From Wollongong to superstardom – the members of Tumbleweed have had their share of overwhelming experiences.
The band’s story first kicked off in 1992, with the back-to-back successes of EPs Theatre of Gnomes and Weedseed.
Both EPs topped the ARIA alternatives charts and gave the group a collection of new fans in the process.
Their new-found fame led the group to sign with America’s Atlantic Records, sending them on tours with the likes of Iggy Pop, Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Rollins.
“They were very fond memories, although some of them are fading it’s nice to cast your mind there and think about things sometimes,” Tumbleweed lead vocalist/guitarist Richie Lewis said.
Following a long hiatus, the band returned to the stage to celebrate the re-release of album Galactaphonic.
Adding to their recent resurgence, their debut album has become a staple of Aussie rock and has provided hits including ‘Sundial’ and ‘Acid Rain’.
Following popular demand on Record Store Day, their debut release was made available on standard black vinyl for a limited time earlier this month.
The alternative ensemble is heading to the Prince of Wales Hotel on July 7, with the show part of their latest national tour.
After performing in Perth and Bunbury, the ‘90s group will play in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria.
For Lewis, their trip to Western Australia provides a golden chance to meet fans and new people.
“I love going to Western Australia, I like seeing the sun set over the ocean. That’s a nice thing for an east coast person,” he said.
“With Bunbury, in the few times I have been there it has always been a delightful place to visit.
“I’ve never played a show there, so it’ll be interesting to see what it’s like to do rock ‘n’ roll there. I have travelled through there a couple of times so I’m looking forward to it.”
Lewis said touring helped them engage in good ol’ Australian rock ‘n’ roll while reflecting on great times.
“I have been doing this now 25-30 years almost, and the thing that always brings be back is that I enjoy getting into a moment of timelessness,” Lewis said.
“When we’re playing live, time disappears and it’s a very meditative, magnetic, and addictive process.
“With this particular jaunt around the country, what I am looking forward to is playing our first album for the first time ever live, from beginning to end.”
Head to princehotel.com.au for more information on all upcoming gigs.