There have been plenty of important bands making their mark on the Australian music landscape in recent decades, but few have left such a noticeable crater as No Fixed Address. With a brand new biography on the iconic rock/reggae group expected to hit shelves in May, the band is now showing the people first hand what all the fuss is about with a run of headline live dates kicking off in May under the banner of the Sunset Tour.
No Fixed Address first came onto the scene back in 1981, when they made a hell of a racket out of their native South Australia with the debut album Wrong Side Of The Road. Wasting no time, they followed-up the debut at break-neck speed with From My Eyes the following year. In the space of just two records, No Fixed Address were credited with achieving what few do with 10 records – changing the face of the Australian music industry for evermore, using their swelling platform to sing about important and often ignored issues faced by Australia’s indigenous population.
Since the ’80s, No Fixed Address have been e in various stages of activity, appearing in one form or another alongside the likes of The Clash, Midnight Oil, Split Endz, Mental As Anything and plenty more. Worthy of note is also the band’s tour across the Berlin Wall for the East German Festival in 1987.
Their legacy remained strong, even if the band had hung up their leads in the years since. In 2008, their single and unofficial national anthem ‘We Have Survived’ was added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia registry, a testament to its impact on Australian culture. In 2011, they were inducted into the National Indigenous Music Awards Hall Of Fame and soon after in 2016 were inducted into the South Australian Music Hall Of Fame. Most recently, in 2022, the group were immortalised as the namesake for No Fixed Address lane in Adelaide’s CBD.
Few live tours will offer such insight into Australian music greatness quite like a live show from No Fixed Address will. Even fewer give you such a fantastic opportunity to stop, listen, learn – and rock out.
No Fixed Address Australian Tour Dates
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Tuesday, May 18
Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney
Friday, July 14
The Barwon Club, Geelong
Sunday, July 16
Simple Cider, Hobart
Friday, August 11
Thursday, August 24
Her Magesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
Friday, August 25
Three Brothers Arms, Macclesfield