Bad Seed Mick Harvey Joins Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds

Bad Seed Mick Harvey Joins Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds

In news that will surely excite punk fans across the country, fellow former Bad Seed, Mick Harvey will join his old bandmate Kid Congo Powers, filling in on bass for the upcoming Pink Monkey Birds Australian tour kicking off in Melbourne on Thursday night.

This will be the first time the two have performed in the same band since their time together in Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds in the early 90s. Back then, Mick also sat in on bass while Kid took over guitar duties.

With one of the most enviable rock n’ roll resumes in existence, Kid Congo Powers was a founding member of cowpunk blues outfit The Gun Club, guitarist for legendary psycho-billy purveyors The Cramps and Australia’s own, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

Following the 2022 release of his long-awaited and critically acclaimed memoir, ‘Some New Kind of Kick’, Kid Congo makes his fourth trip to Australia with long-term cohorts The Pink Monkey Birds in support of their latest album, ‘That Delicious Vice’ out in April 19 via In the Red Records. Recorded in the scorching summer of 2023 in Tucson Arizona at Jim Water’s Waterworks studio, the band were thrilled to collaborate with LA Chicana punk icon, singer   of The Bags and author, Alice Bag on songs “Wicked World” and “A Beast, a Priest”.

That Delicious Vice’ is Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds fifth full-length studio album and marks the band’s first as a three piece. However, for this Australian run, they will be a four-piece thanks to a surprise secret weapon, who will be revealed when they join the first show in Melbourne. You will have to come along to find out!

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds Tour Dates

Thursday 18 April               Corner Hotel                              Melbourne     VIC 
With special guest Kim Salmon’s Smoked Salmon
Tix on sale from Corner Hotel

Friday 19 April                   Theatre Royal                             Castlemaine   VIC 
With special guests Zig Zag
Tix on sale from Theatre Royal

Saturday 20 April                Lion Arts Factory                       Adelaide         VIC
With special guests TBC
Tix on sale from Lion Arts Factory

Sunday 21 April                 Rosemount Hotel                         Perth             WA 
With special guests Little Things
Tix on sale from Rosemount Hotel

Wednesday 24 April            Republic Bar                               Hobart          TAS 
With special guest Kim Salmon
Tix on sale from Republic Bar

Thursday 25 April               Oxford Art Factory                       Sydney          NSW 
With special guests Loose Fit
Tix on sale from Oxford Arts Factory

Saturday 27 April                The Zoo                                         Brisbane        QLD 
With special guests The Stress Of Leisure & Arugula
Tix on sale from The Zoo

Kid Congo Powers