In 2017, one of Australia’s most prolific and iconic bands will celebrate another milestone in a long line of major milestone when ICEHOUSE mark the 40th anniversary of their very first live performance, which was at the Warriewood Surf Life Saving Club, with shows across Australia and New Zealand. Every major milestone should be enthusiastically celebrated and ICEHOUSE have announced the full details of their 40 YEARS LIVE Tour!
ICEHOUSE laid down the soundtrack for a generation with songs like Hey Little Girl, Electric Blue, Miss Divine, Can’t Help Myself, We Can Get Together, Crazy, Don’t Believe Anymore, Street Café and, of course, Great Southern Land. ICEHOUSE started as a pub rock band called FLOWERS performing their first live show to a crowd of around 30 in Warriewood beginning three years of local residencies and non-stop shows around the country. That first show included covers of the songs from artists the band loved including David Bowie, T-Rex, Iggy Pop, Sex Pistols and Ultravox. In 1980, they scored a record deal with Regular Records and released their first singles, Can’t Help Myself and We Can Get Together.
The band’s debut album, ICEHOUSE, was released in the same year to critical acclaim and reached multi-platinum status in Australia and New Zealand. ICEHOUSE soon became the highest selling debut album by any band in Australia, a record it was to hold well into the 1990s. In 1981, FLOWERS changed their name to ICEHOUSE for use in the overseas market.With their new name, the band embarked on their first overseas tour, taking on the USA, Canada and the UK in their stride.
ICEHOUSE has sold over three million albums locally, more than nine million internationally, and have achieved 28 platinum album sales in Australasia. They have had eight Top 10 albums and more than 30 Top 40 singles.ICEHOUSE and Iva Davies have won many awards, including the Countdown Award for the Most Popular Male Performer and ARIA Awards for the Best Album and Highest Selling Album for Man of Colours. The band was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006.
Don’t miss this one…
Jan 7 Mulwala Water Ski Club, MULWALA NSW
Jan 13 Enmore Theatre, SYDNEY, NSW
Jan 14 Enmore Theatre, SYDNEY, NSW
Jan 21 Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown, New Zealand
Jan 28 Taupo Amphitheatre, Taupo, New Zealand
Jan 29 Whitianga Waterways Arena, Whitianga, New Zealand
Feb 1 Crown Theatre, Perth WA
Feb 2 Crown Theatre, Perth WA
Feb 9 Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA
Feb 11 Old Mount Gambier Gaol, Mt Gambier SA
Feb 18 Country Club, LAUNCESTON TAS (Sold Out)
Feb 24 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane QLD
Feb 25 Tamworth’s Regional Entertainment & Convention Centre
Mar 11 Mackay Park, Batemans Bay NSW
Mar 12 Royal Botanic Gardens, A Weekend in the Gardens VIC
Mar 17 Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart TAS
Mar 18 Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart TAS
Mar 25 Roche Estate, Pokolbin NSW
Apr 1 Harrigans Drift Inn, Jacobs Well QLD
Apr 22 Bendigo Racecourse, Bendigo VIC