Fuel are returning to Australia for the first time in 17 years, playing in Adelaide at The Gov on Sunday, 3 December.
Vocalist Brett Scallions says a combination of factors saw Fuel get sidetracked, but now everything has come together.
“A lot of things have changed over the years and I took off from Fuel, but I’m back and having a great time,” Brett says.
“We’ve been trying to lock Australia in for a few years now, so we’ve finally got it all together, so this is the year!”
It’s the 20th anniversary of their debut album Sunburn, Australia and New Zealand will kick off the celebratory tour.
“There’s a few songs on the Sunburn album… I don’t remember the last time I played them, ones like ‘Ozone’ or ‘Hideaway.’”
“We’ll play a bit from Something Like Human, Natural Selection, Puppet Strings, and we’ll thrown in a few covers as well.”
“The plan is to have a couple new songs ready to come out next year and enough for a full-length album by the end of the year.”
It’s also the first time they’ve played in New Zealand and Brett has given thought on how Fuel could make a unique mark on the country.
“Zealand doesn’t have any snakes, so we’ll bring them out on stage and let them go,” Brett says.
“Last time I was in Australia I was single I was having a great time, you have beautiful women in Australia.”
“I’m looking forward to seeing all the bands again, drinking all beer and eating all the food, and seeing all the great sites.”
Tickets are available here.
2017 Tour Dates:
Saturday 2nd December – Perth – Capitol
Sunday 3rd December – Adelaide – The Gov
Wednesday 6th December – Gold Coast – Coolangatta Hotel
Thursday 7th December – Brisbane – Eatons Hill Hotel
Friday 8th December – Sydney – Manning Bar
Saturday 9th December – Melbourne – Prince Bandroom
Wednesday 13th December – Auckland – The Studio