After a massive two nights at Wests Cardiff to celebrate their 30th anniversary, Newy-bred rockers The Screaming Jets will be back on home soil, this time for the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 concert.
Founding members, frontman Dave Gleeson, and bass player Paul Woseen joined Supercars driver Tim Slade Hamilton’s St Francis Xavier’s College on Wednesday, to officially announce the Jets’ involvement at this year’s Supercars concert.
Dave and Paul regaled the assembled students and teachers with tales of the band’s formative Newcastle years with Dave being a former student of the school.
Paul even had some sage words of advice for the students.
“Be awesome, he said. “Don’t be average – average is a fail.”
After a performance from student band Ready To Rock, Paul and Dave took to the stage themselves to rip through an impromptu, duo performance of their 1992 hit Helping Hand.
Check out Dave Gleeson and Paul Woseen ripping into Helping Hand below
The band will rev the crowd up for international rock and roll behemoth at Number 1 Sportsground on Saturday 23 November.
It will be somewhat of a welcome reunion for the two bands, with the Jets opening for Kiss on their 2001 Australian tour.
Speaking to supercars.com frontman Dave Gleeson said he and the band couldn’t wait to take to rock out on home soil again.
“Newcastle means everything, it’s where Pauly [Woseen, bassist] and I grew up, it’s where some of our biggest hits were written and it will always be home,” he said.
“We’ve performed at Supercars events in the past but never at home in Newcastle, so this will be something special. To be on stage as opening for KISS in one of their final ever concerts will also be something we will never forget.
The Coates Hire Newcastle 500 is on from November 22-24.
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