Category Archives: Australian Digital Radio Network

THE ANGELS GET READY TO HIT THE ROAD WITH A MASSIVE TOUR FEATURING SOME VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

ROSE TATTOO, HITMEN DTK, MI-SEX, DIESEL & DAVE WILSON BAND ON SELECT SHOWS

Legendary Aussie rock band The Angels have covered a lot of ground in their career and now they’re heading out on the road to showcase the best bits of it! Celebrating their most recent album release – Brothers Angels & Demons – a collection of their greatest works, the band are getting ready to do what they do best, pack out rooms and play some awesome, loud and unforgettable rock! In what marks almost five decades of rock, the band celebrated with a tell-all biography, penned by industry alumnae Bob Yates, The Angels, giving an insight into the behind-the-scenes happening of the iconic band. And what a five decades it has been – The Angels are still rockin’ harder than ever.

The Brothers, Angels & Demons tour will complement the recently released double album – showcasing audience favourites and some rarities. “The Angels has always been about playing our music live,” says John Brewster. “This show will encompass some aspects that aren’t always a part of the show, like Rick [Brewster] playing some keyboards, some acoustic performances and the odd special guest. These shows will knock the fans out.”

One of the exciting things about the upcoming tour is that it features hand-picked special guests for each show – bands who have been a special part of The Angels’ story over the years. The tour includes guest performances on select shows by Diesel, Rose Tattoo, MI-SEX and Hitmen DTK, as well as the Dave Wilson Band. “We have reached a moment in time when we are celebrating the whole journey,” says John. “These bands are part of that journey. It just seems right to include them in our, and the fans’, celebration.”

This is just the start, with 2018 already shaping up for a big one as well. It will mark 40 years since the release of the band’s ground breaking multi-platinum album Face To Face, which will be a massive celebration in itself. Looking back – and forward – John says the band is all about the music, and all about the fans. Something that hasn’t really changed in almost five decades and is even more paramount today.

“Put simply, there are five musicians who want to be there, who are all writing and recording new music for The Angels and who share a passion for the greatest rock experience ever – a live show,” he says. “Rock on! We couldn’t have done it without the fans. The band has always been about doing it in front of people, writing a new song, and testing it on the audience… you know straight away whether the song works or not. We’re grateful for their part in the whole process. Vive les fans!”

Tickets are on sale now. The Brothers, Angels & Demons double CD pack and the book The Angels by Bob Yates, with Rick Brewster and John Brewster are out now.

For more information, please visit www.theangels.com.au

THE ANGELS JOINED BY SPECIAL GUESTS

Rose Tattoo have a long history with The Angels. “They were stable mates at Alberts when we signed in the mid-1970s, along with AC/DC, Ted Mulry Gang, John Paul Young, Harry Vanda and George Young,” says John. “We have toured many times in the past with the Tatts and want to do it again. They have monster songs and great attitude.” Another nice link is that long-time friend and former The Angels member Bob Spencer will be playing with the Tatts during the tour.

Hitmen DTK were a band who were heavily influenced by The Angels. “Johnny Kannis credits The Angels for introducing them to the suburbs at a time when they were an inner-city band,” says John. “They did many gigs with us around Sydney and are welcome guests.”

In fact, Hitmen DTK’s Johnny says The Angels kick-started their career in the suburbs. “You guys introduced us to the beer barns of Australia and to an audience that loved passionate, adrenalin driven rock n roll, an audience we’d never have gotten on our own,” he says. “Through this first up connection, our big break came when we caught the eye of your producer Mark Opitz who signed on to produce our debut (self-titled) album.”

No strangers to performing together of late, MI-SEX and The Angels have a special shared history, especially given The Angels book author Bob Yates was former manager for the band. “MI-SEX were signed to CBS back when we joined that stable in 1980,” says John. “They were on tour with us in the USA at the same time as us, so we have a shared history. Last year we had them as special guests on our Hard Wired tour and they were fantastic.”

MI-SEX’s Murray Burns remembers the first time the band saw The Angels in the late 1970s at the encouragement of Bob Yates. “The place was jam-packed and their high-energy performance was a revelation to us,” he says. “MI-SEX had a very different sound to them, but watching that show was a crucial beginning to reshaping the energy of what we were doing on stage.”

Diesel came onto The Angels radar a bit later – it was the early 1990s after the launch of his band Johnny Diesel and The Injectors. “They [the band] were managed by our then drummer Brent Eccles,” says John. “In later years, Diesel played on the same bill as us at Day On The Green gigs and others. He joined us on stage at the Chris Bailey benefit in Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre in 2013, a most memorable though sad occasion. He is a good friend… great to have him with us.”

