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ICEHOUSE and Simple Minds ’Get It On’ ahead of Australian tour in February 2024

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Two enduring and iconic international bands, ICEHOUSE (Australia) and Simple Minds (Scotland), have come together to celebrate their upcoming Australian tour with a song that influenced them both, the call to action Get It On.

Get It On was written by Marc Bolan in 1971 then recorded and released that year by his band, T. Rex. The song went on to become a smash hit in many countries including the UK and Australia where it made a big impact on members of both bands.

ICEHOUSE’s Iva Davies, said “ICEHOUSE and Simple Minds first met in 1981 when we shared stages in the UK and Australia on each band’s initial foray into international touring. I’ve been a huge supporter of Simple Minds as songwriters, recording artists and performers ever since.

“When Jim Kerr suggested we might do a recording together we found that we were both admirers of David Bowie and Marc Bolan so doing a version of a song by one of them was a great place to start.

“We settled on Get It On because it has the spirit of what the two bands’ live shows in February 2024 will be like after 40+ years since we were first together. It is a call for us to give our best with a bit of a challenge to one another and to the audience to be ready for evenings of joy, singing along with us and lots of enthusiasm!”

Jim Kerr from Simple Minds added “From the same generation, it was always obvious that Simple Minds and ICEHOUSE shared the exact same influences. For that reason we were delighted to join Iva and the rest of the guys on their ‘bold’ arrangement of T.Rex fabulous ‘ Get It On.’ Looking forward hopefully to playing it live together on the forthcoming Australian tour.”

Simple Minds and ICEHOUSE first toured together in the UK and Australia in 1981, setting the scene for both bands’ forays into global markets and cementing enduring mutual respect and a long friendship.

Now, over 40 years later, they join forces again to tour Australia in February playing Mornington, Rochford Winery, Sandstone and Kings Park as part of the Red Hot Summer Tour.

Get It On is released today through Universal Music Australia and is available from here.

Saturday, 10 February 2024
Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC
ICEHOUSE, SIMPLE MINDS, Noiseworks, Daryl Braithwaite & Bachelor Girl
• This is an 18-plus show
(SOLD OUT)



Sunday, 11 February 2024
Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
SIMPLE MINDS, ICEHOUSE, Noiseworks, Daryl Braithwaite & Bachelor Girl
• This is an 18-plus show




Saturday, 17 February 2024
Sandstone Point, Bribie Island QLD
ICEHOUSE, SIMPLE MINDS, Noiseworks, Daryl Braithwaite & Bachelor Girl
• This is an 18-plus show
(SOLD OUT)




Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth WA
SIMPLE MINDS, ICEHOUSE & Bachelor Girl
• This is an all-ages show



Tickets are available at: www.ticketmaster.com.au
For further information, please visit: www.redhotsummertour.com.au

ICEHOUSE TOUR DATES
 
Tuesday, 12 December 2023
Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney NSW
 
Friday, 2 February 2024
Festivale, Launceston TAS
 
Tickets available from here
 
 
SIMPLE MINDS TOUR DATES
 
Thursday, 8 February 2024
Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW
Two shows – 6.30pm and 9.30pm
(Both shows SOLD OUT)
 
Tuesday, 13 February 2024
Palais Theatre, St Kilda VIC
 
Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide SA
 
Sunday, 18 February 2024
The Star, Gold Coast QLD
 
Tickets available from here 

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