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Punk: tour news from Vicious Circle, Gallows, and Stiff Little Finger

The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has released the first single from his upcoming solo album Sleepwalkers. Entitled ‘Forget Me Not’, the track looks back on his 20th century Americana roots and influences, taking on a strong ‘60s pop vibe. “I was thinking how every song doesn’t have to be so serious. It can just be fun. It can just be a song that I would want to play live. ‘Forget Me Not’ came out in just a couple of minutes and actually ended up being pretty serious – it seems my subconscious had other plans,” explains Fallon. Sleepwalkers is due out Friday February 9 on Island Records.
 
In huge international tour news, former Gallows frontman Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes has announced a national tour with chaotic hardcore lords Cancer Bats. Touring their new album Modern Ruin, the band will mark the first return to our shores since their sold out 2016 tour. Both bands will play 170 Russell on Friday February 9. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Long-running Melbourne hardcore band Vicious Circle have announced a national tour in support of their recently released new album Born to Destroy. The band will play Collingwood’s Bendigo Hotel on Saturday November 18. Born to Destroy is available now via Goatsound and Galma Grind records, with a vinyl release on the way via US label Not Like You.
 
Irish punk-rock originators Stiff Little Fingers have announced a national tour in celebration of their 40th year as a band. Marking the first time on our shores since 2014, the band will play The Croxton on Saturday February 24. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Melbourne’s MOD CON have released a new video for the track ‘Do It Right Margo’. The track is taken from their upcoming split 7” with Fair Maiden, due out this week on Poison City Records. “It contemplates the many hoops we have to jump through to fit in. I worked for years with newly arrived refugees, and this is a response to the lengths I observed them going to try and get their heads around what being normal in Australia was. It’s a call and response between someone who is dictating terms and someone who is asking for acceptance,” explains lyricist Erica on the track. Both MOD CON and Fair Maiden will perform a co-headline launch show at The Tote this Friday November 10.
 
Long-running iconic English punks The Adicts have announced the upcoming release of a new record, their first since 2012’s All The Young Droogs. Entitled And It Was So!, the record is due out Friday November 17 on Nuclear Blast. The band has released the lead single and video ‘Picture the Scene’, available to stream online now.
 
Danjo, featuring Dandrew St Evens and Joe Jack Talcum of seminal college rock punks The Dead Milkmen are due to embark on their first tour of Australia together this week. Marking their first Australian tour together, the duo will play The Tote this Saturday November 11, with support from The Ramshackle Army, Strawberry Fistcake and Bad at Knitting. Tickets are on sale now.