The newest inclusion, the Dave Wilson Band, impressed Rick Brewster from the outset. “Dave is a fantastic blues-rock guitarist,” he says. “He and his three-piece band play wild versions of Hendrix-Stevie Ray Vaughan-Clapton etc. I met Dave 18-months ago and have since had many sessions with him. He has opened up doors in guitar playing that I never knew existed. He has become a good friend and also teaches my son Jody. Come early, the Dave Wilson Band is not to be missed.”

Friday 13th October 2017

Thebarton Theatre, ADELAIDE SA

Special guest: MI-SEX

www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 14th October 2017

Astor Theatre, PERTH WA

Special guest: MI-SEX

www.astortheatreperth.com | 1300 111 369

Friday 20th October 2017

Enmore Theatre, SYDNEY NSW

Special guests: Diesel & MI-SEX

www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Friday 27th October 2017

The Palms at Crown, MELBOURNE VIC

Special guest: Rose Tattoo

www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 28th October 2017

The Palms at Crown, MELBOURNE VIC

Special guest: Rose Tattoo

www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Friday 3rd November 2017

Country Club, LAUNCESTON TAS

Special guest: Dave Wilson Band

www.tixtas.com.au | 1300 795 257

Saturday 4th November 2017

Wrestpoint Showroom, HOBART TAS

Special guest: Dave Wilson Band

www.tixtas.com.au | 1300 795 257

Friday 10th November 2017

Doyalson RSL, CENTRAL COAST NSW

Special guests: Rose Tattoo & MI-SEX

www.doylo.com.au | (02) 4390 0622

Saturday 11th November 2017

Ettamogah Hotel, KELLYVILLE NSW

Special guests: Rose Tattoo & MI-SEX

www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 438 849

Friday 17th November 2017

South West Rocks Country Club, SOUTH WEST ROCKS NSW

www.rockscountryclub.com.au | (02) 6566 6252

Saturday 18th November 2017

Laurieton United Services Club, LAURIETON NSW

www.laurietonclub.com.au | (02) 6559 9110

Friday 24th November 2017

Panthers Penrith, PENRITH NSW

Special guests: Rose Tattoo & Hitmen DTK

www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Saturday 25th November 2017

Waves, WOLLONGONG NSW

Special guests: Rose Tattoo & Hitmen DTK

www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 438 849

Friday 1st December 2017

Eatons Hill Hotel, BRISBANE QLD

Special guests: Rose Tattoo & MI-SEX

www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Nightquarter, GOLD COAST QLD

Special guests: Rose Tattoo & MI-SEX

www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545

I C E H O U S E 6th AND FINAL SYDNEY SHOW ANNOUNCED

ICEHOUSE’s 40 Years Live tour has been traversing Australia and New Zealand since January and the band have announced one final show to cap off the year at the Enmore Theatre on Sunday, 17 December.

This final Enmore Theatre show will be the band’s 6th appearance at the well-loved venue in 2017 and will take the total 40 Years Live shows to 29 and see the band playing to over 250,000 fans over the past year. This show will be the band’s last appearance before they take an extended break.

The 40 Years Live! Tour also celebrates the Man of Colours album’s 30-year anniversary with Iva Davies and the band performing songs from that seminal album as well as their biggest hits including Great Southern Land, No Promises, We Can Get Together, Don’t Believe Anymore, Can’t Help Myself and many more.

In commemoration of these milestones, a special multi-coloured vinyl will be released in September reprising the very rare original vinyl which blended the colours of all the special editions of Man of Colours that were released.

ICEHOUSE are also pleased to announce that MOVING PICTURES will be performing as their special guest at both the Enmore Theatre shows and these will be the band’s only Sydney shows this December.

Tickets are on sale from 9.00am local time on Monday, 14 August. An exclusive pre-sale for ICEHOUSE fan club members will begin at 9.00am on Thursday, 10 August.

Pictures and full bio information can be downloaded from here. Live footage from the band’s recent Red Hot Summer headline show is here.

NEW SHOW

Sunday, 17 December 2017
Enmore Theatre, Enmore, NSW
Tickets available from 9.00am on Monday, 14 August from
Ticketek 132 849 | www.ticketek.com.au
Presented by WS FM101.7

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SHOWS

Friday, 17 November 2017
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Vic
SOLD OUT
Presented by Gold FM104.3

Friday, 1 December 2017
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Vic
Tickets available now from
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Presented by Gold FM104.3

Saturday, 16 December 2017
Enmore Theatre, Enmore, NSW
Tickets available now from
Ticketek 132 849 | www.ticketek.com.au
Presented by WS FM101.7

