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TALKING GUITAR: SHANNON BOURNE’S GUITAR INSPIRATIONS

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 18, 2018

Shannon Bourne chats to us about what led to him to pick up the guitar and who the players were that influenced him. Shannon has just released a new instrumental guitar album, Words Fail and will play tracks from it at the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show at 11am on Sunday August 5  Caulfield Racecourse. You can also see Shannon later in the day in the Triple M jam.
Ticket info: http://www.australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-guitar-show/tickets/

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IRON MAIDEN’S BRUCE DICKINSON ANNOUNCES OCTOBER SPEAKING TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 15, 2018


IRON MAIDEN singer, BRUCE DICKINSON, today announces a special one-man speaking tour of Australia this October to support his autobiography, What Does This Button Do? Delivering compelling excerpts from the book, slides and a Q&A, fans will finally get the chance to ask questions of the heavy metal icon in truly intimate venues. An Australian first, and a must for heavy music lovers, Dickinson will make five East Coast Australian appearances, including a night at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Thursday 18th October. Ticket purchasers will also receive a signed copy of the New York Times Best-Selling autobiography.

Bruce Dickinson is considered one of the world’s most storied musicians. Aside from decades spent delivering high-octane performances with his larger-than-life persona in Iron Maiden, Bruce has lived an extraordinary off-stage existence too. A true polymath, Bruce is, or has been, an airline pilot and captain, an aviation entrepreneur, a beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist and best-selling author, radio presenter, TV actor and international fencer.

Over the last couple of years, during Iron Maiden’s The Book Of Souls World Tour, Bruce turned his unbridled creativity to writing his memoirs, longhand (in seven A4 notebooks no less). In What Does This Button Do? Bruce (a man who famously never gives interviews about his personal life) shares, for the first time, the most fascinating recollections, including his thirty years with Maiden, the early days, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, going solo, realising his dream of flying jumbo jets and his recent battle with tongue cancer.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to witness one of Rock & Roll’s most captivating icons when Bruce Dickinson tours Australia this October.

BRUCE DICKINSON | WHAT DOES THIS BUTTON DO? TOUR 2018

SYDNEY
Thursday 18th October – Enmore Theatre (All Ages)
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MELBOURNE
Friday 19th October – Palais Theatre (All Ages)
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CANBERRA
Sunday 21st October – Llewellyn Hall (All Ages)
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NEWCASTLE
Tuesday 23rd October – Civic Theatre (All Ages)
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BRISBANE
Wednesday 24th October – Eatons Hill Hotel (All Ages)
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REVIEW: ROSS WILSON & THE PEACENIKS – THE FYREFLY, ST.KILDA

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 14, 2018


Ross Wilson and The Peaceniks – The Fyrefly. St. Kilda July 13, 2018

Report and photos: Greg Phillips

On a cold Melbourne winter night, a near full house experienced the warm hospitality of St Kilda’s Fyrefly night club and a hot set from Australian music legend Ross Wilson and his crackin’ band The Peaceniks. Wilson is one of those unique performers who can draw material from various eras of a stellar career and tonight it was all on display, from The Pink Finks and Mighty Kong to Mondo Rock and Daddy Cool, as well as several tunes from an acclaimed solo catalogue.

For many in the audience it was a trip back in time to the soundtrack of their lives and it took no encouragement at all for the majority of the audience to break into dance. Classic hits songs such as Summer of 81 and Hi Honey Ho lifted the energy of the room immediately and a superb version of The Fugitive Kind sealed the deal, with Brett Kingman perfectly recreating the guitar parts by double tracking the solos, normally played by two guitarists. Wilson’s amiable stage patter connects so easily with an audience and everyone knows that there’s a 100% guarantee that the next song coming off the stage is either going to be a chart topper or a perfect example of quality songwriting.

