November 2017 saw The Stems, Perth’s most popular and iconic 80s garage rock band, celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their classic debut album, “At First Sight Violets are Blue”, with a successful all Australian capital cities tour. To coincide with the tour “At First Sight Violets are Blue” was reissued as a limited edition tour CD.
The tour garnered enough interest in Europe for Spain’s Fuzzville Festival to make an offer for the band to appear on their bill. More shows naturally followed and the band are now set to embark for a three week tour over April/May which will cover Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden and the UK. Original members Dom Mariani, Julian Matthews and Dave Shaw will be joined by You Am I’s Davey Lane on guitar.
As a warm up for the tour the band will be doing three exclusive Australian shows one of which will include The Rosemount Hotel on Sunday April 15th. Also along for the ride will be eighties jangle pop sensations A Month Of Sundays who have reformed for the night, exciting new pop outfits Spacey Jane, J.F.K. and DJ Beryl Streep (aka Scarlett Stevens San Cisco).