——————————

Sunday, 6 August 2017
One Tropical Day, Darwin, NT

Friday, 9 June 2017 -and- Saturday, 10 June 2017
The Star Gold Coast, QLD

Friday, 16 June 2017 -and- Saturday, 17 June 2017
Crown Theatre, Perth, WA

Friday, 23 June 2017 – AND- Saturday, 24 June 2017
Enmore Theatre, Enmore, NSW

Saturday, 22 April 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Bendigo Jockey Club, Bendigo, VIC

Saturday, 1 April 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Harrigan’s Drift Inn, Jacob’s Well, Qld

Saturday, 25 March 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Roche Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW

Friday, 17 March 2017 -and- Saturday, 18 March 2017
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS

Sunday, 12 March 2017
A Weekend in the Gardens, Melbourne, Vic

Saturday, 11 March 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Mackay Park, Bateman’s Bay, NSW

Saturday, 25 February 2017
Tamworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre, Tamworth, NSW

Friday, 24 February 2017
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Qld

Saturday, 18 February 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Country Club, Launceston, TAS

Saturday, 11 February 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Old Mount Gambier Gaol, Mt Gambier, SA

Thursday, 9 February 2017
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Sunday, 29 January 2017
Whitianga Open Air Venue, Whitianga, NZ

Saturday, 28 January 2017
Summer Concert Tour – Taupo Amphitheatre, Taupo, NZ

Saturday, 21 January 2017
Summer Concert Tour – Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown, NZ

Friday, 13 January 2017 -and- Saturday, 14 January 2017
Enmore Theatre, Enmore, NSW

Saturday, 7 January 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala, NSW

THE ANGELS ANNOUNCE THE BROTHERS, ANGELS & DEMONS TOUR

On the day The Angels release their highly anticipated double album Brothers, Angels & Demons, the legendary rock band have announced an exciting tour of the same name, celebrating all their greatest hits. It has been an incredible year for The Angels. In what marks almost five decades of rock, the band celebrated with a tell-all biography, penned by industry alumnae Bob Yates, The Angels, and scheduled an intimate run of book shows talking about the behind-the-scenes happening of the iconic band. Now it is time to get back to the music, bringing the band back out on the road for what they do best, playing live.

The Brothers, Angels & Demons tour will complement the double album – showcasing audience favourites and some rarities. “The Angels has always been about playing our music live,” says John Brewster. “This show will encompass some aspects that aren’t always a part of the show, like Rick [Brewster] playing some keyboards, some acoustic performances and the odd special guest. These shows will knock the fans out.”

One of the exciting things about the Brothers, Angels & Demons tour is that it features hand-picked special guests for each show – bands who have been a special part of The Angels’ story over the years. The tour includes guest performances on select shows by Diesel, Rose Tattoo, MI-SEX and Hitmen DTK, as well as the Dave Wilson Band. “We have reached a moment in time when we are celebrating the whole journey,” says John. “These bands are part of that journey. It just seems right to include them in our, and the fans’, celebration.”

It is certainly a trifecta of celebration – the book, album and a massive tour. There is also an intimate book tour – featuring the Brewster Brothers and Raymond Hawkins – scheduled before the band officially hits the road, making it one of their busiest years to date. “It’s a huge year for us, a busy one with book signings, and promotional trips to various capital cities for Rick and me,” says John. “The book tour will be interesting as we’ll be answering some questions from the audience, playing some music stripped back to the two of us. It will be great to reunite with Raymond again, he was our amazing lighting director / designer at the time we put massive production into pub and theatre gigs. He was there with us when we toured the world and has great stories from those days. Then, to follow, the Brothers, Angels & Demons tour with wonderful guest bands who have history with us. This tour will take in large theatre venues and some regional clubs. The Angels camp is about to get very busy – the way we like it.”

This is just the start, with 2018 already shaping up for a big one as well. It will mark 40 years since the release of the band’s ground breaking multi-platinum album Face To Face, which will be a massive celebration in itself. Looking back – and forward – John says the band is all about the music, and all about the fans. Something that hasn’t really changed in almost five decades and is even more paramount today.

“Put simply, there are five musicians who want to be there, who are all writing and recording new music for The Angels and who share a passion for the greatest rock experience ever – a live show,” he says. “Rock on! We couldn’t have done it without the fans. The band has always been about doing it in front of people, writing a new song, and testing it on the audience… you know straight away whether the song works or not. We’re grateful for their part in the whole process. Vive les fans!”

Tickets for The Angels Brothers, Angels & Demons tour are on sale now. The Brothers, Angels & Demons double CD pack is released today, Friday 4th August 2017.

