Dead Kennedys are heading Down Under with two original band members, for their first visit since 2011.

Dead Kennedys, with original members East Bay Ray and Klaus Flouride, will return to Australia in September.

The San Francisco punk band formed in 1978 and scored a Gold-selling debut in Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables in 1980. The album reached No. 33 in the UK off the back of the now punk classic Holiday In Cambodia.

By 1986 after legal issues, obscenity charges, royalty issues and internal unrest, the band played its last gig on February 21, 1986 and broke up.

This current line-up of the band has been active since 2010 and toured Australia last in 2011.


September 30 – Fowlers, Adelaide

October 1 – 170 Russell St, Melbourne

October 3 – Hi Fi Bar, Brisbane

October 4 – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta

October 5 – Hi-Fi Bar, Sydney

October 8 – Mona Vale Hotel, Sydney

October 9 – The Entrance Leagues Club, The Entrance

October 10 – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle

October 11 – Capitol, Perth