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Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com

Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com

181,267 Red Hot Summer Fans Can’t Be Wrong

by Paul Cashmere on April 28, 2019

in News

Duane McDonald’s Red Hot Summer has just wrapped up its biggest season ever with 181,267 tickets sold for the 2019 season.

In a Facebook post Duane said, “Thank you Australia and New Zealand for such a fantastic summer of rock 181,267 of you turned out across 27 shows in support of live music and we can’t thank you enough. Next year we turn 10 ? and what a party this will be. In no tour order we wish to thank the following legendary musicians, their bands and crew who joined us this season and kept the dream alive”.

Red Hot Summer 2019 featured three seasons:

Season One
Jimmy Barnes
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
The Living End
Richard Clapton
Chocolate Starfish
Reece Mastin

Season Two
Suzi Quatro
The Angels
The Screaming Jets
Baby Animals
Jon Stevens
Vanessa Amorosi
Moving Pictures

Season Three
John Farnham
Daryl Braithwaite
Thirsty Merc
Taylor Sheridan

“As we finish tonight in front of 10,000 fans in Cairns, we are so thankful to the patrons that buy tickets each week and keep us all in a job,” Duane added.

Duane McDonald kicked off the first Red Hot Summer in 2010 with Jimmy Barnes, Shannon Noll and Adam Brand.

Jimmy’s song at the time ‘Red Hot’ influenced the name of the tour. 10 seasons later, Jimmy was headlining season one with a line-up including Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and The Living End.

Red Hot Summer revolutionized regional touring bringing major artists from the city to the country. “Our ethos starting out was to take the type of artists you would see performing at festivals in metro centres, and bring them to the regions,” Duane said.

Since starting Red Hot Summer and expanding with the One Electric Day events Duane’s company Regional Touring has sold over one million tickets to people who used to have to travel to a major city to see a world class Australian act.

“Music fans are everywhere, and just because they don’t live in a capital city doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have access to some of the best live acts,” Duane says.

The 2020 season will take Red Hot Summer into its second decade. The 2020 line-up is currently being finalised with a big announcement expected soon. Before that you’ll hear news of a very electric One Electric Day for late 2019.

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