The book The Angels by Bob Yates, with Rick Brewster and John Brewster is out now. For information on The Angels official, intimate book tour reading, music, questions and answers with Rick and John Brewster – with special guest Raymond Hawkins as master of ceremonies– please visit www.theangels.com.au

BROTHERS, ANGELS & DEMONS SPECIAL GUESTS

Rose Tattoo have a long history with The Angels. “They were stable mates at Alberts when we signed in the mid-1970s, along with AC/DC, Ted Mulry Gang, John Paul Young, Harry Vanda and George Young,” says John. “We have toured many times in the past with the Tatts and want to do it again. They have monster songs and great attitude.” Another nice link is that long-time friend and former The Angels member Bob Spencer will be playing with the Tatts during the tour.

Hitmen DTK were a band who were heavily influenced by The Angels. “Johnny Kannis credits The Angels for introducing them to the suburbs at a time when they were an inner-city band,” says John. “They did many gigs with us around Sydney and are welcome guests.”

In fact, Hitmen DTK’s Johnny says The Angels kick-started their career in the suburbs. “You guys introduced us to the beer barns of Australia and to an audience that loved passionate, adrenalin driven rock n roll, an audience we’d never have gotten on our own,” he says. “Through this first up connection, our big break came when we caught the eye of your producer Mark Opitz who signed on to produce our debut (self-titled) album.”

No strangers to performing together of late, MI-SEX and The Angels have a special shared history, especially given The Angels book author Bob Yates was former manager for the band. “MI-SEX were signed to CBS back when we joined that stable in 1980,” says John. “They were on tour with us in the USA at the same time as us, so we have a shared history. Last year we had them as special guests on our Hard Wired tour and they were fantastic.”

MI-SEX’s Murray Burns remembers the first time the band saw The Angels in the late 1970s at the encouragement of Bob Yates. “The place was jam-packed and their high-energy performance was a revelation to us,” he says. “MI-SEX had a very different sound to them, but watching that show was a crucial beginning to reshaping the energy of what we were doing on stage.”

Diesel came onto The Angels radar a bit later – it was the early 1990s after the launch of his band Johnny Diesel and The Injectors. “They [the band] were managed by our then drummer Brent Eccles,” says John. “In later years, Diesel played on the same bill as us at Day On The Green gigs and others. He joined us on stage at the Chris Bailey benefit in Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre in 2013, a most memorable though sad occasion. He is a good friend… great to have him with us.”

The newest inclusion, the Dave Wilson Band, impressed Rick Brewster from the outset. “Dave is a fantastic blues-rock guitarist,” he says. “He and his three-piece band play wild versions of Hendrix-Stevie Ray Vaughan-Clapton etc. I met Dave 18-months ago and have since had many sessions with him. He has opened up doors in guitar playing that I never knew existed. He has become a good friend and also teaches my son Jody. Come early, the Dave Wilson Band is not to be missed.”
Friday 13th October 2017

Thebarton Theatre, ADELAIDE SA

Special guest: MI-SEX

www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 14th October 2017

Astor Theatre, PERTH WA

Special guest: MI-SEX

www.astortheatreperth.com | 1300 111 369

Friday 20th October 2017

Enmore Theatre, SYDNEY NSW

Special guests: Diesel & MI-SEX

www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Friday 27th October 2017

The Palms at Crown, MELBOURNE VIC

Special guest: Rose Tattoo

www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 28th October 2017

The Palms at Crown, MELBOURNE VIC

Special guest: Rose Tattoo

www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Friday 3rd November 2017

Country Club, LAUNCESTON TAS

Special guest: Dave Wilson Band

www.tixtas.com.au | 1300 795 257

Saturday 4th November 2017

Wrestpoint Showroom, HOBART TAS

Special guest: Dave Wilson Band

www.tixtas.com.au | 1300 795 257

Friday 10th November 2017

Doyalson RSL, CENTRAL COAST NSW

Special guests: Rose Tattoo & MI-SEX

www.doylo.com.au | (02) 4390 0622

Saturday 11th November 2017

Ettamogah Hotel, KELLYVILLE NSW

Special guests: Rose Tattoo & MI-SEX

www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 438 849

Friday 17th November 2017

South West Rocks Country Club, SOUTH WEST ROCKS NSW

www.rockscountryclub.com.au | (02) 6566 6252

Saturday 18th November 2017

Laurieton United Services Club, LAURIETON NSW

www.laurietonclub.com.au | (02) 6559 9110

Friday 24th November 2017

Panthers Penrith, PENRITH NSW

Special guests: Rose Tattoo & Hitmen DTK

www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Saturday 25th November 2017

Waves, WOLLONGONG NSW

Special guests: Rose Tattoo & Hitmen DTK

www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 438 849

Friday 1st December 2017

Eatons Hill Hotel, BRISBANE QLD

Special guests: Rose Tattoo & MI-SEX

www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Nightquarter, GOLD COAST QLD

Special guests: Rose Tattoo & MI-SEX

www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545

THE WOLFE BROTHERS – LET’S HIT THE ROAD – AUSTRALIAN TOUR READY SET RIDE – TOUR ROLLING OUT NATIONALLY UNTIL JUNE 2018

They’re one of Australia’s favourite country rock bands and now The Wolfe Brothers have image001announced the first dates of what will be a year-long jaunt called Let’s Hit The Road – Australian Tour. Easily one of the hardest working bands on the circuit today, if they’re not touring, they’re writing and recording – in fact, they haven’t really stopped since they smashed onto the Australian scene back in 2012.

