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The Royal Crown Revue 20th Anniversary Tour

Written by Toby Smith on September 2, 2009

Los Angeles’, and quite possibly the world’s premiere swing band, THE ROYAL CROWN REVUE will be packing up their brass section and bringing their swing party back to our Australia. To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, the Royal Crown Revue will be entertaining local audiences with a whole new revue experience never before seen in Australia.

The Royal Crown Revue will play a whirlwind five shows over five days. Fronted by founder Eddie Nichols and featuring, for the first time in Australia, the seductive female vocals of Jennifer Keith the tour will kick off at the Fly By Night in Fremantle on Tuesday 8th December, the Tivoli in Brisbane on Wednesday 9th December, the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Thursday 10th December, Meredith Music Festival in Meredith, Victoria on Friday 11th December and wrapping things up at the Metro in Sydney on Saturday 12th December.

Forming in 1989 in Los Angeles, California, the Royal Crown Revue has been wowing audiences across the globe with their original blend of up-tempo swing music. Taking cues from a mutual love of rockabilly, punk, jazz, blues and soul among other styles of American roots music, the band create a swing sound that is truly their own, seamlessly crossing over to audiences as vastly different as from the Van’s Warped Tour and The Reading Festival to major US Jazz Festivals.

The band has worked with an array of top line international artists from James Brown and Bette Midler through to Kiss’ Gene Simmons and their music has been featured in countless motion pictures, television shows, and commercials including The Mask, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with hit film Swingers being based on the scene the Royal Crown Revue created in Los Angeles.

With an upcoming anniversary CD to be released later in 2009, including favourites from the last 20 year Along with enough new tunes to satisfy long time fans and welcome the next generation of “royalty”. Be sure to experience swing music at its absolute finest when the Royal Crown Revue bring their smoking red, hot and blue new revue to your city.

Tickets for all shows available Monday 21st September – don’t miss out!

Tuesday 8 December – The Fly By Night, Fremantle

http://www.flybynight.org or by phoning (08) 9430 5976

Wednesday 9 December – The Tivoli, Brisbane
http://www.ticketek.com

Thursday 10 December – The Forum Theatre, Melbourne
http://www.ticketek.com

Friday 11 December – Meredith Music Festival, Meredith

Saturday 12 December – The Metro Theatre, Sydney
http://www.metrotheatre.com.au

featuring Eddie Nichols and Jennifer Keith

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