INXS ROCKS COAST TO COAST
After 30 amazing years and over 5000 live shows played to 25 million people across 50 countries, legendary Australian band INXS have announced their long awaited tour into the heart and soul of Australia's coastal and regional centres. The band have confirmed today that they will play dates in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia during June & July this year. Following the success of recent overseas concerts which included lead singer Ciaran Gribbin, the Coast to Coast tour will take INXS to Australia's rock heartlands, including Campbelltown, Coffs Harbour, Eaton Hills, Forster, Geelong, Hahndorf, Horsham, Jacobs Well, Lismore, Mt Gambier, Mudgee, Narrabri, Penrith, Shoalhaven, Toowoomba and Tweed Heads.
INXS's Andrew Farriss said "International commitments have made it difficult to schedule a tour of this intensity to regional Australia before now, but finally the stars have aligned and we are really excited about getting back to the people who have been our core audience since the outset of the band," he said. 'Regional Australia has been going through some tough times over the last year or so dealing with various floods and fires so we are excited to bring our live show to these areas."
Since signing to their long time manager CM Murphy's label, Petrol Electric in 2009, INXS have been recording and performing live around the world. In 2010, INXS enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim following the release of their last studio album "Original Sin". The album saw the band re-record and breathe new life into some of their finest songs with some of the world's greatest vocalists including Rob Thomas, Ben Harper, Tricky and Train's Pat Monahan. Rob Thomas along with DJ Yalediys achieved the #1 US single on the Billboard Dance Charts with their version of "Original Sin", Ben Harper and Mylene Farmer recorded the heart-wrenching ballad "Never Tear Us Apart" which went to #4 in France, and Tricky's version of "Mediate" went Top 5 on the US Billboard Dance Charts. The album not only received the USA Today top critics pick with a 3.5 star review, but it was also hailed as a "rewarding collision of nostalgia and modernism and a cleverly and lovingly assembled collection". On top of the success of their latest studio album, their live anthem "Don't Change", sung by Kirk Pengilly and Andrew Farriss closed out the 2011 series of the Emmy Award winning US drama, Californication.
February also saw famed actress Liv Tyler (daughter of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler) unveil her reinterpretation of INXS's hit single "Need You Tonight" for Givenchy's new fragrance "Electric Rose". The sultry black and white video saw new INXS fans fall in love with the bands award-winning anthem.
"INXS are playing the best performances of their careers", said Petrol Electric Chairman, CM Murphy. "They look modern, sound amazing and present an internationally acclaimed show". The INXS show will feature a few new gems, plus all their hits that have made them one of Australia's most loved bands.
This may be the last chance regional Australia will ever get to see this iconic band again.
Tickets on sale Wednesday 4th April
Wednesday June 6th – Hahndorf SA, Hahndorf Old Mill
Ph: 136100/ Venue Ph: 08 8388 7888
Thursday June 7th – Mt Gambier SA, Barn Palais
Saturday June 9th – Geelong VIC, Costa Hall GPAC
(Ph:03 5225 1200 or http://www.gpac.org.au
Wednesday June 13th – Nowra NSW, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Ph:1300 788 503
Saturday June 16th – Mudgee NSW, Parklands Resort
Ph: 136100/ Mudgee Bookcase Ph: 02 6372 3127
Sunday June 17th – Narrabri NSW, Crossing Theatre
http://www.ticketmaster.com.au Ph: 136100 /
http://www.crossingtheatre.com.au Ph: 02 6792 4654
Wednesday June 20th – Forster NSW, Club Forster
http://www.offbeatoperations.com.au Ph: 02 6591 6591
Friday June 22nd – Coffs Harbour NSW, C.ex Coffs
http://www.offbeatoperations.com.au / Venue Ph: 02 6652 3888 / Park Beach Music at The Plaza Ph: 02 6652 3725 /Coopers Surf Australia At Palms Shopping Centre Ph: 02 6652 6369
Saturday June 23rd – Lismore NSW, Lismore Workers Club
http://www.offbeatoperations.com.au / Venue Ph: 02 6621 7401
Sunday June 24th – Jacobs Well QLD, Harrigan’s @ Drift Inn QLD
http://www.oztix.com.au Ph: 1300 762 545 /
http://www.offbeatoperations.com.au / Venue Ph: 07 5546 1997
Tuesday June 26th – Toowoomba QLD, Empire Theatre
http://www.empiretheatre.com.au Ph:1300 655 299
Thursday June 28th – Tweed Heads NSW, Twin Towns
http://www.twintowns.com.au Ph: 1800 014 014
Saturday June 30th – Eatons Hill QLD, Eatons Hill Hotel
http://www.eatonshillhotel.oztix.com.au Ph: 07 3325 6777
Friday July 13th – Campbelltown NSW, Campbelltown RSL
(Venue Ph: 02 4625 1408
Sunday July 15th – Penrith NSW, The Evan Theatre @ Penrith Panthers
http://www.penrith.panthers.com.au Ph: 1800 061 991