Inimitable Alt-country rock troupe The Gin Club are embarking on an East Coast tour of Australia in March and April, before heading off to Europe to tour and continue recording the follow up to their epic 2-disc 2008 release Junk.

Junk was received with critical and public acclaim, reaching the top 10 on the AIR charts and granting the eclectic Brisbane-based band accolades including ‘Best Rock Song, ‘Best Folk Ballad’ and ‘Song of the Year’ at “Q Song” – Queensland Music Industry Awards in 2008.

Now, on the back of a successful string of 2008 gigs both here and in the US (including appearances at Musicexpo (LA), Gympie Music Muster, Woodford Folk Festival and The Big Day Out), The Gin Club are ready to hit the road, complete with brand new songs to unleash on anticipative audiences.

The band will be performing favourite singles like ‘Ten Paces Away’, ‘Drugflowers’ and ‘Wylde Bitch’, new singles ‘Days’ and ‘You Me & The Sea’ as well as giving punters a sneak-peak at some brand new material expected to be included in their next release.

This will be the last opportunity for established fans and the not-yet-enlightened to catch one of the most intriguing bands of recent memory before they head to Europe to continue work on the follow up to Junk, which commenced last year and includes a collaboration with Weddings, Parties, Anything’s Mick Thomas.

Front man Ben Salter said “After our busiest and most successful 12 months yet, we’re hoping our fans both old and new can come and give the Club a triumphant send off before we embark on adventures over the sea”.

The Gin Club will be joined by label mates Texas Tea (www.myspace.com/texasteaband) as well as other special guests.

The tour kicks off on Friday 20th March at the Yandina Club, Sunshine Coast.

For a full list of dates and more information visit www.sonicbids.com/theginclub as well as the usuals: www.theginclub.com.au and www.myspace.com/theginclub

The Gin Club – March / April 2009 tour dates

• Thursday 2nd April The Karova Lounge, Ballarat, Vic
• Friday 3rd April East Brunswick Hotel, East Brunswick, Vic
• Saturday 4th April The Hopetoun Hotel, Surry Hills, NSW
• Sunday 5th April The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW