Photo Diary: The Rubens Hit North Queensland On A Steamy, Mango-Filled Tour
With The Dardi Shades!
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Images and words by James Simpson

Camden boys The Rubens got their steamy, mango-filled North QLD tour under way over the Australia Day weekend, alongside their hometown mates The Dardi Shades.

We hopped on a plane and road tripped across Townsville to Gladstone for a handful of sold out shows and some mental times. Here’s a little peek at their tour diary below:

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The Dardi Babes, hanging in the green room before their first live show of The Rubens North QLD tour.

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A Packed out Dalrymple Hotel in Townsville watch as the boys from Camden throw down some flames with their hit track ‘Bullets.’

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Kisses, huddles and mangoes as The Rubens prepare to hit the stage for the first time.

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Sam legitimately cuts loose as he gets lost in a sea of punters.

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Celebratory champaign showers. Cheers for putting that one on your rider boys!

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After a wild first night in Townsville, we take a drive down to Airlie Beach. Sound check begins and Scott Baldwin continues to bully everyone with his aesthetics.

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Pretty little drummer boy at the back, Watto for The Dardi Shades gets ready to hit the skins in front of a sold out crowd.

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Oh sweet, sweet brown.

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Scotty tapping it out backstage before show time.

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Sam and The Hog make musical babies on stage.

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The hot, sweaty crowd applauds as ‘Hallelujah’ comes to an end.

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Stewart – The Dardi Shades (middle) shows the Margin brothers some incriminating evidence of last nights antics involving a naked band member in bed, sour worms, olives, cash and cigarettes. You do not wanna know.

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The Shades and The Rubens jump on Sam’s sacred tequila and toast to Rockhampton, and later The Giggy Goat.

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We stumble on into Gladstone after a big night and jump into a necessary recover session ft. the mighty XXXX (4X) mangoes.

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Stu slaying the vocals in front of the final sold out show in Gladstone.

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The green room aka. Scotts massage parlour. Look at those cannons!

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The Dardi Shades + co. launching Sam higher and higher into the air. #supportyourmates

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The whole dream team runs on stage for ‘Hallelujah’ in one final outing.

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What happens on tour stays on tour. Spin the bottle will stay on tour.

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Sweet Brown (The Dardi Shades) v Sam Margin (The Rubens) ft. special guest referee Lyle Hardy (Pandamic).

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That’s a wrap! #kicklundyout

February 2, 2017
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