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AUSSIE rock band ‘Dune Rats’ are hitting the stage at Magnums, on Friday, December 30, to promote their latest album ‘Real Rare Whale’.

The Dune Rats are a trio that hail from Brisbane and boast a unique sound combining rock, indie rock, and pop punk together, to put on an insanely entertaining show.

Th crowd never knows what to expect next. A shoey on stage? Crowd surfing? A death circle? It’s anyone’s guess.

Their new album ‘Real Rare Whale’ landed at number one on the Australian ARIA’s and has been nominated for Best Hard Rock/Metal album.

Shows are back in full swing after the pandemic and the Dune Rats just finished a huge, sold out 1,800-seater show on the Sunshine Coast.

The Dune Rats are known for their stage presence as much as their vocals, with one audience member praising the band’s energy.

“These guys put on the best live shows, so much energy on stage and the crowd involvement is great,” Jayden Wilkinson said.

“Love their music and cannot wait to see them live again.”

The unique Aussie band have 45 international shows booked in 2023, from California to Canada, to Italy and Germany, and so many more – these local born boys have really made it an impressive distance from their Brisbane roots.

Fresh from the Triple J studios where ‘Dunies’, as they are colloquially known, pulled together a cast of stars – including John and Rick Brewster to cover The Angels hit ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’ – they are eager to keep the live moments going.

What better way than to revisit some of their favourite Queensland haunts, smack-bang in the middle of the Christmas and New Year’s Eve madness.

Dunies drummer and back-up vocalist BC Michaels said the band was keen to come to north Queensland.

“Psyched to come back to North Queensland,” Michaels said.

“It’s been years but last time were some of the best shows we’ve played, especially Townsville, the cheeky b*****s went off, keen,” Michaels said.

Lead singer Danny Beus said the crowd was wild the last time the band played in North Queensland.

‘North Queensland has always turned it on for us, last time the barriers were crowd surfed out of the venue, so we can’t wait to see what’s in store this time around,” Beus said.

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