Citadel Records

The Stems - At First Sight

Thursday 09 November 2017 (opening 8:00 PM)

at Brisbane Hotel ( venue info )
3 Brisbane St, Hobart TAS


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ $55.60

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their classic debut album ‘At First Sight Violets are Blue’, one Perthý ¢€™s most popular and iconic bands, The Stems, are set to return to the live scene, embarking on a national tour in November.


Original members Dom Mariani, Julian Matthews and Dave Shaw will be joined by Ashley Naylor (Even / RocKwiz OrKestra) and Davey Lane (You Am I) to perform the album in full.


The Stems epitomized 80’s indie rock, giving it a wider currency. They are one of only a handful of bands (among them the Hoodoo Gurus and The Sunnyboys) that cracked the mainstream charts of the 80’s with an indie approach.


Making their debut in March 1984 playing alongside The Triffids and The Saints, The Stems released a series of independent records on Sydney’s Citadel Records, each of which reached #1 on the Australian alternative charts.


But it was their debut album ‘First Sight Violets Are Blueý ¢€™, released in 1987 by Mushroom Records, that received national and international acclaim, becoming one of the best-selling Australian albums of that year despite an almost total lack of commercial airplay in those corporate FM dominated times.


Rolling Stone named ‘At First Sight’ one of the top 100 Australian releases of all time. It eventually went Gold and still continues to sell strongly today.

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*