With a barrage of musical gold, including Cool World, Come Said The Boy, and Daddy Cool finishing off the set, there were very few in the audience who weren’t spontaneously propelled onto the dancefloor, as the house management responded accordingly by switching on the disco balls. Unsurprisingly, the band and crowd rocked out the evening with our unofficial national anthem Eagle Rock. Ross Wilson is indeed a national treasure and as many discovered tonight, The Fyrefly is an ideal venue to wine, dine and experience such world class music in a comfortable, classy and welcoming atmosphere.

 

 

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PHIL EMMANUEL MEMORIAL CONCERT

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 13, 2018

An array of Australian guitar heroes and music icons will come together on Tuesday August 7th at The Tivoli in Brisbane to  honour their fallen mate, Phil Emmanuel.

Tommy and Phil “The Wiz” Emmanuel have been the benchmark of acoustic and electric guitar playing for over five decades,  gracing the national and world stage with cheekiness and talent that made them both, the guitarist’s guitarist.

On the 24th May, the world lost “The Wiz”, and Tommy lost his big brother to an asthma attack.

To the music industry, Phil was always there when someone needed a hand, and now some of Phil’s friends and colleagues, will come together in a memorial concert to pay tribute to their mate.

The concert will be hosted by Phil’s good friend and comedian, Chris Franklin and the evening will be a gathering of Aussie music icons that have shared the journey, including Tommy Emmanuel, Doug Parkinson, Graeme Connors, James Blundell, Normie Rowe, Mick Pealing (Stars), Peter Cupples (Stylus), Doc Span (USA) and Judah Kelly (The Voice).   The “Fargone Beauties” are reforming for this concert with their original drummer – Tommy Emmanuel.

As expected, there will be wall-to-wall guitarists including Rex Goh (Air Supply), Mal Eastick (Stars), Tim Gaze (Tamam Shud/Ariel/Stevie Wright band), Phil Manning (Chain), Terry Murray (Fargone Beauties/MMM), China (John Paul Young and the Allstar Band) and of course, younger brother and internationally acclaimed Tommy Emmanuel.

Joining Phil’s musical colleagues on stage, will be his daughter Jesse who has taken up the baton for the next generation of the talented Emmanuel family.   It will be a bitter-sweet moment for Jesse, as the last time she graced The Tivoli, it was in full musical flight, together with her father and her Uncle Tommy.

“Circumstances did not permit a public memorial for Phil at the time…” says concert organiser, Michael “China” Walker from John Paul Young’s Allstar Band, “so after the dust had settled, Mandy (Phil’s wife) asked me if I could help put something together that would be fitting to publicly honour him.   Once we started making enquiries about who might want to be part of this, the floodgates opened – everyone wanted to show the world, what Phil meant to them, and to be part of the send-off from his musical family.”

The concert will be a chronicle of Phil’s journey, with bands and colleagues from the beginning, to music icons he shared the stage with, to some of the super-talented young guns he was fostering.   It will be a roller-coaster of emotions for cast and audience alike, but above all it will be just like Phil : no bullshit, cheeky, super-talented, and LOUD.     Phil’s brother Darcy summed up Phil at his funeral –   “Phil didn’t chase fame – it chased him … but he managed to get away.” Not this time mate. Gotcha. Your turn in the spotlight.

Tuesday 7th August 2018   ǀ   Doors at 7pm for an 8pm start
The Tivoli,   52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley,   BRISBANE   QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au      www.thetivoli.com.au    ǀ   (07) 3852 1711

All profits will go direct to SUPPORT ACT LIMITED

 

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AUSTRALIA’S ULTIMATE DRUMMERS WEEKEND AUG 25 & 26

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 13, 2018

Alex Acuna

The 2018 AUDW is almost here and is one that percussion fans won’t want to miss. This year marks the milestone 25th anniversary of ‘Australia’s Ultimate Drummers Weekend’, a credit to its founder, passionate local drum identity Frank Corniola.  From its inception as ‘The Drummers Day’ and evolution into the ‘Drummers Weekend’ in 1996, AUDW
has since become an institution in Australia and is highly recognised the world over as the premiere
Drumming event within the broader world community. Boasting workshops, concert performances and a
comprehensive Drum & Percussion Expo of existing and all new products, AUDW is unique, and this year
another great event has been added to the program.

