THE RYDGES POST
It may not have been the greatest game of AFL with the Dockers going down to the Hawks in the 2013 final but seeing Hunters & Collectors back together for the half-time entertainment was a highlight. Having 100,000 to play for must have been a terrific welcome back. Hard to believe that it is fifteen years since the band broke up (and 32 years since they formed in Melbourne!)
Tour dates for early 2014 have been announced and tickets go on sale on October 11. Many of the gigs are ‘Day on the Green’ winery shows – dare I say that going from pub rockers to winery performers shows that they have aged well... there are also a couple of theatre shows (at the Enmore in Sydney and the Palais in Melbourne plus Bruce Springsteen fans are in for a treat on February 15 and 16 in Melbourne when the Hunnas take to the AAMI Park stage as opening support for The Boss.
At other shows the band has some impressive support acts of their own including Something for Kate, British India, You Am I and Diesel. The latest album is also a beauty – called The Crucible it is a 2CD (and digital) recording of original Hunters & Collectors classic hits plus covers by a range of artists including Birds of Tokyo, The Living End, British India, Something for Kate, Eddie Vedder & Neil Fin, Matt Corby & Missy Higgins and Paul Kelly. Here’s a link to the official fan-managed website for more info on the tour and the album. http://humanfrailty.com.au/.