The world's only internationally touring INXS show is making a return to Australia.
Fans of INXS have some golden times ahead as The Australian INXS Show announces a return to local stages next month for an extensive run of regional dates.
Having first formed out of the seed of an idea planted a decade ago, the six-piece outfit have taken their myriad talents around the globe, performing to dedicated fans of INXS in locations such as Dubai, India, Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, Singapore, Japan, China, Bora Bora, New Caledonia, Taipei, and South Korea. Now, the Melbourne-born outfit are coming home once again, bringing their unique INXS theatre experience along with them.
Kicking off in Bundaberg on Friday, May 12, the 30-date tour will see The Australian INXS Show visiting Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory over the next year, bringing with them their breathtaking theatrics and faithful recreations of INXS’ extensive back catalogue, ensuring that the spirit of the band lives on.
“We’ve been crafting this show for several years now and we’re excited to be able to bring it to so many INXS fans across the country,” says Dellacoma Rio.
“We’ll be hitting every state and territory over the next 14 months.” Of course, dedicated fans will be able to expect all the rock-legend mastery of INXS channelled through a passionate group of talented musicians who live and breathe the original band, with every riff, chorus, and singalong set to ignite the hearts and minds of everyone lucky enough to be in attendance. “We love doing what we do and leave it all out on stage, every night!”
The Australian INXS Show 2023 Tour
FRI 12 MAY I MONCRIEFF THEATRE, BUNDABERG QLD I ALL AGES
SAT 13 MAY I PILBEAM THEATRE, ROCKHAMPTON QLD I ALL AGES
FRI 27 MAY I HOPGOOD THEATRE, NOARLUNGA SA I ALL AGES
SAT 28 MAY I SIR ROBERT HELPMANN THEATRE, MOUNT GAMBIER SA I ALL AGES
FRI 14 JUL I FORGE THEATRE, BAIRNSDALE VIC I ALL AGES
SAT 15 JUL I WONTHAGGI ARTS CENTRE I ALL AGES
THU 27 JUL I THE ART HOUSE, WYONG NSW I ALL AGES
FRI 28 JUL I THE CONCOURSE, CHATSWOOD NSW I ALL AGES
SAT 29 JUL I THE JOAN, PENRITH NSW I ALL AGES
FRI 11 AUG I TOWN HALL, SWAN HILL VIC I ALL AGES
SAT 12 AUG I MEMO MUSIC HALL, ST KILDA VIC I 18+
FRI 01 SEP I PRINCESS THEATRE, BRISBANE QLD I ALL AGES
SAT 02 SEP I PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, BALLARAT VIC I ALL AGES
THU 14 SEP I MEMORIAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BATHURST NSW I ALL AGES
FRI 15 SEP I WESTS, CAMPBELLTOWN NSW I 18+
FRI 06 OCT I ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ALBURY NSW I ALL AGES
FRI 13 OCT I KARRALYKA THEATRE, RINGWOOD VIC I ALL AGES
SAT 14 OCT I CAIRNS PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, CAIRNS QLD I ALL AGES
THU 02 NOV I ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BUNBURY WA I ALL AGES
FRI 03 NOV I ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, PERTH WA I 18+
SAT 04 NOV I ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ALBANY WA I ALL AGES
SUN 05 NOV I FREO SOCIAL, FREMANTLE WA I 18+
SAT 09 DEC I SARATON THEATRE, GRAFTON NSW I ALL AGES
FRI 02 FEB I PRINCESS THEATRE, LAUNCESTON TAS I ALL AGES
SAT 03 FEB I ROYAL THEATRE, HOBART TAS I ALL AGES
THU 15 FEB I ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SHOALHAVEN NSW I ALL AGES
FRI 16 FEB I MANNING ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, TAREE NSW I ALL AGES
SAT 17 FEB I GRIFFITH REGIONAL THEATRE, GRIFFITH NSW I ALL AGES
FRI 01 MAR I ARALUEN CENTRE, ALICE SPRINGS NT I ALL AGES
SAT 02 MAR I DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, DARWIN NT I ALL AGES
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With the legendary vocals of the late Michael Hutchence being channelled by the explosive and flamboyant Dellacoma Rio, The Australian INXS Show ensures that Del’s natural charisma is put to good use. The globe-trotting singer is joined by the likes of guitarist and saxophonist Rob Moody, who not only takes on the role of Kirk Pengilly, but first created The Australian INXS Show a decade ago as a tribute to his love of both INXS and the classic music of the ‘80s.
The group’s decades of experience is rounded out by the addition of in-demand drummer Noel Tenny (as Jon Farriss), prolific bass player Sam McAinch (as Garry Gary Beers), veteran keyboardist Adrian Sorgini (as Andrew Farriss), and guitarist Adam Heath (as Tim Farriss), who has not only toured with Eurogliders, but even opened for music legend Elton John.
Describing the band’s show as “energetic, breathtaking and packed full of fun times for all”, Del recalls that his own natural likeness to Michael Hutchence has been a constant source of inspiration, and after getting in contact with Rob after years spent in numerous musical projects and bands, he’s living the dream by being able to breathe new life into the band’s classic catalogue. “It’s been an absolute dream come true with this band. Playing the INXS songs, the way we do, to people who have connected so deeply with these songs is a real blessing,” says Del.
Together, he and the rest of the band hope to provide and inspire the same level of amazement and excitement that INXS themselves did for over 35 years. “Michael and the band left such an indelible mark on Australian culture, so it just felt natural to work on a show that honours his memory. I often say from the stage that we want to make the audience feel how they felt when they first heard or saw INXS back in the day and that is truly what our aim is,” says Del. “We don’t just play the songs, we want to bring the same energy and passion that Michael and the band brought.”
Tickets to The Australian INXS Show’s upcoming tour are on sale now from www.