Australian rock royalty, The Angels announced their rescheduled tour dates for 2022 for both the Darkroom Recharged and Greatest Hits tours. Rohan had a great chat with John Brewster about what to expect on this long-awaited tour.
Australian rock royalty, The Angels have announced their rescheduled tour dates for 2022 for both the Darkroom Recharged and Greatest Hits tours. Running from May through to December and commencing with shows in the band’s birthplace of Adelaide, performances have been confirmed across Melbourne, NSW, Queensland and Perth.
This announcement follows rave reviews for their performances on the Red Hot Summer Tour and their set at Bluesfest, which Guitarist John Brewster described as, “one of the most magic things we’ve done in a long time” and was hailed by Bluesfest director Peter Noble as “one of the great Bluesfest shows”.
Darkroom Recharged is a four to the floor rock show in the great tradition of Aussie pubs and clubs. The re-recorded classic album of the same name was released in 2020 and gifted fans with a new version of the record featuring founding members John and Rick Brewster, singer Dave Gleeson, drummer Nick Norton, and John’s son, Sam, on bass. The “recharged” double version also featured the full record as a live album, recorded at the Bridge Hotel in Sydney.
Upon release, Rick Brewster said, “Darkroom has always been a very special album for us, marking the time when we left Alberts and toured America and Europe. It completes the Face to Face/No Exit/Darkroom Trilogy, recorded both in the Studio and Live, with bonus tracks and the occasional progression from the original recordings”.
John Brewster also explained, “The Angels have a long history that we can be proud of, as we are every member that’s played in the band over the years. These days we continue to write and record new songs, and with Dave Gleeson, Sam Brewster and Nick Norton it’s great to revisit the Darkroom album, one of my favourites.”
The Greatest Hits dates in August and September will thrill audiences with performances of wall-to-wall hits, ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’, ‘No Secrets’, ‘Take A Long Line’, ‘Shadow Boxer’, ‘Marseilles’, ‘Comin’ Down’, ‘After The Rain’, ‘Face The Day’, ‘Fashion and Fame’, ‘Let The Night Roll On’, ‘We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’, ‘Mr Damage’ … and more.
The Angels have celebrated some major milestones in recent times seeing the 45th anniversary of their debut single release, ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’, roll around and vocalist Dave Gleeson has also now been performing the band for over 10 years.
As the book, The 100 Best Australian Albums pointed out, “The Angels can lay claim to being Australia’s longest-lasting band.” They have been on the road consistently since 1974 and it took a global pandemic to slow them down. Now the band is itching to get back on stage and they’re not mucking around!””
RESCHEDULED 2022 TOUR DATES
Tickets from the https://theangels.com.au/
FRI 20 MAY – THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA
FRI 20 MAY – THE GOV, ADELAIDE, SA
SAT 21 MAY – THE GOV, ADELAIDE, SA
FRI 27 MAY – BLACKTOWN WORKERS, BLACKTOWN, NSW
SAT 28 MAY – REVESBY WORKERS, REVESBY, NSW
FRI 3 JUNE – CHELSEA HEIGHTS HOTEL, ASPENDALE, VIC
SAT 4 JUNE – YORK ON LILYDALE, MOUNT EVELYN, VIC
FRI 10 JUNE – BELMONT 16’S, BELMONT, NSW
SAT 11 JUNE – CEX, COFFS HARBOUR, NSW
FRI 17 JUNE – MANSFIELD TAVERN, MANSFIELD, QLD
SAT 18 JUNE – KINGS BEACH TAVERN, KINGS BEACH, QLD
SUN 19 JUNE – WALLABY HOTEL, MUDGEERABA, QLD
FRI 24 JUNE – RAVENSWOOD HOTEL, RAVENSWOOD, WA
SAT 25 JUNE – CHARLES HOTEL, NORTH PERTH, WA
FRI 1 JULY – THE JUNIORS, KINGSFORD, NSW
SAT 2 JULY – TORONTO HOTEL, TORONTO, NSW
FRI 16 DEC – THE BRIDGE HOTEL, SYDNEY
SAT 17 DEC – THE BRIDGE HOTEL, SYDNEY