Simple Minds and The B-52s return to Australia for A Day On The Green

Simple Minds and The B-52s have announced their return to Australian soil with A Day On The Green shows. Culminating in a celebration of good food and music, A Day On The Green will be touring various wineries across the country. With a first stop at King’s Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, followed by Rochford Wines in Yarra Valley, Leconfield Wines in McLaren Vale, Bimbagden in Hunter Valley, and finishes off in Sirromet Wines in Mt Cotton.

Simple Minds have always had a special connection to Australia, which was the first country to embrace the band’s first hit single “Love Song”, before spawning countless successful singles. They’ve come a long way since then, with a 16th album, Big Music, released 18 months ago to much anticipation.

As for The B-52s, their success in the American new wave scene put their home city Athens, Georgia into the spotlight. They will be returning after 7 years, last having performed for A Day On The Green in 2009. Even though founding member Keith Strickland decided to stop touring in 2013, The B-52s are holding out their own.

Simple Minds and The B-52s will also be joined by two renowned 80s bands, Models and Machinations during their VIC, SA, NSW and QLD shows. Models emerged from the post new wave scene, whilst Machinations delve towards the dance and funk genres. These two bands occasionally reunite for shows, playing their favorite hits for nostalgic fans.

Simple Minds and The B-52s will also be headlining two sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney for those who are unable to make it to the vineyard.

* Machinations not appearing
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February 2nd | Kings Park & Botanic Garden, PERTH *
February 4th | Rockford Wines, YARRA VALLEY
February 5th | Leconfield Wines, McLAREN VALE
February 11th | Bimbadgen, HUNTER VALLEY
February 12th | Sirroment Wines, MT COTTON




February 7th | Margaret Court Arena, MELBOURNE
February 9th | Hordern Pavilion, SYDNEY


Tickets are on sale for the headline shows from 10am, August 22nd. Head to Frontier Touring for more information!



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