Ocean Alley ride a spring wave back to North America in 2019

Men You Were Looking For: The Australian psychedelic surf-rock reggae group return to Boston in June


One of the more pleasant surprises on Lansdowne Street this year was the sudden discovery of Ocean Alley. The Australian psychedelic surf-rock reggae group opened for Tash Sultana a few weeks back at The House of Blues, and despite them hailing from a land oh so far away from us here in Boston, it won’t be long before the sextet is back on our shores.

Ocean Alley have this week detailed a headlining 29-date 2019 North American tour, and landing roughly in the middle of the run is a June 15 date at Brighton Music Hall in Allston. Tickets for the Boston gig and the others on this swing go sale this Friday (December 14) at 10 a.m. local time.

Ocean Alley released their sophomore album, Chiaroscuro, earlier this year, and new tunes are on the way. “Next year there’s definitely another album in the works,” the band state in their tour announcement. “Just got to get it out of our heads and onto a record!”


Maybe we’ll get a taste of it in the springtime, just in time for those carefree beach trips.

Featured photo by Yazi Ferrufino for Vanyaland.

Ocean Alley North American Tour Dates:
May 22 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
May 23 – Casbah, San Diego, CA
May 28 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA
May 30 – Imperial, Vancouver, BC
May 31 – Capital Ballroom, Victoria, BC
June 1 – Garibaldi Lift Co. Whistler, BC
June 4 – Spirit Bar, Nelson, BC
June 5 – The Gateway, Calgary, AB
June 6 – Station on Jasper, Edmonton, AB
June 8 – The Park Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
June 9 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
June 10 – Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL
June 13 – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
June 14 – Corona Theatre, Montreal, QC
June 15 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
June 18 – Spirit Lodge, Pittsburgh, PA
June 20 – Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
June 21 – The Foundry @ The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
June 22 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
June 24 – The Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC
June 25 – Aisle 5, Atlanta, GA
June 26 – The Parish, New Orleans, LA
June 28 – House Of Blues (Bronze Peacock), Houston, TX
June 29 – Stubb’s Jr, Austin, TX
June 30 – House Of Blues (Cambridge), Dallas, TX
July 2 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
July 5 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
July 6 – Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
July 7 – House Of Blues (The Parish), Orange County, CA