Hoodoo Gurus

Hoodoo Gurus

Since their formation in 1981, Hoodoo Gurus can boast 9 x ARIA Top 20 albums, 9 x ARIA Top 40 singles and a host of multi-platinum albums – they’re mainstays on the live scene (selling out shows around the world including Brazil, Europe, Canada, Australia and the US many times over) and perpetually influential to a new generation of artists that have arrived after them. Their debut album, Stoneage Romeos went to #1 on the US Alternative/College Albums Chart and remained there for four consecutive weeks, with it also becoming one of the most played albums of that year on the college network. The band’s subsequent albums, Mars Needs Guitars!, Blow Your Cool, and Magnum Cum Louder all reached the Billboard 200 and topped the Alternative charts.

Hoodoo Gurus evocative and relatable lyricism, peerless song writing, with a hint of punk attitude – placed in a distinctively Australian context have provided a careful balance of critical success and enduring mainstream appeal for 40 years.

The event-filled calendar for Hoodoo Gurus in 2022 comes after the release of four tracks in the last 18 months. The punk-snarl of Answered Prayers emerged in late 2019, followed he politically charged Hung Out To Dry in July 2020 and a slice of soaring power pop in the form of Get Out Of Dodge in October last year and World Of Pain in June 2021.

A long-awaited, and hotly-anticipated new album, Chariot of the Gods - their first in over a decade (the longest interval between Hoodoo Gurus’ albums in their history) - dropped in March 2022 debuting at #7 on the ARIA Album Chart and #2 on the ARIA Australian Album chart. The band were set to tour extensively in the months following the release of the album however COVID-19 derailed those plans yet again. The Gurus will now be commencing their album tour in Australia in September this year and early next year they will make a long-overdue return to New Zealand as well as Brazil, the US and Europe.

2023 is going to be a very active year for the Hoodoo Gurus as, once again, they prove you can’t keep a good band down - and for music fans around the world that is cause for celebration.

Hoodoo Gurus are Dave Faulkner (vocals, guitars), Brad Shepherd (vocals, guitars), Rick Grossman (vocals, bass) and Nik Reith (drums).