The Angels & Cheap Trick – Bigger Than Big!

September 10th, 2014

The Angels & Cheap Trick - National Tour - 2015This one is going to be “Bigger Than Big!”

Old mates The Angels & Cheap Trick are getting together for a national tour in February 2015. Thanks to A Day On The Green this tour will also feature various special guests including Baby Animals, The Super Jesus and Choirboys.

After the bond formed during the success of their first tour with Cheap Trick in the USA during the early 90′s the two bands have always talked of reuniting to play some more gigs together for their fans.

Tickets for the tour will be on sale starting Friday 19th September at 9am and its a pretty good bet they won’t last too long.

You’ll be able to catch these very special shows at the following locations…

Sat 7th February – Annie’s Lane Winery – Clare Valley – SA

Sun 8th February – Kings Park & Botanic Gardens – Perth – WA

Fri 13th February – The Forum Theatre – Melbourne – VIC

Sat 14th February – Rochford Wines – Yarra Valley – VIC

Thu 19th February – Enmore Theatre – Sydney – NSW

Sat 21st February – Bimbadgen Winery – Hunter Valley – NSW

Sun 22nd February – Sirromet Wines – Mt Cotton – QLD

Visit the Gigs Page on this web site for more information

A Great Time On Tour – New & Old Mates – Lots Of Fun

August 28th, 2014

The Angels - Backstage With Daniel & Keiran Neeson - Maroubra Seals Club - 23rd August - 2014We haven’t played Maroubra Seals since 1982, so to finish the 40th Anniversary Tour run at that club was just another great reminder of how long we’ve been having fun sharing our music with the fans!” – John Brewster

The Angels have just finished what is probably the longest tour of their career as they continue to celebrate four decades of touring, performing and recording.

Moving right round all the states of Australia their 40th Anniversary Tour has been overwhelmed with Sold Out shows as fans both young and old came together to enjoy getting stuck into songs from their back catalogue as well offering up a full on positive reaction to the tracks from their latest album TALK THE TALK.

Rick Brewster remarked that “…its amazing, we haven’t had songs like Dawn Is Breaking in the set since 1979 and even though it took us a moment to remember how it goes the audience knew it right from the word go!

Over the course of this tour the band have been able to catch up with heaps of mates from throughout their career. Early on ex-guitarist Bob Spencer joined the band on stage in Melbourne and recently, on the last night of the tour, the band were really glad to share the evening with Doc Neeson‘s sons Keiran & Daniel.

The Angels - 40th Anniversary Tour - Takin' A Bow On Stage - Wentworthville Leagues - 21st August - 2014Acknowledging the group’s history, the current members were proud to recall those from the band who have been lost but not forgotten.

At each performance they would pause to pay tribute to Doc Neeson and Chris Bailey, usually by raising their glass and then playing a song recently penned by Rick Brewster titled No Rhyme No Reason.

John, Rick, Dave, Sam & Nick would like to thank everyone who joined in to make this special tour a success – from the fans, the crew & the venues right through to their families, those behind the scenes at the agencies, radio stations, web services & record companies as well as the many photographers & support staff.

Although the anniversary leg of the tour is now complete the band have in no way finished celebrating their 40th year of making and sharing music. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for more news and updates about special events for this momentous occasion in Australian rock music history.

2015 – Red Hot Ready For A Red Hot Summer

August 11th, 2014

The Angels - Red Hot Summer - 2015This year’s Red Hot Summer Tour was just an absolute ball…” says Rick Brewster “That’s why The Angels are so glad to be invited back to join in the fun again in 2015.”

Working in conjunction with the team at Regional Touring the band are pleased to announce that they will be sharing the gig with Aussie greats Hoodoo GurusJames Reyne (…plays Australian Crawl), Diesel, Daryl Braithwaite and Boom Crash Opera.

It’s going to be a big couple of shows for this lineup as they storm the stage in Mornington on January 11th & Ballarat on March 14th as part of a Red Hot Summer of live music.

Tickets will be released to the public on August 21st through Ticketmaster on 136 100.

40th Anniversary Tickets Moving Fast

July 29th, 2014

The Angels - 40th Anniversary Tour - 1974 - 2014 - Charles Hotel - SOLD OUT - Sat 2nd AugustAs the 40th Anniversary Tour for The Angels marches forward there’s been a huge response from the public.

Both shows in Sydney last weekend at Revesby and Penrith were fully Sold Out. Now we’ve just got word that there are no tickets left for the Saturday gig on the WA leg of the tour.

