Before they take to the stage at Bimbadgen next year for what promises to be a MASSIVE Red Hot Summer show, two of Australia’s rockingest acts will be doing their thing at the Toronto Hotel.
That’s right, The Angels and The Baby Animals will be hitting up the lakeside venue in November for what promises to be a rock and roll double-header for the ages.
Speaking to Newcastle Live Angels frontman Dave Gleeson said the opportunity to play this part of the world was always an enticing one,.
“Being a Newy boy, of course, it’s always a blast to be back on home soil and this show in Toronto is going to be huge – especially with the Baby Animals on board,” Dave said.
As an extra special treat for fans both bands have recorded their own versions of each others’ songs – the Angels doing One Word and The Baby Animals tackling the Angels classic Marseilles, and limited edition 7” singles of both tracks will be available for sale on the night.
“We had such a blast recording that song – it’s a cross-pollination of the highest order,” Dave said,
“Also, hearing what The Baby Animals did with Marseilles is just phenomenal, I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Angels guitarist Rick Brewster agreed, adding: “The Baby Animals are a fantastic
band, always have been and I can’t wait to tour with them.”
“Dave Leslie is one of my all-time favourite guitarists and great to watch on stage. It was a lot of fun recording their song One Word, and I love their version of our song Marseilles.”
When it comes to rock and roll stalwarts in this country, few are as qualified as the Angels.
Since their incendiary 1977 self-titled debut, they have quite rightly carved out a place of themselves as one of the most iconic Oz rock acts to ever step on a stage.
Fast forward more than 40 years and these guys are still selling out rooms all over the country (mot least of which Belmont 16s on their recent No Exit 4oth anniversary tour.
So what is it about The Angels that still resonates so strongly with audiences.
“You don’t stick around for 45 years just by fluke,” Dave said.
“Those songs are timeless. For me, I’ve been in the band for eight years now, I came into this band as a huge fan so getting the chance to sing those songs onstage with the guys is a huge honour for me, as is having a part in keeping that legacy alive.”
Catch The Angels and The Baby Animals at the Toronto Hotel on Saturday 9 November. Get your tickets here.