The band has recently been in Nashville writing songs for their next album. In fact, they only just arrived back in the country on the weekend and are already looking forward to a busy 12-months ahead recording their fourth album. “We will be doing a lot more of our own shows around the country,” says Tom. “We will also continue touring with Lee Kernaghan on his 25th anniversary tour, which has been such a huge success! We’re excited that it will now be extending into next year!”

The Nashville songwriting trip was a creative powerhouse. “The songwriting on this trip feels like we have stepped up another level,” says guitarist Brodie Rainbird. “We have spent so much time in Nashville over the last couple of years that it is our second home, and we feel very settled and relaxed there now. The past experience of writing the last album there has given us the confidence to approach these songwriting sessions with much more focus on what we want to achieve, in terms of a direction for the next album.”

Rightfully considered as one of the hottest live country bands in Australia, The Wolfe Brothers are renowned for their tight performances and affable approach. With the release of the first leg of their Let’s Hit The Road – Australian Tour for 2017, the second leg – slated for 2018 – will be announced in coming weeks. The band is looking forward to sharing some of their biggest hits – and new material – with fans on the road.

Lead singer Nick Wolfe says no night will be the same. “We are trying to evolve as a band,” he says. “We do not want to stay the same all the time, we want to grow and get better at what we do. Our goal is to achieve this on the new tour by giving the audience all the hit songs with some nostalgic covers but also share some new music with them before we release these songs on next album. It is always very satisfying to get the reaction of the hard-core fans to our new songs. We genuinely like to get them involved in the lead up to releasing a new album, and there is no better way to do that than to get the fan’s opinion of some new songs.”

The Wolfe Brothers most recent album This Crazy Life hit #2 on the ARIA country charts and has spawned three #1 singles, making it 10 singles in a row from the last 3 albums to hit the #1 spot on the country charts. The current radio release, a duet with Lee Kernaghan on his single Damn Good Mates, has also spawned airplay around the country.

The Wolfe Brothers Let’s Hit The Road – Australian Tour will roll-out around Australia until June 2018. The band’s as-yet-untitled new album will be released mid-2018.

Friday 1st September 2017 | 8pm

The Cinema, BURNIE TAS

The Wolfe Brothers, Brett Collidge & Straalen

www.oztix.com.au | Foster’s Music (03) 6431 5409

Saturday 2nd September 2017 | 8pm

Hotel Tasmania, LAUNCESTON TAS

The Wolfe Brothers & Straalen

www.oztix.com.au | Hotel Tasmania

Friday 15 th September 2017 | 8pm

Racehorse Hotel, BOOVAL QLD

The Wolfe Brothers, Baylou & Straalen

www.oztix.com.au | (07) 3282 1222

Saturday 16th September 2017

Doomben Racecourse, BRISBANE QLD

The Country Music Race Day

The Wolfe Brothers, Troy Cassar-Daley & more

www.brc.com.au

Sunday 17th September | 7pm

Lonestar Tavern, MERMAID WATERS QLD

The Wolfe Brothers, Baylou & Straalen

www.oztix.com.au | (07) 5572 2000

Saturday 23rd September | 8pm

Queenstown Memorial Hall, QUEENSTOWN TAS

The Wolfe Brothers & Straalen

www.oztix.com.au | 7XS Office

Sunday 24th September 2017 | 2pm

Longley International Hotel, HOBART TAS

The Wolfe Brothers & Straalen

www.oztix.com.au | (03) 6239 6378

Saturday 30th September 2017

Deni Ute Muster, DENILIQUIN NSW

www.tickets.deniutemuster.com.au

Saturday 4th November 2017

Melton Mowbray Rodeo, MELTON TAS

The Wolfe Brothers & rodeo

Friday 24th November 2017 | 8pm

Rooty Hill RSL Club, ROOTY HILL NSW

The Wolfe Brothers & Baylou

www.rootyhillrsl.com.au | (02) 9625 500

Saturday 25 th November 2017

Country At The Camp, BRANXTON NSW

The Wolfe Brothers & Festival Line-up

www.countryatthecamp.com

For more information about The Wolfe Brothers concert dates on Lee Kernaghan’s Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour please visit www.thewolfebrothers.com

THE RED HOT SUMMER TOUR RETURNS IN 2018 WITH THE ULTIMATE ROCK N ROLL LINE-UP SUZI QUATRO, THE ANGELS, BABY ANIMALS, THE SCREAMING JETS, MOVING PICTURES & CHOCOLATE STARFISH

The Red Hot Summer Tour is back in 2018 and the line-up is bigger than ever! The undisputed international Queen of Rock Suzi Quatro, joined by special guests The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures and Chocolate Starfish. The touring regional festival has been selling out each year and with the enviable line-up in 2018, the event is travelling to new regions and venues which have previously not been part of the Red Hot Summer Tour run.

