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Red Hot Summer have announced a mammoth lineup chock full of Australian legends to celebrate their tenth birthday.
The Red Hot Summer tour is celebrating ten years in style, with four months of shows lined up in 2020.
In massive news for music fans, ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Hunters & Collectors are reuniting to headline the 2020 tour, bringing with them special guests James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera. So we’re certain this is going to be huge.
The Red Hot Summer tour was launched in 2011 with a three-band lineup touring across six shows throughout Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia. Fast forward a decade, and Red Hot Summer has become a staple on the Australian music calendar, taking in stages in major cities and regional centres and ensuring the music-loving public has access to top-quality festivals no matter where they live.
Reforming for the tenth anniversary of Red Hot Summer, live performances from Hunters & Collectors is a rare experience these days. The legendary band disbanded over two decades ago and have only performed again a handful of times since – notably at The Sound Relief Concert in 2009 and a brief run five years ago. With over one million albums sold and hit singles including ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’, ‘When The River Runs Dry’, and ‘Holy Grail’, the outdoor festival environment was made for Hunters & Collectors. Who knows how many more chances we’ll get to see them perform live?
“The lads are very excited to be getting out into all the regional towns that made them welcome when they were touring at their peak throughout Australia,” says Hunter & Collectors lead singer Mark Seymour. “This tour is going to be huge.”
The Australian rock royalty continues throughout the lineup.
From his time fronting the legendary Australian Crawl through to his successful solo career, James Reyne’s set is sure to be packed full of singalong classics. So too is The Living End’s. With two decades spent putting on blistering live performances, and their eighth album almost ready to drop, fans better be ready to dance.
The Angels will bring four-decades of Australian anthems to the Red Hot Summer stage, alongside recently reformed ’90s rockers The Baby Animals.
There will also be milestones aplenty on this tour, with Killing Heidi spending 2020 celebrating two decades since the release of their incredible debut album Reflector and Boom Crash Opera ticking off 30 years since their ARIA Top 10 record These Crazy Times arrived.
Ten years of Red Hot Summer and it just keeps getting better.
Red Hot Summer Tour will celebrate ten years, kicking off in Victoria in January 2020. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com.au.