The Poor plays AC/DC – it’ a no-brainer for the much loved hard rockin’ Aussie band who toured the world with AC/DC back in 1996.
Early 2020, The Poor hits the road to showcase arguably AC/DC’s most significant album, marking its 40 year anniversary.
They will track through the entire “Back in Black” album whilst playing their own hits – songs such as “More Wine Waiter Please”, “Poison” &. “Man of War”.
The Poor started out playing the pub circuit in Darwin nearly 2 decades ago. The plan was simple – hard rockin’ hard drinkin’ and world domination. In 1992 the band cut their debut release, the EP “Rude, Crude & Tattooed,” produced by Rick Brewster & Bob Spencer from The Angels. From the opening line you knew it was going to be something great; Aussie pub rock, in your face, no bullshit, straight to the point, rock’n’f%&k’n’roll!
Early 1994, EPIC in the US released “More Wine Waiter Please”, from the band’s debut album ”Who Cares”. It attracted significant attention, instantly becoming the number 1 most added track on US Rock Radio and receiving widespread acclaim from the U.S. rock press.
Australia soon followed suit with the release of “Who Cares” on June 13, 1994. From that point, there was no stopping the band – with a ball-tearer hit single and album, the whole world wanted a piece of The Poor. They toured relentlessly, drank hard and rocked harder.
Between 1994 and 1996, The Poor toured the States (twice), Europe, Japan and all over Australia. During their turbulent roller coaster ride they scored support slots for AC/DC, The Angels, KISS, The Scorpions, Alice In Chains & Van Halen, just to name a few.
After relentlessly touring to support “Who Cares” and playing over 20 brand new songs to rock fans worldwide the band realised that they had already toured the world with their second album – without actually releasing it! 1998 saw the release of the single “Simple Livin’” and with the birth of a new decade, The Poor went into hibernation.
It wasn’t until 2008 that The Poor returned to the stage. For the first time in over 10 years, they toured Australia as special guests of US metal icons WASP. Within minutes of being back on stage on the first night of the tour, those 10 years passed in the blink on an eye. The Poor partied with many old time fans while gaining many new fans who were witnessing their super charged live performance for the very first time.
A reinvigorated The Poor teamed up with Riot Entertainment in 2009 to unleash an album titled “ROUND 1” and play a string of sell out shows. These dates included a set at the Gold Coast BIG DAY OUT 2010, where they showed the newer acts on the line up exactly how it’s done!
If you’re a fan of NO BULLSHIT, STRAIGHT UP ROCK N ROLL – you won’t be disappointed!!
24th Jan 2020 – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
25th Jan 2020 – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
22nd February 2020 – Max Watts, Melbourne, VIC
6th March 2020 – The Bridge Hotel, Rozelle, NSW
7th March 2020 – The Basement, Canberra, ACT