John Farnham is coming to Noosa in April, 2019 for the Red Hot Summer Tour.
John Farnham is coming to Noosa in April, 2019 for the Red Hot Summer Tour. David Anderson

Farnham, Braithwaite, Stevens to rock Noosa

THE biggest voices in Australian rock are coming the Coast next year.

Tickets to The Red Hot Summer Tour are becoming so hot a special Noosa concert has been added to next year's schedule to meet demand in southeast Queensland .

John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, Dragon and Thirsty Merc will headline the award-winning festival's 2019 bill.

 

Vanessa Amorosi has reportedly been working on new music in LA.
Vanessa Amorosi has reportedly been working on new music in LA.

"We had such an incredible response from audiences last season when John Farnham headlined," promoter Duane McDonald said.

"Some of the series three events featuring John have already sold out and due to the huge demand we have had from southern Queensland audiences.

"This is the first major concert to be held in Noosa for more than 20 years and we're really looking forward to it."

 

The currently line-up of Dragon - Mark Williams, Todd Hunter, Bruce Reid and Pete Drummond - has been together since 2006.
The currently line-up of Dragon - Mark Williams, Todd Hunter, Bruce Reid and Pete Drummond - has been together since 2006. Cole Bennetts

Stevens said he's looking forward to returning to our shores after headlining Caloundra's Sunshine Rock & Blues Festival in June.

"I think I speak for all the musicians when I say we want to get out of cold Melbourne and get up to the warmer weather. Any chance we get to come up we'll take it," the former Noiseworks frontman said.

"Suffice to say it will be just hit, hit, hit and more hits. The audience knows they're going to come and hear all the songs they grew up with, and hopefully they'll bring their teenage or 20-something kids who grew up listening to the same stuff.

Jon Stevens has been back in the studio working the follow-up to his 2017 album Starlight.
Jon Stevens has been back in the studio working the follow-up to his 2017 album Starlight.

"It's amazing really to think after all these years you've still got a massive audience for all of us older artists. We're all very grateful."

Stevens will also treat concert-goers to the new music he's currently working on with producer Kevin Shirley.

"I've recorded half an album already, so hopefully it will be out by then. That's the plan," he said.

"I was recording last month in Sydney with Kevin. He's a fantastic producer who's done a lot of work with Aerosmith. I haven't worked with him for 30 years, so it's good to record with him again."

The Red Hot Summer Tour plays the Noosa District Sports Complex on Saturday, April 13 2019. Tickets go on sale on Thursday at 9am through Ticketmaster.


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