Peter Bibby’s Dog Act May National Tour – Across The Ocean

Peter Bibby’s Dog Act May National Tour

Peter Bibby and the disruptive Dog Act are pumped to announce a national tour this May in support of their third studio album Marge via Spinning Top Records

“..Bibby is a master of the gritty earworm..”

“Troubadour, rule-breaker, maverick, and sundry other adjectives pepper the work of Peter Bibby… the Australian artist sketched out some utterly unique climes, matching unkempt grunge-leaning riffs to moments of astute introspection.

“..a punch-you-in-the-face, alt-rock opus that deals with every agony life has to throw our way.”

“Bibby is a true independent icon, a freewheeling and wholly unique musician in both his character and his craft.”

The uproarious trio will gallivant across the country for the first time in three years, taking in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.  

“It feels like an eternity since I’ve sipped the cold beers of the east and bitten into the schnittys of the south. I can’t wait to get back on stage and make a ruckus in different cities, see my beautiful friends all around the country and catch aeroplanes with dreadful hangovers! It will be a joyful privilege and I am excited to say the least,” Bibby muses.

“On this tour I will be joined by my musical soulmate Strawberry Pete on bass, I would be lost without him so let’s all thank the powers that be that he is coming along. Unfortunately our beloved drummer Dave has to stay home due to health reasons, so we have our spare member and producer of the Marge album Mitch McDonald filling in on drums. He plays hard and nasty so be prepared to be pummelled into a sonic wonderland of filth and pleasure,” he adds.

Released in September 2020, and featuring lead singles Oceans, Whyalla and CalciumMarge is an album of splintered, volatile Australiana.  Recorded with “Strawberry Pete” Gower and drummer “Dirty Dave” Taylor – Bibby’s third LP is a soundtrack to a surf movie where there’s blood in the water; a dirt road leading to a dead end; the sounds of Diesels & Dust covered in… well, diesels and dust.   Bibby himself notes that the album is one that centres around its own trilogy: “My poor mental state, my battered heart and my frustration. All to the tune of fun rock music.”

Peter Bibby’s rough-and-tumble approach and affable personality has gotten him plenty of mileage as a live act, opening for Pond, performing at festivals such as Laneway, Falls and SXSW, while also notching up his fair share of rowdy headlining shows as well. This has also translated into three well-respected studio albums: 2014’s Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician, 2018’s Grand Champion, and the aforementioned Marge. He’s an artist that has been celebrated as inherently working-class and wholeheartedly independent – as commemorated by the documentary Chasing Palm Springs, which followed Bibby on a literal cross-country journey from Perth to Melbourne in a temperamental van.


Presented by Select Music & Spinning Top
Tickets on sale now

Friday 6 May – The Brightside, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 7 May – Crowbar, Sydney NSW
Saturday 14 May – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide SA
Friday 20 May – Lynott’s Lounge, Perth WA
Friday 27 May – Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne VIC