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The Red Hot Summer Tour Returns In 2021 With Jimmy Barnes | Hoodoo Gurus | Jon Stevens | Diesel

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TICKETS ON SALE ON NOVEMBER 12 FROM TICKETMASTER

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR returns in 2021 with a COVID-safe festival sporting a massive line-up of Australian artists. Headlined by long-time supporters of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR, Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Jon Stevens, Diesel, Vika & Linda and Chris Cheney, the dates scheduled for Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland are the first to be announced for the 2021 tour.

New South Wales and Victoria will be added to the tour pending further easing of restrictions.

Promoter Duane McDonald says the return of the festival in 2021 has been a result of continuous hard-work to ensure the tour can be presented in a COVID-safe manner, and can continue to support the incredible music scene within Australia.

“We were disappointed to cancel much of the 2020 tour,” he says. “But safety was, and always is, our first priority. We continue to work with governments and stakeholders to make sure that we can continue the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR in 2021, and to ensure that all the shows are delivered in a COVID-safe way. We look forward to being able to announce more dates on the 2021 shortly, with Victoria and New South Wales joining the itinerary.”

Bringing together an enviable line-up of Aussie acts was paramount for the organisers, and Duane says everyone onboard for the 2021 run can’t wait. “We are excited to have the opportunity to hit the road in 2021 bringing some great music experiences that the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has been sharing with audiences for over a decade,” he says. “Bringing together our mates in the music industry and taking the tour around Australia has always been special, but next year’s run is going to mean a lot to everyone. We’ve invited some of the artists who have been championing the tour from the very beginning and know everyone can’t wait to put on an incredible show. We look forward to making new musical memories for the next decade and can’t wait to see all the music-lovers who have supported us over the years at one of the shows in 2021.”

The 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR line-up hardly needs an introduction to audiences, it features Australian music royalty.  Jimmy Barnes, affectionately known by all as Barnesy, is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll. He released his 17th solo album, My Criminal Record, in 2019 and recently dropped a new single, the haunting co-write with Don Walker Killing Time, which featured the Australian Chamber Orchestra. His third book, Killing Time: short stories from the long way home, debuted as #1 on the non-fiction book charts.

Hoodoo Gurus are one of the country’s favourite bands, melding together their distinctly Australian sound with a big chunk of punk attitude, making them a formidable force for more than 35 years.  This is a band that helped give loud guitars a new lease of life, back when synthesisers ruled the airwaves back in the early ‘80s.  The Gurus are still going strong releasing three new singles this year – Answered Prayers, Hung Out To Dry and Get Out Of Dodge – and have a new album, and 40th anniversary celebrations, scheduled for 2021.

After a sell-out tour in 2019, Jon Stevens returns to thrill audiences far and wide with the Noiseworks & INXS Collection, which pays homage to the bands that helped cement him as Aussie rock royalty. With a career that spans more than four decades, Jon has a swag of solo hits to his name, as well as songs which have become all-time favourites from his time with bands Noiseworks, INXS and the Dead Daisies. His performance will feature hit after hit and have punters on their feet from start to finish.

Diesel brings a special show to the stage in 2021, with Re-injected 30thAnniversary. It is hard to believe that it has been little over three decades since the release of his debut album Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. Since then Diesel has released a swag of albums and forged an impressive solo career, but has always had a soft spot for the classic singles spawned from that original release. His 2021 show will revisit the essence of that record, including singles Don’t Need Love, Cry In Shame and Soul Revival, to name a few, as well as other beloved hits from throughout his career.

Vika & Linda have long been revered for their soulful vocals, and their most recent album Sunday (The Gospel According to Iso), which smashed onto the ARIA charts in 2020 at #2, highlights they truly are an Australian treasure. Their previous release – Akilotoa – Anthology 1996-2004 – hit #1 on the ARIA Charts in 2020 also. As inductees in the Music Victoria Hall of Fame in 2019, they have been nominated for four ARIA awards, and have collaborated vocally on numerous #1 albums. They recorded three classic albums with The Black Sorrows, and have six studio albums, two live albums and a chart-topping Anthology to their name.

