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DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND DRAGON ANNOUNCE ANOTHER TWO SPECIAL SHOW DATES TO CELEBRATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLASSIC HIT APRIL SUN IN CUBA.
When it comes to iconic songs, there are few as anthemic and recognisable as April Sun in Cuba. A chart-topper, it peaked at #2 in 1977 and stayed on the charts for a massive 22 weeks, acting as the first monster hit for legendary band Dragon and endearing them to Australian audiences.
To celebrate the song’s auspicious anniversary, the band have announced an extra two special night's to party in style. “A song that is part of the soundtrack of everyone’s life needs a birthday party on turning 40,” says bassist Todd Hunter. “As everyone knows, life begins at 40, so who knows what is in store for April Sun in Cuba.
We had no idea when we recorded the song that it was a hit, or that we would be celebrating its longevity 40 years later! These shows are a celebration of a song that will live on long after we are gone.” Since the track first smashed onto the airwaves, the public’s affection for the party anthem hasn’t wavered. Whether it is listening to it with a feeling of nostalgia or a new generation discovering the song for the first time, there is something about April Sun in Cuba that resonates with music lovers.
This NYE Absolutely 80's presents the 11 years of touring with their ‘1 Louder Tour‘
Brian Mannix- Uncanny Xmen
Scott Carne – Kids In The Kitchen
Dale Ryder – Boom Crash Opera
Sean Kelly - Models
David Sterry - Real life
Fred Loneragan - Machination
& The Absolutely 80's Band
With Special Guest
Ian "Molly" Meldrum -DJ set
with Dj Jason Buchanan spinning 80s all nite
Without doubt, the 80's has been the most memorable and massive decade of music.
Direct from the 80's and the Australian ‘Countdown Era’ these idols of the oz music scene are touring in 2017 in one big show!
This Absolutely 80's Show features them all playing their big hits like ‘Send Me an Angel, ‘Change in Mood’, ‘Onion Skin’, ‘I hear Motion', '50 Years', 'No Say in it' Current Stand’,‘Best Thing’,`Out of Mind out of Sight`,'Catch Me I'm falling" ,'Everybody wants to work',Pressure Sway'and loads more chart-toppers.
‘The 1Louder Tour’ marks 11 years of touring for this super group. To quote the infamous Nigel Tufnel, ‘guitar rock god’ from ‘This Is Spinal Tap’: “This guitar amp goes up to 11”. And that’s exactly what the brand new Absolutely 80s show does – it’s going to push the limits of fun, excitement, energy and great Aussie music over the edge!
It’s a high octane two hour show with Australia’s biggest 80s hits, sung by the guys that sang ‘em back then. On your radio and on Countdown. These are the guys that Molly was, um, talking about when he said: “Do yourself a favour and go buy their records”. They’re the real deal. Sure, they’ve been around but that’s what makes ‘em so damn good!
So, get ready to rock out with your er, whatever takes your fancy. It’s time to get loud, get sweaty and get dancing as the hottest 80s show in the country, the Absolutely 80s ‘1Louder Tour’ amps the dial up to 11 this NYE!