The long-awaited return is here! Legendary vocalist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Eric Burdon and his band The Animals will tour Australia for the first time, performing in Hobart, Canberra, Wollongong, Sydney, Melbourne, Penrith, Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.
Described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “one of the 100 greatest voices of all time”, Eric Burdon & The Animals helped kick start the British invasion in the early 1960s with the timeless international hit, House of the Rising Sun.
From there are The Animals produced a string of classics hits like We Gotta Outta This Place, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood and When I was Young, changing the face of modern music in the process.
The Sydney show will be joined by legendary Australian band Kevin Borich Express while the Melbourne show will be joined by Rock icon Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows as well as Austalia’s Queen of Soul, Renee Geyer.
Eric Burdon’s musical journey began in the coal-mining town of Newcastle, England, where he immersed himself in American blues and jazz. As one of the most distinctive and soulful voices in rock and roll, Eric is also an accomplished painter, author, recording artist and has been a touring bluesman for over 50 years. He has shared the stage with legends such as Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Witherspoon and Otis Redding – and was cited by cutting edge musicians Patti Smith and Iggy Pop as being in their personal top ten favorite lists.
In 2012, Burdon received hard-earned praise from Bruce Springsteen in his keynote speech at the South by Southwest Music Festival, where Burdon shared the stage with Springsteen for an inspired performance. An EP with garage rockers the Greenhornes was quickly followed up with the critically acclaimed, full-length record ‘Til Your River Runs Dry.
With a stellar cast of special local guests and thrilling renditions of the classic rock music ever recorded, Eric Burdon & The Animals 2016 Australian Tour will be a high watermark on this year’s touring calendar.