JOHN FARNHAM, DARYL BRAITHWAITE, JON STEVENS, VANESSA AMOROSI, THIRSTY MERC & DRAGON

BY POPULAR DEMAND THE RED HOT SUMMER TOUR ANNOUNCES A SPECIAL RUN OF DATES FEATURING JOHN FARNHAM IN 2019

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM AEST THURSDAY 19TH JULY 2018

With two massive announcements already made for the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR in 2019, festival promoters have organised an incredible line-up for the highly anticipated Series Three. Headlined by the legendary John Farnham, with special guests Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, Thirsty Merc and Dragon, these select shows were hand-picked for the final run of the 2019 festival. The special dates were by popular demand, after an incredible sell-out series with John Farnham in 2018 there simply just had to be more when the festival returned in 2019.

Promoter Duane McDonald says the team are looking forward to taking these three shows out on the road. “We had such an incredible response from audiences last season when John Farnham headlined,” he says. “We really wanted to put on a handful of special shows in 2019 and we are so excited about the line-up – this is what fantastic live music is all about. We will be returning to some of our favourite venues with this series of the tour and we look forward to sharing an unforgettable day of music with fans.”

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR series featuring John Farnham in 2017 and 2018 sold-out and the 2019 run will no doubt do the same. Revered as one of the best male vocalists – by both fans and fellow musicians – he has had an incredibly versatile career. His 1986 album Whispering Jack was the first record to sell over a million copies in Australia and its chart topping single You’re The Voice cemented the honey toned solo artist as ‘the voice’ of the country. Over the next several years he released hit after hit, including Pressure Down, Reasons, A Touch of Paradise, Age of Reason, Two Strong Hearts, Angels, Talk of The Town, Chain Reaction, Burn For You, Have A Little Faith (In Us) and That’s Freedom to name a few. Audiences will have the chance to celebrate five decades of great music when John takes to the stage for these select shows in 2019.

A long-time supporter of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR, Daryl Braithwaite always puts on an incredible performance – it’s why his return to the line-up is highly anticipated. He is one of the most recognisable voices in the Australian music scene, and with 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. In the 1980’s Daryl set out on his own solo career, releasing smash hit singles such as One Summer, As The Days Go By and Sugar Train to name a few. His anthemic version of The Horses is always a crowd- pleaser and a favourite for RED HOT SUMMER TOUR fans.

For lovers of great music, a concert experience with Jon Stevens is up there with the very best. From his Noiseworks days – and hits such as Welcome To The World, No Lies, Touch and Hot Chilli Woman – to fronting The Dead Daisies and INXS, he has made an indelible impact with his amazing vocals. Jon also has an incredible solo catalogue, the most recent of which Starlight saw him do a run of sold-out dates last year. His live shows are dynamic, high energy and will keep audiences on their feet. Music fans are in for a treat as Jon takes RED HOT SUMMER TOUR audiences through his repertoire in 2019.

It has been seven years since Vanessa Amorosi has performed as part of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR and audiences are certainly in for a treat. Considered one of Australia’s most iconic female voices, the festival sees the soulful powerhouse performer return to her live roots. Her debut album The Power (2000) demonstrated Vanessa was a force to reckon with – it notched up six nominations at the ARIA awards and saw her sing at the Sydney Olympics. It was the breakthrough Top 10 hit Absolutely Everybody that made her a household name, it stayed in the charts for six months, went certified double platinum and charted in Europe. She continued to demonstrate her versatility as a soul, R&B and rock performer with albums Somewhere In The Real World (2008) and Hazardous (2009). She has sold over two million records and heads into 2019 with a renewed focus on music and live shows, kicking off with the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR.

It’s hard to believe it has been over 15 years since Thirsty Merc smashed onto the scene with his such as Someday Someday and In The Summertime. Lead singer Rai Thistlethwayte proved himself to be a world-class songwriter and the trio performed far and wide. Having recently celebrated their 15-year anniversary with a national tour, the return of Thirsty Merc on the festival circuit will be embraced by audiences. The band were last part of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR in 2011 where audiences delighted in their performances.

When it comes to iconic bands, Dragon has a long history with Aussie music fans. Moving from New Zealand to Australia in the 1970s, the Kiwi-come-Aussie band made an indelible mark and their music captured the hearts of a generation. Songs like April Sun in Cuba, Are You Old Enough, Still In Love With You, Young Years and Rain became ingrained into the Australian psyche. They were an institution on Countdown. Fast forward more than 45 years and audiences still can’t get enough of Dragon – with Todd Hunter still on bass and fellow New Zealander Mark Williams on vocals, the reformation of Dragon has seen a whole new generation of music lovers introduced to their music and loving it.

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is always a sell-out series. The 2018 run saw many of the shows sell-out several months before and tickets are always coveted. Don’t miss out on tickets to the 2019 tour – these shows are what music memories are made of!

Tickets are on sale at 9am AEST on Thursday 19th July 2018. Tickets are only available through authorised ticket outlets listed. Patrons are advised not to purchase tickets from Viagogo or other Third Party Sellers, as fraudulent tickets will not be honoured. Please only use the authorised sellers listed below.

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Mackay Park, BATEMANS BAY NSW

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Bateman’s Bay Visitor Information Centre
John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, Thirsty Merc & Dragon

 

Saturday 30th March 2019

Bella Vista Farm, BAULKHAM HILLS NSW

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John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, Thirsty Merc & Dragon

 

Saturday 6th April 2019

Old Mount Gambier Gaol, MOUNT GAMBIER SA

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John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, Thirsty Merc & Dragon

 

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JOHN FARNHAM RETURNS TO A DAY ON THE GREEN

John returns to A Day On The Green this summer for four huge shows, performing songs from his iconic Whispering Jack album and greatest hits.

With special guests Daryl Braithwaite, Richard Marx, Russell Morris “The Real Thing” and Bachelor Girl.

 

SAT 24 NOV – Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines, McLaren Vale SA

SAT 1 DEC – Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley NSW

SUN 2 DEC – Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton QLD

SAT 8 DEC – Rochford Wines – Yarra Valley VIC

 

For all tickets, accommodation and transport info visit www.adayonthegreen.com.au

 

TICKETMASTER AWARDS REVEAL BEST-SELLING EVENTS OF 2017

Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, has today announced its annual Ticketmaster Awards which acknowledge the best-selling Ticketmaster events of the last 12 months.

This included the Best-selling festival is the 2018 Red Hot Summer tour which features artists such as John Farnham, Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Daryl Braithwaite, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets and Icehouse. The four month tour, which kicked off in Mulwala this January, will visit a number of regional areas around Australia including Mannum, Rottnest Island, Mornington, Launceston, Mount Gambier, Ballarat, Batemans Bay, Bella Vista and Bribie Island, before finishing up in Dubbo in April.

John Farnham was in the Top 5 best-selling Australian Artists and was joined by other industry icons including Midnight Oil, Carl Barron, Jimmy Barnes and Paul Kelly.

Twilight Cancellation

The much-anticipated outdoor concert at Geelong Racecourse, to be headlined by Australian music icon, John Farnham with very special guests Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, Richard Clapton, and Taxiride, has been cancelled due to dangerous high winds.

The event safety officer has said “based on the severe weather conditions recorded on site including wind gusts of over 100 kilometres an hour, the Bureau of Meteorology’s weather warnings and in consultation with event management, we do not deem the event site to be safe for setup and as a result public occupation. The safety of patrons and event staff must always be our greatest priority, and it is with this in mind that this difficult decision has been made.”

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WORLD WILDLIFE DAY MELBOURNE CRUSH, 1pm BOURKE STREET MALL, 3rd OF MARCH

For the love of wildlife is an animal welfare and volunteer organisation working on banning the cruel industry of captive breeding.

Join Ambassador Collette Dinningan and the organisation on the 3rd of March at Bourke Street Mall. Bring your ivory and rhino horn items to #MelbourneCrush to show their only value is on a living animal.

