The Angels Set For More Big Hits

October 20th, 2015

The Angels Sponsor North Ryde Junior Rugby League Football ClubIconic Australian rock band The Angels are set to score big hits in 2016 with a whole new generation of little rockers! The band have a long history of making the ground shake, their music has provided a back drop to Australia’s Rock and Roll scene for the last 40 years and continues to do so.

In 2016, they’ll be backing the North Ryde Hawks Under 8’s in their ambitions to rock Sydney’s suburban Rugby League grounds.

The Angels have a rich history; with over 20 albums and 30 single releases with more than 3 million worldwide record sales. They are well known for their many chart topping Rock and Roll anthems including “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again”, “No Secrets”, “Dogs are Talking”, “Marseilles”, “Take a Long Line”, “We Gotta Get Outta This Place” and “Shadow Boxer.”As well as thousands of live concert performances around the world. The North Ryde Hawks 50 year history also boasts some big name NRL stars. The club has helped produce players such as Curtis Sironen, Mitchell Pearce, Dene Halatau and Matt Ryan.

The Angels Sponsor North Ryde Junior Rugby League Football ClubThe group are as keen to continue rocking Sydney as these young boys are keen to grow into the next generation of NRL stars. After hearing about the exploits of The Hawks Under 7’s throughout 2015 from their Agency Management Team, founding band members Rick & John Brewster decided to support their 2016 campaign through an Industry first Rock and Roll sponsorship!

North Ryde Hawks president Glenn Hillier said “We believe this is a first for the Rugby League and Music Industry to come together for a Sponsorship of a junior footy team and we are very proud to have the band on board“. In 2016, the Under 8’s will wear jerseys featuring The Angels distinctive script logo on the front of the jumper as part of their Major Sponsorship Agreement.

Founding member and lead guitarist Rick Brewster said “…we’ve always supported young musicians by having them tour with The Angels and we instantly loved this idea as we try to support those who are having a go”. When talking about his own family, he reminisced, “My Dad was quite a sportsman, and he always said, Remember where the victory lies, in the game, not the prize.” – Guitarist John Brewster emphasized the entire band had been parents over time, rising early Saturday mornings to take their own kids to junior sport, and whilst those days have passed for John, his loyalty to their agency management meant supporting The Hawks was an important thing to do.

Rick Brewster - Tony "Grace" Guarrera - John Brewster - (F) Luca GuarerraLead singer Dave Gleeson, who grew up in the Rugby League heartland of Newcastle said “I advised my wife on my 35th birthday that I had officially retired from the NRL, but only when I had finally resigned myself to that fact my beloved St George Illawarra Dragons were not going to call offering a contract”,

Dave’s junior club was the Cardiff Cougars in the Newcastle DJRL, he still keeps a few of his junior jerseys from those formative years and hopes that the North Ryde Hawks love their “The Angels” emblazoned jerseys to the point where they themselves become keepsakes for years to come! Certainly some of the proud parents of these little footballers, such as Craig McQuillen (Under 8’s Coach) who has grown up with The Angels as a soundtrack to life is so excited, he’s ordering his own jersey!

So… Rock On as you Kick On!

New Summer Touring Season

September 21st, 2015

The Angels - Red Hot Summer Tour - 2016The Angels are already lining up a great new summer touring season for 2016.

The band will once again be joining the ranks with some of Australia’s finest acts on next year’s Red Hot Summer Tour as the event rolls out across a string of premium regional concert locations.

Featured on the bill alongside Mark Seymour, The Badloves, Noiseworks & Jimmy Barnes these full scale shows, presented by Regional Touring, are taking place during January and March. It’s always an excellent day out for lovers of great Australian music.

Tickets for the 2016 Red Hot Summer Tour will go on sale on Thursday 24th September and you can Click Here for a list of the many dates and venues.

