kid congo trioThe three-piece Pink Monkey Birds saving a place for Mick Harvey.

Kid Congo Powers has announced former Birthday Party and Bad Seeds member Mick Harvey will be joining his Pink Monkey Birds on bass for this month’s Australian tour.

“Haven’t played (together) besides guest spots since Bad Seeds days,” a gleeful Kid Congo tweeted earlier today.

Kid Congo and his band are releasing their fifth long-player “ That Delicious Vice“ on In The Red Records on 19 April to coincide with the tour. “Wicked World” is the video single and features Los Angeles punk icon Alice Bag.

Kid Congo is something of an underground icon himself, playing with The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Knoxville Girls, to name a few..

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
Australian Tour
+ Kim Salmon’s Smoked Salmon
18 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
+ Zig Zag
19 – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
20 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA
+ Little Things
21 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
+ Kim Salmon
24 – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
+ Loose Fit
25 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
+ The Stress of Leisure + Arugula
27 – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD