The Delta Riggs Announce ‘Active Galactic’ Album + Tour

Having just completed a run of shows in support of the “Surgery of Love” single, The Delta Riggs have announced the release of their new album Active Galactic and a comprehensive run of dates throughout Australia. 


Active Galactic, produced by the band and Jason Hollis, will be released August 26 on Inertia Music. The Riggs’ third studio LP features 13 new cuts that run the gamut of musical genres from the Rolling Stones inspired “Surgery of Love”, the psychedelic jam “Never Seen This Before” and the high powered disco-rock of “Baddest Mother Fucker in the Beehive”. Active Galactic was recorded in isolation at The Grove Studios north of Sydney in just nine days, mixed in Melbourne and mastered in Los Angeles. 


On the recording process, Monte explains It was super peaceful where we recorded; you feel ostracised from anything else in the universe. It’s important for us to really dive into the recording process without distraction. Vibe is key. It’s almost as paramount as the music. After nine days, cocktails at 5pm, suits at 6pm, a few minor disagreements and some intergalactic good times later – we had finished what we believe to be our finest work to date. Then we went to LA, which is a whole other story.”


The growth from the band’s previous record, Dipz Zebazios, to Active Galactic is evident as this new album shows a band assured in its trajectory in musical life, and takes a strong step forward in an ever-growing career.

Active Galactic is available for pre-order now from, and comes with exclusive Pre Order Packs including the opportunity to have Monte cook you and your friends dinner in Sydney or YOU and Simon (Showbiz) creating a one off piece of art in Melbourne Or YOU and Elliott cruising in LeFonda (his 1963 Chrysler Newport coup..)…or shooting the breeze and a bar tab with Rudy (Alex).

Plus the only opportunity to get into the exclusive Active Galactic launch parties set in intimate, secret disco rock locations around the country.

In conjunction with the album announcement, The Delta Riggs are taking the Active Galactic Tour around the country from September. Presented by triple j, the trek will run across three months, over 20 cities and leave no stone unturned.


triple j & 123 Agency presents….


Friday September 23 – Prince of Wales, Bunbury

Saturday September 24 – The Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Thursday September 29 – The Whalers Hotel, Warranambool

Friday September 30 – The Gov, Adelaide

Saturday October 1 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat

Sunday October 3 – SSA Club, Albury

Thursday October 6 – Kay St, Traralgon

Friday October 7 – The Grand Hotel, Mornington

Saturday October 8 – Westernport Hotel, Phillip Island

Wednesday October 19 – Academy Night Club, Canberra

Friday October 21 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Saturday October 22 – Torquay Hotel, Torquay

Thursday October 27 – Wollongong Uni, Wollongong

Friday October 28 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney

Saturday October 29 – Banana Field Arts and Music Festival, Coffs Harbour

Friday November 4 – The Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay

Saturday November 5 – Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale

Thursday November 10 – The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay

Friday November 11 – The Triffid, Brisbane

Saturday November 12 – SOLBAR, Sunshine Coast

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