Age is no barrier for Red Hot Summer sell-out shows -
John Farnham returns for Red Hot Summer 2019 photo Regional Touring

John Farnham returns for Red Hot Summer 2019 photo Regional Touring

Age is no barrier for Red Hot Summer sell-out shows

by Paul Cashmere on April 15, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

Red Hot Summer pulled another record crowd for Noosa this past weekend with three artists over 60 and who can still pull 10,000+ fans to a show.

Season three of Red Hot Summer features Daryl Braithwaite (70), John Farnham (69) and Todd Hunter of Dragon (67). All three acts consistently perform live year in, year out.

John Farnham has his first hit ‘Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)’ 52 years ago. Daryl Braithwaite was a member of Sherbet when he first cracked the charts with ‘Can You Feel It Baby’ in 1972. Todd Hunter’s first chart record was Dragon’s ‘This Time’ in 1977, 42 years ago.

Australian rock veterans are having some of their biggest successes at the moment. 70-year-old Russell Morris debuted at no 12 on the ARIA Chart this week with ‘Black and Blue Heart’. At 70 Joe Camilleri debuted at no 12 on the ARIA Chart last week with the Black Sorrows ‘Citizen John’. In February, Brain Cadd returned to the Australian charts with is ‘Silver City’ album at age 72.

Age has not hindered Red Hot Summer. Founder Duane McDonald says, “the legacy of these artists was built over decades. They have trained on the stage like athletes on a field to hone these musical skills. Their song catalogues have contributed to Australian rock culture. It is my pleasure to present these acts to the fans and watch the fans each week love it”.

The 2019 season of Red Hot Summer is concluding in Queensland over the coming weeks.

The remaining Farnham Red Hot Summer shows are:

April 20, Rockhampton
April 27, Cairns

Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio



Related Posts

Cold Chisel photo by Ros O'Gorman
Cold Chisel Resume Work

Cold Chisel are back together with another album in the planning stages.

10 hours ago
Adam Thompson photo by Ros O'Gorman
Roger Taylor’s Hand-Picked We Will Rock You Musicians To Join Adam Thompson for Bohemian Rhapsody Show

Chocolate Starfish singer Adam Thompson has put together the We Will Rock You band to perform the Queen Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack live (plus more) across Australia in November and December.

10 hours ago
The Cat Empire
The Cat Empire Tour Will Raise Money for Children’s Ground

The Cat Empire play their next round of Australian shows in October and November with proceeds going to Children’s Ground.

10 hours ago
Holy Holy
Holy Holy to hit the road in September

Holy Holy will be back on the road in July with brand new songs from their upcoming third album ‘On My Own Pool of Light’ to play.

11 hours ago
Danny Simcic
The Danny Simcic Appeal Launches Via Support Act

Support Act has launched an appeal for former Real Life drummer Danny Simcic, who is being treated for Bowel Cancer.

12 hours ago
Iggy Azalea, music news, Photo, Noise11
How Iggy Azalea overcame childhood bullying

Iggy Azalea sought help after childhood bullying left her unable to handle criticism.

20 hours ago
Simon Hosford's Fair Warning
Simon Hosford’s Fair Warning To Perform Van Halen’s First at Melbourne Guitar Show

The Melbourne Guitar Show will have a special treat for 2019 with Simon Hosford’s Fair Warning performing the entire debut album from Van Halen.

1 day ago