Let the good times roll as the annual Apia Good Times Tour returns for its fifth season this May to June, bringing along a monster bill of Australian music legends who will lead the sing-alongs across the country.
The Black Sorrows with Vika and Linda Bull, Colin Hay of Men at Work, Mental As Anything and Deborah Conway will all join forces to rock houses down in Darwin, Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury, Melbourne, Bendigo, Geelong, Newcastle, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Tweed Heads, Sydney, Thirroul, Canberra, Launceston and Hobart.
The Black Sorrows are one of Australia’s most hard-working bands, winding up 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 and Linda. Their live performances validate their reputation as a dynamic live act each time they hit the stage. Their musicianship 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. Integral parts of The Black Sorrows, however, are the glorious voices of Vika and Linda Bull. These distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged voices have been resonating in the Australian music landscape for 30 years now.
Colin Hay is known 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 forged a solo career, regularly selling out rooms around the world and introducing himself to a new generation of fans along the way.
Meanwhile, Mental As Anything are showing no signs of slowing down even after almost 40 years of recording and non-stop touring, having 25 Top 40 hits in Australia and being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. “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. Initially playing to students at parties, pubs and Uni dances, they caught the attention of the then 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 an influential and eloquent contributor to Australian music for over 3 decades. Conway’s first band, Do Re Mi, dominated 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 and critical acclaim from reviewers.
These talented acts will overwhelm you with a repertoire of huge hits 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.
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