19 June 2018 — THE ANIMALS are one of the most influential and admired bands to emerge from the British Invasion. THE ANIMALS will return to Australian stages this November, bringing with them more than 50 years of iconic rhythm and blues rock.
Founding member and drummer John Steel will be joined by Mick Gallagher, the bands original keyboardist, Danny Handley on guitar and vocals and Roberto Ruiz on bass and vocals, as they perform all the classic hits including We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, ranked #223 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time list, international fan-favourite Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood and Boom Boom, a stand out feature on the soundtrack from James Bond’s Skyfall.
Over the course of their critically acclaimed career, The Animals celebrated 9 top 50 hits on the Australian charts, reaching #2 with their timeless classic ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’. The single, which featured on the groups Hall Of Fame-inducted debut album, topped the charts in the US, Canada and UK.
Now into their golden jubilee, the legacy of THE ANIMALS grows as they’re called to all-corners of the world Their setlist is full of every classic song from THE ANIMALS you could want to hear including – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, Boom Boom, It’s My Life, The House Of The Rising Sun, I Put A Spell On You, Bring It On Home To Me + more
“The band has changed, but the songs remain eternal” – The Independent
“The Animals earned their name thanks to their wild stage act. That was 50 years ago and they have calmed down since, but their music has lost none of its vigour” – Wales Online
The Animals Australian Tour Dates:
October / November 2018
Wednesday 31st – Wollongong – Centro CBD
Thursday 1st – Canberra – Southern Cross Club
Friday 2nd – Miranda – Miranda Hotel
Saturday 3rd – Revesby – Revesby Workers
Sunday 4th – Sydney – Factory Theatre
Wednesday 7th – Rozelle – The Bridge Hotel
Thursday 8th – Adelaide – The Gov
Friday 9th – Adelaide – The Gov
Saturday 10th – Melbourne – Memo Music Hall
Sunday 11th – Melbourne – Corner Hotel (Matinee)
Tuesday 13th – Shoalbay – Shoalbay Country Club
Thursday 15th – Sawtell – Sawtell RSL
Friday 16th – Gold Coast – Twin Towns
Saturday 17th – Brisbane – Hamilton Hotel
Pre Sale: Wednesday 20th June, 9am (Local Time) – Friday 22nd June, 9am (Local Time)
On Sale: Friday 22nd June, 9am (Local Time)