1980s rock outfit Icehouse have just announced their impending Primitive Colours Australian tour, a 13-stop national voyage that kicks off October 10 at Waves in Wollongong. The tour’s title derives from Icehouse’s two most acclaimed records to date: 1982’s Primitive Man and 1987’s Man of Colours, the former of which produced the iconic single Great Southern Land.
The Primitive Colours Australian tour will primarily focus on songs from these two records, being that 2012 is the 30th anniversary of Primitive Man, Icehouse sophomore LP, and the 25th anniversary of the band’s fifth album Man of Colours. The shows won’t be strictly limited to these two albums, however, with Icehouse promising to play the various hits they have amassed since releasing their debut record in 1980.
Icehouse released the following statement about the upcoming national tour:
Getting the band back out touring last year turned out to be a lot of fun and excitement for us all. We’ve had varied requests to perform again and decided that in this double Anniversary year for two of the most known ICEHOUSE albums, the best way would be to perform a few more songs from both albums. Having done the festivals, wineries and entertainment centres since last October, we also wanted to have the chance to get closer to the audiences so we’re playing a variety of venues, ranging from Hamer Hall in Melbourne to a couple of nights in Dee Why (just around the corner from where the band played its early gigs as Flowers) and big pub venues in Brisbane – it’s just like the days when we toured ‘Primitive Man’!
Icehouse Primitive Colours Australian Tour Dates
Tickets available Monday, 16th July 2012 from the venues and associated ticketing outlets.
Wednesday 10th October 2012 – Waves, WOLLONGONG, NSW
Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au / 1300 GET TIX
Thursday 11th October 2012 – Wyong Leagues Club, WYONG, NSW
Tickets: (02) 4392 2799
Saturday 13th October 2012 – Sawtell RSL, COFFS HARBOUR, NSW
Tickets: http://www.sawtellrsl.com.au / (02) 6653 1577 / Park Beach Music (02) 6652 3725
Sunday 14th October 2012 – Club Forster, FORSTER, NSW
Tickets: http://www.clubforster.com.au/ (02) 6591 6591
Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th October 2012 – Dee Why RSL, DEE WHY, NSW
Tickets: http://www.dyrsl.com.au / (02) 9454 4000
Wednesday 24th October 2012 – Southport RSL, GOLD COAST, QLD
Tickets: http://www.oztix.com.au / 1300 762 545 / Venue: 07 5552 4200
Friday 26th October 2012 – Alexandra Hill Hotel, BRISBANE EAST, QLD
Tickets: http://www.oztix.com.au / 1300 762 545 / Venue: 07 3824 4444
Saturday 27th October 2012 – Eatons Hill Hotel, BRISBANE NORTH, QLD
Tickets: http://www.oztix.com.au / 1300 762 545 / Venue: 07 3325 6777
Tuesday 30th October 2012 – Canberra Southern Cross Club – Events Centre, CANBERRA ACT
Tickets: http://www.cscc.com.au / (02) 6283 7288
Wednesday 31st October 2012 – Rooty Hill RSL, ROOTY HILL, NSW
Tickets: http://www.rootyhillrsl.com.au / (02) 96255500
Friday 2nd November 2012 – Revesby Workers Club, REVESBY, NSW
Tickets: http://www.rwc.org.au / (02) 9772 2100
Saturday 3rd November 2012 – Enmore Theatre, SYDNEY, NSW
Tickets: http://www.ticketek.com.au / 132 849
Monday 5th November 2012 – Hamer Hall – The Arts Centre, MELBOURNE, VIC
Tickets: http://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/ 1300 182 183
Watch: Icehouse – Great Southern Land