…still, no need to despair though because there are three more Anniversary shows this week for West Australian fans of The Angels.

Visit the Gigs Page to get ticketing info for Newport Hotel Thu 31st, Wintersun Hotel Fri 1st & Ravenswood Hotel Sun 3rd.

Home Town Is Full Up

July 18th, 2014

The Angels - The Gov - Adelaide - Sold Out - Fri 18th  & Sat 19th July - 2014 Heading back to where it all began, this weekend The Angels are playing two nights at the legendary Adelaide venue The Gov.

Before the band even arrived in town for the gigs the tickets had sold so well that the place will be overflowing with fans and the hotel will be hanging the “Full House” sign outside.

With the 40th Anniversary Tour reaching mid-point now is the time to get some tickets.

Hit the Gigs Page on this site and find out where the band are playing their next shows.

Geelong Sold Out – Tour Starts Heading West

July 11th, 2014

The Angels - 40th Anniversary Tour - Geelong Show Sold Out - 11th July 2014The 40th Anniversary Tour for The Angels sees another town getting out and having a good time with live music as the show in Geelong tonight sells out completely.

After four decades of performing, the band are rapt that fans still enjoy the music as much today as they did “back then“.

Over the next few weeks the tour starts heading west into Adelaide. Then, around the end of the month, the band will be making the trip across to Western Australia with a run of shows that start in Fremantle at the Newport Hotel on Thursday 31st July.

The Angels Do The Full Brazilian

June 30th, 2014

The Angels Do The Full Brazilian - Thursday 3rd July 2014 On SBS ONE @ 7:30pmThe Angels will be playing on the SBS ONE TV show The Full Brazilian this Thursday 3rd July 2014.

Airing at 7:30pm the show is focused around the current FIFA World Cup fever. Fans can even Click Here to enquire about joining in the fun by being a part of the studio audience.

The word is that frontman Dave Gleeson will also be a member of the studio panel during the broadcast…. look out soccer!

Race & Rock – Darwin Gets Into It

June 24th, 2014

The Angels - Race & Rock Crowd - Darwin - 21st June 2014Fast cars and rock music have always gone together and last Saturday at Race & Rock in Darwin was no exception.

After a big fat day of V8 action the crowds were ready to round the day off with some night time entertainment. With a huge number of fans eager for some fun The Angels hit the stage after Baby Animals to share in the good times.

Here’s how it looked for the band, over 11,000 rock hungry fans giving it their all!


40th Anniversary Tour Hits Tasmania

June 17th, 2014

The Angels - Launceston Tasmania - 14th June 2014For quite some time now fans in Tasmania have been inviting The Angels to come down to the Apple Isle and do their thing… last weekend the group did just that.

It was evident just how much the locals love their rock when the band played two sold out shows at Wrest Point Casino and the Launceston Country Club across Friday and Saturday night.

These shows are part of the ongoing 40th Anniversary Tour that is marching around the country to celebrate four decades since the group embarked on a journey which began during the 1970′s in Adelaide.

The history behind The Angels has always been one of an ongoing evolution. Now as the 21st century gets well under way this tour opens the next chapter in their continuing story.


June 4th, 2014

RIP Doc Neeson - 4th January 1947 - 4th June 2014

Doc stood out as one of a kind, a totally unique performer. His feverish stage presence was unsurpassed yet beneath the public persona was a gentle soul.

He leaves behind a wealth of shared memories. Good times, hard times and the thrill of creating timeless music together.

RIP Doc – Rick Brewster

I’ve found myself thinking back to the wonderful days of the Moonshine Jug and String Band when we first met Doc, the residencies at the Modbury Hotel, Adelaide Rowing Club, the Finsbury, all the great gigs that that zany, crazy band performed at, the parties at Doc’s rented house in Glenunga, SA. We had so much fun back then.

Somehow that band turned into The Angels, i.e. Doc, Rick, Charlie King and me and we went out on the road, literally, in my old 1964 EH Holden station wagon. The endless highway playing every night of the week, mostly in dives, learning how to do it by live performance and writing better and better songs.

Eventually the band, including Buzz Bidstrup and Chris Bailey, hit it big in 1978 and Doc became one of the great frontmen of all time, a dynamic, demonic, artistic and imposing performer who would give it his all night after night, totally spent at the end of each show.
There was a deep, sensitive and gentle side to Doc. In this sad time of his passing I’ll remember him for that and the good times we had together, now and forever more.

- John Brewster

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