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The popular RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has added another incredible Aussie rock musician to its line-up for the upcoming Ballarat show in March with the inclusion of Jimmy Barnes as part of its headliners. The event already includes the likes of Hoodoo Gurus, James Reyne plays Australian Crawl, Daryl Braithwaite and Boom Crash Opera, with special guest Diesel.
Jimmy Barnes needs no introduction to lovers of great Aussie rock. Joining a powerhouse line-up for the Ballarat show, Jimmy has recently finished a successful tour promoting his #1 album 30:30 Hindsight. His set will not only include all of his beloved solo hits but also a string of classics from his time fronting legendary band Cold Chisel. With smash hit solo albums under his belt, he has an enviable back catalogue that makes for incredible live performances with songs like Working Class Man, When Your Love Is Gone and No Second Prize to name a few. Jimmy Barnes has headlined The Red Hot Summer Tour in previous years and is back by popular demand.
RED HOT SUMMER TOUR promoter Duane McDonald says the Ballarat line-up is a dream come true for music fans. “The biggest names in Australian rock all together in the one show is fantastic not only for the tour, but also for the City of Ballarat,” he says. “Ticket sales have gone through the roof and the show will sell out well in advance.”
From what started as a show in an inner city lounge room in 1981, the iconic Hoodoo Gurus smashed onto the Aussie music scene and won the hearts of the rockin’ public. With a swag of singles such as Waking Up Tired, Miss Freelove 69, Bittersweet, The Right Time and the chart topping What’s My Scene, this band is ingrained in Australian music history. Featuring revered musicians, Hoodoo Gurus debut album was named the Australian Debut Album of the Year and when it was released in the US, it sat at #1 on the Alternative/College charts for seven weeks. The band have too many great tracks to mention, as audiences will find out when they take to the stage at the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR and have deservedly been elected into the ARIA Hall of Fame. While over the years they’ve taken small hiatuses, the band always find their way back onto the musical stage together. They’ve got almost a dozen albums under their belt and there is no doubt, even more to follow, there is no other way to really say, the Hoodoo Gurus rock!
James Reyne plays Australian Crawl - the Crawl Files Live is the closest thing fans will ever get to an Australian Crawl reunion, as James assembles an exceptional band to play the songbook of Australian Crawl – a no holds barred, full band, rock ’n’ roll assault, performing the greatest songbook of Aussie Crawl. Back in January of this year, the Australian Crawl catalogue was released digitally for the first time, with ‘The Greatest Hits’ making it to number one on the iTunes chart and number 4 on the ARIA Albums Chart. At one point, there were five Australian Crawl albums in the iTunes top 100. In addition to this, James received an Order of Australia for his charitable work and services to Australian music and the arts.
When it comes to recognisable voices in the Australian music scene, there are few as impressive as that of Daryl Braithwaite. In a diverse career that has spanned decades, Daryl’s consistency as a performer has never wavered, something that sees him performing regularly to packed crowds around the country. Starting his career in the 1970s as the frontman for Sherbet, Daryl was crowned King of Pop and the band produced 20 national Top 40 singles. Songs like Howzat and Summer Love became ingrained in the national psyche. In the 1980’s Daryl set out on his own solo career, kicking off with the smash hit album Edge featuring singles such as One Summer and As The Days Go By. His follow-up album Rise spawned the single The Horses, a song which never fails to get massive audience participation. Daryl’s most recent EP of new material Forever The Tourist through his former long-time record company Sony is earning him a whole new legion of fans. For anyone who loves music, it’s not surprising to know that Daryl regularly performs to packed out crowds around the country, and if you need a taste of his live shows, he also released a live DVD a couple of years ago (his first).
With songs like Onion Skin, Hands Up In the Air, Bettadaze and The Best Thing to name a few, Boom Crash Opera embody the spirit of 80s and 90s Australian rock. With Melbourne-based Dale Ryder on vocals, there are few Aussie music fans who wouldn’t be familiar with the band’s impressive back catalogue. Boom Crash Opera smashed onto the music scene with their debut single Great Wall in the mid-80s and never looked back. Described as one of the country’s most underestimated pop phenomenons, it is in their live shows that Boom Crash Opera really shine. A Boom Crash Opera show ensures audiences are on their feet from the start to the finish, an enviable quality for a band.
Diesel first burst on the music scene some 25 years ago. With blues music in his DNA, an influence largely from his Father’s record collection, he has blended styles to come up with a truly unique sound, punctuated with his distinct guitar playing and vocals. 35 singles, 13 albums and 6 ARIA awards later, Diesel is guaranteed to put on an incredible show.
The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has been selling out around the country with its January dates already rockin’ out to packed houses and its other March show in QLD selling out this week. There are only a few tickets left for music lovers to attend the event in Ballarat so grab your tickets now.
Saturday 14th March 2015 | 2.30pm
RED HOT SUMMER TOUR featuring Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, James Reyne plays Australian Crawl, Daryl Braithwaite and Boom Crash Opera with special guest Diesel.
North Gardens, BALLARAT VIC
Tickets from $89.90 plus booking, transaction & credit charges
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au | Regent Cinemas Ballarat (03) 5330 5555
For more information, please visit www.redhotsummertour.com.au