Chris Cheney is revered as one of the country’s most phenomenal guitarists, and as lead-singer of rockabilly band The Living End, has been touring the world for more than three decades. Responsible for penning the smash hit singles Second Solution / Prisoner of Society, All Torn Down and Roll on to name a few, he has released eight studio albums with The Living End and have a massive fan base not only in Australia, but also the United States and United Kingdom.

There is no doubt the 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will create some unforgettable memories. Jimmy Barnes says 2020 has created the longest gap between tours since he left Adelaide with Cold Chisel as a teenager. “It’s time to stop playing songs in my house and start heading back out on the road,” he says. “I’m fired up and ready to go! And while this tour won’t be hitting New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria yet, please rest assured that we definitely haven’t forgotten you. We just need to make sure everyone can have a safe day out together, so hopefully we will be doing gigs for you later in 2021.”

Dave Faulkner from Hoodoo Gurus feels the same. “We’re really excited to finally get out and play some concerts after so many months of being cooped up at home,” he says. “As George Harrison said in his song, Here Comes The Sun, little darling, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter’. It certainly has, but summers coming and we can promise you that when Hoodoo Gurus get back on sage, we’re going to be red hot. Look out!”

This sentiment is echoed by Jon Stevens. “You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone,” he says. “I think 2020 has taught us all that. I have really missed performing and I can’t wait to get out there.”

Diesel says returning to the stage on the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will mean so much more, to both artists and audiences, since COVID-19. “It is a real cathartic thing for people to get together, and music can bring spirits together,” he says. “It is a healthy escapism that people need, the power of music is therapeutic. In hindsight of what we have all been through, it is the escapism we need. If we can make people forget about stuff for a couple of hours, that is a good thing.”

For Vika & Linda, the return to the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is also about bringing people together. “’The life I love is making music with my friends’,” says Vika. “We agree with Willie Nelson and after the year we’ve all had, the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is bring us back together, and we can’t wait to get on the road again.”

Tickets for the 2021 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR are on sale from 9am Thursday 12th November 2020. Tickets are only available through Ticketmaster. Punters are advised not to purchase tickets from Viagogo or other Third Party Sellers, as fraudulent tickets will not be honoured.

Saturday 13th March 2021
Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 14th March 2021
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, HOBART TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 27th March 2021
Mary Ann Reserve, MANNUM SA
Sounds By The River
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 28th March 2021
Seppeltsfield, BAROSSA SA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 10th April 2021
Sandalford Wines, SWAN VALLEY WA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 1st May 2021
Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
*** SOLD OUT ***
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

*** NEW SHOW DATE ***
Saturday 8th May 2021
Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 2nd May 2021
Queens Park, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 9th May 2021
Harrigans Drift Inn, JACOBS WELL QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

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

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KISS Announce ‘End Of The Road’ Australian Tour November – December 2021

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Paul StanleyGene SimmonsEric Singer and Tommy Thayer are ready to Rock And Roll All Nite with the KISS Army one last time!  The rock legends have just announced that they will bring their spectacular ‘End Of The Road’ tour to Australia in November & December 2021.

‘End of the Road’ is undoubtedly the biggest and best KISS show ever (and that’s saying something), receiving rave reviews from diehard fans at sell-out shows across the globe. This is your very last chance to celebrate the extraordinary career and music of KISS — don’t let it pass you by!

