“We are so incredibly humbled by this honour to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame,” the band said in a statement.
“All we have ever wanted to do for a career is to entertain people, and to have had the fans continually support us over the years both in our home of Australia and overseas, is really something we never dreamed of. To be inducted on the anniversary of our first ever performance as a group & in our 30th year since forming makes us so grateful. We are so looking forward to coming back home and celebrating this honour with our family, friends and fans.”
Dan Rosen, ARIA Chief Executive, said that the band are a “truly unique Australian success story.”
“From teenage friends to multi platinum stars to keepers of the Motown flame, they have won over audiences all around the world. I am thrilled to have them in the ARIA Hall Of Fame and congratulate them for their incredible career.”
Yesterday, it was revealed that pop superstar Dua Lipa would be heading to Australia for a performance at the award ceremony, joining the previously announced Halsey.
The 2019 ARIA Awards, hosted by Guy Sebastian will take place at The Star in Sydney on Wednesday, 27th November. They’ll be broadcast on the Nine Network as well as live streamed on YouTube. Tones & I, Thelma Plum and Paul Kelly lead this year’s nominations – the full list can be seen here.