Dai Pritchard 6/12/04


The Tatts have announced that Billy Thorpe guitarist Dai Pritchard will be playing slide in place of Pete Wells for the upcoming European tour. We've got two words for ya Dai...ROCK ON!!!

Pete Wells 5/19/04


ROSE TATTOO PRESS RELEASE Pete Wells, best known as Rose Tattoo's slide guitarist was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago. His courage and good humor have helped him through the illness. However, while Rose Tattoo are due to tour Europe again this summer, Pete has announced that he is not able to travel with the band due to his continuing ill-health. Pete would like to thank all his friends and fans for their enthusiasm and support over the years. He looks forward to playing overseas again some day, after he's made a full recovery.

Europe 2004 Tour Dates 5/19/04


Here are the unofficial Rose Tattoo tour dates for Europe 2004, subject to change until we get official confirmation. Special thanks to Arnd Spiering for this info:

European Tickets available from METALTIX

DATE               LOCATION                  VENUE
June 26, 2004      D-Schleiz                 Gremium Bike Festival
June 29, 2004      D-Hannover                Capitol
July 1,  2004      D-Saarbrücken             Garage
July 2,  2004      CH-Pratteln               Z-7
July 3,  2004      D-Andernach               JUZ Festival
July 4,  2004      D-Roitschjora             With Full Force Festival
July 6,  2004      D-Münster                 Le Splondine
July 7,  2004      Paris, France             Elysee Montmatre
July 8,  2004      B-Roeselare               Schwung Festival
July 9,  2004      NL-Weert                  Bospop Festival
July 10, 2004      D-Lennestadt              Classic Rock Festival
July 11, 2004      NL-Zaandam                De Kade
July 12, 2004      D-Bochum                  Matrix
July 14, 2004      D-Hamburg                 Markthalle
July 15, 2004      D-Osnabr|ck               Hyde Park
July 16, 2004      D-Bremen                  3 nach 9 TV (TV-Auftritt plus Interview)
July 17, 2004      GB-Nottingham             Rock City
July 18, 2004      GB-Bradford               Rio
July 19, 2004      GB-Glasgow                Cathouse
July 20, 2004      GB-Dudley                 JB4s
July 21, 2004      GB-London                 The Underworld
July 23, 2004      D-Geiselwind              Earthshaker Festival

Tatts & Damn Fine Band Dates 4/06/04


Several shows are on tap...including a Tatts support slot with Deep Purple. The details are below: ROSE TATTOO • Monday 26th April 2004 - State Theatre Sydney, supporting Deep Purple Tickets available at Ticketek • Wednesday 12th May 2004 - Prince Of Wales Hotel, Melbourne, VIC • Friday 14th May 2004 - TO BE ANNOUNCED • Saturday 15th May 2004 - Xscape Nightclub, Taralgon, VIC European dates are coming as well...details on June / July Tatts shows coming soon!!! DAMN FINE BAND • Thursday 8th April 2004 - Empire Hotel, Annandale, NSW • Friday 9th April 2004 - Bankstown Bike Show, Bankstown, NSW NOTE: Afternoon show

Tatts In Europe 4/04/04

There's a couple of online sites listing Rose Tattoo shows coming later this year
in Europe. Both are in early July:

Germany: With Full Force - Summer Open Air
Belgium: Schwung 2004

More info as it becomes available.

Lucy DeSoto CD 4/04/04


Lucy DeSoto has released a new cd of classic blues songs - "Lucy DeSoto & the Handsome Devils". She is accompanied by Pete Wells & Rob Grosser for 11 rollicking great tracks! Full info is available on the discography page. To purchase the cd direct from the House Of Pain...Click Here

Tatts @ the Metro 3/22/04

Don't miss Rose Tattoo at The Metro in Sydney this Wednesday 3/24, 
supporting the Drop Kick Murpheys

Ian Rilen News 2/27/04


Ian Rilen has a new CD coming out soon, called "Passion, Boots and Bruises". Read all about it in an incredible interview at I94!!! Also, check out Ian Rilen's Web Page!!!

Tatts Merchandise 2/27/04

Just a reminder that a great source for Tatts merchandise is the
METALTIX site...follow the link below for all the stash...


Rockin' Rob Riley & Dallimore 2/14/04

For the 1st time in 20 Years...Rob Riley & John Dallimore will reunite with the Dallimore & Riley Band The Tatts own Rob Riley and John Dallimore of Redhouse...2 Guitar legends sharing the stage for one night of Killer Riffs!!! With special guests the Chris Kenna Band...fresh from France!!! Thursday 19th February 2004 - The Rose, 220 Great Ocean Rd., Torquay VIC For info & bookings call 5261 2038

Black Smith Hopkins New Album 2/14/04

Black Smith Hopkins (aka Nick Smith-Hopkins) has released his latest album titled "The Backwater Truth". This is Black Smith’s seventh album and one which he says is his best, an opinion which Pete Wells web bloke Michael Eagling agrees with, even only after a few listens. Pete Wells once again guests on the album, as he has done on all Black Smith’s releases. Black Smith has a different approach in recording, using guests musicians in two separate recording sessions in Sydney and Melbourne. Joining Pete in the Sydney crew on "The Backwater Truth" are fellow Pete Wells Band members, Lucy DeSoto (piano), Steve ‘Auby’ Auburn (drums) & Pete ‘Snaggy’ Masi (guitar). The official album launch is being held @ the Excelsior Hotel, Surrey Hills on March 25. Guest support on the night is Pete Wells, Lucy DeSoto & Rob Grosser. To purchase "The Backwater Truth" and other Black Smith Hopkins releases, send $25 per CD (includes postage) to Black Smith Hopkins, PO Box 30, Double Bay, NSW, 2028. Check out his website for full album details and gig dates @ HERE

Lucy Desoto Heading To The Recording Studio 2/14/04

Pete’s song writing partner, Lucy DeSoto, is heading into the studio to
record her fourth album in the few couple of weeks. Lucy, together with Pete
& Rob Grosser, will be trying out the new material for the album playing
gigs around Sydney over the next month – check the gig section on the 
Pete Wells site for dates. No release date has been set but stay tuned.

Upcoming Tatts Gig 2/14/04

Rose Tattoo supporting the Drop Kick Murpheys

Wednesday 24th March 2004 - The Metro, Sydney, NSW

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