violets are blue cover lgeTo coincide with The Stems’ 30th anniversary tour celebrating the release of their 1987 debut LP "At First Sight Violets are Blue", Citadel Records is re-issuing the long deleted album as a limited digipak edition CD on November 3.

The album has been digitally re-mastered and includes three bonus tracks. A vinyl reissue will see light of day early next year.

Originally released through Mushroom Records' off-shoot White Label, the album was first pressed in mid-1987. The title track and subsequent singles “For Always” and “Sad Girl” gained mainstream airplay – a big call for an underground band back then. The Stems influenced a host of new local bands playing '60s garage rock and roll.

“At First Sight” became the band's signature track and the album is still rated as one of the best Australian guitar pop releases. In 1993 Rolling Stone Magazine included it in the top 100 Australian releases to date. The album attained gold record status in 2007.

Tour dates and supports:

30th Anniversary Of ‘At First Sight Violets are Blue’  

Thursday November 2nd: Settlers Tavern - Margaret River with Rocket Science

Friday November 3rd: Fremantle Arts Centre with Rocket Science

Thursday 9th November 2017
Brisbane Hotel, Hobart TAS

Friday 10th November 2017
Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne VIC
special guests: Rocket Science and Wesley Fuller

Saturday 11th November 2017
The Gov, Adelaide SA
special guests: The Garden Path and The Trafalgars

Friday 17th November 2017
Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
special guests: Rocket Science and Grinding Eyes

Saturday 18th November 2017
The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
special guests: Rocket Science