They have been one of Australia’s most iconic rock bands for 40 years – forming on New Year’s Day in 1981. 

And in 2021, the Hoodoo Gurus will be back on the touring circuit, starting with gigs in Tasmania in March. 

They’re also playing a one-off show in September to mark a very special anniversary. 

Back! They have been one of Australia's most iconic rock bands for 40 years. And in 2021, the Hoodoo Gurus (pictured) will be back on the touring circuit, starting with gigs in Tasmania in March. Pictured in 2012

Back! They have been one of Australia's most iconic rock bands for 40 years. And in 2021, the Hoodoo Gurus (pictured) will be back on the touring circuit, starting with gigs in Tasmania in March. Pictured in 2012

Back! They have been one of Australia’s most iconic rock bands for 40 years. And in 2021, the Hoodoo Gurus (pictured) will be back on the touring circuit, starting with gigs in Tasmania in March. Pictured in 2012 

That gig – at Sydney’s Institute of Technology – will mark the group’s first ever live gig in September 1981. 

The band is set to release a new album, their first in 11 years, after their latest single, Hung Out To Dry, came out in July. 

They last released a studio album in 2010, titled Purity of Essence, which reached number 16 on the ARIA charts. 

New music: The band is set to release a new album - their first in 11 years, after their latest single, Hung Out To Dry, came out in July. Pictured in 2007

New music: The band is set to release a new album - their first in 11 years, after their latest single, Hung Out To Dry, came out in July. Pictured in 2007

 New music: The band is set to release a new album – their first in 11 years, after their latest single, Hung Out To Dry, came out in July. Pictured in 2007 

Frontman Dave Faulkner, 63, told The Daily Telegraph on Friday that their old music still feels fresh to them.   

‘It doesn’t really feel like 40 years ago, we still play those songs,’ the singer told the paper. 

‘They don’t sound antique, it’s not like listening to the Charleston or something,’ he added. 

Back then: The group first formed on New Year's Day in 1981. Pictured in 1987

Back then: The group first formed on New Year's Day in 1981. Pictured in 1987

Back then: The group first formed on New Year’s Day in 1981. Pictured in 1987 

Feeling it: Frontman Dave Faulkner, 63, (centre) told The Daily Telegraph on Friday that their old music still feels fresh to them. 'It doesn't really feel like 40 years ago, we still play those songs,' the singer told the paper. Pictured in 1987

Feeling it: Frontman Dave Faulkner, 63, (centre) told The Daily Telegraph on Friday that their old music still feels fresh to them. 'It doesn't really feel like 40 years ago, we still play those songs,' the singer told the paper. Pictured in 1987

Feeling it: Frontman Dave Faulkner, 63, (centre) told The Daily Telegraph on Friday that their old music still feels fresh to them. ‘It doesn’t really feel like 40 years ago, we still play those songs,’ the singer told the paper. Pictured in 1987

‘People still seem to love those songs, they still have significance. It’s not like we changed in style, we’ve always sounded like the Hoodoo Gurus.’

Speaking to Noise11 in July, Dave said that the new album will deal with modern issues. 

‘It talks about the modern world and what we are going through and how people’s opinions are so polarised. We have other songs as well lined up. We are just waiting to go back in and finish them off’ he said. 

He added: 'People still seem to love those songs, they still have significance. It's not like we changed in style, we've always sounded like the Hoodoo Gurus.' Pictured in 2007

He added: 'People still seem to love those songs, they still have significance. It's not like we changed in style, we've always sounded like the Hoodoo Gurus.' Pictured in 2007

He added: ‘People still seem to love those songs, they still have significance. It’s not like we changed in style, we’ve always sounded like the Hoodoo Gurus.’ Pictured in 2007

This post first appeared on Dailymail.co.uk

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