Music SA are proud to present Bands on Track returning in 2017 with a one- off show by Hunters & Collectors! As part of the Clipsal 500 concert series, they will also showcase some of South Australia’s most talented emerging bands which are to be announced in the coming months.
Iconic Aussie rock band, Hunters & Collectors will reunite for an exclusive one-off Australian
performance in Adelaide next year at the 2017 Clipsal 500.
In a major coup for event organisers, Adelaide will be the envy of the Australian music world when Hunters & Collectors pick up their instruments one more time for a special headline performance on Saturday 4 March, 2017.
Lead singer Mark Seymour said, “Hunters & Collectors were always a big stage band and the Clipsal 500 is a perfect opportunity for the band to truly show its talent.
“A big event, massive crowd and powerful rock music. One off gigs like this don’t come around often and the band relishes the opportunity to let rip in South Australia! At the Clipsal 500 we’ll be putting everything on the line for a solid one hundred minutes.”
Minister for Tourism, Leon Bignell said “We are extremely excited to announce that Hunters & Collectors will reunite exclusively to perform a special one-off concert at the 2017 Clipsal 500 Adelaide – It’s not every day Australian rock royalty reunite and we’re honoured to host what promises to be an iconic concert in South Australia.
“The Clipsal 500 Adelaide is the pinnacle of motorsport events in Australia and the State Government is committed to attracting world-class entertainment each year to ensure we continually raise the bar. In 2015 we brought back Cold Chisel to commemorate their 40th Anniversary and next year’s Hunters & Collectors performance promises to be a landmark occasion in Australian music.”
18 years have passed since the ARIA Hall of Fame inductees disbanded, with only a handful of live performances since the 2009 Sound Relief concert in Melbourne. The return of the legendary rock group at the 2017 Clipsal 500 Adelaide is set to be one of the most sought after tickets on the Australian music calendar.
Originally formed in Melbourne in 1981, Hunters & Collectors grew to become a tour de force in Australian pub rock before topping the Australian charts. Their self-titled debut studio album arrived in mid-1982 and by 1984 a smaller but stronger eight-piece band released The Jaws of Life, a vivid driving album with front man Mark Seymour’s lyrics taking the wheel.
This led to the first of many iconic singles ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ and worldwide attention. A raft of records and singles followed, including live staples such as ‘Do You See What I see’, ‘When The River Runs Dry’ and ‘Say Goodbye’. By the early 90’s Hunters &
Collectors had established themselves as a household name and cemented Seymour as one of Australia’s finest songsmiths.
Album sales rose as the string of hits continued with ‘True Tears of Joy’ and the unofficial Australian anthem ‘Holy Grail’ but by 1998 the river had officially run dry with the band calling it quits. In 2013 Liberation Music released a Hunters & Collectors tribute album, Crucible, featuring contributions from various artists including Birds of Tokyo, Eddie Vedder and Neil Finn.
Sharing the stage with the Hunters & Collectors will be special guests The BABY ANIMALS. The popular Perth founded group last year celebrated the 25th anniversary of their debut single ‘Early Warning’ which spent six weeks at number one, eventually going eight times platinum and becoming the highest-selling debut Australian rock album of all time.
Early bird ticket purchasers will also receive a free download of the Hunters & Collectors hit song ‘When the River Runs Dry’ only available until 31 October 2016 – On sale now here>