ICEHOUSE ANNOUNCE 2017 – 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

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ICEHOUSE mark the 40th anniversary of their very first live performance, which was at the Warriewood Surf Life Saving Club way back in 1977, with shows across Australia and New Zealand.

Every major milestone should be enthusiastically celebrated and ICEHOUSE have announced the full details of their 40 YEARS LIVE Tour! This exciting announcement includes solo dates and festival headline shows across Australia and, for the first time in 20 years, in the South and North Islands of New Zealand.

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ICEHOUSE laid down the soundtrack for a generation with songs like Hey Little Girl, Electric Blue, Miss Divine, Can’t Help Myself, We Can Get Together, Crazy, Don’t Believe Anymore, Street Café and, of course, Great Southern Land.

ICEHOUSE started as a pub rock band called FLOWERS performing their first live show to a crowd of around 30 in Warriewood beginning three years of local residencies and non-stop shows around the country. That first show included covers of the songs from artists the band loved including David Bowie, T-Rex, Iggy Pop, Sex Pistols and Ultravox. In 1980, they scored a record deal with Regular Records and released their first singles, Can’t Help Myself and We Can Get Together.

The band’s debut album, ICEHOUSE, was released in the same year to critical acclaim and reached multi-platinum status in Australia and New Zealand. ICEHOUSE soon became the highest selling debut album by any band in Australia, a record it was to hold well into the 1990s.

In 1981, FLOWERS changed their name to ICEHOUSE for use in the overseas market. With their new name, the band embarked on their first overseas tour taking on the USA, Canada and the UK in their stride.

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ICEHOUSE has sold over three million albums locally, more than nine million internationally, and have achieved 28 platinum album sales in Australasia. They have had eight Top 10 albums and more than 30 Top 40 singles. ICEHOUSE and Iva Davies have won many awards, including the Countdown Award for the Most Popular Male Performer and ARIA Awards for the Best Album and Highest Selling Album for Man of Colours. The band was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006.

Iva Davies

Iva Davies

“40 years ago we had no idea that the band would last longer than a year, let alone still be performing four decades later” says Iva Davies. “There have been a lot of people involved over the years who have made all the shows happen and I’m always thankful for their efforts. As we tour now there is still the thrill of walking out onto the stage like there was back in 1977, and we hope to continue to take the audiences on the journey with us”.

40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:

Saturday, 7 January 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala, NSW

Tickets on sale from 9.00am, Monday 29 August from
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Friday, 13 January 2017
Enmore Theatre, Enmore, NSW

Tickets available from Ticketek 132 849 | www.ticketek.com.au
Presented by WS FM101.7

Saturday, 14 January 2017 – 2nd and Final Show
Enmore Theatre, Enmore, NSW

Tickets available from Ticketek 132 849 | www.ticketek.com.au
Presented by WS FM101.7

Saturday, 21 January 2017
Summer Concert Tour – Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown, NZ

Tickets available from through www.ticketek.co.nz (0800 ticketek)

Saturday, 28 January 2017
Summer Concert Tour – Taupo Amphitheatre, Taupo, NZ

Tickets available from through www.ticketek.co.nz (0800 ticketek)

Sunday, 29 January 2017
Whitianga Open Air Venue, Whitianga, NZ

Tickets available from through www.ticketek.co.nz (0800 ticketek)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Crown Theatre, Perth, WA

Tickets available from Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Presented by 96FM

Thursday, 2 February 2017 – 2nd and Final Show
Crown Theatre, Perth, WA

Tickets available from Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Presented by 96FM

Thursday, 9 February 2017
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Tickets available from Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Presented by Cruise 1323

Saturday, 11 February 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Old Mount Gambier Gaol, Mt Gambier, SA

Tickets on sale from 9.00am, Monday 29 August from
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Saturday, 18 February 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Country Club, Launceston, TAS

Tickets on sale from 9.00am, Monday 29 August from
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Friday, 24 February 2017
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Qld

Tickets available from Ticketek 132 849 | www.ticketek.com.au
Presented by 4KQ

Saturday, 11 March 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Mackay Park, Bateman’s Bay, NSW

Tickets on sale from 9.00am, Monday 29 August from
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Friday, 17 March 2017
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS

Tickets available from http://tixtas.com.au/Home.aspx?psid=iceh2017
Presented by 7HOFM and WinTV

Saturday, 18 March 2017
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS

Tickets available from http://tixtas.com.au/Home.aspx?psid=iceh2017
Presented by 7HOFM and WinTV

Saturday, 25 March 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Roche Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW

Tickets on sale from 9.00am, Monday 29 August from
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Saturday, 1 April 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Harrigan’s Drift Inn, Jacob’s Well, Qld

Tickets on sale from 9.00am, Monday 29 August from
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Saturday, 22 April 2017
Red Hot Summer Tour – Bendigo Jockey Club, Bendigo, VIC

Tickets on sale from 9.00am, Monday 29 August from
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au