FIRST RED HOT SUMMER TOUR AT THE ICONIC ROCHFORD WINES, YARRA VALLEY – SATURDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2022

HUNTERS & COLLECTORS
JAMES REYNE, THE LIVING END, THE ANGELS, BABY ANIMALS, KILLING HEIDI & CHOCOLATE STARFISH

TICKETS GO ON SALE FROM 10AM THURSDAY 30TH JUNE

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is heading to the iconic Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley for the first time, with the addition of one final show on the Unfinished Business run by popular demand. The tour features an exciting line-up headlined by ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Hunters & Collectors, with special guests James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Chocolate Starfish. Since the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR kicked off in February, events have been selling out around the nation and it’s no surprise why. The 2022 line-up was a special nod back to highly anticipated celebration of the 10th anniversary tour in 2020.

Organisers are excited for the opportunity to bring the Unfinished Business run to Rochford Wines. “This is the first time we have taken the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR to the iconic Rochford Wines,” says promoter Duane McDonald. “It is fitting that we are wrapping up the 2022 tour with this announcement. It has been a spectacular run of shows. Thank you to everyone who has come out and shared in the music. We look forward to finishing off the 2022 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR in October.”

Returning to the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR stage in 2022Hunters & Collectors performances are a rare thing indeed and a huge coup for music fans. The legendary band disbanded over two decades ago and have only performed again a handful of times since – notably at The Sound Relief Concert in 2009 and a brief run five years ago. Banding together again specifically for the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is apt, considering that Hunters & Collectors voracious live performances are so well suited in a festival environment. With smash hit songs such as When The River Runs Dry, Say Goodbye, Do You See What I See, True Tears Of Joy, Holy Grail and the anthemic Throw Your Arms Around Me, Hunters & Collectors have sold over one million albums spawning 19 hit singles.  

James Reyne has been treading the boards in the rock halls of Australian music for decades. From his time fronting the legendary Australian Crawl through to his successful solo career, James’ music is part of Australian history. As a prolific songwriter and strong vocalist, it’s no surprise that James has won accolade after accolade for his contribution to music. When Australian Crawl split in the mid-1980s, James embarked on a successful solo career. James Reyne stands alone within an elite cluster of exclusive Australian performers.

The Living End are considered Australian rock royalty, 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.

When it comes to great Aussie rock, it doesn’t come much better than The Angels. It’s been over four decades since brothers Rick and John Brewster co-founded the iconic band and have penned some of Australia’s most anthemic tracks. The Angels are widely reputed for their killer live shows. With hits like Long Line, Marseille, Be With You, After the Rain, Shadow Boxer and Mr Damage to name a few. Audiences have always loved seeing The Angels on the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR and 2022 promises to really rock!

Baby Animals burst onto the Australian scene in the 1990s with a solid rock force and a sassy lead singer. Suze DeMarchi proved that girls could rock just as hard as guys and the Baby Animals soon kicked some impressive rock butt with hits such as Rush You, Early Warning and One Word. The band scored themselves ARIA awards for best album and toured the globe. When they split in the mid-1990s they ended a special era of Australian music. The band’s recent reformation and inclusion again on the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR line-up is an opportunity for music fans to see their original rock at its best.

Killing Heidi celebrated an auspicious anniversary in 2020, two decades since the release of their rock-pop debut Reflector. The smash hit singles – including Weir and Mascara – embedded the album in Australian music history, took out four ARIA awards and reached four times platinum status. It also catapulted Killing Heidi and its teen musicians – Ella and Jesse Hooper – into international superstar status. The Hooper siblings were revered for their songwriting prowess and their subsequent albums earned them critical acclaim.

Chocolate Starfish are the epitome of a concert party! Fronted by the enigmatic Adam Thompson, the band is known for their high energy live performances. With songs like Four Letter Word, Mountain and You’re So Vain, Chocolate Starfish powered onto the Australian music scene in the 1990s and quickly secured themselves a space as an influential force. They produced two Top 10 albums and six Top 50 singles.

Don’t miss this special final RED HOT SUMMER TOUR show at Rochford Wines. Tickets will sell out.

Tickets go on sale at 10am Thursday 30th June 2022 via Ticketmaster.

Saturday 1st October 2022
Rochford Wines, YARRA VALLEY VIC
www.ticketmaster.com.au

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Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.