The Australian INXS Show announces mammoth 30-date regional tour for 2023

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The Australian INXS Show announces mammoth 30-date regional tour for 2023

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The world's only internationally touring INXS show is making a return to Australia.

Fans of INXS have some golden times ahead as The Australian INXS Show announces a return to local stages next month for an extensive run of regional dates.

Having first formed out of the seed of an idea planted a decade ago, the six-piece outfit have taken their myriad talents around the globe, performing to dedicated fans of INXS in locations such as Dubai, India, Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, Singapore, Japan, China, Bora Bora, New Caledonia, Taipei, and South Korea. Now, the Melbourne-born outfit are coming home once again, bringing their unique INXS theatre experience along with them.

INXS Show 2023 Tour

  • May 12 – Moncrieff Theatre, Bundaberg
  • May 13 – Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton
  • May 27 – Hopgood Theatre, Noarlunga
  • May 28 – Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mount Gambier s
  • Jul 14 – Forge Theatre, Bairnsdale
  • Jul 15 – Wonthaggi Arts Centre, Wonthaggi
  • Jul 27 – The Art House, Wyong
  • Jul 28 – The Concourse, Chatswood
  • Jul 29 – The Joan, Penrith
  • Aug 11 – Town Hall, Swan Hill
  • Aug 12 – Memo Music Hall, St Kilda
  • Sep 1 – Princess Theatre, Brisbane
  • Sep 2 – Performing Arts Centre, Ballarat
  • Sep 14  – Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst
  • Sep 15 – Wests, Campbelltown
  • Oct 6 – Entertainment Centre, Albury
  • Oct 13 – Karralyka Theatre, Ringwood
  • Oct 14 – Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns
  • Nov 2 – Entertainment Centre, Bunbury
  • Nov 3 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
  • Nov 4 – Entertainment Centre, Albany
  • Nov 5 –  Freo Social, Fremantle
  • Dec 9 – Saraton Theatre, Grafton
  • Feb 2 – Princess Theatre, Launceston
  • Feb 3 – Royal Theatre, Hobart
  • Feb 15 – Entertainment Centre, Shoalhaven
  • Feb 16 – Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree
  • Feb 17 – Griffith Regional Rheatre, Griffith
  • Mar 1 – Araluen Centre, Alice Springs

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Kicking off in Bundaberg on Friday, May 12, the 30-date tour will see The Australian INXS Show visiting Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory over the next year, bringing with them their breathtaking theatrics and faithful recreations of INXS’ extensive back catalogue, ensuring that the spirit of the band lives on.

“We’ve been crafting this show for several years now and we’re excited to be able to bring it to so many INXS fans across the country,” says ​​Dellacoma Rio.

“We’ll be hitting every state and territory over the next 14 months.”

Of course, dedicated fans will be able to expect all the rock-legend mastery of INXS channelled through a passionate group of talented musicians who live and breathe the original band, with every riff, chorus, and singalong set to ignite the hearts and minds of everyone lucky enough to be in attendance.

“We love doing what we do and leave it all out on stage, every night!”

With the legendary vocals of the late Michael Hutchence being channelled by the explosive and flamboyant ​​Dellacoma Rio, The Australian INXS Show ensures that Del’s natural charisma is put to good use.

The globe-trotting singer is joined by the likes of guitarist and saxophonist Rob Moody, who not only takes on the role of Kirk Pengilly, but first created The Australian INXS Show a decade ago as a tribute to his love of both INXS and the classic music of the ‘80s.

The group’s decades of experience is rounded out by the addition of in-demand drummer Noel Tenny (as Jon Farriss), prolific bass player Sam McAinch (as Garry Gary Beers), veteran keyboardist Adrian Sorgini (as Andrew Farriss), and guitarist Adam Heath (as Tim Farriss), who has not only toured with Eurogliders, but even opened for music legend Elton John.

Describing the band’s show as “energetic, breathtaking and packed full of fun times for all”, Del recalls that his own natural likeness to Michael Hutchence has been a constant source of inspiration, and after getting in contact with Rob after years spent in numerous musical projects and bands, he’s living the dream by being able to breathe new life into the band’s classic catalogue.

“It’s been an absolute dream come true with this band. Playing the INXS songs, the way we do, to people who have connected so deeply with these songs is a real blessing,” says Del.

Together, he and the rest of the band hope to provide and inspire the same level of amazement and excitement that INXS themselves did for over 35 years.

“Michael and the band left such an indelible mark on Australian culture, so it just felt natural to work on a show that honours his memory. I often say from the stage that we want to make the audience feel how they felt when they first heard or saw INXS back in the day and that is truly what our aim is,” says Del.

“We don’t just play the songs, we want to bring the same energy and passion that Michael and the band brought.”

Tickets to The Australian INXS Show’s upcoming tour are on sale now here