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Gomez – Bring It On 20th Anniversary


Wed 4 Apr 2018, 7:30pm–12:00am

Where: Metro City, 146 Roe Street, Northbridge, Western Australia

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $86.49
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: metrocity

With special guests Riley Pearce & Carla Geneve.

Bluesfest Touring are proud to welcome Gomez back to Australia for their first tour in 6 years and the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album ‘Bring It On’. Featuring the hits "78 Stone Wobble" and "Get Myself Arrested”, ‘Bring It On’ is an album beloved by fans and critics alike—with so much to celebrate this is a show not to be missed.

The five members of Gomez played their first shows together in Leeds in late 1996, and soon began recording songs in lead singer Olly’s, dad’s garage in Southport. The demos aroused considerable interest, and the group signed to the Virgin subsidiary label Hut Records in 1997. These garage demos eventually became their debut, ‘Bring It On’, which was praised in the rock press on both sides of the Atlantic.

The group stood apart in their attitude and demeanour from the Brit-pop groups then currently in vogue. Typical of this was the comment from the panel of judges for the Mercury Music Prize who described the album as "an intriguing blend of swamp blues, bar-room rock and eerie power." Gomez won 1998’s Mercury Music Prize for Album of the Year, where they edged out such stiff competition as Massive Attack's Mezzanine, the Verve's ‘Urban Hymns’ and Pulp‘s ‘This Is Hardcore’.

‘Bring It On’ was followed by several more critically acclaimed and highly successful records such as 1999’s ‘Liquid Skin’, 2004’s ‘Split the Difference’ and ‘How We Operate ‘in 2006. Gomez are living proof that perseverance and consistency are qualities to be proud, of as the group have ridden out changes in fads and styles around them to maintain their popularity and critical standing around the world. ‘Bring It On’ has a creative buzz, the excitement and spirit of adventure that comes when any young band starts out—and which Gomez have, with no self-aggrandised fanfare, successfully maintained to this day. Bluesfest Touring are thrilled to welcome them back to Australia at such an important time in their career.

Riley Pearce
Riley Pearce has an undeniable gift of leaving you respectfully in awe. The alt-folk artist, based in Perth, Australia truly follows an honest brand of songwriting. The raw, often haunting, vocals of Pearce embody well-crafted songs that express a journey of self-discovery and heartfelt truth not often represented.

Carla Geneve
Carla Geneve is one of Perth’s most exciting new live acts. She spent 2017 tirelessly playing frequent shows in the, and has opened for acts including Birds of Tokyo, Alex Lahey, Stella Donnelly and many more. She was nominated for three WAM industry awards in 2017, and came away winning the Best Regional act.

Presented by Bluesfest Touring, RTRFM 92.1 and Metro City.

Doors open 7:30pm. Tickets on sale now from Ticketmart.