Screaming Jets, Baby Animals Newcastle show as part of Australian tour

Baby Animals
Baby Animals

Baby Animals and Screaming Jets are joining forces on a national tour this winter that includes Newcastle.

Fans can look forward to a four on the floor night of rock and a set list including rock classics like Better, One Word, Helping Hand, Painless, Shivers, Early Warning and Rush You.

Newcastle’s own the Screaming Jets have nine albums, seven top 40 radio hits and countless live shows under their respective belts.

Frontman Dave Gleeson’s frantic and frenzied command of the stage leads a revitalised band of Paul Woseen on bass and main backing vocals, Scott Kingman (Divinyls and James Reyne) and Jimi “The Human” Hocking (blues and rock guy extraordinaire) on guitar and backed up by the thumping beats of Mickl Sayers on drums. 

“We first shared a shared a stage with the Baby Animals about 25 years ago. We’ve all done a lot of miles since then,” Dave Gleeson said.

“There’s always been a lot of mutual respect and musical admiration between the two bands. We’re all pumped to be part of what’s going to be a huge event in live music.”

This time in 1992, Baby Animals were celebrating their first number one album as their debut self-titled release reached top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart. Fast forward 25 years and the band are riding high on the back of full houses for their recent One Word anniversary tour. Suze DeMarchi’s reputation as a fierce and inspiring frontwoman remains undiminished, her rapport with songwriting partner and guitarist, the legendary Dave Leslie, as dynamic as ever.

Baby Animals emerged on the Australian music scene in 1991 and delivered four massive hits off their debut album. They also picked up three ARIA Awards in 1992, for Album Of The Year, Breakthrough Artist Of The Year – Album and Breakthrough Artist of The Year – single for Early Warning. Their self-titled album was also named in the 100 Best Australian albums. Their second album ‘Shaved And Dangerous” reached number two and their 2013 album, This Is Not The End reached top 20.

Catch Baby Animals and The Screaming Jets in Newcastle at NEX on Friday, June 30. Tickets are on sale Wednesday, March 22.