Promoter Duane McDonald says it is an exciting time to be part of the Australian touring festival scene and he can’t wait to take the Red Hot Summer Tour brand into new areas. “We have had wonderful support over the past eight years since we launched the Red Hot Summer Tour,” he says. “We wanted to make sure we could bring top-notch music to regional areas and audiences have embraced that concept. Now we have the opportunity to take the tour further afield and we will be launching shows in new venues in 2018, including taking the Red Hot Summer Tour to Western Australia for the first time ever. We can’t thank music fans enough for their support – we look forward to continuing to bring fantastic festival experiences to regional Australia.”

After a sold-out tour in 2014, Suzi Quatro is back to headline the 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. Audiences need to get ready to rock when The Angels take to the stage at the 2018 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 inclusion 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 new long-player 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. 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 – and rightfully so – earned themselves the reputation as one of the country’s hardest working touring bands early on and it is this notoriety that still sees them packing rooms at shows today.

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 inclusion on the 2018 Red Hot Summer Tour line-up is highly anticipated.

For music lovers looking for a special bit of concert showmanship, then they’re in for a real treat as Chocolate Starfish take to the stage. 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 secured themselves a space as an influential force. They produced two Top 10 albums and six Top 50 singles. Joining the Red Hot Summer Tour in 2018, this is a great opportunity for music fans to see one of the country’s most energetic bands in true festival style.

The Red Hot Summer Tour always sells out well in advance, and year after year it has been proven to be one of the best value for money concert experiences in Australia. Music fans are recommended to get in early to secure their tickets so they don’t miss out on one of the biggest line-ups of the festival to date.

Tickets are on sale at 9am on Thursday 8th June 2017 through Ticketmaster.

Saturday 6th January 2018

Mulwala Water Ski Club, MULWALA NSW

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 13th January 2018

Sounds By The River

Mary Ann Reserve, MANNUM SA

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Sunday 14th January 2018

Hotel Rottnest, ROTTNEST ISLAND WA

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Heavily discounted ferry passes available at time of ticket purchase

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 20th January 2018

Mornington Racecourse, MORNINGTON VIC

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Sunday 21st January 2018

Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Tix Tas 1300 795 257 | www.tixtas.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Friday 26th January 2018

Old Mount Gambier Gaol, MOUNT GAMBIER SA

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 27th January 2018

North Gardens, BALLARAT VIC

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Mackay Park, BATEMANS BAY NSW

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Sunday 4th February 2018

Bella Vista Farm, BELLA VISTA NSW

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 10th February 2018

Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

AMERICA ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR! Special Guest: Russell Morris

Grammy Award winning band, America, famous for their harmonies and unique sound, has today announced they are returning to Australia in July for shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra, as well as two shows in Queensland.

With a career spanning more than 47 years and counting, America has an extensive catalogue of hits including Ventura Highway, Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair, A Horse With No Name and many more. From their formative years, America has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, America’s audiences continue to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first, second and third generation fans, all bearing testament to the group’s enduring appeal.

Founding members of America, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell said “We first visited Australia in the early 1970’s and have enjoyed every trip since. The food. The sights. The people. We cannot wait to see all of our friends and fans in the beautiful land you call home again”.

Joining America as special guest on all shows, excl Queensland, will be our very own Russell Morris.

ARIA Award winner, ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, platinum selling artist and former King of Pop, Russell Morris, is an Australian music icon with his own extensive catalogue of Aussie anthems including The Real Thing, Sweet Sweet Love, Hush, Wings of an Eagle and many more. Morris recently released his Blues Trilogy albums – Sharkmouth, Van Diemen’s Land and Red Dirt Red Heart – all of which reached Top 10 on the ARIA Album chart and garnering nominations for ARIA Awards for Best Blues & Roots Album (Sharkmouth and Red Dirt Red Heart won the Awards in 2013 and 2016 respectively).

Hi res photos and bios can be downloaded from here.

Don’t miss your change to see two legendary performers on tour in July and August. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10.00am local times on Tuesday, 14 March, 2017.

