Fuel Return To Australia | 20th Celebration Tour | December 2017

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American alt-rockers Fuel have just announced their first Australian tour in almost two decades! Shimmer hitmakers are gearing up to hit Aussie shores this December, having last toured the country back in 2000. The news comes in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Sunburn. Get ready to fill up the tank, because Fuel is back after 17 long years and it’s time to re-live the classics!

The record, which included hits Shimmer, Jesus or a Gun and Bittersweet, first introduced us to Brett’s powerful vocal delivery, Carl’s exceptional songwriting skills and the band’s hard-hitting sound. Renowned for their unparalleled streak of melodic hard rock songs, Fuel’s breakthrough on the scene provided the perfect bridge between commercial rock and the bruising intensity of old-school metal bands.

Fuel will kick off the tour in Perth, before performing in Adelaide, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. For the first time ever, the band will also perform an exclusive show in New Zealand. Fuel will be bringing a powerful back-catalogue of Sunburn’s hits, plus an encore of anthems including Hemorrgae, Bad Day and Falls on Me.

“I’m so excited to announce that Fuel will be invading Australia once again. It’s been nearly 15 years since we’ve been on your shores so it’s long past due! We are looking forward to seeing everyone in the land of Oz soon.” – Brett Scallions (Fuel Frontman).


The “Fuelies” down under have an undeniable love for Fuel with Sunburn achieving Gold Sales in Australia. Fuel’s success can only be put down to hard work and a relentless hunger to reach a level of modern day rock glory amassed by a mere few before them. As a thank you to the dedicated following, Fuel have chosen Australia & NZ as the place to kick off The Sunburn 20th Anniversary Celebration Tour. 

Equipped with original member Brett Scallions’ legendary distinctive voice that transformed Fuel into a quintessential rock radio staple, hard-rock fanatics are sure to hang on every thumping bass note, wailing guitar lick and pounding drums. Fuel continues to build upon a legacy of captivating performances that Brett and the band have trademarked over the decades.

Fuel are on a mission to once again deliver their trademark brand of heavy-tempo, in-your-face attitude rock. These are sure to be the Fuel shows you know and love – fiery, explosive, packed full of bodies flailing and sweat dripping from the ceiling. We’re warning you, it’s not to be missed!


Fuel Tour Dates:

Saturday 2nd December: Amplifier Capitol, Perth | 7pm | $79.90 general | $199.90 Meet & Greet | Event details here.

Sunday 3rd December: The Gov, Adelaide.

Wednesday 6th December: Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast.

Thursday 7th December: Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane.

Friday 8th December: Manning Bar Sydney.

Saturday 9th December: Prince Bandroom, Melbourne.

Wednesday 13th December: The Studio, Auckland.

Tickets via Metropolis Touring | On sale Friday 4th August 9am.

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