In one of the upcoming summer’s more captivating tours, the majestic Simple Minds will team with the party vibes of The B-52s for a huge Australian and New Zealand tour in February 2017.
Both bands, who are much-loved by Australian and New Zealand fans, will play indoor concerts at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena, Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, Auckland’s Vector Arena and Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena as well as roaming Australia on a day on the green winery show dates nationally.
Scotland’s Simple Minds and Athens, Georgia natives The B-52s may be from opposite sides of the globe, but what they have in common is that elusive combination of critical acclaim, cult status and mainstream success, including in Australia.
Australia was the first country in the world to embrace Simple Minds, giving the band its first ever hit single ‘Love Song’ and first Gold album New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84). The love affair has continued ever since through countless chart-toppers like ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’, ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Promised You A Miracle’, ‘Glittering Prize’ and ‘Waterfront’ spanning eight Top 20 albums and hugely successful concert tours.
The B-52’s put Athens, Georgia on the musical map with their quirky and unconventional take on the new wave sound of the era. Their irrepressible live shows and massive hits like ‘Rock Lobster’, ‘Private Idaho’, ‘Roam’ and the barnstorming ‘Love Shack’, which notched up eight weeks at #1 on the Australian charts, have endeared them to audiences worldwide.
& The B-52s
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE DETAILS
Frontier Members pre-sale runs via frontiertouring.com/
Thursday 18 August (AUS shows: 12pm AEST | NZ shows: 2pm NZST)
to Friday 19 August (AUS shows: 12pm AEST | NZ shows: 2pm NZST)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)
General public on sale: Monday 22 August
(Aus shows: 10am AEST | NZ shows: 12pm NZST)Tue 7 Feb
Margaret Court Arena
Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)
Ph: 132 849
Thu 9 Feb
Sydney, NSW (All Ages)
Ph: 132 849
Tue 14 Feb
Auckland, NZ (All Ages)
Ph: 0800 111 999
Thu 16 Feb
Christchurch, NZ (All Ages)
Ph: 0800 842 538
A DAY ON THE GREEN CONCERTS
Simple Minds, The B-52s, Models and Machinations
Visitadayonthegreen.com.aufor more information
(not Frontier Touring shows)
Thu 2 Feb
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Sat 4 Feb
Yarra Valley, VIC
Sun 5 Feb
McLaren Vale, SA
Sat 11 Feb
Hunter Valley, NSW
Sun 12 Feb
Mt Cotton, QLD
Ph: 136 100