With the imminent release of Brutal Dawn, companion album to 2016’s Civil Dusk, Bernard Fanning and The Black Fins are again pulling out the road cases to showcase new songs live in some of Australia’s most cherished and revered rock venues.

This October, touring will take in all Australian states in venues handpicked to showcase the on-stage musical chemistry between Bernard and The Black Fins; Salliana Campbell on fiddle and backing vocals, Matt Engelbrecht on bass, Andrew Morris on guitar and Declan Kelly on drums.

In addition, every state will feature a different powerhouse local female artist to open the show.  Making waves in not only their local scene, but internationally, Oh Pep! will help kick off the tour in Adelaide on Friday 6 October and also join the Melbourne shows, followed by Teischa in Perth, Tia Gostelow and Sahara Beck in Brisbane, Sahara Beck for an encore in Sydney and winding up with Maddy Jane in Hobart.

This tour is a culmination of a busy two years for Bernard Fanning – writing Civil Dusk and its follow up Brutal Dawn – and recording with producer Nick DiDia and the Black Fins in La Cueva studio in Byron Bay.

Bernard Fanning is currently Double J’s artist in residence, spinning his favourite tracks on Sunday afternoon’s and Wednesday evenings. Check out what has been playing over the airwaves here

Fanclub pre-sale tickets on sale 9am Thursday May 25. Sign up to Bernard Fanning’s mailing list for access here

General tickets on sale 9am Friday May 26 here

All tour dates and ticketing info here

Friday 6 October | The Gov, Adelaide with special guests Oh Pep!

Wednesday 11 October | Rosemount, Perth with special guests Teischa

Friday 13 October | Rosemount, Perth special guests Teischa

Wednesday 18 October | The Triffid, Brisbane with special guests Tia Gostelow

Friday 20 October | The Triffid, Brisbane with special guests Sahara Beck

Thursday 26 October | The Croxton, Melbourne with special guests Oh Pep!

Friday 27 October | The Croxton, Melbourne with special guests Oh Pep!

Saturday 28 October | The Factory, Sydney with special guests Sahara Beck

Sunday 29 October | The Factory, Sydney with special guests Sahara Beck

Friday 24 November | Granada Tavern, Hobart with special guests Maddy Jane

Brutal Dawn is out May 26, 2017 via Dew Process / Universal Music Australia. Pre order you copy here