Australian rock-band INXS are still very much blazing a touring trail in the Southern Hemisphere, despite dropping from the UK radar during the last decade. The band remain a favourite with fans over here so news of their first live appearance in around four years, should be met with excited anticipation.
The Southern Sounds Festival has announced INXS as its main headlining act for its debut showing on the UK festival calendar. Bringing together key acts from the other side of the world, this new London-based bash on Clapham Common is an exciting prospect for fans of the Aussie/Kiwi music scene. Tickets for the day-fest on 11th June will cost £32.50 and further acts are to be announced.
Since the sad passing of one of rock's most charismatic performers in Michael Hutchence, the band has continued with new super-vocalist J.D.Fortune and released a few acclaimed albums, namely last year's "Original Sin", an album of reworked INXS songs with new vocals. 2011 sees the release of new material, scheduled to be titled "The Point of a View". You can expect a run-through of their new stuff, as well as classics such as "Never Tear Us Apart", "Need You Tonight" and "Mystify".
...and if the organizers of Southern Sounds are reading this I say only these words...The Church, Hoodoo Gurus, Robert Forster.....hint hint.