Inxs - National Tour
30 September 2010
INXS TO ROCK A DAY ON THE GREEN!
With Train, The Baby Animals and Sean Kelly
National tour January/February 2011
An exciting new chapter in the illustrious career of INXS is about to begin, with the announcement of their first Australian tour in four years exclusively for a day on the green in support of their eagerly-awaited new album.
The band with special guest JD Fortune will play their only Australian shows at wineries nationally in January/February next year. The tour includes two special concerts in NSW on Australia Day-eve Tuesday January 25 in Mudgee and on Australia Day Wednesday January 26 in Bowral. What better way to celebrate our national day than with this iconic Aussie band!
Joining INXS will be US Grammy-Award winners TRAIN, whose blues and folk-infused rock has propelled them to the top of the charts around the world. The reformed Baby Animals and ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Sean Kelly (from Models) complete this stellar line-up.
For more than 30 years INXS have maintained their position as a great and consummate global rock band. With more than 35 million albums sold, an enviable reputation for live performance and a collection of master hits that have stood the test of time, INXS remain one of our most-loved and respected treasures.
The band's upcoming album heralds a new beginning with guest vocalists joining the five band members to rework classic INXS songs into new incarnations. The project has been in progress for the past year, with Ben Harper's version of 'Never Tear Us Apart' released last month as the first tantalising taste of what is to come. Tracks have been recorded by Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) Pat Monahan (Train), Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe), hip hop star Tricky and JD Fortune, with more to be announced. The album is a unique, challenging and inspiring way to bring classic INXS songs into the modern era and to a whole new audience.
"INXS is really excited to be playing in some great locations around Australia, and to our fans," Andrew Farriss of INXS said. "Also having Train, The Baby Animals and Models on the same stages we will be playing to their fans as well as ours - so it should be a sight to see. We'll see you there!"
One of the artists featuring on the INXS album, Patrick Monahan and his band TRAIN will take up the support slot on all shows except Rutherglen, VIC. Due to prior commitments, Train need to return to the US and will unfortunately miss the last show of the tour.
With their triple platinum #1 single 'Hey Soul Sister', the top 5 airplay hit 'If It's Love' and the new single 'Save Me, San Francisco' (from the album of the same name) all dominating radio, Train have been re-energised as one of the most successful chart acts of the year.
After playing theatre shows here in June, the band are looking forward to the larger winery shows and introducing their music to a wider audience.
THE BABY ANIMALS roared into Aussie rock history with their 8 times platinum self-titled debut album in the early 90s, with hits like 'Early Warning', 'One Word' and 'Rush You' firmly establishing the band, and its charismatic front woman Suze De Marchi. After disbanding in 1996, they made a hugely popular return in 2008, and again earlier this year in the 'Rock N Roll Symphony' national tour with Chrissie Amphlett and Diesel. Suze has recently returned to Sydney after decades in the US, and with original Baby Animals partner Dave Leslie is working on new material and keen to hit the stage again.
The announcement that Models would be inducted into this year's ARIA Hall Of Fame is recognition of the status this pioneering Melbourne band and its pioneering frontman SEAN KELLY has always held. Emerging from the post new wave scene, Models' produced ground-breaking albums 'The Pleasure Of Your Company' and 'Out Of Mind Out Of Sight'. Kelly then joined up with friend Wendy Matthews to form the hugely successful Absent Friends. Kelly has continued to work as a producer and performer with his solo combo and leading various Models reunions and makes his a day on the green debut on this tour.
So there you have it - INXS, Train, The Baby Animals and Sean Kelly(from Models), another stellar line-up to continue the celebrations for a day on the green's 10th birthday season. For full event, transport and ticket information, go to adayonthegreen.com.au
Tour dates are:
Tuesday Jan 25 Robert Oatley Vineyards, Mudgee NSW (*Australia Day eve)
Wednesday Jan 26 Centennial Vineyards, Bowral NSW (*Australia Day)
Saturday Jan 29 Bimbadgen Estate, Hunter Valley NSW
Sunday Jan 30 Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD
Saturday Feb 5 Annie's Lane, Clare Valley SA
Sunday Feb 6 Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
Saturday Feb 12 All Saints Estate, Rutherglen VIC ** Train does not perform.
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