The highly anticipated return of AUDW in 2018 sees the event back with a line up that promises to impress! International drumming stars Alex Acuna, Benny Greb, Eric Moore, David Jones, Vera Figueiredo, Mark Colenburg, Dom Famularo, Andy Gander, Pete Lockett, Lucius Borich, Stan Bicknell and Gary France head an incredible cast of both local and international artists – a new incredible line up that will have fans fighting for a ticket to this year’s event!

Returning once again to the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre in Preston, Melbourne.
The 2018 AUDW will be held on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August.

For ticket info, full show details and artist bios download a pdf HERE or visit the WEBSITE  Ph 03 9482 5550

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REVIEW: BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE – MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 12, 2018


Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

Hamer Hall, July 11, 2018
Review: Garry Chapman Photos: Jason Rosewarne

Ben Harper is no stranger to our shores. Charlie Musselwhite is a regular visitor too. This year they’re touring Australia together to promote their latest blues album, No Mercy In This Land. They’ll play seven shows, beginning with last night’s Melbourne performance and ending their brief tour at the Sydney Opera House on July 22. You can also catch them in Perth, Canberra, Brisbane and at Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay.

Harper and Musselwhite first paired up on 2013’s Get Up! Album. The album featured ten new songs, a collection of blues, roots and rocking tunes that earned them a Grammy for Best Blues Album the following year.

No Mercy In This Land, their second collaboration, was released in March this year. There are ten more new songs, also in the blues-roots genre, with nods to folk, gospel, country and soul, that showcase Harper’s superb songwriting, vocal and instrumental talents and Musselwhite’s masterful blues harp playing.

Harper’s band from the recording sessions joined them on this tour. They are Jason Mozersky on electric guitar, Jesse Ingalls on bass (and piano on All That Matters Now), and Jimmy Paxson on drums. The band played tight bluesy rhythms and the groove they created kept the Hamer Hall audience’s toes tapping throughout the set.

But it was Harper’s stellar guitar playing and soulful vocals and Musselwhite’s deft harmonica artistry that stole the show. Harper played a range of instruments during the evening, and Musselwhite alternated between a selection of harmonicas from his well-travelled silver instrument case. Harper has crafted the tunes for the pair’s two albums to draw on the wealth of Musselwhite’s harp playing skills, honed over the years from playing with legends like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and John Lee Hooker.

It was only on The Blues Overtook Me and I’m Going Home that Musselwhite provided lead vocals, and he shared vocal duties with Harper on the first song of the encore, No Mercy In This Land. Harper’s singing on the other numbers was at times gutsy and raw, at times delicate and sweet, and always soulful and charged with emotion. On the slow When Love is Not Enough, as the band brought the mood in the hall down, Harper removed his hat and stood with hands in his pockets at the microphone, closed his eyes and sang from the heart. It was powerful, live performance at its best.

I Ride At Dawn, from Get Up!, was a rocking track that gave the band members a great opportunity to strut their stuff. At its conclusion, Harper announced that it was time for dedications. “I’ll have one,” yelled a patron, but Harper smiled and responded, “No, you deserve better!” He then proceeded to dedicate the next song to “the next Ex-President of the United States. I can’t even say his name!”, before launching into the spirited I Don’t Believe a Word You Say.

Other numbers that had the feet tapping were I’m In, I’m Out and I’m Gone from Get Up!, (which features a strong groove reminiscent of the familiar riff from Bowie’s Jean Genie), Yer Blues (a Beatles cover from the White Album) and the rollicking blues of Musselwhite’s Long Legged Woman.

