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Hunters & Collectors

20 January 2014

National tour kicks off this weekend

a day on the green wineries

And theatre shows in Melbourne & Sydney

“The reputation of the band – its iconic status, so to speak – was built up over constant touring, just this relentless approach to getting out there and playing for years and years and years. It was very much about being in a pub and having thousands of people jammed into a room, with this big, incredible sound. There was unity, there was pride and a total lack of bullshit.”
Mark Seymour Sept 2013

It’s entirely appropriate that the mighty Hunters & Collectors begin their eagerly-awaited national tour – their first since 1998 – on the upcoming Australia Day weekend. 

Few Australian bands have made their mark in our live landscape like ‘The Hunnas’ did. Their ferocious live performances forged a profound connection with audiences all around the country. They were proudly and distinctly an Australian band, so when better to kick off their tour than the Australia Day weekend.

The a day on the green at The Hill Winery, Geelong on Saturday January 25 will be the first of 11 a day on the green events stretching across weekends until the end of March, followed by indoor shows at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and Melbourne’s Palais Theatre (Frontier Touring). The band are also special guests on the Bruce Springsteen Melbourne shows at AAMI Park on February 15 &16.   

The band’s reformation was prompted by the release of “Crucible – The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors”, an album featuring 15 stunning tributes from the likes of The Living End, Birds Of Tokyo, Neil Finn & Eddie Vedder and Paul Kelly accompanied by the 15 original H&C recordings (Liberation Music). The Herald Sun noted  “When it comes to tribute albums, this is definitely how it should be done”, whilst Stack said: “These songs show they were the last great pub rock band- and a whole lot more.”

Hunters & Collectors - Mark Seymour, Jack Howard, Michael Waters, Jeremy Smith, Doug Falconer, Barry Palmer, John Archer and Rob Miles - were renowned for their big, big sound and on this tour production-wise the band will again deliver their trademark powerhouse assault. They’ve also been working on a creative visual show for the accompanying screens.

Their performance at the AFL Grand Final post-concert at the MCG was an absolute killer, leaving no doubt the magic is well and truly still there. And with no plans for any more Hunters & Collectors shows in the future, the band wants the coming tour to be one final, great celebration.

Special guests at the majority of winery shows are You Am I, with Diesel taking the stage at the others.  Something For Kate and British India, who both pay tribute to the Hunters on the ‘Crucible’ album by covering respectively ‘When The River Runs Dry’ and ‘Do You See What I See’, will be special guests at all winery shows.  The Panics will be the supports for the theatres.

The tour plays to about 25,000 fans in the first three shows alone, with many of a day on the green events close to sold out and only limited tickets available to the second theatre shows in Melbourne and Sydney.

Hunters & Collectors’ musical legacy is profound. When accolades are thrown around cheaply these days, they are, without question, one of our truly great live bands. Don’t miss this final chance to see Hunters & Collectors in concert.  

A DAY ON THE GREEN SHOWS
Saturday Jan 25         The Hill Winery, Geelong VIC
                                   With You Am I, Something For Kate & British India

Saturday Feb 1           Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley NSW
                                   With You Am I, Something For Kate & British India

Sunday Feb 2             Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD
                                   With You Am I, Something For Kate & British India

Saturday Feb 8           All Saints Estate, Rutherglen VIC
                                   With You Am I, Something For Kate & British India

Saturday Feb 22         Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale SA
                                   With You Am I, Something For Kate & British India

Saturday March 1      Petersons Winery, Armidale NSW
                                  With Something For Kate, Diesel & British India

Saturday March 8      Robert Oatley Vineyards, Mudgee NSW
                                  With Something For Kate, Diesel & British India

Saturday March 15     Josef Chromy Wines, Launceston TAS
                                   With Something For Kate & British India

Saturday March 22     Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
                                   With You Am I, Something For Kate & British India

Saturday March 29     Kings Park & Botanical Garden, Perth WA  * SOLD OUT
                                   With Something For Kate, Diesel & British India

Sunday March 30      Kings Park & Botanical Garden, Perth WA
                                  With Something For Kate, Diesel & British India

All event information, click here.

THEATRE SHOWS (Frontier Touring)
Friday April 4              Enmore Theatre, Sydney **  * SOLD OUT
                                   With support The Panics

Saturday April 5         Enmore Theatre, Sydney
                                  With support The Panics         

Friday April 11            Palais Theatre, Melbourne   * SOLD OUT
                                   With support The Panics  

Saturday April 12       Palais Theatre, Melbourne
                                  With support The Panics                             

All show information, click here.

Media information for the theatre shows: Mushroom Promotions Melbourne (03) 8687 1353, Sydney (02) 8356 1299 

FINAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW
From Ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100
(**except Enmore Theatre from Ticketek.com.au & 132 849)

a day on the green is proudly presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, MAX, AAMI and Sunsuper.

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