INXS have been one of the most influential rock bands in the Australian music scene and also the international level. Learning their craft in tough Sydney pubs and clubs, INXS formed on 16 August 1977 and following an initial slow burn, they eventually exploded globally with the multi-million-selling Kick album, which was unleashed almost exactly 10 years after their formation.
For more than three decades, INXS released 12 albums, 13 compilation albums, five extended plays, several movie soundtracks and 62 singles; packed out arenas the world over, and moved a phenomenal 50 million albums worldwide until frontman Michael Hutchence’s death in 1997.
Their music had no limits which derived from rock, alternative, new-wave, post-punk and dance-rock, now bequeathing a back catalogue of enduring quality from which will take over the Wool Exchange Entertainment Complex in Geelong on Melbourne Cup Weekend.
Sydney’s touring tribute production, Don’t Change – Ultimate INXS, is set to capture all the passion and energy that is the versatile Australian sextet.
Featuring a line-up of six exceptional musicians fronted by the charismatic Blair Dwyer, ‘Don’t Change’ recreate a concert style tribute to one of the greatest live stadium acts the world has ever seen.
This fully authentic two-hour production takes audiences on an engaging musical journey through all the biggest INXS hits, spanning three decades, with tracks such as ‘Never Tear Us Apart’, ‘Original Sin’, ‘Don’t Change’, ‘Listen Like Thieves’, ‘Burn for You’, ‘Need You Tonight’, ‘Pretty Vegas’, ‘I Send a Message’, ‘Devil Inside’ and many, many more!
A truly one-of-a-kind live experience not to be missed. There will even be support from local lady Izzy Losi. In a short span of time, Izzy Losi has established herself as a front woman to watch, with layered, alt-indie songwriting, and a richly powerful voice supported by her piano and her gang’s bedrock accompaniment.
It goes down at The Wool Exchange Entertainment in Geelong on Saturday, November 2. Tickets from Oztix.