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Icehouse Announce 40th Anniversary ‘Great Southern Land’ Tour

Icehouse have announced their return to live touring for 2022, celebrating their iconic track, ‘Great Southern Land’.

The single turns 40 next year and to mark the milestone, the Sydney legends are staging a concert series that will have them touring nationwide. The first of the tour dates have been announced today; shows locked in for Sydney, Perth, Queensland and Darwin to start.

‘Great Southern Land’ is one of those classic Australian songs that feels as intrinsically tied to the national music identity as ‘Beds Are Burning’ or ‘To Her Door’. Released back in 1982 as the lead single from Icehouse’s sophomore album Primitive Man, ‘Great Southern Land’ and has since gone on to have its importance solidified over the years.

Countless remixes, as well as being inducted into the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds Of Australia registry – ‘Great Southern Land’ hasn’t lost its impact.

Watch Icehouse discuss the track, accompanied by a live video of the band performing it live from the Roche Estate, below.

There will be more shows announced for this special anniversary tour, with more details coming in the next few weeks.

For now though, Icehouse fans can get around a stacked bill of guests who will be joining Iva Davies and co. on the road. We’re talking about the likes of Eskimo Joe, Something For Kate, Missy Higgins, Christine Anu, Emily Wurramara, Kasey Chambers and more.

General ticket sales commence for the shows in Sydney, Toowoomba and Brisbane from 10am, Tuesday 26 October, while dates in Perth and Darwin are on sale from 10am, Friday 29 October.

ICEHOUSE – Great Southern Land Concert Series

Saturday 19th February

Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour

with special guests: James Reyne, Kasey Chambers, Busby Marou, Christine Anu, True Vibenation

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday 23rd April

Kings Park, Perth

with special guests: Something For Kate, Jebediah, Emily Wurramara

Tickets: Live Nation

Saturday 7th May

Queens Park, Toowoomba

with special guests: James Reyne, The Angels, Baby Animals, Vanessa Amorosi, Christine Anu, Emily Wurramara

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday 8th May

Harrigans, Jacobs Well QLD

with special guests: James Reyne, The Angels, Baby Animals, Vanessa Amorosi, Christine Anu, Emily Wurramara

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday 28th May

Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin

with special guests: Missy Higgins, Eskimo Joe, Emily Wurramara

Tickets: Live Nation

 

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