Moonshine Jug & String Band Show – Hall Of Fame

September 7th, 2015

The Moonshine Jug & String Band - 1971Coming up on Fri 2nd October the Moonshine Jug & String Band will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame at the Goodwood Institute as part of the Adelaide Music Collective sessions.

The evening will also see a special posthumous induction for Chris Bailey as well as a fitting tribute being paid to Doc Neeson.

Whilst this will be an intimate affair there are some tickets available on line. The show will present Gill Hicks & Gary Burrows (with the Immanuel College Choir), Sasha March, Banjo Jackson and then culminate with a reformation performance presented by The Moonshine Jug & String Band.

The Goodwood Institute holds a special place in the history of the Adelaide music scene having been the home of The Oxford Club from the late 60’s into the early 70’s. The venue was to play host to many burgeoning young artists including those who were set to move through their role in The Keystone Angels before finally becoming the Australian music icons simply known as The Angels.

Click Here for more information on the limited tickets available for this special show.

Sell Out Gigs As ‘A to Z’ Tour Gains Extra Momentum

August 8th, 2015

The Angels - 'A to Z' National Tour - 2015The new Angels shows on the ‘A-ZNational Tour are gaining huge momentum as fans discover the value of enjoying a whole alphabet of songs sourced from the group’s entire back catalogue.

Last Saturday saw a crazy wall to wall rock experience in Sydney when fans packed into The Bridge Hotel for another Completely Sold Out Show.

This Is The Way Gigs Should Be! With a vast history of iconic hits and a swathe of new tracks from the recent studio albums The Angels show no sign of letting up in their constant quest to deliver quality rock.

Join in the fun as the tour continues through the East Coast & Tasmania – Click Here For Dates & Tickets

Fans Receive Free Double Passes – Round 2 Of A-Z National Tour Already Gets Great Reviews

July 9th, 2015

The Angels - 'A to Z' National Tour - Dave Gleeson Tells It How It IsCongratulations to the dozens of Fan Club members who recently received free double passes and copies of The Angels new 2015 commemorative single. The band are really looking forward to seeing you at these upcoming shows.

As The Angels move into just the first week of Round 2 on their ‘A to Z’ National Tour this special new two set show has already been receiving great reviews.

Click Here to read just one of the ‘A to Z’ Tour reviews on the new Live Music Sydney site.

…and don’t forget, Mr Damage loves to give away free stuff – he’s doing it again soon! Join his Official Fan Club and get in the running for these further upcoming promotions.

Europe Hasn’t Forgotten The Angels …And Now The Band Return Home For Round 2 Of The National A-Z Tour

June 17th, 2015

The Angels - London Bridge Station - 3rd June - 2015It may be decades since The Angels graced the foreign shores of Europe and England however the international acclaim of their music has very much stood the test of time.

Throughout the band’s constant evolution the songs have been a mainstay both here and abroad. Shining as a testament to the global success of their many rock anthems The Angels recently returned to the northern hemisphere to a very enthusiastic reception as they performed live in England, France and Sweden.

At The Garage in London the crowd roared after every song loud enough to pin the band’s ears to the back wall, at Le Forum in Paris they sang the guitar solos and the lyrics louder than the band as well as calling for 2 complete encores after a 90 minute set and two support bands. During the huge Sweden Rock outdoor festival the crowd tripled in size as the band made their way through a set which included a special guest appearance from aussie-icon Jon English singing Fashion & Fame.

The Angels - Jon English - Sweden Rock - 6th June - 2015Fresh from their overseas stint The Angels are now looking forward to Round 2 of their 2015 national ‘A to Z’ Tour which starts at the mighty Maroubra Seals Club on Fri 3rd Jul.

Over the course of the coming months fans are invited to join in with these special all-Angels shows right across the eastern seaboard and down into Tasmania. Each of these gigs will see The Angels perform 26 hand picked songs to represent each letter of the alphabet as they take a journey through their vast catalogue of music.