The final number of the main set was When the Levee Breaks, first written and performed almost ninety years ago by Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy, and more recently featuring in the Led Zeppelin repertoire. Despite its long history, this song’s upbeat treatment by Harper, Musselwhite and companions made this classic blues song sound as contemporary as anything written for the new album. “If it keeps on raining,” Harper growled, “levee’s gonna break,” his menacing vocals eerily connecting the patrons with the fears that had gripped the world earlier in the week as the threat of rain hampered rescue efforts in Thailand. It was a stunning performance, with thundering rhythms behind Musselwhite’s wailing harp, that brought the main set to a close.

“It’s a privilege to be back here,” Harper offered as the band returned for the encore. The first song, the title track of the new album, No Mercy In This Land, returned to the political agenda, asking the question so relevant in Trump’s America, “Won’t you help me to understand … Is there no mercy in this land?”

For the final number, All That Matters Now, Ingalls set aside his bass and moved to the piano. Harper put down his guitar, removed his hat, and stood at the microphone once more, hands in pockets, and sang in a soulful voice, backed by the plaintive strains of Musselwhite’s harmonica. The patrons dancing in the aisles returned to their seats as the tempo slowed. Harper pushed away the microphone. He stood at the front of the stage, closed his eyes and sang, raw with emotion, and his voice carried to every corner of the hall. His connection with the audience was undeniable. They stood in unison to applaud the performance of these two giants of blues roots music. It was an evening to remember.

Band
Ben Harper – electric guitar, slide guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, vocals
Charlie Musselwhite – harmonica, vocals
Jimmy Paxson – drums
Jason Mozersky – electric guitar
Jesse Ingalls – bass, piano

Setlist
When I Go
Bad Habits
The Blues Overtook Me
Love and Trust
I Ride at Dawn
I Don’t Believe a Word You Say
I’m In, I’m Out and I’m Gone
Nothing at All
Trust You to Dig My Grave
Found the One
I’m Going Home
Blood Side Out
When Love is Not Enough
When the Levee Breaks
Encore:
No Mercy in This Land
The Bottle Wins Again (Blues)
Long Legged Woman
Yer Blues
All That Matters Now

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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 12, 2018


Melbourne is about to get a brand new regular night of quality music celebrating the guitar. Australian Musician, in conjunction with the Australian Production team behind the acclaimed music documentary Acoustic Uprising, supported by the Australian Music Association and NAMM are proud to announce the Melbourne International Guitar Night.

Van Larkins

The night will launch at the Melbourne Guitar Show weekend but will actually take place on Wednesday August 15 at the Toff in Town, Swanston St Melbourne. The opening night will feature Janine Marshall, Van Larkins, Malcura, and Thomas Leeb. The Melbourne International Guitar Night will then occur on a regular monthly basis thereafter. Those attending the Melbourne Guitar Show on August 4 &5 at Caulfield Racecourse will get a taste of what the Melbourne International Guitar Night will be like, when Thomas Leeb and Van Larkins will be performing on the main acoustic stage, as well as making appearances at the guitar show booth. You can also purchase tickets to the Melbourne International Guitar Night from the booth at the Melbourne Guitar Show.

The guy who has been assigned to put the Melbourne International Guitar Night together is Drew Roller, who is no stranger to the local and international guitar community. Those who attended the Melbourne Guitar Show last year may have seen Drew’s wonderful movie, Acoustic Uprising, which is essentially a love song to the acoustic guitar. Roller is also a guitar player himself. “I started out like most guitarists wanting to be a rock god, grow the hair and do the poses. Over the years my playing has evolved and I’m now predominantly acoustic. I’ve been obsessed with modern fingerstyle for last 3 or 4 years. I remember when I first saw a performance by Jon Gomm, a leading player in the scene. I wanted to throw my guitar in the bin. It was like I had no idea what an acoustic guitar was capable of until then. The next day I practised harder than ever before. The Melbourne International Guitar Night will feature some of those amazing talents as well as players from a range of diverse styles.”

