Peter Bibby

June 29, 2024 8:00 PM

Drama King Tour

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With Special Guests TBA

Within the first few seconds of the opening song on Australian troubadour Peter Bibby’s latest album, we get an unvarnished look at the man behind the music as he observes the late-night scene of a local watering hole with increasingly bleary eyes: “No one seems to want to talk to me / ‘cuz I’m the arsehole, probably.”

Indeed, that lovable ambivalence is at the heart of Drama King, Bibby’s fourth studio album for Spinning Top Records. The project was produced by first-time collaborator Dan Luscombe (The Drones, Amyl and the Sniffers) and mixed by White Denim’s Josh Block, a frequent collaborator with Leon Bridges.

An artist who has been celebrated as inherently working-class and wholeheartedly independent, Bibby comes by this caution honestly, having cut his teeth in the rough-and-tumble underground rock scene centered around Perth’s Hyde Park Hotel in Western Australia.

Bibby’s affable personality has gotten him plenty of mileage as a live act. He’stoured the U.S. with Pond and performed at the infamous open mic night at Pappyand Harriet’s in the California desert. He’s also taken the stage at internationalfestivals such as Laneway, Falls, All Points East, South by Southwest and SouthAfrica’s Rocking the Daisies while notching his fair share of rowdyheadliningshows.