“We 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.
Acknowledging 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.