RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is thrilled to announce the next series of dates for the 2024 season from one of Australia’s most sought-after summer festivals. These iconic outdoor shows will take place in various locations across the country, and for series three, this star studded-line-up will feature SUZI QUATRO taking centre stage, playing with international juggernauts CHEAP TRICK, alongside Aussie favourites Jon Stevens, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, and Chocolate Starfish.
The undisputed Queen of Rock, SUZI QUATRO, will be returning for her 38th tour of Australia to headline this next series. Audiences have always loved it when she is part of RED HOT SUMMER TOUR. There are few female performers who have a career as successful and versatile as SUZI QUATRO. After decades of accomplishments, it’s no surprise to find out that she has never stopped working in one guise or another, whether it is playing her solo rock show to packed houses, hosting her own show on the BBC Radio 2, performing on the West End or penning hit songs. To date, this enigmatic performer has sold over 55 million records, in fact, for a seven-year period in the 1970s she was featured in the British charts for an incredible 101 weeks. Her hits include ‘The Wild One’, ‘48 Crash’, ‘Devil Gate Drive’, ‘She’s in Love with You’ and ‘If You Can’t Give Me Love’ to name a few.
In 2019, the world saw the release of her documentary, SUZI Q, and it topped the Amazon charts around the globe. In August this year, she released ‘Face To Face’, her duet album with KT Tunstall which has had huge success. It picked up ‘album of the year’ presented by Jools Holland, album of the week on BBC Radio 2 and over half a million plays in the USA. It’s been critically acclaimed and charted in many countries around the world. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of ‘Can the Can’ being No. 1 and SUZI will mark the occasion with 5 special shows in the UK.
With over 5,000 performances spanning four decades, 20 million records sold worldwide, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, CHEAP TRICK are undoubtedly one of the most influential classic rock groups of the past 50 years.
The band was formed in 1974 and while it has evolved throughout the years, CHEAP TRICK has continued to reach mainstream and critical success. Hits such as ‘The Flame’, ‘Dream Police’, ‘I Want You To Want Me ’ and ‘ Surrender’ have cemented the group as one of America’s top rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. They released their 20th studio album, In Another World, in April 2021.
Red Hot Summer Tour 2024 Australia Tour Dates
- February 24, 2024, – Westport Park, Port Macquarie, NSW
- February 25, 2024, – Broadwater Parklands, Southport QLD
- March 2, 2024, – Berry Showground, Berry NSW
- March 3, 2024, – Bella Vista Farm, Bella Vista NSW
- March 9, 2024, – Queens Park, Toowoomba QLD
- March 10, 2024, – Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island QLD
- March 16, 2024, – Victoria Park, Ballarat VIC
- March 17, 2024, – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
- March 23, 2024, – Seppeltsfield Wines, Seppeltsfield SA
Tickets go on sale to the general public now
Jon Stevens is recognised as one of the most talented rock musicians to emerge from Australia in recent memory. He has had phenomenal success as a solo artist, and was also the lead singer of major rock acts Noiseworks, INXS, and Dead Daisies. His career has gone from strength-to-strength: a record-
smashing debut at age 16 with two consecutive No. 1 singles in his New Zealand homeland. He also enjoyed huge hits in Australia as lead singer with Noiseworks. Stevens 21st-century liftoff to worldwide acclaim was at centre stage with INXS, and a song released by Dead Daisies which he co-wrote and produced with the legendary Slash on guitar. Ringo Starr plays the drums on the lonely ballad ‘One Way Street’ and ‘Something Bout You’ features the vocals of Vanessa Amorosi.
Australian rock band Noiseworks released ‘Heart & Soul’ on August 15th, 2022, as the lead single from their new studio album ‘Evolution’. The single album came as a long-awaited gift to Noiseworks fans who had been thirsting for new music from the iconic rockers for 30 years.
Crowd favourites, The Angels, will see former drummer Nick Norton taking centre stage as their new front man replacing Dave Gleeson after his 12 years in the role. With a set-list of catalogue classics that are ingrained in the hearts of every Australian rock fan, it is no wonder that the famous American critic David Fricke called The Angels “a guaranteed great time anywhere”.
As Ian McFarlane, the author of The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, noted: “The Angels helped re-define the Australian rock tradition.” And now John Brewster, Rick Brewster, Sam Brewster, Tom Brewster and Nick Norton are giving it another twist. Let the night roll on!
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The Red Hot Summer Tour – Series 3 will be playing across Australia in February & March 2024. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.