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Icehouse Announce ‘Great Southern Land’ Concert Series | Melbourne Date Postponed

(Originally published on 19/07/2022): Icehouse have announced a series of live dates for 2022 in celebration of their iconic single, ‘Great Southern Land’. Originally released on 3rd August 1982 as the lead single from the band’s Primitive Man album, the track has gone on to become one of the most popular and revered songs in Australian history.

Update 17/11/22: Melbourne show on Saturday, 19th November postponed to Saturday, 11th February 2023 after Iva Davies tests positive for Covid-19. Special guests to be confirmed.

Icehouse – ‘Great Southern Land’

Icehouse front person Iva Davies still remembers when the inspiration for ‘Great Southern Land’ came his way. “I recall the lightbulb moment when I was flying from east coast Australia to the west, falling asleep over inland desert and waking several hours later still over desert — for the first time, the continent’s vastness really hit home,” he explained.

Four decades on, Davies and Icehouse have announced a three-date concert series celebrating the song’s anniversary. Icehouse will be joined by a number of acclaimed acts for dates in Melbourne (on 19th November), Sydney (on 26th November), and Brisbane (on 12th December).

Joining Icehouse in Brisbane are William BartonKaren Lee Andrews and English post-punk icons The Psychedelic Furs, who return to Australia for the first time since 2006. Mark Seymour & The Undertow will perform in Sydney, along with Alice Skye. Special guests for the rescheduled Melbourne show are to be announced.

Icehouse – Great Southern Land 2022: The Concert Series

Saturday, 19th November – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC

  • Icehouse
  • The Psychedelic Furs
  • Mark Seymour & The Undertow
  • Motor Ace
  • Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

Saturday, 26th November – Brisbane Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD

  • Icehouse
  • The Psychedelic Furs
  • Alice Skye

Monday, 12th December – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, NSW

  • Icehouse
  • Mark Seymour & The Undertow
  • William Barton
  • Karen Lee Andrews

Saturday, 11th February 2023 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC – NEW DATE

  • Icehouse
  • Special guests to be confirmed

Tickets are on sale now.

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