Australian music royalty on tour

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR returns in 2023 with a phenomenal lineup featuring some of the most iconic names in Australian music. The tour includes Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, Missy Higgins, Mark Seymour, Vika & Linda and Ian Moss & Troy Cassar-Daley and will visit Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania and Queensland.

Tour promoter Duane McDonald is looking forward to hitting the road in 2023.

“We’re so excited about this lineup and the areas we’ll be visiting,” he says. “The number of hits produced by these artists is incredible.

“Touring has always been about bringing great music to the regions and supporting phenomenal Australian artists. We are so grateful to be able to continue to do so and to share these experiences with all the music fans who continue to show up year after year.

“We look forward to seeing everyone this summer.”

Paul Kelly has been writing songs, recording records and touring for over forty years. Along the way, he released over 40 albums, including live concerts, compilations and soundtracks. He has collaborated with many other artists, including writing Treatise with Yothu Yindi and co-producing Archie Roach’s seminal debut album, Charcoal Lane. His awards, too numerous to mention, include 17 ARIAs and an Order of Australia.

He has published several books, including collections of his lyrics, a memoir How To Make Gravy, and an anthology of his favorite poems Love Is Strong As Death. Paul’s songs have a way of digging into the country in a way few artists do – how it looks, feels, tastes, sounds. Joys and sorrows, achievements and follies. If you want to know something about Australia, what it’s like to be Australian, you can find it in his songs.

His concerts in recent years reveal a performer and a group at the height of their powers. They bring all the shades and colors. Passionate, dramatic, tender and emotional. For the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR, he’ll be playing a generous selection from his ever-green, ever-selling hit record, Songs From The South, as well as delving into a range of songs from his vast catalog.

“We are really looking forward to these shows. The past two years have shown how valuable live music is. To us and to those who come. We need each other. We’re going to bring it, give it our all and play every gig like it’s the last. Because you never know what’s around the corner. – Paul Kelly.

Bernard Fanning has amassed one of the most famous songbooks in the Australian rock spectrum. The former Powderfinger frontman has collectively released 11 studio albums producing songs that have become entrenched in the Australian psyche. Tracks like My Happiness, These Days, Sunsets, Burn Your Name, Wish You Well, Songbird, Blue Toowong Skies and Belly Of The Beast have become the moving soundtrack of a generation, with Bernard’s emotive and distinctive voice capturing our hearts completely.

He has a trophy cabinet that contains seven number 1 albums, 23 ARIA Awards and five APRA Awards to name a few. His songs appeared on triple j’s Hottest 100 23 times, including three No. 1 spots for These Days (1999), My Happiness (2000), and Wish You Well (2005). It’s fair to say that Bernard Fanning has firmly cemented his position as one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters and lyricists. With over 20 years of touring, expect a rock show with swagger, entertaining banter, crowd interaction and a display of pure musical talent by a member of Australian rock royalty and his band that perfectly accompanies his extensive roster. heartfelt songs. country-folk tinged charm and classic rock grooves.

“I can’t wait to get back on the road to do a ‘real’ tour after almost three years of back and forth and disruption. I’ve NEVER played a lot of cities on this tour in 30 years of touring, so I can’t wait to get out there and play some stuff from my entire career. -Bernard Fanning.

Missy Higgins is one of our most beloved singer-songwriters and her acclaimed studio albums, The Sound of White, Ona Clear Night, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, Oz and Solastalgia have sold over two million. copies. Classic songs like Scar, The Special Two, Steer, Everyone’s Waiting and Futon Couch, along with her unforgettable concerts, have made Missy an authentic household name.

She has won nine ARIA awards and several APRA awards. Missy also received a Screen Music Award for Best Original Song Composed for the Screen from the Australian film Don’t Tell. Earlier in 2022, Missy released a Total Control mini-album featuring songs originally inspired by musical fragments she wrote for the powerhouse ABC television series of the same name.

The songs pick up themes of exploitation and female empowerment that run through Total Control and which also dominated real-world headlines last year as a series of abuse allegations emerged from Parliament . The stories Missy shares through her songwriting come to life on stage, enjoyed by the thousands of fans who attend her concerts.

“It will be so great to get back on the road and play in so many amazing parts of the country. The last few years have shown us that you can’t take anything for granted and being able to tour again will be very special, that’s what I love doing the most. I’m also really looking forward to sharing the stage with such amazing Australian artists. -Miss Higgins.

Mark Seymour formed Hunters and Collectors in 1980 with a group of college friends. The group became famous for its rhythmic power and was quickly presented as the “next big thing”. The Human Frailty album proved to be one of the most important and enduring records of the 80s.

With Human Frailty, Mark discovered love, loss and pop melody – his solo records are directly linked to this era and carry the same stamp of raw honesty and emotional power. He continues to search for the emotional truth in a song. In addition to the 13 Hunters and Collectors albums, Mark has released eight other albums. Mark Seymour is one of our finest songwriters, capturing our stories of love, loss, human courage and achievement.

“The Red Hot Summer has become one of the biggest tours on our national music calendar. It does what few other festivals can do. It goes where the people live, which is pretty much Reaching people is very important to me, so I really appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this fabulous bill in 2023.” -Marc Seymour.

Vika & Linda’s effortless harmonies and journey through rock, country, gospel, reggae, R&B, soul and blues, while always paying homage to their rich Tongan heritage, have earned respect and the admiration of their biggest fans – the renowned Australian artists they have performed and recorded with, and whose work has enhanced their voices.

In September 2021, Vika & Linda released The Wait, their first original studio album since 2002. It debuted at No. 2 on the ARIA Chart. The Waithas continued a triumphant period for Vika & Linda which saw them score their first number one album with their career anthology, ‘Akilotoa, and three months later a first number 2 for their gospel collection, Sunday (The Gospel According ISO).

Powerhouse artists Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley have joined forces in 2022 for one of the most successful tours of the year. A truly remarkable partnership, simplicity proving to be a powerful vehicle for telling a story and sharing a song, will continue in 2023 via RED HOT SUMMER. Ian Moss, founding member of one of Australia’s biggest bands, Cold Chisel, is respected around the world as one of our most iconic musicians.

Multi-award winning Mossy who delivers a unique sound – not only as an eye-opening guitar soloist, but also with his silky vocals that ring with clarity and resonate with pure soul – was described by Cold Chisel bandmate , Don Walker, as “the most gifted musician I have ever seen. Enough said.

Troy Cassar-Daley, a proud Gumbaynggirr/Bundjalung, comes from a long line of storytellers and is considered one of Australia’s finest songwriters. On his way to collecting every accolade possible including ARIA, APRA, Golden Guitars (the most in awards history), Deadlys, National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) and more, he has written with Paul Kelly, written l anthem Shutting Down Our Town for Jimmy Barnes, and recently Briggs sampled the poignant and impactful story of Troy from Shadows On the Hill.

Whatever story Troy tells via song, you just have to listen.

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is always sold out across the country and the 2023 lineup is highly anticipated. Don’t miss this massive celebration of Australian music in 2023. Tickets for the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR 2023 will go on sale via Ticketmaster at 9am AEST on Thursday 1 September 2022. Tickets are only available at authorized outlets listed . Customers are advised not to purchase tickets from Viagogo or other third party sellers as fraudulent tickets will not be honoured.

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