Drew’s movie Acoustic Uprising has found much success both here and overseas. It’s a film exploring the innovative world of acoustic fingerstyle guitar, featuring interviews with many leading players including Andy McKee, Kaki King, Newton Faulkner and Tommy Emmanuel. Acoustic Uprising looks at the rich history of fingerstyle and the fusion of musical ideas the style has become known for. “We released online independently in December and it has gone on to sell in 37 countries,” Drew says of the film’s recent developments. “We are currently sitting on 9.6 (rating) on imdb.com. The film has screened around the world and is available on DVD, Blu-ray and download now. We will be releasing an education version of the film in August with an accompanying study guide.”

For Roller, the Melbourne International Guitar Night is an extension of what he’d already been doing and he’s put together a night of virtuosity that is as exciting to watch as it is to listen to. An absolute firecracker of a lineup to kick off the series.
“We have four acts in a range of styles, starting with Melbourne based blues/rock singer-songwriter and all round guitar bad arse Janine Marshall. We have a modern finger style player from Brisbane, Van Larkins, who has played with the likes of Phil Emmanuel and toured internationally. There’s Flamenco metal trio Malcura, who are a Melbourne based act, and also international virtuoso Thomas Leeb, a modern fingerstyle player with a world music, percussive approach.”

Drew’s grand plan is for the Melbourne International Guitar Night to become a leading destination for guitar music of all kinds in Australia and a place for international acts to come and perform. It will also be a great forum to foster and develop new guitar talent. As well as the main Melbourne International Guitar Night at the Toff, the MIGN showcase is also touring regional Victoria with events in Warrnambool and Belgrave preceding the official launch at the Toff in Melbourne August 15th”

You can stay up to date with all things Melbourne International Guitar Night by joining the official Melbourne International Guitar Night Facebook Group and also keep an eye on developments at www.australianmusician.com.au and its social media pages.
Buy tickets for the Melbourne International Guitar Night at this link:
https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/melbourne-guitar-night-showcase/105153

More about the first Melbourne International Guitar Night artists:
THOMAS LEEB
Headlining is Austrian acoustic virtuoso Thomas Leeb who brings his powerhouse brand of modern fingerstyle guitar to Australian shores for the first time ever. With over 4 million views on Youtube, Leeb is known for his groove driven percussive compositions and as one of the forefathers of modern acoustic techniques. Thomas is supported by a range of modern acoustic and flamenco metal from across Australia.
Austrian acoustic virtuoso Thomas Leeb brings his powerhouse brand of modern fingerstyle guitar to Australian shores for the first time ever. With over 4 million views on Youtube, Leeb is a true pioneer of the acoustic guitar with decades at the forefront of modern percussive fingerstyle.   “What Thomas does on an acoustic shouldn’t be legal” – Guthrie Govan

MALCURA
Malcura are an exhilarating acoustic trio from Melbourne with a distinctive sound that fuses Flamenco instrumentation with Latin rhythms and a Rock’n’roll mentality. Weaving intricate arrangements with virtuoso musicianship, their performances are alive with spirit and gusto. Voted “Best Global/Reggae Album” in the 2016 Age Music Victoria Awards.

VAN LARKINS
Australia’s number 1 modern acoustic guitarist… Van Larkins exudes a rare balance of expression and technique. A meticulous craftsman, his music is an inspiring mix of rich textures and soundscapes. A true master of the instrument.   “Sheds new light to the term ear candy” – Phil Emmanuel

JANINE MARSHALL
Guitarist and singer, Janine Marshall, plays groove driven old school guitar interpretations and complex originals. Her music is a combination of soulful, rich-toned vocals mixed with virtuosic guitar technique.

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW PROGRAM NOW ONLINE!

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - July 10, 2018

The program for the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show is now online! There are 5 active stage areas plus the main exhibitor floor, so take your time and plan your weekend for maximum enjoyment.

There are 3 floors of fretted instrument fun to be had, from the main AON Whammy bar on the top level, where all of the electric performances will take place, to the AON Mezzanine Stage, which features our main acoustic based performances. Then you have the Winners Circle Workshop Room, featuring a wide array of gear demos and the two smaller stages; Exclusively Acoustic Stage and the Meet the Players room on cafe corner on the ground floor.

