1927 rounds out over 40s’ line-up
Australian pop rock band 1927 will join the line-up for Australia’s First Over 40s’ Rock concert in Townsville next month, it was revealed today (13 September, 2012).
The Not too Old to Dance concert on October 20 will be the first time 1927 – famous for late 80s hits such as ‘If I could’, ‘That’s when I think of you’, Compulsory Hero’, and ‘Tell me a story’ – has performed in Townsville since 1997.
Not too Old to Dance organiser Margie Ryder said 1927’s enthusiasm for the Over 40s’ event was a good sign of things to come.
“1927 is currently touring to packed crowds across Australia and we were just lucky that the band’s only weekend off throughout the entire tour coincided with Not too Old to Dance,” said Mrs Ryder.
“For the group to sacrifice their one free weekend to join us in Townsville is a huge honour.”
1927 hit the Australian music scene in the late 80s with their first album ...ISH. The album was digitally remastered in 2009 and peaked on iTunes at #10; it remains one of the highest selling debut albums ever by an Australian band.
Bass guitarist for 1927, Simon Shapiro said the story behind Not too old to Dance really resonated with the band.
“The story of a man being told he was too old to dance really stirred something in us. When we’re performing we want people to dance. You go to a concert to enjoy the music and if that makes your body feel like moving, then you should be able to do that,” said Shapiro.
“We’re really looking forward to getting back to Townsville and playing at an open air concert. We’ll be praying for good weather and the general spirit of keeping youthful because if you can’t dance and can’t enjoy music, what’s the point?”
1927 joins the Choirboys, Back’n’Business, Godfathers of Funk, Alien8, LiveWire and MidLife Crisis on the Not too Old to Dance line-up.
About Not too old to Dance In 2011, at a Cold Chisel concert in Townsville, 43-year-old Richard Fuller was slapped with a $450 fine and told he was “too old to dance” after security guards threw him out of the concert for some harmless dancing in the aisle. The incident garnered national media coverage and sparked fierce support for Fuller’s case.
Inspired by Mr Fuller’s story, Margie Ryder created Not too old to Dance, a charitable event for the thousands of over 40s who enjoy an opportunity to let their hair down and rock on, while supporting a good cause.
Not too old to Dance will be held at Townsville’s Tony Ireland Stadium on October 20, 2012 from 12pm to 10pm. Tickets cost $62.50 and are available online or at Party Shop Townsville, 90 Charters Towers Road.
$10 from every ticket sold will be donated to beyondblue to help address the issues associated with depression, anxiety and related illnesses.
For more information, tickets and to join the Not too old to Dance mailing list go to www.not2old2dance.com.