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Baby Animals Reform Original Line-up For 25th Anniversary

by Paul Cashmere on December 1, 2015

in Live,News

Baby Animals will reform with their original line-up in May to perform their debut album from start to finish.

Two Baby Animals shows have been announced, one each for Sydney and Melbourne.

Baby Animals will perform with their current line-up featuring Suze DeMarchi, Dave Leslie, Mick Skelton and Dario Bortolin and then perform the ‘Baby Animals’ album in the second half of the show with the four people who made the music, Suze DeMarchi, Dave Leslie, Frank Celenza and Eddie Parise.

In a statement Suze DeMarchi said, “It seems like only yesterday that we were at Sound Level rehearsal studios in Sydney beginning this journey that’s lasted 25 incredible years. I feel really privileged to be celebrating all the great times with my band mates.

The band plans to make 2016 a celebratory year. “We’re going to do something really special next year. The Baby Animals will be performing songs we haven’t played for years, material that many BA fans have never heard before. And perform the first album from start to finish, which will be a first for us and the fans. We’ve also unearthed live tapes, b-sides and demos – many of which have never seen the light of day – for a new album, BA25”.

“Everything old will be new again. We can’t wait,” Suze said.

7 Baby Animals facts

Their first TV performance in the USA was on Letterman
• While on a support tour in Europe in 1992, the Baby Animals stormed the stage and stole the encore from Bryan Adams. Suze was dressed as Bryan, but they played a Baby Animals song much to the confusion of the stadium crowd in Milan
• Baby Animals debut album held the #1 chart for 6 weeks, keeping Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ out of the top spot
• It was the highest selling Australian debut album ever, until Jet released Get Born in 2003
• They were the first and only band to ever launch an album at NSW Parliament House
• Suze DeMarchi got a Rolling Stone Mag cover – the first ever artist to get a cover off a debut record
* Baby Animals are cited as the band the cool girls listen to in Australian classic movie Muriel’s Wedding.

Baby Animals dates

Saturday, 21 May, 2016, Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Saturday, 28 May, 2016, Enmore Theatre, Sydney

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