The Temper Trap return home for shows

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The Temper Trap are returning home to Australia this May for three intimate shows.

The Aussie rock band will perform in Sydney on May 4 before heading to Melbourne and then Brisbane.

They announced the news of their homecoming to fans on their website and official Facebook page.

"I am crying tears of happiness. I haven't seen you guys since you opened for Coldplay in 2012, which was half the reason I went in the first place," Tayla Mogg commented on the post.

"I feel like doing a tap dance on a flag pole in the arctic while screaming shrilly `yes!'" Joel Hutt added.

Some fans were displeased that the four piece would only be performing in the three states.

"Please come to SA! A winery in the Barossa!?!!!" One begged.

"Adelaide??? You know you've got a HUGE fan base here!" Deb evans said.

News of the concerts comes only a few weeks after the band released their new single Thick as Thieves a "sneak peak" for their upcoming record.

THE TEMPER TRAP AUSTRALIA DATES:

May 4 - Metro Theatre, Sydney

May 5 - Forum Theatre, Melbourne

May 7 - The Triffid, Brisbane