Amy Shark has known as on Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to “share the love” with Aussie music expertise after the announcement of Foo Fighters‘ one-off present in Geelong.
The legendary US rock band will play a one-off gig in Australia subsequent month in entrance of a attainable 25,000 followers and is a part of a drive to resuscitate Australia’s reside music trade, which has not welcomed a serious worldwide touring act for the reason that nation’s borders closed initially of the coronavirus pandemic, in March 2020.
“That is the most important gig Australia has seen in two years,” Andrews tweeted.
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“It is kicking off ALWAYS LIVE – the most important celebration of reside music wherever in Australia.”
Nonetheless, singer Amy Shark, who additionally has a gig in Melbourne on the identical date, wasn’t as impressed with Andrews’ plug for the abroad band.
“Ummmm hello I am taking part in that night time too! My names Amy Shark I am an Aussie artist taking part in Rod Laver Enviornment in Melbourne. Cheers Dan,” she tweeted.
“I ❤️ the Foo Fighters n I am pumped internationals are again, it is what the trade wants. However c’mon Dan, share the love with [Australian] artists too, particularly for VIC reveals.”
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The alternate attracted largely supportive messages from Shark’s followers — many stated they’d slightly go to her live performance than the Foo Fighters.
“As a lot as I really like the Foos, I might slightly see you as a substitute,” one fan wrote.
Foo Fighters will play GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, 74km south of Melbourne, on March 4. Assist acts embrace native artists Amyl and the Sniffers, and The Meanies.
The announcement got here simply days after Australia reopened its borders to all vaccinated guests with impact from Monday.
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Introduced by Frontier Touring, the live performance marks the beginning of a partnership with the Victoria authorities’s At all times Reside, a state-wide celebration of latest reside music launching later this yr. The initiative will characteristic native and worldwide acts and is meant to deliver music followers into Melbourne and regional Victoria, serving to to help native jobs and tourism companies.
Foo Fighters have loved eight primary albums in Australia, bought 1.8 million album copies and toured the nation on 12 events.
At all times Reside was initially conceived by former Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski, who handed away unexpectedly final yr.
The famed music trade govt and promoter formed the worldwide careers of expertise together with Kylie Minogue and helped deliver acts together with The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Ed Sheeran to Australia.
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