MELBOURNE, AU (April 12, 2019) – Kram (SPIDERBAIT), Mark Wilson (JET), Davey Lane (YOU AM I) and Darren Middleton (POWDERFINGER) — collectively known as ARC — have announced an extension to their hotly anticipated Abbey Road Live tour this August, to play three new shows in Newcastle, Wollongong and on the Gold Coast, in celebration of The Beatles’ Abbey Road’s 50th anniversary.
ARC, all self-confessed Beatles tragics, will faithfully and lovingly bring The Beatles' most audacious creation to life on stage performing Abbey Road in full, from start to finish, followed by a second set comprising of a selection of hits spanning the breadth of The Beatles’ career and catalogue.
Joining ARC live on stage will be special guests Ash Naylor (Paul Kelly, Even and Rockwiz), Linda Bull (The Black Sorrows, Vika and Linda Bull), Brett Wolfenden (The Pictures, Jim Keays) and James Fleming (Eagle and the Worm, Bob Evans).
In addition to the previously announced capital city shows, ARC and friends will head to The Star on the Gold Coast on Saturday August 17, Newcastle’s NEX on Thursday August 22 and Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong on Friday August 23.
Tickets for these final three shows will go on sale at 11am Wednesday, April 17.
My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at 10am this Monday, April 15.
For complete tour, ticketing and VIP Experiences information - including the Ultimate VIP Meet & Greet Experience which offers exclusive access to a Q&A session and an acoustic performance - visit: livenation.com.au.
Tickets for all other shows are on sale now and selling fast.
Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band The Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records. It was an immediate commercial success reaching #1 in the UK and US. Over time, the album became viewed as among The Beatles' best and many critics have ranked it as one of the greatest albums of all time.
Abbey Road spent 81 weeks on the UK albums chart, 12 weeks at #1 on the Billboard chart and was certified 12-times platinum by the RIAA in 2001, selling in excess of 31 million copies.
The album's iconic cover, which features the four band members walking across a zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, has become one of the most famous and imitated images in the history of popular music.
“As far as rock music swan songs go, this might be the best there's ever been.” – Billboard
Darren Middleton (POWDERFINGER), Mark Wilson (JET), Davey Lane (YOU AM I) and Kram (SPIDERBAIT) have joined forces to become ARC, one of the most collectively celebrated and successful supergroups in Australia’s rock history with 33 ARIA Awards and 16 Top Ten ARIA albums combined.
Kram - Drummer and vocalist for Spiderbait, one of Australia’s most successful and respected alternative rock bands, and Australian rock supergroup, The Wrights.
Mark Wilson - Bassist, pianist and backing vocalist for the internationally acclaimed rock band, Jet.
Darren Middleton - Guitarist and songwriter for one of the most successful Australian rock bands of the past two decades, Powderfinger, and now a successful solo artist.
Davey Lane - Guitarist for definitive Australian rock band You Am I, The Pictures and rock supergroup The Wrights.