The book released in 2010, Blood Sweat and Beers – Oz Rock From The Aztecs to Rose Tattoo, will soon be transferred into the live arena, led by a bunch of legendary Aussie musicians. The concert is a three-part show, blistering over 3 hours with former members of AC/DC, The Angels, Rose Tattoo and The Screaming Jets. These music industry legends have performed to millions of people, had dozens of hit singles in the ARIA charts, sold millions of albums and been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
“What an honour. Firstly, writing Blood Sweat and Beers, then having that title adopted by a legendary bunch of blokes for a national tour that will see them blast out some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll ever made. Scripts don’t come no better than that.” Says Murray Engleheart of the upcoming run of shows.
The gigs will feature Bon Scott classic era AC/DC songs, a set of The Angels favourites, The Screaming Jets hits, and to bring it home, a blistering set of Rose Tattoo classics fronted by the great man himself, Angry Anderson. He will be joined by other big names in the industry including: Mark Evans (AC/DC) Dal Pritchard (Rose Tattoo, Billy Thorpe, Jimmy Barnes) Grant Walmsley (Screaming Jets) James Morley (The Angels) and Greg Aldridge (Destroy She Said) All dates and ticketing information can be found below.
About The Book:
“The heavy hitters of Oz Rock – The Angels, Rose Tattoo and the Aztecs – crank up the volume in Engleheart’s bestseller, the book proudly containing “the highest expletive count in the history of non-fiction” (The National) Against a backdrop of interviews with all the major Australian players and international heavyweights, Murray Engleheart hands out the earplugs and the morning-after aspirin on a tour through the bar-brawling, riot-inducing and occasionally gun-toting Oz rock culture. It all began in the late 1960s when Lobby Loyde was blowing up amplifiers on such a regular basis that equipment had to be specially constructed. King of the Sunbury festivals, and former child star, Billy thorpe then took massive amplification to another level, making history along the way when his band, the Aztecs, pulled as many as 300,000 people to the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. Rose tattoo somehow cranked everything up even higher and became the loudest, most threatening band to ever stalk the earth. Banned from the tV show Countdown, they often played in prisons, and occasionally had to fight, microphone stands in hand, to get out of the very venues they’d performed in. then, of course, there were the Angels, Australia’s number-one live drawcard, who turned venues across the country into jam-packed paramilitary rallies.”
Blood Sweat and Beers – The Concert
10 June – Villa Noosa, Sunshine Coast – Tickets
11 June – Chardons Hotel, Brisbane – Tickets
01 July – Ravenswood Hotel, WA – Tickets
02 July – Charles Hotel, WA – Tickets
12 August – SS&A Club, Albury
13 August – Mulwala Ski Club, Mulwala
19 August – Plantation Hotel Coffs Harbour
20 August – North Haven Bowling & Recreation Club, North Haven