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:: Spotlight :: Under The Southern Stars to rock the East Coast in January 2018

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

2018 is set to kick off in the most sensational way with a brand new summer festival. Under The Southern Stars is bringing together the best of Australian rock with an international touch. Headlined by the Working Class Man himself Jimmy Barnes, Under the Southern Stars will be coming to two stunning coastal locations in NSW, VICTORIA and QUEENSLAND in January.

Jimmy Barnes is the heart and soul of Aussie Rock and Roll. After 40 years on stages of all kinds, Jimmy is an icon – his nickname “Barnesy” conjures up thoughts of rock music at an ear-splitting volume. As frontman of the legendary Cold Chisel, to his distinguished solo career, Jimmy has had more #1 albums than any other Australian artist and been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Twice.

Jimmy has been through it all and lived to tell the tale detailing it all in his bestselling memoirs, Working Class Boy and Working Class Man, adding bestselling author to his resume and cementing his place in Australia’s heart and heartland. Along the way, he has sold more records in Australia than any other domestic rock & roll artist. Jimmy’s live shows are legendary for their intensity.

Joining Barnes is American rock icon and Songwriters Hall of Famer, Bon Jovi’s own, Richie Sambora (who has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has co-written over 20 Top 40 hits and 11 Top 10 hits). Sambora will unite with kindred spirit, platinum selling solo artist and Australian guitar virtuoso Orianthi (who has shared stages with the likes of Michael Jackson, Santana, Prince, ZZ Top and was the first female member of Alice Cooper’s band). Individually they have both written chart-busting singles, toured the globe extensively, collaborated with superstar artists, and released three solo albums each. Now, teaming up as RSO, this is the next chapter for these celebrated artists.

The cream of the Australian rock industry, Diesel, Richard Clapton, Dallas Crane and Ash Grunwald will round out this first class Under the Southern Stars line-up.

“This is a bill I’m looking forward to being a part of!” said Jimmy Barnes. “This show will definitely rock. In the middle of summer, what would you want to do but get out with your mates and have a party? Join us. I think there will be a few surprises on the day”

Be warned that with a line up including Australian music royalty as well as an international rock icon, tickets wont last long. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see this top tier calibre of talent in a stunning coastal setting. The quintessential Australia summer experience is filled with family, friends, good food and great live music and this line-up has raised the bar. Under the Southern Stars is the perfect summer holiday festival.

** In addition to their festival commitments RSO will play 4 side shows in Sydney, Melbourne, The Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

UNDER THE SOUTHERN STARS
January 6 :
Harry Elliott Oval, Forster Tuncurry, NSW

January 7
Hastings Foreshore Reserve, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria


SIDE SHOWS: Richie Sambora & Orianthi - RSO
January 10
RSL Club, Southport, Queensland
supported by The Rich and Famous

January 11
Aussie World, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

January 12
Max Watts, Sydney, NSW
Supported by The Choirboys

January 13
Prince Band Room, St Kilda, Victoria
Supported by The Choirboys

For event information, please visit here

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**ADDITIONAL SHOW ON THE GOLD COAST**

Saturday February 10 will see more Australian rock hit the Gold Coast at the Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport.
This is an 18+ only show.

Line-up is as follows:
JIMMY BARNES, IAN MOSS, TEX PERKINS, DIESEL, RICHARD CLAPTON, ASH GRUNWALD and THE RICH AND FAMOUS

Running Times:
Gates: 1:00pm
The Rich & Famous: 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Ash Grunwald: 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Richard Clapton: 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Diesel: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Tex Perkins: 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Ian Moss: 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Jimmy Barnes: 8:10pm - 9:40pm
Finish: 10:00pm (approx)

Please note, all times are approximate and subject to change.

For more information, visit

www.underthesouthernstars.com.au