MONDAY, 24 JULY 2017 – PERTH, WA
CROWN THEATRE
Book at Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

WEDNESDAY, 26 JULY 2017 – MELBOURNE, VIC
ARTS CENTRE, HAMER HALL
Book online, at the Box Office or call 1300 182 183

FRIDAY, 28 JULY 2017 – SYDNEY, NSW
DARLING HARBOUR THEATRE at ICC SYDNEY
Book at ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

SATURDAY, 29 JULY 2017 – CALOUNDRA, QLD
THE EVENTS CENTRE
Book at 07 5491 4240 or www.theeventscentre.com.au

SUNDAY, 30 JULY 2017 – GOLD COAST, Qld
BROADBEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL
* FREE SHOW *

WEDNESDAY, 2 AUGUST 2017 – WOLLONGONG, NSW
WIN ENTERTAINENT CENTRE
Book at Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

THURSDAY, 3 AUGUST 2017 – CANBERRA, ACT
ROYAL THEATRE
Book at Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

ROSE TATTOO DROPS NEW LIVE ALBUM RECORDED IN 1982, MASTERED FOR 2017

Tatts: Live in Brunswick is a 14-track album recorded at Melbourne’s Bombay Bicycle Club in Brunswick in 1982 and mastered for loyal fans in 2017. Released via powerhouse indie rock label, Golden Robot Records, the album is available via iTunes and other digital retailers, with hard copies being sold exclusively at Rose Tattoo’s upcoming Brisbane and Sydney performances with Guns n’ Roses on February 7, 10 and 11, as well as the SFR Store.

It’s an album that takes you back thirty-five years ago; the Australian pub rock scene was at its peak, live music was everywhere, and so was Rose Tattoo, becoming one of Australia’s most revered rock bands of all time, known for their peerless, raw, heavy blues rock, hot mix of slide guitars, and the unmistakable voice of Angry Anderson.

Tatts: Live in Brunswick – when rock was king and Rose Tattoo was at its most formidable, with all the might of what’s ahead in 2017.

KAYLEE BELL KICKS IT WITH KEITH URBAN ON STAGE

Kaylee Bell joined Keith Urban on stage in Wellington at the Westpac Stadium just recently to perform Keith’s number 1 US single We Were Us.

Having previously duetted with Keith during his Light The Fuse Australian tour in 2014 Kaylee was delighted to join Keith on home soil in Wellington recently, as part of his ripcord World Tour. Check out the live performance here:

“It was a total dream to sing with Keith in 2014, but to do it for second time in my home country – seriously that feeling can’t be described. I felt like we were ‘one’ with the audience and Keith is without a doubt my biggest idol and has been since I began singing at the age of 4.” – Kaylee Bell

Following in Keith Urban’s country superstar footsteps, Kaylee became the first Kiwi since Keith to win the Toyota Star Maker Australia competition in 2013. She hasn’t looked back since, with Kaylee’s latest single, Getting Closer, taking out the #1 position on the NZ iTunes country chart.

CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE

To honour David Bowie’s 70th birthday, Bowie band members, friends and an ensemble of top recording and touring musicians from around the world are getting together for a one-time only series of global concerts, called Celebrating David Bowie.

The concerts all take place in cities that have a strong connection with David Bowie and his work and will feature a core two dozen musicians, joined by our own Bernard Fanning, Sarah Blasko and Paul Dempsey, recreating a sound like no other. The Sydney concert takes place at the Sydney Opera House on 29 January 2017.

The concept for the shows grew out of two large, informal ensemble shows featuring 70+ musicians in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the spring of 2016 which included Gary Oldman, Seal, Ewan McGregor, Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) and Bowie band alumni from Space Oddity to the latest Blackstar album with both shows generating a great deal of press and fan praise from around the world.

Bowie’s close friend Gary Oldman, who delivered an emotional speech about David at The BRIT Awards, and is opening the tour in London with former Bowie band members Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Adrian Belew, Mark Plati, Gerry Leonard, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, Zachary Alford, Holly Palmer and Catherine Russell, along with many other special guests to be announced. Their return to London together at the 02 Academy Brixton show this coming 8 January, David Bowie’s birthday, sold out in just two hours.

Leading the group in Sydney will be former star Bowie band members Mike Garson, Adrian Belew, Earl Slick, members of David’s last two touring bands, Angelo Moore from Fishbone, Latin Grammy Award Winner Gaby Moreno, Bernard Fowler from The Rolling Stones, Joe Sumner, and a vast extended musical family who play with or have played with Tom Waits, Sting, Seal, Herbie Hancock, De La Soul, Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, Smashing Pumpkins, B52s, Dr. Dre, Burt Bacharach, David Byrne, Todd Rundgren, Prince, Neil Young, and Lenny Kravitz make up the core ensemble.

