Local rock legends, The Screaming Jets are hitting the road in support of their latest album, Professional Misconduct.
Locally, the band have locked in dates at the Sunken Monkey on the Central Coast in January and the Toronto Hotel in Lake Macquarie in February.
The shoes of the Jet’s co-founder, chief songwriter, and bass player, the late Paul Woseen, will be filled by two talented musicians, Dario Bortolin from Baby Animals and Adam Ventoura from Midnight Oil. The pair will play bass on alternate shows during the tour which holds special significance, serving as an opportunity for the band to pay tribute to Woseen’s life and celebrate his enduring legacy.
“With the loss of Paully, this tour is bound to be an emotional one for us,” frontman, Dave Gleeson said.
“Nevertheless, it’s crucial for us to commemorate his life and the music he left us with. When we step onto the stage, we’ll join our fans in raising a glass to a life well-lived and in sharing Paul’s incredible music.”
Professional Misconduct has made quite an impact on the charts, solidifying The Screaming Jets, once again, as one of Australia’s most legendary rock bands.
The album made a triumphant debut, claiming the number-one spot on the ARIA Australian album chart and the ARIA Vinyl album chart. It also secured an impressive ranking on the main ARIA album chart.
Three-piece punk rockers, Newcastle’s very own Smacked Youth will join The Jets on the road for as support on the tour.
“We’re thrilled to have Smacked Youth join us on the Professional Misconduct Tour,” Dave said.
“It’s a nod to our own beginnings, and we know what it means to be given this kind of touring opportunity. Supporting young talent, especially from our hometown of Newcastle, is a way of giving back, just like the legendary bands who once took us under their wings.”
The Screaming Jets will play the Sunken Monkey on the Central Coast on Thursday 25 January and the Toronto Hotel in Lake Mac on Friday 23 February. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Visit screamingjetsofficial.com.au to find out more.