See The Angels Like Never Before On Round 2 of Their ‘A to Z’ National Tour
Click Here For All The Dates
– Starting Fri 3rd July –

The Angels - Sweden Rock - 6th June - 2015

As you do when you go overseas, the band have accumulated some great photos. Here’s one sent in by Anders Olsson showing the crowd growing by the minute at Sweden Rock.

We’ve taken the pick of the crop and added some new galleries into the Photos Page right here on the web site. There are some personal ones from The Angels own cameras and a whole bunch of images kindly sent in from various event photographers that the boys met along the way …click here to have a look

'Live In Paris' - Click Here To Read The Review

‘A to Z’ National Tour – Round 1 Now – Round 2 Released

May 4th, 2015

The Angels Are Proud To Announce Round 2 Of Their 2015 'A to Z' National TourAfter recently announcing a full month of tour dates which start on 1st May for Round 1 of their ‘A to Z‘ National Tour The Angels were amazed by the support of fans from elsewhere around Australia.

Following this great response the band are now proud to announce Round 2 of the tour which will offer an extended schedule of dates that continue well into the second half of 2015.

A-Z is a blast,” says John Brewster…it’s great to be able to play so many songs that we are often asked to play but haven’t been able to fit them in. We’ve tried it, we like it and we look forward to once again taking it on the road for this second round of shows after our gigs overseas in London, Paris and Sweden.

These ‘A to Z‘ Tour shows run over two and a half hours! It’s The Angels from start to finish, in the finest form and rocking as hard as ever. The band pre-launched the tour back in February with a couple of packed house shows at The Bridge Hotel in Sydney …the vibe in the room was electric, it was crammed full of hardcore fans singing along with every word.

Enhancing these unique shows is the very special release of a venue-sale-only Limited Edition 7″ Vinyl Commemorative Single. Also available on CD, the single contains an authentic analogue re-recording of Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again along with a B-side cover of ZZ Top’s classic boogie track La Grange featuring blazing harp solos from John Brewster.

See The Angels Like Never Before On Their ‘A to Z’ National Tour
Click Here For All The Dates
– Starting Fri 1st May –

A Great Rock’n’Roll Show With Cheap Trick & Billy Idol

April 10th, 2015

The Angels - Christchurch - New Zealand - 4th April - 2015The last few weeks has seen The Angels do a run of over half a dozen outdoor and arena shows alongside Billy Idol and old mates from way back Cheap Trick.

Including other artists such as Choir Boys, this unique tour ran across Australia and into New Zealand. Organised by A Day On The Green and Frontier Touring the special series of shows brought in tens of thousands of very enthusiastic fans ready to rock on and get into the epic radio hits from these great bands.

After completing the Australian leg of the current tour the whole party was very well catered for in New Zealand thanks to the production crew of promoter, and ex-Angels drummer, Brent Eccles as they played three big arena shows in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch.

The Angels & Cheap Trick - Robin Zander - Tom Petersson & John Brewster - Hunter Valley - 28th March - 2015The Angels thoroughly enjoyed sharing their music with the audience at every one of these shows, although playing Horncastle Arena in New Zealand did hold a special place in their hearts with Christchurch being the sister city of the group’s hometown of Adelaide.

It was also great fun for the band to reunite with Cheap Trick having first toured together in Europe and the USA in 1980 – the pair of bands again playing together as The Angels moved around Australia with their national Beyond Salvation tour in 1990.

For The Angels, this is just the beginning of a huge year with Round 1 of their new 2015 national ‘A to Z’ Tour running across five states from 1st May through to 30th May.

The Angels & Cheap Trick - Rick Nielsen & Rick Brewster - Hunter Valley - 28th March - 2015Following on from these initial ‘A to Z’ shows The Angels are set for a lightning fast jump across to the northern hemisphere as they play two live gigs in France & England plus an enormous summer festival in Sweden.

Then, returning to Australia mid-year, the band will be getting into more up close pub gigs as they move into the next series of shows on Round 2 of their 2015 national ‘A to Z’ Tour.

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