Grinspoon

Grinspoon

New World Artists, Exclusive Booking Agents for Grinspoon.

It’s 1995.  A band from Lismore named Grinspoon (named after Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr Lester Grinspoon who supported the medicinal use of marijuana) submitted the track, Sickfest to triple j’s Unearthed national band comp in its inaugural year. To everyone’s amazement, they won - and for the next two months the song was the station’s number one request.  Fast forward to September 1997; signed to Universal Music’s Grudge imprint, Grinspoon released their debut album, Guide To Better Living.

Going on to boast double-platinum accreditation on the back of five singles; Pedestrian, DC×3, Repeat, Just Ace and Don't Go Away – Guide To Better Living (GTBL) spent 36 weeks in the ARIA Top 50. The album stands now as a similar coming of age as The Angels’ Face to Face, Cold Chisel’s East and Midnight Oil’s 10, 9, 8… were at the time. 

Since then, it’s been a rolling success and yeah, occasionally, excess story with certified sales of well over half a million, seven albums all very familiar with the Top Ten, ARIA Awards, 13 ARIA nominations, more than 1,000 gigs, tens of thousands of international frequent flyer miles, 7 appearances at the Big Day Out as well as slots at Homebake, Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, an NRL Grand Final and a Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony in Melbourne. Not bad for an outfit that formed in Lismore in 1995 after meeting at The Gollan, a local pub on an open stage night.

After taking a breather, June 2002’s New Detention produced by Phil McKellar marked a bold new radio friendly direction but the punt paid off with the lush, now classic single “Chemical Heart” kicking down any remaining doors that were yet to open for the band.

The ‘23 Hours Of Waiting Around’ DVD  - distilling on screen the band’s renowned live shows, was issued in 2004; achieving Gold sales. After another successful US mission came September 2004’s Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills with producer Howard Benson (Motorhead), which again struck platinum sales while taking out the gong for the 2005 'Best Rock Album Award' at the ARIAs.

Best In Show – a retrospective album; compiling Grinspoon’s now impressive string of hits and fan favourites was issued in 2005 – selling over platinum and spending 10 weeks in the Top 40 chart.

Alibis & Other Lies in July 2007 was their farewell to Universal Music and was recorded with Ramesh Sathiah who had worked on their very first EP.

After a break, the band were back with the slamming Six to Midnight in September 2009 on their own label, Chk Chk Boom Records with US producer Rick Will (No Doubt) directing traffic.

September 2012’s Black Rabbits was recorded in LA with producer Dave Schiffman (Weezer, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Bronx) and featured guests and buddies such as Chris Cheney (The Living End), Tim Rogers (You Am I) and Scott Russo (Unwritten Law).

Then it was time for another breather and in December 2013 it was announced that the band would be going on hiatus. But again, not for long.

After all, who says no to Jimmy Barnes and doing seven dates with Cold Chisel? It was a neat closing of the circle, a bringing together of old masters and young disciples.

2017 saw the band emerge again to complete a 31 date SOLD OUT national 20 Years Of Better Living tour alongside the release of a 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album that kick started their long-standing music career, Guide To Better Living

GRINSPOON then embarked on  Oct / Nov 2019's CHEMICAL HEARTS TOUR with special guests The Hard Aches, Gooch Palms & Bugs presented by TEG, selling over 24,000 tickets in Australian capital cities over 14 concerts.  

In 2021 GRINSPOON headlined A Day On The Lawn Festival in Hobart - sold out months prior, as the band's first live perfomance since Covid hit and will continue to dominate Australian stages, currently scheduled to headline 9 Spring Loaded Festivals on sale now. Scene & Heard Festival Newcastle has been reschdeuled to Nov 2021.... 

Grinspoon is Phil Jamieson on vocals, Pat Davern on guitar, Joe Hansen on bass and Kristian Hopes on drums. 

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Darwin Spring Loaded moves to next year Sat 16 July 2022

Darwin Spring Loaded moves to next year Sat 16 July 2022

Due to the restrictions around the current COVID outbreaks across Australia, Empire Touring have been left with no choice but to postpone the upcoming Spring Loaded show.  Spring Loaded will now hit Darwin on Saturday 16th July 2022! All acts are onboard and we can’t wait to hit the stage and blow everyone away!   Tickets for the original gig will be valid for the rescheduled date without taking further action. Patrons will receive information directly from their point of purchase...

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GRINSPOON HEADLINES 2 MORE SPRING LOADED FESTS:BRIS & MELB

GRINSPOON HEADLINES 2 MORE SPRING LOADED FESTS:BRIS & MELB

Off the back of the blockbuster success that was the sold out Bribie Island Spring Loaded event on the weekend and Sydney’s absolute crowd pleaser last month, Empire Touring is elated to announce two new mammoth Spring Loaded shows set to storm Eatons Hill Outdoors (Brisbane) on Saturday 13 November and the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Melbourne) on Saturday 4 December.  There will be an exclusive presale available from 10am AEST Monday 28 June at www.SpringLoadedFestival.com.au & tickets...

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Melb Spring Loaded venue announced -Grinspoon to headline #9

Melb Spring Loaded venue announced -Grinspoon to headline #9

Spring Loaded is coming to MORNINGTON , Victoria at Hastings Foreshore Reserve! Register for pre-sale tix now (if you haven’t already) Pre Sale Starts Wednesday 14th April 11am. GET READY to rock out with a haul of the 90's most celebrated acts, including Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb, Custard, The Meanies and MC Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall Saturday 27th November 2021 – Hastings Foreshore Reserve, Mornington.  General Public On Sale from Friday 16...

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More GRINSPOON / SPRING LOADED FESTIVALS announced...

ULTIMATE AUSSIE ALT ROCK FESTIVAL - SPRING LOADED SET TO THRILL AUSTRALIA WITH NINE COLOSSAL SHOWS IN 2021 After the blockbuster success of the inaugural festival in Queensland pre-covid, Empire Touring is elated to announce Spring Loaded is back and larger than ever, declaring a triumphant return to live music with nine festival dates set to rock around Australia in a bid to pay homage to some of the country’s most beloved festivals gone by including Big Day Out and ...

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