And don’t forget Australia’s biggest pop up guitar shop on the ground floor, open all day to see, try and buy the latest, greatest, vintage and more.

Melbourne Guitar Show
August 4&5, 2018
Caulfield Racecourse

Sat 10am -6pm
Sun 10am-4pm

Here are all the links you need:
Ticket info
Performance program as downloadable pdf
Exhibitor List
Floorplan

All above subject to change

 

 

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SNOW PATROL MELB & SYD GIGS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 9, 2018


SNOW PATROL make their return to Australia next month and have today announced a Sydney performance on Saturday August 4 at ICC Sydney’s Darling Harbour Theatre to coincide with their Melbourne show at the iconic Palais Theatre on August 2.
Since breaking into the mainstream in 2003 with their mega-selling album “Final Straw”, Scottish-Irish alt-rockers Snow Patrol have returned with their first new music in seven years. The song-makers behind the smash hits ‘Chasing Cars’, ‘Open Your Eyes’ and ‘Run’ have garnered an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades. With more than 15 million global album sales, 1+ billion global track streams and five U.K. Platinum Albums, Snow Patrol are Grammy, BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nominees and their long-awaited return has fans all over the world going gaga.

Since appearing on “Later… With Jools Holland” earlier this year, where they debuted a live rendition of their second single ‘Empress’ from their forthcoming record “Wildness”, alongside performances of ‘Life On Earth’, ‘Heal Me’ and ‘Chasing Cars’, their new album finds the band searching for clarity, connection and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. Of the new record, lead singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody said,

“There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all its confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness. Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it.”

Australian fans who have been waiting since 2012 for the bands return, will be among the first in the world to experience the hits and new album material in all its splendor.

SNOW PATROL
AUSTRALIA 2018

PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE
THURSDAY AUGUST 2

DARLING HARBOUR THEATRE, SYDNEY
SATURDAY AUGUST 4

https://www.livenation.com.au/artist/snow-patrol-tickets

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RED HOT SUMMER SERIES 2 ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - July 9, 2018

Hot on the heels of the announcement of Series One of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR, the festival promoters are excited to announce Series Two featuring the Ultimate Rock N Roll Line-Up. Kicking off in February 2019, Series Two of the coveted touring festival will see the return of the Queen of Rock Suzi Quatro, with special guests The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens, Moving Pictures and Chocolate Starfish. The month-long run will visit South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Queensland.

Promoter Duane McDonald says the decision to bring Suzi Quatro back to Australia for Series Two of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR in 2019 was an easy one. “Suzi is the Queen of Rock and audiences have always loved when she is part of the tour,” he says. “We are thrilled to have her return to play these special venues. To have such a top icon on top of this incredible bill certainly makes this one of the hottest shows this summer. This really is the ultimate rock n roll line-up – we can’t wait to head out for these shows, they are going to go off!”

After sold-out tours in 2014 and again in 2018, Suzi Quatro is back by popular demand to headline this ultimate rock n roll line-up. There are few female performers who have a career as successful and versatile as Suzi Quatro. When it comes to summing up her decades of music, there is no better way than to quote Suzi directly – “I will retire when I go onstage, shake my ass and there is silence”. It’s no surprise then to find out that Suzi has never stopped working in one guise or another, whether it is playing her solo rock show to packed houses, hosting her own show on the BBC Radio 2, performing on the West End or penning hit songs. To date, this enigmatic performer has sold over 55 million records, in fact, for a seven-year period in the 1970s she was featured in the British charts for an incredible 101 weeks. Her hits include The Wild One, 48 Crash, Devil Gate Drive, She’s in Love with You and If You Can’t Give Me Love to name a few.

