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TAKE ME BACK TOUR - The Grand Bar, Glenelg SA
Sunday, May 20th, 2018
8:00 PM
The Grand Bar
Adelaide, Australia
26 RSVPs
Hot off the road from the first Take Me Back shows as well as supporting Bryan Adams on his recent Australian tour, Thirsty Merc aren’t ready to put the car back in the garage and have announced a final round of Take Me Back anniversary shows around the country.

A little over 15 years ago, Thirsty Merc bounded onto the music scene with their Summertime sounds, making their mark on radio and TV over the ensuing years. The Take Me Back tour is a celebration of all the music along the way and fans can expect to hear all the hits as well as songs they’ve never heard the band previously perform live.

Thirsty Merc formed in Sydney in 2002 releasing their debut EP, First Work, in September, 2003, before being signed to Warner Music. The band’s big break came in 2004 with the release of their debut, self-titled, album which included the hits, Someday Someday and In The Summertime (the theme for Bondi Rescue since 2006).

Two more studio albums followed - Slideshows in 2007 (#4 ARIA Album) and Mousetrap Heart in 2010 (#14 on the ARIA Album chart) which included radio staples, 20 Good Reasons, Mousetrap Heart and Tommy and Krista

Fast forward to 2015 - Thirsty Merc released Shifting Gears, their first wholly independent and first new material in five years and spent the next few months crossing the country; running up thousands of Frequent Flyer points and sold out shows..

Lead singer, Rai Thistlethwayte, said today: “It’s thanks to the fans that we’re still here, loving life and music, 15 years later and this tour is a big “thank you” to everyone who’s sung along with us over the years, as well as a great opportunity to dust off some songs we’ve never included in our shows”.