It’s been 30 years since the release of The Cruel Sea’s phenomenal, 5 x ARIA Award-winning / Triple Platinum album, The Honeymoon Is Over. While the five-piece were already a fixture on the live scene with two acclaimed albums, it was their 1993 third studio album, produced by Tony Cohen, that thrust the band into the spotlight and firmly planted itself in the Top 40 charts for two years after its release.

Amid a flurry of excitement on socials with news The Honeymoon Is Over was to be re-issued in June this year, as a special 30th Anniversary Deluxe 2CD release and available on Vinyl for the very first time, fans also recounted stories of seeing the band live throughout the years, with many calling for an anniversary tour.

To celebrate the anniversary of their landmark album, The Cruel Sea are set to reunite for a national tour this November/December, featuring Tex Perkins (Vox), Jim Elliot (Drums), Ken Gormley (Bass) and Dan Rumour (Guitar), together with Matt Walker (Guitar) filling in for the much-loved & revered James Cruickshank. Fans can expect to hear plenty of favourites from The Honeymoon Is Over, as well as a selection of songs across their entire catalogue.

“Well, I’m not sure what I’ve done, but life keeps handing me gifts! Being a musician, the greatest gifts I can get involve people and Music. But really, what else is there? To play with The Cruel Sea was something I wasn’t sure would ever happen again. But believe me it’s happening.

Rehearsals have been powerful, emotional and joyful! The Cruel Sea have a sound that can’t be found anywhere else! (I still feel like a guest singer) I love that sound and I love the guys that make it! And I can’t wait to share this with you all! See you soon, yeah?” - TEX PERKINS



Saturday 9 December 2023



5.30pm - Gates Open

6.15pm - 7.30pm: TBA

8.00pm - end: The Cruel Sea

*Please note all times are approximate and subject to change



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This is an 18+ only event - no children are permitted (including babies).


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