Band ready to rip it up

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Millennial Aussie band 28 Days are one of the headliners for the The Long Weekender at Club 54 in Launceston next month.It has been almost 17 years of touring for Melbourne band 28 Days, and after all this time they still enjoy itmore than ever.

Although the band refer to themselves as semi-retired, they still enjoy traveling acrossAustralia for tours.

Bassist and vocalist Damian Gardiner said that these days, the bandonly plays up to12 shows a year.

“We play every now and again, but it is more of a vessel to catch up with everyone –we are all still the best of mates and we like to use our shows as a getaway,” Gardiner said.

These Oz rockers have well and truly been around the block, after having a numberone record in 2000 (Upstyledown), they toured all over the world.

These days, the lads prefer to just keep it to a few shows and take it easy.

The days ofplaying in stadiums for festivals such as Big Day Out, the Vans Warped Tour (both inAustralia and America) and the huge Fuji Rock Festival in Japan are behind them.

“We all have families and stuff now, but when you have been around for as long aswe have people just want to hear our old songs – so it takes the pressure off, it is nowjust a comfortable little hobby,” Gardiner said.

But after being asked if 28 will ever record again, Gardiner did not want to say no:“We have not recorded or anything for a while but never say never.”

Gardiner said that one of the band’s most recent highlights was playing for thetroops in Afghanistan last year;an experience thatreally opened their eyes.

“It was an offer we couldn’t refuse, they asked us to play for them years ago – it wasan amazing experience and we respect them so much more for what they do,” Gardinersaid.

And after all these years, the band still looks forward to travelling down southto Tasmania.

“We have always had a loyal fan base in down in Tassie and it has been a few yearssince we have come down there next month, I love the Tassie winter,” Gardiner said.

28 Days will play at The Year Long Party #2 at Launceston venue Club 54, which will take place from May 13 to 14.

The band will headline Saturday’s line-up –tickets are on sale now for $20 per night through Oztix.

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