Bear Grillz set to bring his Freakshow tour to Australia

Proving that opposable thumbs or a basic grasp of the human language are not necessary prerequisites for dance music domination, Bear Grillz is set to return to Australia in 2018 for a run of shows across Australia and New Zealand. Not your average grizzly bear, Bear Grillz will be kicking off his Freakshow Down Under tour on the Sunshine Coast on February 20th, before hitting Newcastle, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and the Central Coast, before heading over to New Zealand to play Hamilton on March 3rd.

More secretive than Deadmau5 and ten times as silly, Bear Grillz is a disguised DJ claiming to be a bear from Yosemite National Park who found a MacBook Pro while wandering around the forest. Whatever the real story may be, the bear-suited DJ debuted in 2013 with The High Grade EP. Live DJ sets in full bear costume followed, then in 2014, he released the EP Now That’s What I Call EDM, although it was later reissued as They Made Us Change the Name. Datsik and others collaborated on the 2014 EP Bear Grillz & Friends: Vol. 1, and Vol. 2 arrived in 2015 along with the solo EP The Unbearable. The puns kept on as 2016 saw the DJ hit with the F*ck Bitches, Get Honey EP, which was also released with the alternative title Mo Honey Mo Problems.

Currently in the midst of a massive 34-date American Freakshow tour, Bear Grillz has been blowing crowds away with his stage show. Check out a sneak peek of what to expect here:

And get warmed up for Bear Grillz’s Freak Show Tour Down Under with his Diplo & Friends mix below!



TUE 20th Feb – The Helm – Sunshine Coast
WED 21st Feb – Argyle House – Newcastle
THU 22nd Feb – Fat Controller – Adelaide
FRI 23rd Feb – The Met -Brisbane
SAT 24th Feb – Disclosure – Perth
FRI 2nd March – Lot 54 @ Evan Theatre – Sydney
FRI 2nd March – Rafiki 2nd Bday – Central Coast
SAT 3rd March – Back Bar – Hamilton