The Pigs are bringing home the bacon with their 'Great Bluegrass Swindle Tour'

With their new album ‘The Great Bluegrass Swindle’ the Pigs are well known in Bluegrass, Country and Rockabilly circles. Also well remembered for their version of Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies,’featuring John Williamson which had a huge following on YouTube and was featured on the ABC’s Spicks and Specks.

With success at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2012, The Port Fairy Folk Festival and numerous other gigs, they are taking their unique style on their ‘Great Bluegrass Swindle Tour’ in 2013.

In the words of the Pigs themselves “We’re packin’ the Double Bass, loadin’ the kazoo, cleanin out the portable toilet… doin’ everything Pigs need to do to prepare fir long hard nights on the road…. Singin’ fir beer, swiggin’ the beer, washin’ with beer. Really dose take alota careful plannin’. N careful diagrams of beer glasses…

Ewe can imagine we’d need an bloody good reason to go to all this trouble to drink beer n’ sing, well we got two:

1. Ewe’s – bein’ away from ewes make us mighty unhappy.

2. Wese got a great new album to promote… “The Great Bluegrass Swindle”. More info on this ‘ere.” The Pigs

THE PIGS – THE GREAT BLUEGRASS SWINDLE TOUR DATES

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THE PIGS – THE GREAT BLUEGRASS SWINDLE TOUR

MANLY

Friday 1st March – Old Manly Boatshed

40 The Corso, Manly, NSW 2095.

Tix on door only.

CRONULLA

Saturday 2nd March – Brass Monkey

115A Cronulla Street, Cronulla, NSW 2230.

HALLAM

Friday 8th March – Hallam Hotel

Cnr Princes Hwy & Hallam Rd Hallam, VIC, 3803

MELBOURNE

Saturday 9th March – The Famous Spiegeltent

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC

CENTRAL COAST

Sunday 10th March – Central Coast Country Music Festival

FREE!

GLADSTONE

Sunday 30th March – Gladstone Harbour Festival

ROSEDALE

Sunday 31st March – Royal Hotel

NEWCASTLE

Friday 5th April – Lizottes

GOULBURN

Saturday 6th April – Goulburn Races

BLACKTOWN

25th April Blacktown RSL

TOWNSVILLE

Friday 3rd May – The Venue

ILLAWARRA

Friday 10th May – Heritage Hotel

SYDNEY

Saturday 11th May – The Basement

GYMPIE

Saturday 18th May – Gympie Show

CASINO

Friday 24th May – Casino RSM

COFFS HARBOUR

Sunday 26th May – Hoey Moey

NELSON BAY

Saturday 8th June – Nelson Bay Diggers

Bluewater CMF

GOLD COAST

Saturday 23rd June – Broadbeach CMF

More info at www.thepigs.com.au

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