The Gurus called it quits a few years back, put out some Persian Rugs CDs, played on some Monarchs discs and eventually un-retired. The big push to reform came when they recorded the Australian National Rugby League Theme, a modified version of "What's My Scene" entitled "That's My Team". The tune was recorded as a fundraiser and cracked the Top 40 chart. They never hit it big on MTV (chronicled in Blue Cave's "Down on Me") but have a dedicated following in Australia, the US and Brazil. The Gurus began playing select dates in Australia and have finally decided to take another shot at America.
If you haven't seen the documentary section of "Tunnel Vision", I highly recommend it. I last saw the Gurus in 1987 in San Francisco - did they deliver. A great set played with a ton of energy.
Looking forward to more dates being added!
SxSW on 3/17
- SXSW - Aussie Bar B Q show (3pm) / Pop Culture Press party (6pm) - 3/16
- NY - show BB Kings - 3/20
- Phil. - show World Cafe - 3/21
- Toronto - show Horseshoe Tavern - 3/23
- Chicago - show Abbey - 3/25
- Aspen - show Belly Up - 3/26
- San Diego - show Belly Up - 3/27
- Los Angeles - show El Rey Theatre - 3/29
- Los Angeles (Anaheim) - show House Of Blues - 3/30
- San Francisco - show Cafe de Nord - 3/31