Can you believe it's been 40 years?
Australia’s unofficial anthem ‘Great Southern Land’ is turning 40 in 2022, and Icehouse are heading around the country to celebrate.
First released in August 1982 – as the lead single from Icehouse’s multi-platinum, second album Primitive Man – the track peaked at #5 on the Australian Singles Charts before going on to mark its place in Australian music history.
After nearly 30 years of soundtracking Australian summers, ‘Great Southern Land’ re-entered the Australian Singles Chart in 2011, before being added to the Australian National Film & Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia list in 2014.
We’d need a lot more time and space to summarise the mammoth 40-year legacy of this song.
I had a classic Australian outdoor childhood, racing through the endless grass paddocks behind our house, building billycarts to race down Willans Hill, swimming in the river, and picnicking high up on the Rock, where the countryside stretched away for miles on all sides. That landscape became part of me, emerging often in my music and lyrics, most especially in Great Southern Land.Iva Davies, Icehouse
It is only fitting that the song that has soundtracked everything from national sporting moments to discussions about Mabo would be celebrated with a huge national series of shows featuring some of Australia’s favourite love acts from across the single’s 40 year history.
Icehouse ‘Great Southern Land’ 2022 Tour Dates
- November 26, 2022, – Riverstage, Brisbane QLD with The Psychedelic Furs & Alice Skye
- December 12, 2022, – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney NSW with Mark Seymour & The Undertow, William Barton & Karen Lee Andrews
General public tickets go on sale Thursday 21 July @ 10am (local time)
When do tickets for Icehouse ‘Great Southern Land’ 2022 shows go on sale?
My Ticketmaster Presale: Wednesday 20 July @ 10am (local time) until Thursday 21 July @ 10am (local time)
Live Nation Members Presale: Wednesday 20 July @ 10am (local time) until Thursday 21 July @ 10am (local time)
General Public Onsale: Thursday 21 July @ 10am (local time)
How do I purchase tickets in one of the Icehouse ‘Great Southern Land’ presales?
My Ticketmaster Presale
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Live Nation Presale
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Once logged in, head to the home page, click the banner for Icehouse’s tour, and follow the links on their website to get back to the Ticketmaster site.
Top tips for getting tickets to Icehouse ‘Great Southern Land’ 2022 Australian tour!
When is Icehouse touring Australia?
Icehouse will take their Great Southern Land 40th anniversary tour around Australia this November and December. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.
Their tour dates include:
- BRISBANE QLD – Saturday 26 November @ Riverstage with The Psychedelic Furs & Alice Skye
- SYDNEY NSW – Monday 12 December @ Sydney Opera House Forecourt with Mark Seymour & The Undertow, William Barton, & Karen Lee Andrews
When do tickets for Icehouse’s Australian tour go on sale?
Tickets for Icehouse’s Great Southern Land 2022 Australian tour dates go on sale to the general public from Thursday 21 July @ 10am (local time) via Ticketmaster.com.au.
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Icehouse will take their Great Southern Land 40th anniversary tour to stages in Brisbane and Sydney this November and December. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.