Individually, these former Bowie band members performed, wrote and recorded together with David through several decades including the 1973’s Ziggy Stardust tour, the Diamond Dogs tour, Isolar II (Heroes) tour, to the hugely successful Serious Moonlight tour, the Sound And Vision greatest hits tour to Glastonbury 2000, Heathen, his final A Reality Tour and many of them appeared on Bowie’s triumphant comeback album, The Next Day.

After their BRIT Awards performance, Bowie’s last touring band refrained from further opportunities to honour him as it was still too emotional. But as word reached them about the sincerity of this particular group they slowly decided to come onboard to say goodbye to David properly in a grand show keeping in line with his tremendous legacy.

Far from being a tribute show and never referred to as one, this ensemble is David Bowie people playing David Bowie music, David Bowie style. This is the first and last time this inner circle will do anything like this and these global shows are likely to be the last time that they perform his music together. Sadly, this may be the closest anyone will come to a David Bowie live experience ever again.

Celebrating David Bowie will be joined by Australian guests to be announced shortly.

Tickets to Celebrating David Bowie go on sale at 9.00am on Monday, 12 December 2016

CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE

Sunday 29 January 2017

Sydney Opera House

Tickets on sale at 9.00am, Monday 12 December from
www.sydneyoperahouse.com or (02) 9250 7777
www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

www.celebratingdavidbowie.com

 

LITTLE BIG TOWN REVEALS DEBUT AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE DATES FOR MARCH KIP MOORE JOINS AS SPECIAL GUEST ON ALL DATES

Two-time GRAMMY winners LITTLE BIG TOWN today reveal that they will play anticipated back-to-back all ages headline dates on their debut Australian tour in 2017. The acclaimed four-piece will touch down in Sydney for a show at the Enmore Theatre on Tuesday 21st March, taking in Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Wednesday 22nd March. Tickets will go on sale at 10am, Thursday 17th November.

Nashville native and platinum-selling artist, KIP MOORE, wowed local audiences with an unforgettable appearance at this year’s sold out CMC Rocks QLD, and will return to Australia to join fellow Statesiders Little Big Town on the road in March.

Additionally, both Little Big Town and Kip Moore will hit the CMC Rocks QLD stage, ready to unleash epic sets at the event’s 10th Anniversary celebration. Proceedings will kick off on Friday 24 and continue through to Sunday 26 March 2017 at Willowbank, Ipswich.

Little Big Town, the reigning Grammy Country Duo/Group of the Year, and CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year, will make their debut Australian visit hot off the heels of extensive North American touring. In 2015, the band achieved a career defining milestone when their hit single ‘Girl Crush’ took out Best Country Song at the Grammy and CMA Awards, and went on to become America’s best-selling country single of the year. With albums Tornado (2012) and Pain Killer (2014), Little Big Town have achieved further success in the way of multiple chart-topping singles ‘Pontoon’, ‘Tornado’ and ‘Day Drinking’.

Inducted into the iconic Grand Ole Opry in 2014 by none other than Reba McIntire, the group has chalked up in excess of 40 award nominations, and in the past five years has taken home close to 20 awards, including multiple Grammy’s, CMA and ACM Awards, and even an Emmy Award.

They have previously shared the stage with the likes of Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and more, and are one of the biggest country acts in the US right now. With a brand new single ‘Better Man’, penned by none other than Taylor Swift, currently making waves at US radio, Little Big Town will be ready to blow Australian audiences away in March with their hit-laden repertoire and a taste of brand new material from the forthcoming seventh studio album The Breaker, set for release on 24th February 2017.

Kip Moore is the ultimate road warrior, having spent the past six years traversing North America from top to bottom, building one of the most dedicated, loyal fan bases in the process, and becoming a festival favourite. Armed with a live show that mixes the bombast and wild desperation of Bruce Springsteen with the rootsy stomp of Merle Haggard, Kip has a sound built on space and swagger. A sound that bangs as hard as it twangs, caught somewhere between blue-collar country music and stadium-sized rock & roll.

With multiple American Country Award, CMT Music Award and CMA nominations under his belt, and songs from his sophomore album Wild Ones now a staple across US country radio, Kip will be gearing up to top his explosive main stage CMC Rocks set, which was a highlight of this year’s proceedings.

Little Big Town, together with Kip Moore, are set to deliver one of the year’s must-see country music events this March – Don’t miss it!
LITTLE BIG TOWN : TOUR DATES

With Special Guest Kip Moore

Brought to you by Rob Potts Entertainment Edge & Chugg Entertainment

SYDNEY
Tuesday 21st March – Enmore Theatre (All Ages)
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

MELBOURNE
Wednesday 22nd March – Hamer Hall (All Ages)
artscentremelbourne.com.au or 1300 182 183
ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

CMC ROCKS QLD 2017
Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March – Willowbank, QLD
*Playing times not yet announced
cmcrocks.com