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 and to celebrate this milestone, the band are heading back out on the road on their Take Me Back Tour kicking off in Brisbane on 2 November.


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.


Besides the hits, the Take Me Back Tour is a celebration of all the music along the way and fans can expect to hear songs they’ve never heard the band perform live before.

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”.

Tickets for Thirsty Merc’s Take Me Back Tour shows are on sale NOW.

Shifting Gears is out now through MGM Distribution


 Thursday, 2 November 2017

The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD

 Friday, 3 November 2017

Casino RSM Club, Casino, NSW

Friday, 10 November 2017

Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA

Sunday, 12 November 2017

96FM Kickstart Summer Concert

With: Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss & Daryl Braithwaite

Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, WA

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Basement, Canberra, ACT

Friday, 17 November 2017

Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club, Shoalhaven Heads, NSW

         Saturday, 18 November 2017

With: +Live+, Lifehouse and The Calling

Roche Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Friday, 24 November 2017

Taren Point Hotel, Caringbah, NSW

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Australian Hotel & Brewery,

Rouse Hill, NSW

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Manning Bar, Sydney, NSW

Friday, 1 December 2017

Long Jetty Hotel, Long Jetty, NSW


 Saturday, 2 December 2017

Narrabeen RSL, Narrabeen, NSW


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Mac’s Hotel, Melton, VIC


Friday, 8 December 2017

York on Lilydale, Mt Evelyn, VIC


 Saturday, 9 December 2017

Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC


 Thursday, 14 December 2017

Village Hotel, Golden Grove, SA


 Friday, 15 December 2017

Norwood Hotel, Norwood, SA


Saturday, 16 December 2017

Fowlers Live, Adelaide, SA

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