Dubrovniks world jaunt book-ended by shows in Perth and Melbourne
After a 22 year hiatus, the Dubrovniks are temporarily back together and will be playing shows around the world, book-ended by gigs in Perth (June 6) and Melbourne (July 18).
“I’m Flipped Out Over You” is the theme for the Australian dates, the first leg of which is a show at Perth’s Rosemont Hotel with the original Scientists. It also happens to be the wedding reception for Dubrovniks and Scientists drummer James Baker and features the Television Addicts (two-thirds of the Victims, Spencer P Jones and The Runaways (Spencer P Jones and Kim Salmon.)
The Melbourne version of “I’m Flipped Out Over You” becomes a two-stage garage punk extravaganza at the Corner Hotel with a gloriously loud bill that also includes the original line up of the Scientists (Kim Salmon, Baker, Boris Sudjovic and Rod Radalj), They’ll be joined by Rocket Science, Spencer P Jones & The Escape Committee, Hits, The Pink Tiles, The Electric Guitars and Girl Crazy.
Festival shows in Europe beckon in-between, including a show at Spain’s prestigious Azkena fest, which was the stage for a reformation by the classic line-up of the Screaming Tribesmen in 2012.
A catalyst for all this activity was the unplugged appearance by the Dubrovniks at the I-94 bar-promoted Blood Bank benefit for Lime Spider Mick Blood in Sydney last year.
The Dubrovniks began in Sydney in 1986. Featuring members of The Scientists, Hoodoo Gurus and Beasts of Bourbon, they were hailed as a sort of inner city “supergroup” with three lead singers and a local legend on drums.
Their first single “Fireball of Love” went straight to number one in the Australian independent charts and their first album “Dubrovnik Blues” (1989) was nominated for an ARIA award. The eclectic mix of songs and styles gained them many fans across Australia and Europe.
6 – Perth, WA- Rosemont Hotel, Perth (“I’m Flipped Out Over You” James Baker nuptials show)
12 – Athens, Greece – Gargarin 205
13 – Clock Castle Festival, Arta
15 – Principal Club Theatre, Thessaloniki
19 – Azkena Festival, Vittoria
22 – Vienna, Chelsea Musicplace
18 – Leaps and Bounds Festival: “I’m Flipped Out Over You”, The Corner Hotel, VIC