THE ANGELS Announce 50 Years In The Making National Tour

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The Angels have announced a string of national tour dates kicking off in September in celebration of their five decades as one of Australia’s most revered rock bands.

The 50 Years In The Making tour will see the band traverse the country with dates scheduled across South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania with former drummer Nick Norton taking centre stage as their new front man replacing Dave Gleeson after his 12 years in the role.

Performing in The Angels, the band responsible for some of the most unforgettable songs in Australian music, takes a musician with remarkable talent and having been a member of the band since 2011, Norton is a familiar face to fans.

  He will not only be fronting the band on vocals but will be playing alongside Rick and John Brewster on guitar and as ticket holders to the Brewster Brothers Electric shows from earlier this year can attest, he is more than ready to assume one of the greatest gigs in Australian rock.

As founding member John Brewster explains, “Nick is an incredible musician and a great singer and songwriter. He obviously knows the songs like the back of his hand and the fans already know and love him, so he’s the perfect fit. We can’t wait to hit the road.”

“The 50th anniversary is a very special time for The Angels,” John says. “And it means a lot that the fans already know Nick.

Our relationship with the audience means everything to us and we’ll never take that for granted.”

Rick Brewster adds, “The time we get to spend onstage makes everything else worthwhile,” Rick adds. “It’s always been about the songs and the power of the guitars.”

“We’ve already got a very busy six months ahead of us, which is brilliant for the new line-up” says Nick Norton.  “There’s such a heritage of great music there, classic songs, killer riffs. The legwork is already done, I just have to get up and sing them. Twelve years in the band behind the kit has provided the pedigree, not to mention learning at the school of Rock from the honourable Dave Gleeson. I look  forward to sweating it out at venues across the nation with the fans, heading into The Angels 50th year!

With a set-list of catalogue classics that are ingrained in the hearts of every Australian rock fan, including Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, Take A Long Line, No Secrets, Shadow Boxer, Marseilles, I Ain’t The One, Comin’ Down, Mr Damage, After The Rain, Night Attack, Dogs Are Talking and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, it is no wonder that the famous American critic David Fricke called The Angels “a guaranteed great time anywhere”.

Replacing Nick on drums is John’s son Tom, meaning The Angels will now have two sets of Brewster Brothers – John and Rick on guitar, and Sam (who joined the band in 2013) on bass, and Tom on drums.

As Ian McFarlane, the author of The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, noted: “The Angels helped re-define the Australian pub rock tradition.” And now John Brewster, Rick Brewster, Sam Brewster, Tom Brewster and Nick Norton are giving it another twist.

This is it, folks – an exciting new chapter in the storied career of The Angels.  Let the night roll on!


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Fri 1 Sep           Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD

Fri 6 Oct            The Bridgeway Hotel, Adelaide SA

Sat 7 Oct           Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave VIC

Fri 13 Oct          Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay NSW

Sat 14 Oct         Taren Point Hotel, Taren Point NSW

Fri 20 Oct          Paddo RSL, Paddington NSW

Sat 21 Oct         Toronto Hotel, Toronto NSW

Fri 27 Oct          Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton QLD

Sat 28 Oct         Racehorse Hotel, Booval QLD

Thu 2 Nov         Prince Of Wales, Bunbury WA

Fri 3 Nov           Port Beach Brewery, Fremantle WA

Sat 4 Nov          Charles Hotel, Perth WA

Fri 10 Nov         Doyalson RSL, Doyalson NSW

Sat 11 Nov        Central Hotel, Shellharbour NSW

Fri 17 Nov         Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff NSW

Sat 18 Nov        Kings Beach Tavern, Kings Beach QLD

Fri 24 Nov         The Bridge Hotel, Rozelle NSW


Fri 5 Jan            Beenleigh Tavern, Gold Coast QLD

Sat 6 Jan           The Triffid, Brisbane QLD

Sun 7 Jan          Twin Towns, Tweed Heads, NSW

Thurs 11 Jan     Ballina RSL, Ballina NSW

Fri 12 Jan          South West Rocks Country Club, South West Rocks NSW

Sat 13 Jan         Laurieton Ex Services, Laurieton NSW

Fri 19 Jan          Castle Hill RSL, Castle Hill NSW

Sat 20 Jan         Bathurst Panthers, Bathurst NSW

Thurs 25 Jan     Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC

Fri 26 Jan          Corner Hotel, Richmond VIC

Sat 27 Jan         Commercial Hotel, South Morang, VIC

Fri 2 Feb           Shearwater Resort, Tas

Sat 3 Feb          Scammander Beach Resort, Tas

Sun 4 Feb         Longley Hotel, Tas

Fri 9 Feb           Bridge Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Sat 10 Feb        Bridge Hotel, Sydney, NSW

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