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Apia Good Times Tour 2017

When:

Sun 21 May 2017, 4:00pm

Where: Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, 2 Blair Street, Bunbury, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

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The annual Apia Good Times Tour returns for its fifth consecutive year with another once-in-a-lifetime line-up of Oz music legends including The Black Sorrows with Vika + Linda Bull, Colin Hay (Men at Work), Mental as Anything and Deborah Conway leading the sing-alongs across the country.

The 2017 Apia Good Times Tour kicks off on Wednesday, 17 May in Darwin before taking in Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury, Melbourne, Bendigo, Geelong, Newcastle, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Tweed Heads, Sydney, Thirroul, Canberra, Launceston and finishing the party in Hobart. Tickets to all shows go on sale at 10:00am local times on Monday, 6 February.

2017’s line-up of legends have a huge array of hits to draw from including 'Harley & Rose', 'Chained to the Wheel', 'Hold on to Me', 'Down Under', 'Who Can It Be Now?', 'Overkill', 'Nips Are Getting Bigger', 'Live it Up', 'Too Many Times', 'It’s Only The Beginning' and 'Man Overboard', to name a few. Each artist performs a solo set of their hits before joining in an extraordinary finale with all four sharing the stage.

The Black Sorrows are one of Australia’s most enduring touring bands, completing over 150 shows in the past 6 months alone to celebrate the release of their critically acclaimed 20th album, Faithful Satellite featuring Fix My Bail and the latest single, 'Raise Your Hands' (with Vika + Linda). They live up to their reputation as a dynamic live act every time they hit the stage. Their musicianship and energy appeals to music fans everywhere and at their helm, Joe Camilleri steers the band through an interplay of solid grooves mixing blues, soul, R&B and gospel, with flashes of country and Brill Building pop.

For 30 years the glorious voices of Vika + Linda Bull have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape and have been an integral part of The Black Sorrows. Vika + Linda are world class singers in their own right and feature on many of the band’s hits including 'Never Let Me Go', 'Chained to the Wheel' and 'Raise Your Hands'.

Colin Hay is familiar to millions of music lovers around the world as frontman, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work. In the past 15 years, Hay has reinvented himself as a solo artist, regularly selling out rooms around the world and introducing himself to a new generation of fans in the process.

Nearly 40 years of recording and non-stop touring, 25 Top 40 hits in Australia and an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame, and Mental As Anything are still going strong. “The Mentals” started off as students who put a band together to play blues, sixties pop, rockabilly, country and increasingly their own original compositions to fill in time at art school in Sydney in the mid 1970s. Initially playing to students at parties, pubs and Uni dances they caught the attention of new independent label Regular Records who in late 1978 sold out 1300 copies in a fortnight of the three track vinyl "Mental As Anything Plays at Your Party" with one track: 'The Nips Are Getting Bigger' on everyone's radio over Christmas.

Deborah Conway has been a significant and eloquent contributor to Australian music for over 3 decades. Conway’s first band, Do Re Mi, topped the charts and her first solo album achieved platinum sales and earned her an ARIA Award. Conway will be joined onstage by long time collaborator, Willy Zygier, who she started working with in 1991, together they have written, recorded and released 9 albums that have all won appreciative audiences & critical acclaim from reviewers.

In 2016 Conway and Zygier’s 1993, 5/4 anthem “Alive & Brilliant” was inducted into the National Film and Sound Archive and both Leaps & Bounds Festival and Rolling Stone Magazine recently named Conway a Living Legend. Their new album Everybody’s Begging was released last September to rave reviews.

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