When it comes to great Aussie rock, it doesn’t come much better than The Angels. It’s been over four decades since brothers Rick and John Brewster co-founded the iconic band and have penned some of Australia’s most anthemic tracks. The Angels are widely reputed for their killer live shows. With hits like Long Line, Marseille, Be With You, After the Rain, Shadow Boxer and Mr Damage to name a few. Recently they have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of their seminal album Face To Face with a massive sold-out national tour. Audiences need to get ready to rock when The Angels take to the stage at the 2019 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR.

Baby Animals burst onto the Australian scene in the 1990s with a solid rock force and a sassy lead singer. Suze DeMarchi proved that girls could rock just as hard as guys and the Baby Animals soon kicked some impressive rock butt with hits such as Rush You, Early Warning and One Word. The band scored themselves ARIA awards for best album and toured the globe. When they split in the mid-1990s they ended a special era of Australian music. The band’s recent reformation and inclusion again on the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR line-up is a rare chance for music fans to see their original rock at its best.

Aussie rock doesn’t get much more powerful than The Screaming Jets. After celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2014, they released a long-player of all new material in 2016 – Chrome – an album which showed the band were still rockin’ as hard as when they first crashed onto the scene in Newcastle back in 1989. In 2018 the band are gearing up for another album release – Gotcha Covered – which hits the shelves in July. With a swag of hits such as Better, Helping Hand, Sad Song, October Grey and Come On under their belt, The Screaming Jets are renowned for their pumpin’ live performances. They will certainly rock the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR in 2019.

For lovers of great music, a concert experience with Jon Stevens is up there with the very best. From his Noiseworks days – and hits such as Welcome To The World, No Lies, Touch and Hot Chilli Woman – to fronting The Dead Daisies and INXS, he has made an indelible impact with his amazing vocals. Jon also has an incredible solo catalogue, the most recent of which Starlight saw him do a run of sold-out dates last year. His live shows are dynamic, high energy and will keep audiences on their feet. Music fans are in for a treat as Jon takes RED HOT SUMMER TOUR audiences through his repertoire in 2019.

Moving Pictures are one of those bands whose songs are part of the Australian psyche. Their 1980s classic What About Me epitomised Australian music at the time. Their debut album Days of Innocence was a chart topper both in Australia and overseas. The group disbanded in the late 1980s but reformed again recently much to audiences delight! Their return to the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR line-up in 2019 is highly anticipated.

For music lovers looking for a special bit of concert showmanship, then look no further than Chocolate Starfish. Fronted by the enigmatic Adam Thompson, the band is known for their high energy live performances. With songs like Four Letter Word, Mountain and You’re So Vain, Chocolate Starfish powered onto the Australian music scene in the 1990s and quickly cemented themselves as an influential force. They produced two Top 10 albums and six Top 50 singles, and their inclusion on the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR again in 2019 is by popular demand.

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is one of the most popular touring festivals in Australia and after the sell-out run of the Suzi Quatro headlined tour in 2018, the 2019 Series Two event is certain to sell-out. These shows are what music memories are made of!

Tickets are on sale at 9am AEST on Thursday 12th July 2018. Tickets are only available through authorised ticket outlets listed. Patrons are advised not to purchase tickets from Viagogo or other Third Party Sellers, as fraudulent tickets will not be honoured. Please only use the authorised sellers listed below.

Saturday 16th February 2019
Seppeltsfield Wines, BAROSSA VALLEY SA
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Sunday 17th February 2019
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, HOBART TAS
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 23rd February 2019
Bendigo Racecourse, BENDIGO VIC
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Sunday 24th February 2019
Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, CANBERRA ACT
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 2nd March 2019
Gateway Lakes, WODONGA VIC
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

*** Jon Stevens is not performing at this show *

Sunday 3rd March 2019
Kiama Showgrounds, KIAMA NSW
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 9th March 2019
Mount Penang Parkland, KARIONG NSW
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Sunday 10th March 2019
Harrigans Drift Inn, JACOBS WELL QLD
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 16th March 2019
Westport Park, PORT MACQUARIE NSW
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Jon Stevens, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

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