Hunters To Tour!

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Despite reunion denials over the years from lead singer Mark Seymour, Hunters & Collectors today announce their first tour since 1998 performing ten a day on the green concerts nationally, followed by two special indoor concerts at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and Melbourne’s Palais Theatre.

Seymour rejoins his former band mates Jack Howard, Michael Waters, Jeremy Smith, Doug Falconer, Barry Palmer and John Archer in this ‘reformation tour.’

Kicking off on the Australia Day long weekend in January and stretching across weekends until mid April, Hunters & Collectors will be joined at the majority of winery shows by You Am I, with Diesel taking the stage at the others. Something For Kate and British India, who both pay tribute to the Hunters on the new Crucible tribute album, will be special guests at all winery shows. The Panics will be the supports for the theatre shows.

The tour news comes amidst a spate of recent Hunters & Collectors activity: the upcoming performance at the AFL Grand Final this Saturday, September 28; as special guests at Melbourne’s two Bruce Springsteen concerts in February; and the release of Crucible – The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors, featuring 15 tributes from the likes of Neil Finn & Eddie Vedder and Paul Kelly accompanied by 15 original H&C recordings.

When they called it a day in 1998, Hunters & Collectors was a multi-platinum selling band, with five top 10 albums boasting classic songs like ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’, ‘Talking to a Stranger’,‘ Holy Grail’, ‘When The River Runs Dry’, ‘Do You See What I See’, ‘Say Goodbye’ and countless others.

In 2005 the band was inducted by Peter Garrett into the ARIA Hall of Fame. In March 2009 the Sound Relief benefit concert at the MCG brought them temporarily out of retirement, with a set that won rave reviews.

You Am I continue their 20th anniversary celebrations joining the tour with their first three seminal albums Sound As Ever, Hi Fi Way and Hourly Daily re-released.

National tour dates are:

A DAY ON THE GREEN SHOWS

Saturday January 25 – The Hill Winery, Geelong VIC
With You Am I, Something For Kate & British India

Saturday February 1 – Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley NSW
With You Am I, Something For Kate & British India

Sunday February 2 – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD
With You Am I, Something For Kate & British India

Saturday February 8 – All Saints Estate, Rutherglen VIC
With You Am I, Something For Kate & British India

Saturday February 22 – Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale SA
With You Am I, Something For Kate & British India

Saturday March 1 – Petersons Winery, Armidale NSW
With Something For Kate, Diesel & British India

Saturday March 8 – Robert Oatley Vineyards, Mudgee NSW
With Something For Kate, Diesel & British India

Saturday March 15 – Josef Chromy Wines, Launceston TAS
With Something For Kate & British India

Saturday March 22 – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
With You Am I, Something For Kate & British India

Saturday March 29 – Kings Park & Botanical Garden, Perth WA
With Something For Kate, Diesel & British India

All event information www.adayonthegreen.com.au

THEATRE SHOWS (Frontier Touring)

Friday April 4 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney **
With support The Panics

Friday April 11 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
With support The Panics

All show information www.frontiertouring.com

TICKETS TO ALL SHOWS ON SALE 9.00am FRIDAY OCTOBER 11
From Ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100
(**except Enmore Theatre from Ticketek.com. au & 132 849)

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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