1997 was an epic year. Steve Jobs returned to Apple, J.K Rowling published her first Harry Potter book and Pat Rafter won his first US Open.
In Australia, fans of award-winning and genre-defying The Tea Party were celebrating the release of the band’s third studio album, Transmission.
Transmission reached #3 on the charts – the highest charting album ever for the band in Australia, earning double platinum status on top of accolades globally including a 1998 Canadian JUNO Award nomination for "Blockbuster Rock Album of the Year."
20 years later the band have embarked on a large-scale tour of Canada and the US to celebrate the anniversary of this seminal, smash-hit record. And now it is Australia’s turn!
Transmission was experimental and considered dark and diverse. Singer Jeff Martin created lyrics that explored intense and often unexplored subject matters: Jeff Martin says;
“We went into the deepest, darkest depths to bring back the light. ‘Psychopomp’ for example, provides a glimpse into the afterlife, ‘Army Ants’ echoes with imagery borrowed from the dystopian works of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, while the album’s biggest hit ‘Temptation’ speaks to the all-consuming power of relentless desire.”
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES: THE TEA PARTY ‘20 YEARS OF TRANSMISSION’
Friday 27 October, The Astor Theatre, Perth www.astortheatreperth.com
Thursday 2 November, Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide www.ticketmaster.com.au
Friday 3 November, The Odeon Theatre, Hobart www.ticketek.com.au
Saturday 4 November, The Forum, Melbourne www.ticketmaster.com.au
Thursday 9 November, The Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane www.ticketmaster.com.au
Friday 10 November, The Enmore, Sydney www.ticketek.com.au
For more information on the upcoming #TX20 Tour, visit www.teaparty.com and www.teglive.com.au VIP, Meet and Greet Packages will also be available for sale.