Melbourne iconic indie punk band the Meanies are opening for the Foo Fighters next week in Geelong. And of course they’re pretty chuffed about it, especially since it’s been 30 years (nearly to the day) since they first played with a young Dave Grohl when he was in Nirvana. As Wally Meanie says, “Thirty years since we opened for Dave’s old band, happy anniversary pal!”

In this time of Foo frenzy, let it be noted also that the Meanies are about to undertake their own tour as well, to belatedly celebrate their most recent album ‘Desperate Measures’. Check out the details below.

Only in these crazy times might a band tour its ‘new’ album two years after it was released, but that’s what the Meanies will be doing when they hit the road  to finally give Desperate Measures a proper live airing. Desperate Measures was released in July 2020 via Cheersquad Records & Tapes.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER DESPERATE MEASURES TOUR was first announced a year ago, when things looked like they’d cleared. It got bumped a couple of times, and announced again in November 2021 for this year. Then Omicron came along, blowing out January and causing another reshuffle. So here we go again.  

The Meanies’ Desperate Measures is out now

Better Late Than Never Desperate Measures Tour Dates


Fri 4 – supporting Foo Fighters, GMHBA Stadium, Geelong VIC  Tix

Sat 5 – Ninchfest, St. Andrews Beach, VIC Tix
Thu 10 – The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, QLD  + Some Jerks + Blussh Tix
Fri 11 – Eleven Dive Bar, Maroochydore, QLD  + Some Jerks + Blussh Tix
Sat 12 – Spring Loaded Festival, Bribie Island, QLD Tix
Sun 13 – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD Tix
Fri 18 – The Tote, Collingwood, VIC + Stiff Richards + Persecution Blues + Maggie AlleyTix
Sat 19 – The Tote, Collingwood, VIC + Ute Root + Sidesplitter + Cheeky Geezers  Tix
Fri 25 – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC + Poppin’ Mommas + Eyeroll  Tix
Sat 26 – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC + The Dawdlers + The Shorts  TixWed 30 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW  + Hellebores + I Hate People Tix
Thu 31 – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW  + Chinese Burns Unit + Blitz Babiez  Tix

Fri 1 – Manly Leagues Club, NSW + Chinese Burns Unit + Shitaki  Tix
Sat 2 – Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong NSW Tix
Sun 3 – The Basement, Canberra, ACT + Sketch Method + Charlotte & The Harlots Tix
Sat 9 –  Spring Ditch, Stanley VIC Tix

Easter Thu 14 – Jive, Adelaide, SA + Cull The Band + The Vains  Tix
Sat 23 – Uncaged Festival, Sydney NSW  Tix
Sun 24 – Uncaged Festival, Brisbane QLD Tix

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