Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band) announces solo tour

The Smith Street Band‘s Wil Wagner has announced that he will do a series of solo tour dates in Australia during the months of February/March. These shows come after The Smith Street Band’s nonstop year of touring and before they kick off an Australian tour with The Menzingers. You can read Wil Wagner’s statement on the tour and check out the dates below.

Wil Wagner released a solo LP, titled “Laika,” on Poison City Records which you can stream below. The Smith Street Band last released an EP entitled “Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams” in August via Poison City Records.

“I just did a bunch of touring with The Smith Street Band and now I don’t want to go home cause I have to like pay bills and do chores and shit!” says Wagner.


“So I’m doing a solo tour! Hooray! I’ll be playing a run of solo shows along the East Coast of the country in February and March and I’m bringing my best friend Max Stern from the bands Signals Midwest and Meridian all the way from fucking Cleveland which is in America so he must be famous and cool! He is neither of those things really but he is fucking beautiful and talented and you’re all going to really enjoy his music I promise!


Also on board for all the shows are Max and I’s best friends Pinch Hitter! Dave and Nick have been strutting their handsome stuff around for the last year or so now and play haunting duel banjo emo folk songs I guess? I don’t know but they’re fucking awesome and also both worth listening to and also very handsome. Please come and see me and some handsome men play gigos this summer it’ll be good and the shows will be cheap and we’ll all have a great party!”


WIL WAGNER (The Smith Street Band)

w/ special guests MAX STERN (Signals Midwest/Meridian) and PINCH HITTER


Thursday, February 20 – Beatdisc Records, Parramatta (AA)

Friday, February 21 – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle

Saturday, February 22 – Blackwire Records, Sydney (AA)

Sunday, February 23 – Phoenix Bar, Canberra

Thursday, February 27- The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba (Free Show!) *

Friday, February 28 – Crowbar, Brisbane

Saturday, March 1- Sun Distortion, Brisbane (AA)

Sunday, March 2 – Time Machine Records, Namboor (AA)

Thursday, March 6 – Gunners Arms, Launceston

Friday, March 7 – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

Saturday, March 8 – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne

Sunday, March 9 – The Old Bar, Melbourne (Free Show!)


Wil Wagner not appearing / * Pinch Hitter not appearing


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