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WITH TRAIN, THE BABY ANIMALS &
SEAN KELLY. AUSTRALIA DAY CONCERT –
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26
a day on the green continues its 10th birthday celebrations
with the announcement of a huge Australia Day concert at Centennial
Aussie rock legends INXS, with special guest JD Fortune, will head
up this very special concert event on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.
What better way to celebrate our national day than with good food,
good wine and this iconic Aussie band!
Joining INXS will be US Grammy-Award winners Train, whose blues
and folk-infused rock has propelled them to the top of the charts around
the world. The reformed Baby Animals and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee
Sean Kelly (from Models) complete this stellar line-up.
a day on the green promoter Michael Newton said: “We’ve
wanted to do an Australia Day concert for a while now and when the
opportunity came up with INXS, we knew they were the perfect band.
“Despite all their phenomenal international success, they have always
been such a classic Australian act. They are really excited to be playing
on this special day so we are in for an awesome concert.”
The show is part of a national tour for INXS – their first in four years
and exclusive to a day on the green - to support a new albums
which kicks off an exciting new chapter in their illustrious career.
For more than 30 years INXS have maintained their position as a great
and consummate global rock band. With more than 35 million album
sold, an enviable reputation for live performance and a collection of
master hits that have stood the test of time, INXS remain one of our most-
loved and respected treasures.
The band’s new album ‘Original Sin’ (released Nov 5) heralds a
new beginning with guest vocalists joining the five band members to
rework classic INXS songs into new incarnations. The project has been
in progress for the past year, with tracks recorded by Ben Harper, Rob
Thomas (Matchbox 20), Pat Monahan (Train), Kav Temperley (Eskimo
Joe), hip hop star Tricky and JD Fortune with guitar playing from John
Mayer. The album is a unique, challenging and inspiring way to bring
classic INXS songs into the modern era and to a whole new audience.
“INXS is really excited to be playing in some great locations around
Australia, and to our fans,” Andrew Farriss of INXS said. “Also having
Train, The Baby Animals and Sean Kelly on the same stages we will
be playing to their fans as well as ours – so it should be a sight to see.
We’ll see you there!”
One of the artists featuring on the INXS album, Patrick Monahan and
his band TRAIN will take up the special guest support slot. With their
triple platinum #1 single ‘Hey Soul Sister’, the top 5 airplay hit ‘If It’s
Love’ and the new single ‘Save Me, San Francisco’ (from the album of
the same name) all dominating radio, Train have been re-energised as
one of the most successful chart acts of the year. After playing theatre
shows here in June, the band are looking for ward to the larger winery
shows and introducing their music to a wider audience.
THE BABY ANIMALS roared into Aussie rock history with their eight
times platinum self-titled debut album in the early 90s, with hits like ‘Early
Warning’, ‘One Word’ and ‘Rush You’ firmly establishing the band,
and its charismatic front woman Suze De Marchi. After disbanding in
1996, they made a hugely popular return in 2008, and again earlier
this year in the ‘Rock N Roll Symphony’ national tour with Chrissie
Amphlett and Diesel. Suze has recently returned to Sydney after
decades in the US, and with original Baby Animals partner Dave Leslie
is working on new material and keen to hit the stage again.
The announcement that Models would be inducted into this year’s
ARIA Hall Of Fame is recognition of the status this pioneering Melbourne
band and its pioneering frontman SEAN KELLY has always held.
Emerging from the post new wave scene, Models’ produced ground-
breaking albums ‘The Pleasure Of Your Company’ and ‘Out Of Mind
Out Of Sight’. Kelly then joined up with friend Wendy Matthews to
form the hugely successful Absent Friends. Kelly has continued to work
as a producer and performer with his solo combo and leading various
Models reunions and makes his a day on the green debut on this
So there you have it - INXS, Train, The Baby Animals and Sean Kelly
(Models) in a very special Australia Day concert event!
a day on the green is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO
alcohol. Food will be available for purchase on site or BYO picnic.
Picnic rugs & deck chairs are recommended. Gates open at 3.00pm.
For full event information go to www.adayonthegreen.com.au .
Gold: $175 plus b/fee; Silver: $135 plus b/fee
General Admission: $105 plus b/fee
For Concert and Dining Packages call Centennial Vineyards
(02) 4861 8701.
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