Telstra Plus pre-sale begins Tuesday 2 March at 1pm (local time) at www.telstra.com/music

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday 5 March at 12noon (local time)

Sunday November 14 – RAC ARENA, PERTH WA
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Support:  Legs Electric

Wednesday November 17  – ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SA
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Support:  The Superjesus

Saturday November 20 ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE VIC
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Support:  Dead City Ruin

Sunday November 21  – ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE VIC
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Support:  Dallas Crane

Friday November 26 – QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY NSW
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Support:  The Poor

Tuesday November 30 – BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, QLD
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Support:  Wolfmother

Saturday December 4 – QUEENSLAND COUNTRY BANK STADIUM (outdoors), TOWNSVILLE, QLD
www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
Supports:  Wolfmother, Tumbleweed & local act TBA

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‘Aussie Made’ Tour featuring Electric Mary, Palace Of The King & Dead City Ruins – May & June 2021!

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ELECTRIC MARY, PALACE OF THE KING & DEAD CITY RUINS 
Come together to reignite the live music scene after a forced slumber. 

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://silverbacktouring.com.au/aussie-made/

SILVERBACK TOURING knows the importance of live music, the effect it has on us all and the fact it’s something we have been sadly missing due to a Global Event that none of us would ever had predicted. Now it’s time to get the live industry back and firing.

‘’The local scene has always been high on our agenda. Our bands are world class and we are over the moon at the opportunity of being able to produce a National Tour with some of our best home-grown talent. Our vision is for this tour to be annual or bi-annual and it is to be used as the perfect opportunity to showcase just how solid Australian rock ‘n’ roll is; to current fans of the genre and new fans alike.’’ – SILVER BACK TOURING.

‘’Aussie Made’’ sees three of Australia’s Best Rock Acts ELECTRIC MARY, PALACE OF THE KING and DEAD CITY RUINS get together to reignite the live scene after a forced slumber.

ELECTRIC MARY are revered as one of the Australia’s best live bands. In the fickle fires of Oz Rock, “The Mary’s” are a rock band that just keep rolling on. It is clearly evident that ELECTRIC MARY haven’t rested on their laurels as they’re still working as hard as ever and continue to make new music with energy and raw power.

They’ve shared the stage – all around the world – with a who’s who of Classic Rocks biggest names. From Whitesnake to Judas Priest and Deep Purple along with Kiss, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Def Leppard and co. Electric Mary are hungrier than ever. For the un-initiated, there’s only one thing left to saycome and see what all the fuss is about.

PALACE OF THE KING have played hundreds of gigs all around the world and released two EPs and three acclaimed albums, with a fourth on the way. The editor of The Age’s entertainment section, Martin Boulton, applauded the band’s blistering debut, White Bird/Burn The Sky. In a four-star rave, he wrote, “Just a little over two years into life as a band, PALACE OF THE KING have played a staggering 200-plus shows. All that time on stage and hanging out together has honed a mighty sound hellbent on rattling the rafters, shaking speakers and, quite frankly, emulating their many obvious influences.”

Yep, PALACE OF THE KING give a nod and a wink to the classics. PALACE OF THE KING dig the raves, but this is one band that’s more than happy to let the music do all the talking. Their message is loud and proud. They believe in the power of rock.

Melbourne’s DEAD CITY RUINS play Rock ‘n’ Roll like their lives depend on it.If you can imagine Black Sabbath, Early 80’s Iron Maiden and Phil Lynott era Thin Lizzy, thrown in a blender alongside antipodean grit, sweat and a fountain of beers, you’re getting close to the in your face, high energy live show delivered at brain splitting decibels these guys produce. They’ve opened up for big guns like Skid Row, Ugly Kid Joe, Mastodon, Rival Sons, Wolfmother and more!

Their latest album NEVER SAY DIE was picked up by well renowned German Label AFM Records Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Steve Welsh, DEAD CITY RUINS took their dynamic and powerful live show to European audiences in support of the album touring with U.D.O (Udo Dirkschneider) for a 5-week tour, tearing venues apart and leaving the audience hungry for more.

Rounding out the line up will be local supports in each city. If you’re up for a dose of true blue rock ‘n’ roll, these shows are not to be missed. 

