The Saboteurs Announce Special Guests Laura Imbruglia (Melbourne) & Johnny Hunter (Sydney)

Presented by Frontier Touring

Nashville rockers The Saboteurs Jack WhiteBrendan BensonJack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler (known outside of Australia as The Raconteurs) hit our shores in less two week’s time. This will be the band’s very first shows in Australia, and comes off the back of their news of their first album in a decade: Help Us Stranger, out June 21st.

What’s more, over the weekend they played live at the Third Man Records’ 10th anniversary party – even introduced on stage by Jack White’s mum. Says Billboard:

“[They] were bursting with boyish energy (White and Benson often stood inches away from one another as they ripped through riffs), clearly eager and excited to be sharing the stage again. The knockout set ended with a searing guitar solo from White ... complete with a rapidly-flashing light show that managed to keep up.”

Today, the band also announce two special guests. Final tickets remain for Sydney’s performance at Big Top Luna Park on Saturday 20 April –  selling fast and available now via

Melbourne: Laura Imbruglia

Laura is bringing her just-released fourth album Scared Of You (not to mention her amazingly titled band The Bin Chicken) to The Saboteurs sold-out show at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on Thursday 18 April. 

Check out Laura’s latest record now via her Bandcamp, awarded Album of The Week on 4ZZZ (Brisbane) and 2SER (Sydney), including her rocking latest single Carry You Around. Laura’s no stranger to indie music lovers: she’s been releasing music since the early noughties, covering a range of genres from folk to throat-tearing punk, dark country, psychedelic rock and everything in between. Scared Of You is another winning effort: as 2SER says, “Strikingly unguarded, Laura plays it tough yet tender on this record, and smoothly cuts across rock, classic country, shoegaze and more.”

Sydney: Johnny Hunter

Prepare yourself for the post-punk of Johnny Hunter, the Sydney-based five-piece making waves with only a few singles so far to their name. Nick Hutt (vocals), Ben Wilson (guitar), Xander Burgess (guitar), Nick Cerone (bass) and Gerry Thompson (drums) will join the bill at Big Top Luna Park on Saturday 20 April. 

Check out their latest single Ashamed: 2:30 mins of “an introspective attack on the budget-grade hedonism that is known all too well amongst the punters of a dying Sydney nightlife,” say the band. Johnny Hunter mix glam-pop theatrics with a metallic, post-punk sheen and an unwavering gaze – taking the all-consuming, rock n roll charm of The New York Dolls, Siouxsie And The Banshees and Iggy Pop, and meshing them with The Church and Wire’s songwriting grace.

THE SABOTEURS Australia & New Zealand Tour 2019
with special guests, Laura Imbruglia & Johnny Hunter

Tuesday 16 April, 2019 - Powerstation, Auckland R18 SOLD OUT
Thursday 18 April, 2019 - Regent Theatre, Melbourne VIC R18 SOLD OUT
Saturday 20 April, 2019 - Big Top Luna Park, Sydney NSW R18

tickets via