NT
Sat 11 Jun – Katherine Hotel, Katherine NT
Wed 15 Jun – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba Qld
Thu 16 Jun – The Soundlounge, Gold Coast Qld
Fri 17 Jun – Sol Bar, Maroochydore Qld
Sat 18 Jun – The Triffid, Brisbane Qld
Thu 23 Jun – Karova Lounge, Ballarat Vic
Fri 24 Jun – The Barwon Club, Geelong Vic
Sat 25 Jun – Corner Hotel, Melbourne Vic
Thu 30 Jun – Beachcomber Hotel, Toukley NSW
Fri 01 Jul – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Sat 02 Jul – The Metro, Sydney NSW

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