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Andrew Farriss To Celebrate Release Of His Debut Solo Album With An April / May Tour

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SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT 19.03.21

To celebrate the release of his first solo album, legendary songwriter Andrew Farriss has announced a special run of tour dates throughout April and May. Andrew’s self-titled album, a collection of songs traversing roots, blues, Americana and country will be released internationally on March 19 through BMG. Andrew has assembled some of the best country musicians from around Australia to perform with him on the tour.

Andrew Farriss hardly needs an introduction to music fans. He is the man behind the songs that sold INXS more than 50-million albums throughout their career. His music with the band has been played constantly on radio stations around the world for over three decades.

Andrew is very excited to be performing again after a lengthy break from the road. The tour is not only the first solo tour undertaken by a member of INXS since the band stopped working live, it is also the debut of Andrew’s more country-influenced songwriting. “For me personally, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to share my music, and take my style of country music on tour, and play to the people who have supported my career to now, and hopefully some new faces as well,” he says. “Like so many others, we’ve had friends and family whose lives have been impacted by COVID-19, so to be able to take my music out and perform it live around Australia, is a really humbling experience.”

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The next single from Andrew’s album is released on March 5. Run Baby Run is the perfect prelude for what music-lovers can expect from his album, and the live shows in general. A big song with a vivid story, Andrew effortlessly weaves an old-time reverie with an outlaw country sentiment.

Joining Andrew on his album tour is two-time Golden Guitar winner Andrew Swift. Since finding his feet in the Australian country scene as a Toyota Starmaker grand-finalist in 2017, Andrew Swift as gone from strength-to-strength, his debut album Call Out For the Cavalry debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Charts.

“I’m pleased to have Andrew Swift on board with this tour,” says Andrew. “He is a mate of mine.”

Spend an evening with one of Australia’s most successful and respected artists and experience the craftmanship and beauty of his music and the stories told within the songs. This is a rare opportunity to be taken on a journey through places, emotions, observations and the personal experience of a true legend of the Australian music industry. These shows have limited capacity due to COVID-safe protocols, so book now to avoid missing out on what will be an awesome night of music with Andrew Farriss and his friends.

Andrew Farriss will release his self-titled debut album on Friday 19th March 2021 through BMG. Andrew’s new single, Run Baby Run, is released on Friday 5th March 2021.

APRIL 2021 TOUR DATES

Friday 9th April 2021
The Royal Hotel, QUEANBEYAN NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.royalhotelqbn.com.au

Saturday 10th April 2021
Heritage Hotel, BULLI NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.heritagehotel.com.au

Friday 16th April 2021
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
Doors at 6pm | Show Starts at 8.30pm
www.lizottes.com.au

Saturday 17th April 2021
Manly Leagues Club, MANLY NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.manlyleagues.com.au

Saturday 23rd April 2021
Paddington RSL Club, PADDINGTON NSW
Early Show Doors at 6pm | Late Show Doors at 9pm
www.paddorsl.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Brass Monkey, CRONULLA NSW
Early Show Doors at 5.30pm | Late Show Doors at 8.30pm
www.brassmonkey.com.au

MAY 2021 TOUR DATES

Friday 7th May 2021
Thornbury Theatre, THORNBURY VIC
Doors at 8pm
www.thornburytheatre.com.au

Friday 14th May 2021
NightQuarter, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
Doors at 6pm
www.nightwyarter.com.au

Saturday 15th May 2021
Fitzy’s, LOGANHOLME QLD
Doors at 8pm
www.fitzysloganholme.com.au

Sunday 16th May 2021
Wallaby Hotel, MUDGEERABA QLD
Doors at 3pm
www.wallabyhotel.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Freo Social, FREMANTLE WA
Doors at 8pm
www.freo.social

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Charles Hotel, NORTH PERTH WA
Doors at 8pm
www.charleshotel.com.au

Friday 28th May 2021
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
Doors 7.30pmwww.thegov.com.au

For more information, or to book tickets please visit www.andrewfarriss.com

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