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News : You Am I announce Spinal Tap inspired mini tour

By on February 11, 2018

Australia’s You Am I, led by lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Tim Rogers, have announced an ambitious plan to tour the east coast of Australia and pay homage to one of the world’s best hard rock and heavy metal parody band’s, Spinal Tap. Dubbed ‘The Majesty of Tap’, the tour will be hitting up Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this March. Tickets on sale now:

The band comments:

“One out of every four and a half interviews has included the question ‘Have you ever had a Spinal Tap moment?’. Well sweet lord, any band worth their talc has, and we, whether on talc or not, have had more ‘Tap moments’ than liquid dinners! So, we have thrown down the gauntlet, unto ourselves, under the auspices of Montgomery Glitterbest the Third our perfectly adequate manager: why not have ONE BIG SPINAL TAP moment. And then do it again… The sounds and the smells of Tap done by our band (the looks are yours to fuss with). We love the songs of Tap, they speak of the mighty, meaty and manky elements of the Majesty Of Rock. Hip hip hooray, and so say all of us. TAP INTO AUSTRALIA!”

The upcoming tour has already garnered praise from Spinal Tap’s lead vocalist and guitarist, David St. Hubbins who is characterised by real-life actor, Michael McKean via his official Twitter page. TV aficionados will no doubt recognise Michael McKean from his stand out performance on the TV crime drama series Better Call Saul in which he portrayed the eldest brother of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk).

The remaining members of Spinal Tap include acclaimed writer and director of mockumentaries Best In Show (00′), A Mighty Wind (03′) and Mascots (16′), Christopher Guest (Nigel Tufnel), plus everyone’s favourite human voice machine, Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls) who is best known for voicing Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner and many others on the TV comedy series The Simpsons.

Spinal Tap began in 1979 on an ABC TV sketch comedy pilot called The T.V. Show, starring famed actor and producer, Rob Reiner. In 1984 Spinal Tap became the fictional subject of the now highly praised mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap which was directed by Rob Reiner.

Spinal Tap has released three non-fictitious studio albums in their career; This Is Spinal Tap (84′), Break Like The Wind (92′) and Back from the Dead (09′).


Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook