The line up for the 2024 Red Hot Summer Tour presented by 2EC and Power FM has been announced.
Next year’s event will feature JIMMY BARNES, THE LIVING END, BIRDS OF TOKYO, PETE MURRAY, KASEY CHAMBERS and MAHALIA BARNES AND THE SOULMATES.
Tickets will go on sale from Thursday (May 25), with the South Coast concert to be held at Mackay Park in Batemans Bay on Saturday 27 January 2024.
The Series launches in Western Australia at the end of 2023, and rolls into 2024 with shows in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania.
For tour promoter, Duane McDonald, said the announcement of Series One is the start of what will be one of the biggest years for the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR yet.
“We are so excited to start off the 2024 tour with Jimmy Barnes and friends,” McDonald said.
“Thank you to everyone who continues to support live music at the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR year after year. We look forward to seeing you again this summer!”
Jimmy Barnes, affectionately known as ‘Barnesy’, is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll. He has 20 #1 albums under his belt, more than The Beatles, has sold more records in Australia than any other rock and roll artist, and for over 40 years, he has delivered some of our most intense and iconic live performances. He is truly in a league of his own.
His third book, Killing Time: Short Stories from the Long Way Home, was released in 2020 and debuted at #1 on the non-fiction book charts, as did its predecessors, Working Class Boy and Working Class Man.
Never one to slow down, Jimmy also has penned two books – a children’s book, Rosie the Rhinoceros, and a cookbook with his wife Jane, Where the River Bends.
Barnes said he is looking forward to the Series One shows.
“I’m very happy to be hitting the road with the RED
HOT SUMMER TOUR,” he says. “After my surgery, I am happy to announce that not only am I back on my feet, I’m fitter and stronger than I’ve been in years. So, let’s get ready to rock!
“We’re being joined on these shows by The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers and my fabulous daughter Mahalia Barnes and her band the Soulmates.
“It’s a great line-up and it will be a killer tour. I look forward to seeing you all there.”
The Living End are considered Australian rock legends, and for good reason. Their blistering live performances have seen them perform far and wide, and their reputation precedes them, they rock from the first note to the last.
When The Living End first smashed onto the scene in 1997 with their double-A single Prisoner of Society and Second Solution, they embraced a new Australian sound and fans and critics sat up and listened.
Since then, they have released seven studio albums, two of which have debuted at #1 on the ARIA Chart – four of those are Platinum and two are Gold. They have been nominated for an incredible 27 ARIA Awards.
Birds of Tokyo are considered the soundtrack of contemporary Australia. With three chart topping albums, jam-packed with Top 10 hits such as Good Lord, Plans, Unbreakable, and Lanterns, they have grown from independent roots to become one of our most popular bands. They’ve performed at the AFL Grand Final twice, the NRL State of Origin and performed with the likes of Bon Jovi, Muse and Midnight Oil. They are one of Triple J’s three most played artists of the millennium and the only to have won Rock World of the Year on five separate occasions at the APRA Awards.
Pete Murray is one of the only few Australian artists with more than 1.2 million album sales. A multi-platinum selling performer, he has received 17 ARIA nominations, has released 7 album and 2 Eps. His first three albums were all #1s on the Australian music charts, and his debut album Feeler, not only reached #1, but it also remained in the Top 100 for two and a half years.
Kasey Chambers is one of Australia’s most revered singer-songwriters. Her album The Captain in 1999 is still considered one of the most extraordinary and lauded debuts from any artist, and she hasn’t stopped since. Her follow-up – Barricades & Brickwalls – saw her become the first Australian country artist to have a simultaneously #1 single and album.
She also continued to win accolades, drawing music fans in with her honesty. Kasey hasn’t stopped since and is considered one of Australia’s gifted and enduring talents.
Born into Australian rock royalty and influenced by the music her father, Jimmy Barnes, recorded and played, Mahalia Barnes naturally began singing at a very young age. As an artist, she’s drawn to guitar-driven gusty soul, rock and blues, and inspired by acts like Tina Turner and legendary Queen of soul Aretha Franklin.
The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR always sells out around the country and Series One of the 2024 line-up is already highly
anticipated. More dates for the 2024 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will be announced in the coming weeks.
Presale tickets for Series One of the 2024 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR go on sale at 10am local time on Tuesday 23rd May until 11.59pm local time on Wednesday 24th May through Ticketmaster.
General Purchase Tickets for Series One of the 2024 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR go on sale at 10am local time on Thursday
25th May 2023. 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.
For tickets or more information visit ticketmaster.com.au
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