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Tame Impala Performs Acoustic Version Of ‘On Track’

Words by Riley Fitzgerald
Graphic by Channel 9

Tame Impala mastermind Kevin Parker has performed ‘On Track‘ for Australian COVID-19 benefit concert Music From The Home Front.

As a rare treat for Tame Impala fans, Parker rendered The Slow Rush number accompanied only by acoustic guitar.

I know it’s been a slow year,” Parker sings, delivering lyrics all to appropriate to the times,  “nothin’ much to show here, I didn’t really go for it, so not a lot to show for it.

Despite the song’s gloomier moments, its message is ultimately a positive one.

A song for the eternal optimist,” Parker explained to Apple Music shortly after The Slow Rush‘s release. “The pain of holding on to your dreams. Anyone would say it’s impossible from this point. True it will take a miracle, but miracles happen all the time. I’m veering all over the road and occasionally spinning out of control, but strictly speaking I’m still on track.”

Coinciding with Australian national holiday Anzac Day, Music From The Home Front paid tribute to Australian soldiers and COVID-19 frontline workers.

Music From The Home Front also featured performances from Australian acts Ben Lee, Birds of Tokyo with West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Courtney Barnett, Dave Dobbyn, Delta Goodrem, G Flip, Ian Moss, Jimmy Barnes, Marlon Williams, Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly, The Rubens, The Wiggles, Vance Joy, Vika & Linda Bull.

In addition to an extensive US tour, Kevin Parker and his band had initially been scheduled to tour Australia for the first time since appearing At Splendor In The Grass Festival in 2019 this April.

The tour has now been postponed until December.

The amended tour dates below.

Tame Impala Australian Tour 2020
Tuesday 8 December – Brisbane Entertainment Centre (all ages)
Thursday 10 December – Qudos Bank Arena (all ages)
Sunday 13 December Rod Laver Arena (all ages)
Monday 14 December Rod Laver Arena (all ages)
Wednesday 16 December – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena (all ages)
Saturday 19 December – RAC Arena, Perth (all ages)

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