My wife Jill and I have had the indescribable pleasure of seeing rhino on safari and watch elephants tenderly care for their young within a large herd. It’s impossible not to be left in awe. How could anyone want these animals killed for “trinkets”! It beggars belief that in this day and age, any trade in ivory and rhinoceros horn is still allowed, anywhere. We MUST cease the trade NOW. Please support #NoDomesticTrade. – John Farnham

THE RED HOT SUMMER TOUR ANNOUNCES SHOW AT COCKATOO ISLAND

JOHN FARNHAM, DARYL BRAITHWAITE, BABY ANIMALS, THE BLACK SORROWS (WITH VIKA AND LINDA) & 1927

The Red Hot Summer Tour have announced one of their most exciting shows yet – a special one-off performance at the iconic Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour on Sunday 25th February 2018. Headlined by the legendary John Farnham, with special guests Daryl Braithwaite, Baby Animals, The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda and 1927.

This is the first time the summer festival has taken its rockin’ line-up to Cockatoo Island and one thing is for sure, this very special show is guaranteed to sell-out fast!

After a sell-out run in the 2017 Red Hot Summer Tour, John Farnham – the voice of the Australian music industry returns for 2018. His 1986 album Whispering Jack was the first record to sell over a million copies in Australia and its chart topping single You’re The Voice cemented the honey toned solo artist as the ‘voice’ of the country. Over the next several years he released hit after hit, including Pressure Down, Reasons, A Touch of Paradise, Age of Reason, Two Strong Hearts, Angels, Talk of The Town, Chain Reaction, Burn For You, Have A Little Faith (In Us) and That’s Freedom to name a few.

Experience this incredible performance of Australian music in the breath taking surroundings of a World Heritage listed site.

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Sunday 25th February 2018
Cockatoo Island, SYDNEY HARBOUR NSW
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John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Baby Animals, The Black Sorrows (with Vika & Linda) & 1927

JOHN FARNHAM AND OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN SCORE ANOTHER #1 ALBUM

Sony Music Entertainment Australia is thrilled to announce that John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s new album FRIENDS FOR CHRISTMAS, has reached number one on the ARIA Albums Chart and achieved platinum sales accreditation. The album embodies a traditional Christmas sound whilst showcasing their ever impressive vocals. John and Olivia’s last collaborative album TWO STRONG HEARTS also reached number one on the ARIA Albums Chart, making this FRIENDS FOR CHRISTMAS their second consecutive number one in two years.

As John Farnham commented, “I am overwhelmed with the response to FRIENDS FOR CHRISTMAS. Working with Olivia on this album has been an absolute pleasure and I am truly grateful that it has gone to number one on the ARIA Chart. I wish everyone a safe, happy and peaceful Christmas.”

Olivia Newton-John commented, “So grateful to be number one with John, my number one favourite singer in my number one place in the world! Wishing you all love, light and peace for Christmas!”

Denis Handlin AM, Chairman & CEO Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment, commented, “I am incredibly proud that John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John have claimed the number one position on the ARIA Chart with their brilliant album, FRIENDS FOR CHRISTMAS. This very special album sees these two iconic Australian artists join forces to record a Christmas album that will be enjoyed by many for years to come. It has been an absolute honour to work with John and Olivia and see these incredibly talented artists achieve this amazing result. It is truly wonderful how the Australian public have embraced these brand new Christmas recordings.”

The lush production on FRIENDS FOR CHRISTMAS was handled by Farnham’s long-time musical maestro Chong Lim, who has also worked with Delta Goodrem, Kylie Minogue and Tina Arena.

JOHN FARNHAM TO PERFORM AT ROTTNEST ISLAND

Australian music icon, John Farnham, is set to perform at Hotel Rottnest for the first time as part of the Rotto Live series of concerts, in what promises to be a highly-memorable show. He will be joined by special guest – none other than music legend, Daryl Braithwaite.

19 time ARIA Award winner and all-round top guy, John Farnham continues to be ‘The Voice’ of Australian music, thrilling audiences with his onstage charisma and those unforgettable vocals. John will be performing live with his long-time celebrated band featuring Chong Lim, Stuart Fraser, Brett Garsed and favourite backing vocals Lindsay Field and Lisa Edwards.

Experience this incredible performance of Australian music in the stunning surrounds of Rottnest Island, overlooking the majestic Thomson Bay.

JOHN FARNHAM with special guest DARYL BRAITHWAITE
Sunday 12 March 2017
Hotel Rottnest, Rottnest Island
Tickets available here.