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B-52s and Simple Minds To Play A Day On The Green

by Paul Cashmere on August 11, 2016

in Live,News

While teaming up B-52s and Simple Minds for A Day On The Green is a great idea adding Machinations and Models will make it a day to remember for a long, long time.

B-52’s and Simple Minds will perform for A Day On The Green across five states as well as play their own shows in Melbourne and Sydney.

The line-up will deliver an impressive number of hits. B-52’s were actually much bigger in Australia than the USA. ‘Rock Lobster’, ‘Planet Claire’ and ‘Private Idaho’ did not chart in America but were hits in Australia.

Hits of The B-52s

Rock Lobster (no 3, 1978)
Planet Claire (no 43, 1979)
Private Idaho (no 11, 1980)
Love Shack (no 1, 1989)
Roam (no 11, 1990)

Simple Minds also had their first hit in Australia a year before having a UK Top 40 song. “It’s been said Simple Minds has a love affair with Australia and I think that’s true,” says Jim Kerr of Simple Minds. “It was the first country anywhere in the world to give us success and from our very first tours, we’ve always had a wonderful bond with Australian audiences. We have so many fantastic memories and can’t wait to be playing there again.”

Hits of Simple Minds

Love Song (no 17, 1981)
Promised You A Miracle (no 10, 1982)
Glittering Prize (no 9, 1982)
Someone Somewhere In Summertime (no 51, 1982)
Waterfront (no 19, 1983)
Don’t You (Forget About Me) (no 6, 1985)
Alive and Kicking (no 21, 1985)
Sanctify Yourself (no 46, 1986)
All The Things She Said (no 46, 1986)
Belfast Child (no 12, 1989)
This Is Your Land (no 38, 1989)
Let There Be Love (no 15, 1991)
She’s A River (no 29, 1995)

Hits of Machinations

Pressure Sway (no 21, 1983)
No Say In It (no 14, 1984)
My Heart’s On Fire (no 27, 1985)
Intimacy (no 44, 1988)
Do It To Me (no 69, 1988)

Hits of Models

Cut Lunch EP (no 38, 1981)
I Hear Motion (no 12, 1983)
Big On Love (no 24, 1984)
Barbados (no 2, 1985)
Out Of Mind Out Of Sight (no 1, 1985)
Cold Fever (no 36, 1985)
Evolution (no 21, 1986)
Let’s Kiss (no 27, 1986)
Hold On (no 21, 1987)
Oh Darling (no 48, 1987)

A Day On The Green shows: 

Simple Minds, The B-52s, Models and Machinations

Thurs Feb 2, Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth WA (*Machinations not playing Perth)

Sat Feb 4, Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC

Sun Feb 5, Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale SA

Sat Feb 11, Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley NSW

Sun Feb 12, Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD

Tickets from ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100.

All event info: www.adayonthegreen.com.au

Indoor shows (Frontier Touring):

Simple Minds and The B-52s

Tues Feb 7, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

Thur Feb 9, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney


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