Described by US Rolling Stone as “the Sex Pistols on Acid,” iconic Australian Psych-rock/punk band The Lime Spiders will play an exclusive Perth show at Amplifier on Saturday, November 19, 2022.
The band’s first WA show in some years comes hot on the heels of the release of vocalist/founding member Mick Blood’s book, Lime Light: The Definitive Story Of The Lime Spiders.
Mick’s gripping account of the band explores their journey from humble beginnings through to being signed to a major label, Virgin Records. The Lime Spiders’ second single, Slave Girl became the biggest-selling independent Australian single of all time, while their 1987 single, Weirdo Libido, was the first song ever played on ABC’s RAGE and featured in the smash hit film, Young Einstein.
The Lime Spiders were signed to Virgin Music Australia, releasing three studio albums to international acclaim. Their debut album, The Cave Comes Alive, topped the American CMJ College music charts and received three ARIA Award nominations. On the strength of the overseas success of this album, the band undertook a US tour which included 13 shows supporting P.i.L. and in 1988 went on to perform as a feature act at Denmark’s prestigious Roskilde Festival.
The band’s third studio album, Beethoven’s Fist, was given a five-star review in the NME with the quote, “Simply the best Australian rock ‘n’ roll album since The Saints I’m Stranded”.
The Lime Spiders became a major touring act, gaining a legion of dedicated fans with their compelling live performances. This was captured on their amazing live album, recorded St Kilda’s iconic Esplanade Hotel in 1998.
In December 2017 Lime Spiders headlined The Purple Weekend Festival in Spain, delivering a killer set to a capacity crowd. Two years later, the band celebrated their 40th anniversary with a successful east coast Australian tour. And now, it’s Perth’s turn at last to celebrate the band whose fire Mick Blood has kept burning over four decades.
Lime Spiders with special guests The Caballeros
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Tickets available via Oztix
Lime Spiders on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/00uHQwsBLcSFJpfAxEu7IF
Lime Spiders on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/lime-spiders/id287209118